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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 s. She formed her first group, the Crystalettes, with her sister Yvonne when she was only 11 years old. The sisters later became involved in the Afro-Arts Theater and started another musical group known as the Shades of Black.
Who Is Chaka Khan?
Yvette Marie Stevens born March 23, , better known by her stage name Chaka Khan , is an American musician, singer and songwriter. Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus. With Rufus, she achieved four gold singles, four gold albums, and two platinum albums. In the course of her solo career, Khan achieved three gold singles, three gold albums , and one platinum album with I Feel for You. Blige , among others. In December , Billboard magazine ranked her as the 65th most successful dance artist of all time. The eldest of five children born to Charles Stevens and Sandra Coleman, she has described her father as a beatnik and her mother as "able to do anything. Her only brother, Mark, who formed the funk group Aurra and the Jamaica Boys , also became a successful musician.
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