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BIRTHDAY: March 23, 1953
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "I Feel For You" (1984)
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BIGGEST LP: BIGGEST LP: I Feel For You (1984)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 10

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1980...

January
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan - "Do You Love What You Feel" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka hit the Top 40 with Rufus with "Do You Love What You Feel."
from the LP
Masterjam
ARC chart run: 39 - 32 - 29 - 27 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 183
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1981...

January
Chaka Khanbutton.gif (123 bytes) Chaka was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.

1982...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female (What Cha' Gonna Do For Me).

1983...

November
Chaka Khan LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) Chaka hit the Top 40 with Rufus with "Ain't Nobody"

1984...# 49 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka won 3
Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female (Chaka Khan), Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Ain't Nobody" with Rufus), and Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices ("Be Bop Medley").

September
Chaka Khan - "I Feel For You" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka hit the Top 40 with "I Feel For You."
from the LP
I Feel For You
ARC chart run: 37 - 33 - 27 - 22 - 12 - 8 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 24 - 34 - 40 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka hit #1 for a week with "I Feel For You."

1985...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist.

February
Chaka Khan - I Feel For Youbutton.gif (123 bytes) Chaka won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female ("I Feel For You").

1986...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female (I Feel For You).

1987...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female (Destiny).

1989...

December
Rufus & Chaka Khan - "Ain't Nobody" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka hit the Top 40 with Quincy Jones and Ray Charles with "I'll Be Good To You."

1991...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group when she joined forces with Quincy Jones and Ray Charles on the remake of "I'll Be Good To You" from Quincy Jones' LP Back On The Block.

1992...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play chart for a week with "Love You All My Lifetime."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for a week with "Love You All My Lifetime."

1993...

February
Chaka Khan - The Woman I Ambutton.gif (123 bytes) Chaka won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female (The Woman I Am).

1996... # 190 Singles Artist of the Year

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka hit the Top 40 with Brandy, Tamia, and Gladys Knight for the Top 40 hit "Missing You" from the Set It Off soundtrack.

1997...

February
Set It Off soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Chaka topped the Billboard Dance Music Club Play chart for a week with Me'Shell NdegéOcello with "Never Miss The Water."
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Missing You" with Brandy, Tamia & Gladys Knight) and Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Stomp" with Luke Cresswell, Fiona Wilkes, Carl Smith, Fraser Morrison, Everett Bradley, Mr. X, Melle Mel, Coolio, Yo-Yo, Charlie Wilson, Shaquille O'Neal & Luniz and "Never Miss The Water" with Me'Shell NdegéOcello).

1998...

February
Chaka Khan - Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female ("Summertime").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) At the 1998 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Chaka Khan was honored with the Lena Horne Award for Outstanding Career Achievement.
button.gif (123 bytes) Several dates on Khan's tour with Prince had to be postponed when Prince sprained his ankle while performing in Atlantic City due to a slippery stage.

December
Down In The Delta soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Chaka appeared on the soundtrack for Down In The Delta with the track, "Don't Talk 2 Strangers."

1999...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll includes Chaka at # 17.

2000...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Dance Songs included "Ain't Nobody" at # 77.

2003...

February
Standing In The Shadows Of Motown soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Chaka won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("What's Going On" with The Funk Brothers from the compilation Standing In The Shadows Of Motown).

2004...

button.gif (123 bytes) # 314 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Epiphany: The Best Of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1 was certified gold.

2006..

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka was honored at the BET Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

October
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VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's included "Ain’t Nobody" at # 88.

2007..

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Everyday (Family Reunion)" with Gerald Levert, Yolanda Adams, and Carl Thomas).

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka could be heard on the compilation
Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire with the cover "Shining Star."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka could be heard on the compilation LP We All Love Ella: Celebrating The First Lady Of Song on the track "Lullaby Of Birdland."

September
Chaka Khan - Funk Thisbutton.gif (123 bytes) Chaka released Funk This (Billboard peak: # 15 - Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone).

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with Mary J. Blige with "Disrespectful."

2008...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Chaka won 2
Grammy Awards including Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Disrespectful" with Mary J. Blige) and Best R&B Album (Funk This).



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