#JITGArtistSpotlight @chakaikhan | Born on March 23, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois. She is known for her powerful voice, her great volume of curly hair and her charismatic stage presence, Khan first exploded on to the music scene in the 1970s. She formed her first group, the Crystalettes, with her sister Yvonne when she was only 11 years old.
In the early 1970s, after performing with a few other groups, Khan joined the band Rufus, which had a strong r&b and funk sound. While she recorded with Rufus until the early 1980s, Khan made an impressive debut as a solo artist in the late 1970s. In 1978 she released Chaka, which featured the No. 1 r&b hit and empowerment anthem "I'm Every Woman," written by Nicholas Ashford and Valerie Simpson. Khan's second solo album, 1980's Naughty, offered the popular singles "Clouds," also penned by Ashford and Simpson, and "Papillon (aka Hot Butterfly)." And in a twist of synchronicity, she won two Grammy Awards as a solo artist and one as a member of Rufus in 1983.
The next year, however, Chaka the solo artist reigned supreme. Covering a Prince song, she made major moves on the charts with "I Feel for You," a top 5 smash. Featuring one of the most famous rap cameos of all time by Melle Mel, the infectious track incorporated elements of rap, r&b and electronic dance music. It also won Khan another Grammy Award in 1984. Other hits from the album included "This Is My Night" and "Through the Fire." During the '80s and early '90s, Khan established herself as a steady presence on the r&b charts with top 20 hits like "What Cha' Gonna Do for Me," "Got to Be There," "(Krush Groove) Can't Stop the Street," "It's My Party," "Love You All My Lifetime" and "You Can Make the Story Right." Catch Chaka Khan's performance Saturday, March 17. Tickets available now | http://www.jazzinthegardens.com/tickets/. .
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