Sweet Thing! This year marks the 60th birthday and 40th career anniversary of Grammy-Award winner Chaka Khan. While the music legend will be celebrating these milestones in her life she has also launched her own line of gourmet chocolates, Chakalates, and her Khana Sutra candles. The Chakalates and Khana Sutra candles are available to the general public online at www.chakakhan.com.
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Next year will mark the 40th anniversary for Chaka Khan’s influential presence in the music industry. Taking on roles such as singer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Chaka has remained as a notable fixture in the industry since her debut hit single, “Tell Me Something Good” with Rufus. Rightfully so, Ms. Khan has no intent on kicking off her heels or turning off her iconic smile anytime soon.
Yesterday, Chaka Khan Enterprises officially announced a year-long celebration for the ten-time Grammy winner. The celebration will include a new album, Chakalates, a gourmet chocolate line, and Khana Sutra, a unisex fragrance line (covering women, men, and the homes they relax in).
Follow the jump for the rest of Chaka Khan’s plans for 2013.
It was certainly a night to remember to put it lightly, as the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival went out with a Bang on Sunday night. The show kicked off in grand worship fashion with the legendary Kirk Franklin, then shifted to modern soul with Anthony Hamilton and Fantasia, and then took it back to the good ole days with the incomparable Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan. No need to sugar coat it, read Essence’s account of last night’s show and see photos below… #SupportR&B!
It was an extremely touching and emotional moment at Sunday night’s show as BET paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Mariah Carey opened speaking about her friend and fellow diva, as she fought back tears. Monica, brought down the house with the gospel hymn “I Love the Lord.” Her collaborator Brandy made the audience groove with “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” Whitney’s brother Gary Houston was up next, singing “Where You Are” before making way for her mother Cissy.
There was not a dry eye in the house as the 78-year-old performed “Bridge over Troubled Water.” “This is for you, Nip,” said Mrs. Houston.
Whitney’s Waiting to Exhale castmates Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon recalled memories of working with the singer-actress and Chaka Khan had everyone on their feet as she closed with “I’m Every Woman.”
VIDEO: CHAKA KHAN, ERIC BENET, KELLY PRICE, V BOZEMAN, LUKE JAMES & MORE – SUPER LIFE (TRAYVON MARTIN TRIBUTE)
Monday night Chaka Khan visited the Piers Morgan show on CNN to discuss the tragic unnecessary killing of Trayvon Martin. The soul legend debuted the brand new record and video for “Super Life,” the tribute song to Trayvon, featuring herself, Eric Benet, Kelly Price, V Bozeman, Luke James and more, including a slew of celebrity cameos.
The death of Trayvon Martin was a shot heard around the world. Celebrities are privileged beyond belief to have a public following. We have explored and exploited media to our own benefits. Now its time to exploit media for the benefit of humanity as a whole. As purveyors of content and media, we need to use our voices to stop injustice at the site of its origin. Please follow our campaign on Twitter by using the hashtag #fearkillsloveheals
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As if seeing one living legend in concert wasn’t enough, Prince fans got a double diva surprise when Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan took the stage at his show at the L.A. Forum on Thursday (May 5). The vocal powerhouses brought down the house by performing a duet of “Tell Me Something Good.”