It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Chaka Khan

Best known in the mainstream for her superb 1984 cover of Prince's "I Feel for You," R&B singer Chaka Khan enjoyed solo success as well as popularity as a member of the group Rufus. Born Yvette Marie Stevens in Great Lakes, IL, on March 23, 1953, she was raised on Chicago's South Side, and at the age of 11 formed her first group, the Crystalettes. While still in high school, she joined the Afro-Arts Theater, a group which toured with Motown great Mary Wells; a few years later, she adopted the African name Chaka Khan while working on the Black Panthers' breakfast program. After quitting high school in 1969, Khan joined the group Lyfe, soon exiting to join another dance band, the Babysitters; neither was on the fast track to success, but her fortunes changed when she teamed with ex-American Breed member Kevin Murphy and André Fisher to form Rufus.

Debuting in 1973 with a self-titled effort on the ABC label, Rufus was among the pre-eminent funk groups of the decade; distinguished by Khan's dynamic vocals, the group earned half a dozen gold or platinum albums before she went solo in 1978. Produced by Arif Mardin, Chaka proved to be a significant hit on the strength of the single "I'm Every Woman" (a hit over a decade later for Whitney Houston); however, Khan's success was somewhat tempered by her public rivalry with the remaining members of Rufus, to whom she was still contractually bound for two more LPs. (Their differences were eventually resolved in a 1982 concert at New York's Savoy Theater, issued as Stompin' at the Savoy.) As a solo artist, Khan recorded backing vocals for Ry Cooder's 1979 effort Bop Till You Drop, then cut her sophomore album, 1980's Naughty; it was not a hit, however, nor was its follow-up, What Cha' Gonna Do for Me.

In 1982, Khan recorded Echoes of an Era, a collection of jazz standards featuring performances from Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, and Lenny White. Her pop career was on shaky ground when she released 1984's I Feel for You, a platinum-seller launched by its title cut, a Grammy-winning, rap-inspired rendition (featuring memorable cameos from Melle Mel and Stevie Wonder) of a fairly obscure Prince album track. Still, while subsequent LPs like 1986's Destiny and 1988's C.K. kept Khan riding high on the R&B charts, her standing in pop's mainstream again began to wane, and at the end of the 1980s, she relocated to Europe.

In 1990, she won another Grammy for "I'll Be Good to You," a duet with Ray Charles. Come 2 My House, released on Prince's independent label, appeared in 1998, years after Khan had a falling out with Warner Bros. Just after penning the autobiography Chaka! Through the Fire, she collected another Grammy -- in 2004 -- for performing Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" with the Funk Brothers in Standing in the Shadows of Motown. Classikhan, featuring several interpretations of jazz standards, followed later that year. As she continued an active touring schedule, she recorded Funk This, a set of relatively funky originals and covers (produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis), released in 2007. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

