Fun Fact 2 Chaka Khan is not the artist's real name. This is a stage
name which derived from her marriage to Hassan Khan. Her real birth name
is Yvette Marie Stevens.
Fun Fact 3: Chaka Khan is a successful American singer and songwriter.
Her success in the music industry has given her the nickname the 'Queen
Fun Fact 4: Chaka Khan has four siblings. One of her sisters is known in
the music business as 'Taka Boom' and she is also a successful musician.
Her only brother formed a soul group called 'Aurra' and achieved
success, particularly during the 1980s.
Fun Fact 5: Chaka Khan formed a girl band when she was eleven called the
Crystalettes. She later became a member of various local bands until she
was spotted by a new group called 'Rufus' which won her a place amongst
Fun Fact 6: In 1974, Rufus had a break through with a song called 'Tell
Me Something Good'. This song achieved the group their first Grammy
Award. The single was soon followed by another successful hit called
'You Got The Love'.
Fun Fact 7: Rufus released an album called 'Rags to Rufus' which went
platinum. By 1979, the group had released 6 albums which all went
platinum - they were incredibly successful.
Fun Fact 8: Chaka Khan is multi-talented, besides being a fantastic
vocalist; she can also play a number of instruments including the drums,
bass and percussion.
Fun Fact 9: Chaka Khan eventually decided to go solo and released her
solo debut album in 1978. The album went platinum. It was helped by the
success of the featured single 'I'm Every Woman'.
Fun Fact 10: Chaka Khan reunited with Rusus for a time. The groups final
success was the release of a very well known song called 'Ain't Nobody'.
The song reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it was a top ten
hit in the UK.
Fun Fact 11: Chaka Khan married Hassan Khan in 1970, they split up and
she went on to re-marry in 1976 to Richard Holland.
Fun Fact 12: Chaka Khan has two children; she has a son called Damien
Holland and a daughter called Indira Milini.
Fun Fact 13: Chaka Khan has faced problematic times as she has battled
against drug and alcohol addictions.
Fun Fact 14: Chaka Khan has been credited with ten Grammy Awards
including two from her days with the band Rufus. In total, she has
received twenty-two Grammy Award nominations.
Fun Fact 15: Chaka Khan is estimated to have sold around 70 million