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Chaka Khan

Birth Place: Great Lakes, IL, USA

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Chaka Khan has received a steady stream of accolades for both her artistry and philanthropy. Her awards include the Soul Train Legend Award (2009), the BET Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), the GRAMMY Honors Award from the NARAS Chicago Chapter (2006) and the World Music Award Lifetime Achievement Award (2003). Previously nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame four times - twice as a solo artist and twice with Rufus - she has been nominated again as a 2019 inductee candidate.


Chaka shared her life's recollections in the autobiography Through the Fire, was published by Rodale Books in 2003 and is currently being adapted into a screenplay. In 2004, Chaka received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music. She has also performed in musical theater, debuting on London's West End in "Mama I Want to Sing" in 1995; appearing in the Las Vegas production of "Signed, Sealed Delivered" in 2002; and taking over the role of Sofia in Broadway's adaptation of "The Color Purple" in 2008.
Despite her busy schedule, Chaka has always made time to support and uplift her community. In 1999, inspired by her autistic nephew, Chaka established the Chaka Khan Foundation to raise awareness, provide resources, and explore treatments for children with autism in underserved communities. She later expanded the mission of the foundation to focus on women and children at risk. In July 2012, Chaka received the McDonald's Corporation's 365Black Award for her leadership of the Chaka Khan Foundation. The organization raised $1.4 million for autism awareness and research and, on behalf of the autism community, Chaka lobbied on Capitol Hill meeting with the Black and Hispanic Caucuses' to reauthor the Combating Autism Act of 2006. As a result, the act was renewed and is slated to provide more than $3 billion for autism research and other services by 2019.
Chaka Khan is also an entrepreneur. In 2019 she will be gearing up to launch in collaboration with her long-term hair stylist and creative director, turned manager, George Robert Fuller, a full collection of Chaka Khan inspired wigs and hair pieces for the everyday, modern female consumer, powered by Indique Hair. Chaka's latest body of work, Hello Happiness, a 7-track album executive produced by English production powerhouse Switch, was released on February 15th, 2019 under Diary Records/Island Records. The 10-time GRAMMY Award-winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime this year and beyond!

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[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Sofia [Replacement]


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Chaka Khan FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Chaka Khan been in?

Chaka Khan has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Chaka Khan been in?

Chaka Khan has not appeared in the West End.

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