The Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan who ruled the R&B Genre in the ’80s and ’90s, came back to the center stage with her collaboration with Major Lazer member, Switch in 2018. The duo collaborated for the song titled, Like Sugar which got included in her Hello Happiness album in 2019.
Yvette Marie Stevens, an American singer, and songwriter, known by her stage name, Chaka Khan is the winner of ten Grammy Awards. She sold over 70 million records worldwide in her career and still has the same passion and determination to succeed. Let’s disclose Chaka khan wiki, bio, age, height, married life, divorce, husband, children, career and net worth
|Birth Name||Chaka Khan|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Height||5ft and 4inhces|
|Parents||Sandra Coleman and Charles Stevens|
|Married/Wife||Divorced Hassan Khan|
Divorced Richard Holland
|Net worth||$30 million|
Is Chaka Khan married or divorced?
Chaka got married very early in her career when she was 17-years-old to Hassan Khan in the year 1970. However, the marital relation did not last long and got married to Richard Holland in 1976. Her band, Rufus did not like the presence of Richard, and he wanted to tone down the sexy image of Chaka. Chaka refused it, and Richard filed for divorce in 1980. In 2001, she tied the knot to Doug Rasheed.
Chaka had her first child, Indira Milini with Rahassan Morris and her second child, Damien Holland with Richard. In the year 2006, her son got into prison after found guilty of murdering a 17-year-old. Later, Chaka fought for the permanent custody of her granddaughter as Damien’s girlfriend could not raise her because of drug addiction.
Chaka Khan Net Worth & Professional Career
In 1973, Chaka got into the band Rufus and discharged their debut album titled Rufus which failed to gain attraction. In spite of their blazing interpretation of Stevie Wonder’s “Possibly Your Baby” from Wonder’s acclaimed Talking Book and “Whoever’s Thrilling You,” the album neglected to pick up considerably from the audience.
The story changed when Wonder himself teamed up with the band Rufus for a song that he wrote for Chaka titled, “Reveal to Me Something Good.” The song turned into the Rufus’s most significant achievement, achieving number-three on the Billboard Hot 100, later winning their first Grammy Award.
The single’s prosperity and the consequent development, “You Got the Love,” which crested at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 from their second album, Rags to Rufus. From 1974 to 1979, Rufus discharged six platinum albums including Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan, Rufusized, Ask Rufus, Masterjam and Street Player.
In 1978, Chaka went solo and released her first album, “Chaka” which had songs like “I’m every woman” that sold over a million copies. Later, she would go on to release 13 albums among them her sixth album, “I Feel for you” helped to reprise Chaka’s career and also won a Grammy Award in 1985 for Best R&B Vocal Performance.
Recently in 2019, Chaka announced about her 13th album, Hello Happiness which consists of song, Like a Sugar for which she collaborated with Switch in June 2018.
With all these works, Chaka has amassed a net worth of around $30 million from her successful career as a musician.
Chaka Khan Wiki: How old is Chaka Khan?
Chaka was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 23rd March 1953 and also known as Chaka Adunne Aduffe Yemoja Hodarhi Karifi Khan. She is of American nationality, and her birth sign is Aries.
Chaka is the daughter of parents, Sandra Coleman and Charles Stevens. She shared her childhood with her four siblings and among them, her sister, Yvonne is a musician under the name, Taka Boom and her brother, Mark is also into music and formed a funk band, Aurra.
Chaka Khan Body Measurements: Height, Weight, and Size
Chaka stands tall with a height of 5ft and 4inhces and weighs around 75kgks. She has a body measurement of 39-32-40 and has curly black hair with dark brown eyes.