Chaka Khan

A legendary R&B diva for over four decades, Chaka Khan first gained fame as the sultry lead singer for the group Rufus, which scored major hits in the early 1970s with such funk and soul tracks as "Tell Me Something ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1953 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

Dancing With the Stars 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2010 - 2011, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1995 - 2003, 2010 - 2011, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2010 - 2011, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1995 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2010 - 2011, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

Beyond the Lights 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

The BET Honors 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Celebration of Gospel 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Phineas and Ferb 2002 - 2003, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Chris Rock Show 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Duets 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Essence Music Festival 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Search 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas Duets 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Equality Rocks 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Essence Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard Rock Live 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinbad's Soul Music Festival 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Soul Train Christmas Starfest 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas Live '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Good News 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Quincy Jones -- The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Essence Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Songs & Visions 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight Mac 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

People 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

In a New Light '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Essence Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Legends Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Blues Session: B.B. King & Friends 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS' Happy New Year America 1984 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blues Brothers 1980 (Movie)

Choir Soloist (Actor)

A Home for the Holidays (TV Show)

Actor
Music (51)

For Your Love 1995 - 2003, 2010 - 2011, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

The End of the Tour 2015 (Movie)

("Everywhere") (Song Performer)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007, 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

Blended 2014 (Movie)

("I'm Every Woman") (Song Performer)

The Watch 2012 (Movie)

("Sweet Thing") (Song Performer)

The Watch 2012 (Movie)

("Sweet Thing") (Song)

Love Ranch 2010 (Movie)

("You Got The Love") (Song Performer)

Love Ranch 2010 (Movie)

("You Got The Love") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns 2008 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Cleaner 2007 (Movie)

("Tell Me Something Good") (Song Performer)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("I'm Every Woman") (Song Performer)

Madea's Family Reunion 2006 (Movie)

("Keep Your Head Up") (Song Performer)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

("Tell Me Something Good") (Song Performer)

Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 (Movie)

("I Feel For You") (Song Performer)

Hitch 2005 (Movie)

("I Feel For You") (Song Performer)

Roll Bounce 2005 (Movie)

("Let's Roll") (Song Performer)

Roll Bounce 2005 (Movie)

("Let's Roll") (Song)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 (Movie)

("I'm Every Woman") (Song Performer)

The Cookout 2004 (Movie)

("Sweet Thing") (Song Performer)

The Cookout 2004 (Movie)

("Sweet Thing") (Song)

Deliver Us From Eva 2003 (Movie)

("Sweet Thing") (Song)

Deliver Us From Eva 2003 (Movie)

("Sweet Thing") (Song Performer)

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

("You Got The Love") (Song Performer)

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

("You Got The Love") (Song)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Performer

National Security 2003 (Movie)

("All Good") (Song)

National Security 2003 (Movie)

("All Good") (Song Performer)

Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 (Movie)

("Ain't No Mountain High Enough") (Song Performer)

Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 (Movie)

("I'm Every Woman") (Song Performer)

Disappearing Acts 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song Performer

How High 2001 (Movie)

("Sweet Thing") (Song)

Maze 2001 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

The 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

("Tell Me Something Good") (Song Performer)

Down in the Delta 1998 (Movie)

("Don't Talk To Strangers") (Song Performer)

Dr. Dolittle 1998 (Movie)

("Lovin' You So") (Song)

Safe Men 1998 (Movie)

song perforer("Tell Me Something Good" (with Rufus)) (Song)

Prefontaine 1997 (Movie)

("Once You get Started") (Song Performer)

High Society 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Set It Off 1996 (Movie)

("Missing You") (Song Performer)

Sexual Healing 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Song

Bebe's Kids 1992 (Movie)

("All My Love") (Song)

The Best of Cinemax Sessions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 (Movie)

("My Destiny") (Song Performer)

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 (Movie)

("My Destiny") (Song)

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

("Can't Stop The Street") (Song Performer)

White Nights 1985 (Movie)

("The Other Side of the World") (Song Performer)

Moscow on the Hudson 1984 (Movie)

("Freedom" "Starting Over") (Song Performer)

Protocol 1984 (Movie)

("I Feel For You") (Song Performer)

Superman III 1983 (Movie)

("No See No Cry") (Song Performer)

A Girl Thing (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

A legendary R&B diva for over four decades, Chaka Khan first gained fame as the sultry lead singer for the group Rufus, which scored major hits in the early 1970s with such funk and soul tracks as "Tell Me Something Good" and "Ain't Nobody. " Khan's earthy, sensual presence and force-of-nature vocals soon became more popular than the band itself, which led to tensions within the group and the inevitable smash solo debut, featuring the hit single "I'm Every Woman," with a young Whitney Houston on backing vocals years before she scored her own hit with the song. After splitting with Rufus, Khan firmly established herself as a solo artist with I Feel for You and its Grammy-winning eponymous lead single. The record preceded a run of Top 10 hits in 1985 for Khan, including guest vocals on Steve Winwood's Grammy-winning single "Higher Love," a high-energy pop-R&B workout. But the success of the mid-1980s was quickly followed by a period of decline, both personal and professional, throughout the 1990s. An older, wiser but no less soulful Khan returned in 2007 with the Grammy-winning Funk This, which not only reignited her career, but also confirmed her status as one of soul music's most extraordinary and enduring voices.

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