Chaka Khan, born Yvette Marie Stevens, is an American recording artist known from the funk band, Rufus. She is from Chicago Illinois. Khan is known as the Queen of Funk and Soul and she has sold 70 million records worldwide and she has won 10 Grammys.
Khan gained her recognition when her band Rufus released their debut album in 1973.
Chaka Khan was born in Chicago Illinois on the 23rd of March, 1953. She is the eldest of five children born to Sandra Coleman and Charles Stevens.
Khan was raised as a Catholic, she got inspired to do jazz because of her grandmother. Her grandmother introduced her to jazz and funk which was one of the reasons why she wanted to start her career as a funk and jazz queen.
Khan dropped out from her high school and started to perform in small groups around Chicago.