Comments

Absolutely love this song, I can still hear my mom singing this song:(
imm
ginal3425
She can do that there very well!!!!!!!!
terrt_10
truly what the meaning of I AM EVERY WOMAN she is fierce
Wow ! It says it all!
yolandaperez 4 0 8
Saw Chaka in concert last night. Thank you so much!
Funk... Makes u happy
My funny valentine, one of my fave by this talented singer, hear the power in her voice.
To chaka khan and all the good womens. One love. Be bless.!!!!@
Troubled little angel.....
GREAT ARTIST!!!!!!
Dallas
Dallas
I have been in love with Chaka since the first time I heard her. I could only hope to meet her. She has also inspired me to try to sing more. God bless you Chaka Khan!
I'm in love with you
Love,love,lo v e Chaka Khan
Queen.Bee R & B Diva the only Chaka Khan. I have been a fan since the 70's, listening to her in the Jr High school lunch room. She was with Rufus then She has come full circle.
walterbrooke n 1 2
I was getting in back then I not go chaka baby
This was a str8 sleeper...(d i d n ' t nobody know this was a hit until 10yrs later)
Hey now!!
Ok you all, ha ha ha !
Enjoy!
Tell me something good!
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
taniahalaby1 2
The big apple
Besides Jesus, Chaka rules my every thought. I can't help it. I've been in love with her since I was 10 years old. I'm almost 50. You know- some years down the road.LOL
Love Chaka....... . . . t e l l me something good.......f u n k at its best........ !
NYC in the house! Chaka Khan is one vocalist who always delivers! No one can hit notes like Chaka! She is amazing even after almost 40 years singing!
NYC, The Big Apple.....Ha r l e m - U S A . rip..Adam Clayton Powell....
The sister cam still blow and hit notes outta this world!
Dam where turbo n oxone at breaking one babe
I love this song nd im only 17yrs old nd I love old school
Luv it & U ChaKa Classic!
Gotta dance when you hear Chaka!!!!
#Legendary I love Chaka. She's beyond talented and her vocal game is serious. Depending on my mood, when listening to her, I feel amazing and beautiful.
Always love me some Chaka Khan.
Meant to say was! She still can blow like no other female vocalist!
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[86, 81, 68, 124, 118, 71, 92, 80, 96, 105, 119, 103, 86, 64, 105, 67, 100, 87, 87, 115, 109, 116, 68, 119, 110, 100, 73, 103, 111, 73, 123, 88, 77, 100, 85, 90, 79, 84, 78, 101, 124, 64, 82, 85, 109, 103, 65, 84, 102, 112, 91, 86, 113, 92, 110, 101, 125, 124, 86, 82, 111, 108, 97, 75, 81, 85, 64, 118, 117, 84, 76, 124, 65, 69, 64, 109, 72, 104, 121, 106, 126, 100, 94, 119, 98, 120, 68, 109, 71, 127, 69, 121, 71, 96, 76, 72, 71, 83, 95, 105, 73, 89, 78, 104, 72, 86, 103, 87, 115, 91, 93, 74, 78, 113, 116, 127, 108, 119, 125, 119, 127, 110, 99, 81, 70, 87, 79, 94, 120, 115, 74, 94, 64, 73, 87, 70, 70, 98, 124, 87, 121, 67, 72, 86, 73, 90, 118, 80, 91, 115, 110, 84, 91, 82, 92, 85, 66, 105, 120, 87, 97, 94, 94, 83, 127, 74, 68, 68, 66, 123, 83, 86, 125, 84, 123, 122, 120, 81, 101, 66, 66, 68, 82, 114, 71, 68, 78, 84, 124, 110, 71, 112, 124, 69, 74, 120, 83, 89, 91, 116, 117, 107, 119, 109, 101, 73, 127, 104, 79, 115, 98, 71, 75, 74, 111, 120, 82, 122, 110, 97, 104, 118, 67, 108, 98, 96, 118, 69, 95, 118, 70, 83, 95, 110, 106, 88, 84, 108, 111, 89, 95, 94, 84, 98, 76, 90, 99, 88, 90, 75, 102, 115, 80, 80, 70, 121, 95, 122, 114, 113, 103, 119, 75, 87, 75, 100, 108, 102, 123, 123, 83, 78, 89, 102, 96, 127, 80, 99, 89, 75, 64, 64, 83, 82, 107, 111, 106, 111, 94, 123, 124, 98, 87, 102, 110, 116, 114, 109, 106, 87, 117, 123, 102, 107, 107, 89, 77, 97, 99, 115, 90, 66, 66, 96, 111, 126, 127, 88, 114, 109, 75, 76, 81, 114, 97, 85, 83, 108, 105, 69, 122, 113, 65, 102, 100, 127, 110, 106, 66, 118, 76, 120, 72, 125, 118, 66, 92, 102, 123, 115, 73, 123, 78, 113, 83, 123, 87, 122, 68, 80, 90, 120, 119, 126, 127, 75, 77, 109, 115, 102, 102, 113, 78, 98, 65, 96, 96, 85, 102, 88, 96, 100, 70, 90, 120, 127, 120, 118, 95, 118, 67, 80, 76, 104, 110, 80, 80, 65, 106, 72, 90, 81, 92, 92, 83, 122, 85, 100, 96, 121, 90, 119, 95, 68, 73, 90, 72, 75, 88, 86, 98, 108, 116, 120, 67, 97, 108, 96, 120, 88, 72, 70, 80, 76, 108, 102, 107, 97, 125, 75, 80, 76, 88, 115, 70, 103, 79, 80, 102, 115, 115, 65, 82, 70, 82, 67, 87, 66, 89, 125, 97, 82, 121, 108, 79, 105, 121, 110, 101, 66, 85, 113, 108, 68, 123, 79, 99, 64, 108, 94, 118, 90, 100, 67, 110, 74, 79, 81, 122, 116, 122, 77, 96, 97, 64, 80, 69, 127, 107, 71, 126, 105, 89, 96, 101, 121, 127, 82, 119, 81, 119, 89]