Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

  • Highest Rated: 91% Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
  • Lowest Rated: 83% Beyond the Lights (2014)
  • Birthday: Mar 23, 1953
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Formed her first group, the Crystalettes, with her sister Yvonne in 1964. Changed her name to Chaka Adunne Aduffe Yemoja Hodarhi Karifi at age 16 at a Yoruba religious ceremony. Established the Chaka Khan Foundation, which addresses issues of domestic violence and youth education, in 1999. Received an Honorary Doctorate in Music from Boston's Berklee College of Music in 2004. Created her own line of gourmet chocolates, called Chakalates; proceeds finance her charitable foundation. Made her Broadway debut in 2008 in the stage adaptation of The Color Purple. At the time she got the Broadway role, she was asked by the New York Times about her interest in Scientology; she replied that while she'd studied it, she was, instead, a member of "the religion of the Church of Chaka Khan." Received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2011. She performed her enduring hit from her days with Rufus, "Tell Me Something Good," with Stevie Wonder to mark the occasion. Her band, Rufus With Chaka Khan, received a 2012 nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Revival! Herodias 2018
83% Beyond the Lights Herself $14.7M 2014
No Score Yet The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story Actor 2010
No Score Yet Quincy Jones - The 75th Birthday Celebration: Live At Montreux 2008 Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Young Messiah Actor 2007
No Score Yet Chaka Khan: Greatest Hits Live Actor 2007
No Score Yet Most Famous Hits - Tom Jones & Friends Actor 2006
No Score Yet B.B. King & Friends: Night of Blistering Blues Actor 2005
No Score Yet Great Women Singers of the 20th Century: Chaka Khan Actor 2005
No Score Yet Phil Upchurch: Anthology Actor 2003
No Score Yet Tom Jones Presents Girls Night Out Actor 2003
No Score Yet Tom Jones and Friends: Live Actor 2003
No Score Yet Chaka Khan Live Actor 2002
91% Standing in the Shadows of Motown Actor $1.3M 2002
No Score Yet Quincy Jones: 50 Years in Music: Live at Montreux Actor 1996

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

84% Empire
2015
Herself
  • 2019
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer
  • 2019
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Performer
  • 2018
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Best
2007
Performer
  • 2013
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Chaka Khan
  • 1997
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
Herself
  • 1995
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Musical Guest Performer
  • 1984

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