Chaka Khan is an R&B/funk singer from Chicago Illinois. She made her claim to fame as the lead singer of the 1970’s funk group ‘Rufus’. Rufus released several hit songs during their eleven year tenure and helped spawn the emergence of disco. Following the breakup of the band, Khan went on to pursue a successful solo career, and collaborated with multiple R&B artists. She has sold tens of millions of records and won multiple Grammy Awards. Chaka Khan is affectionately known as ‘The Queen of Funk’ for good reason.