HiFi Guide: Chaka Khan

Posted March 24, 2013 by J Matthew Cobb in Features

Celebrating 60 years of life and 40 years of music, Chaka Khan kicks off 100 Days of Chaka campaign. – plus HIFI examines her discography

Funk/soul singing diva Chaka Khan celebrated her 60th birthday on this past Saturday.

And with her most recent drastic weight loss, she looks stunning. But everyone knows Chaka is more than just beauty and modelesque looks; she has pipes, she has a trove of Grammys, she has style and she has longevity. This year, the R&B trailblazer kicks off “100 Days of Chaka”; a new campaign aimed at celebrating 60 years of life and 40 years in the music business that will run from her birthday (March 23) to the release date of the Rufus’s self-titled album on July 1.

She talks about the super event on her official website and has gone to great lengths to revamping her site with social networking features, stunning photos and super tributes, including one from Stevie Wonder himself singing a piece of “Tell Me Something Good.”

There are even talks of a forthcoming album from Khan. Entitled The iKhan Project: Alive, very few details have surfaced about the project, but a new single “It’s Not Over,” featuring Christian rapper LeCrae, is now available for download and may just make its way on the disc.

HiFi is also kicking out its own celebration of Chaka. In our newly-launched HIFI GUIDE section, we’re covering all of her albums in our critical analysis style, and grading her vast catalog of music from top to bottom – from Rufus’s Rags to Rufus to Khan’s 2007 comeback disc, Funk This. Oh yeah, in case you didn’t get the memo, we’re covering all of the albums by Rufus. Go to www.hifimagazine.net/guide to check it out this and more.


HIFI GUIDE: Chaka Khan


Go to www.chakakhan.com for more details on “100 Days of Chaka.”

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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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