Chaka Khan is a music artist from the United States of America. She had won 10 Grammy Awards in different categories during her time with Rufus band when she earned the name Queen of Funk and solo. Go on reading to know Chaka Khan’s net worth in 2018, professional career and personal life below.
Chaka Khan Early Life
Chaka Khan’s birth name is Yvette Marie Stevens. She was born on March 23, 1953, in North Chicago, in Illinois, United States. Her father’s name is Charles Stevens, and her mother is Sandra Coleman. Chaka Khan once said that her mother can do anything. She has 1 brother and 3 sisters, musician Mark Stevens, Kathleen Burrell, Tammy McCrary and singer Taka Boom.
Chaka Khan was mainly grown and raised in Chicago, in a neighborhood named Hyde Park which was surrounded by madness at that time. She attended the Calumet High School but dropped out around 1969. Chaka Khan also studied at the Kenwood Academy, and she received from the Berklee College of Music an honorary doctorate of music as an award.
For her personal life, relationships, marriage, and children, Chaka Khan has experienced all of that. Her first marriage was a 1-year marriage to Hassan Khan. Chaka Khan’s daughter was born in 1973 from her relationship with Rahsaan Morris.
Her second marriage was to Richard J. Holland, and it lasted around four years from 1976 – 1980 as Richard was the one to file for divorce saying because of her work and that is considered as differences. Chaka Khan’s second child and her only son Damien Holland was born in 1979 which was a result from her second marriage.
Since 2001, Chaka Khan has been married to music producer Doug Rasheed.
Chaka Khan Career, Awards & Achievement
Chaka Khan began her career performing along with small bands around Chicago such as with Cash McCall’s band back then. At her early career she was asked to join Baby Huey & the Babysitters soul band as a replacement to Baby Huey who passed away by that time. In the early 70s, Chaka Khan joined Rufus band which was new back then.
Chaka Khan began experiencing success with the debut self-titled album of the band “Rufus” as it ranked on top charts. The band’s second album “Rags to Rufus” peaked at four on two charts in the United States. Chaka Khan released her debut solo album “Chaka” in 1978 which had a commercially successful single titled “I’m Every Woman.”
Chaka Khan gained huge success for her version of “I Feel for You” by Prince peaking at 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and at 1 on several charts including the hot R&B songs chart and the Cash Box magazine singles chart.
Awards & Achievements
Chaka Khan has won many great awards throughout her career. She has won a total of 10 Grammy Awards solo and with Rufus band in different categories such as Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo Group or Chorus, Best R&B Vocal Performance Female, Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and the Best R&B Album.
Net Worth of Chaka Khan
The music artist Chaka Khan “Queen of Funk “ net worth is about to $40 million. She earned her tens of millions from the albums she recorded and performed solo and with Rufus band. Chaka Khan earned more than $1 million for each of “I Feel for You” album and her debut “Chaka.”
Chaka Khan is considered as an icon in the music industry as she was the first R&B to make crossover music featuring a rap singer. She has released a total of 12 studio albums that ranked on top charts in several countries and for which she received many awards for. Chaka Khan is currently happily living with Doug Rasheed.