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Chaka Khan was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the Musical Excellence category in 2023. She was nominated as a solo performner in 2016, 2017, and 2021. Additionally, Rufus & Chaka Khan were nominated in 2012, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Chaka Khan

Crowned Queen of Funk, but her versatile vocals transcend genre.

At a time when audiences for rock and soul were splitting into different camps, Khan’s powerful voice represented the racial and social integration at the heart of rock & roll. More at

Promo photo of Rufus and Chaka Khan  Biographical information on Rufus featuring Chaka Khan  Live concert photo of Chaka Khan  Biographical information on Rufus and Chaka Khan

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Archival Resources

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