Chaka Khan Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

How rich is Chaka Khan?

Chaka Khan net worth is
$30 Million

People also search for

Chaka Khan Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Yvette Marie Stevens was born on 23rd March 1953, in Chicago, Illinois USA. This legendary singer/songwriter is known under the names of Chaka Khan and is also called the Queen of Funk. The sales of her records exceed 70 million worldwide, more, she has managed to win 10 Grammy Awards which have added much to Chaka Khan’s net worth. She has been active in the entertainment industry since 1970.

The main source of Chaka Khan’s net worth is music. Over her long-spanned career she has accumulated an estimated $30 million.

Chaka Khan Net Worth $30 Million

Chaka formed her own group, The Crystalettes, in her early teens, and then during her teenage years played with various groups around Chicago. She married at 17, after dropping out of high school, and adopted her husband’s name; then began her serious professional career, as a member of the band Rufus in 1972, which became popular with the hit “Tell Me Something Good” (1974), for which the band won a Grammy Award. More, their fifth studio album “Ask Rufus” (1977) certified platinum, and was nominated for a Grammy, too. Another Grammy-winning song performed with Rufus was “Ain’t Nobody” (1983).

Chaka Khan actually began a solo career in 1978, while still performing with Rufus. Up to date, she has released 45 singles, 12 studio albums, f ivecompilation albums and a live album. In 1984, she won Grammy Awards for her studio album “Chaka Khan” (1982) and for the single performed with Arif Mardin “Be Bob Medley” (1984). In 1985, the singer won a Grammy for the song “I Feel For You” (1979) and another Grammy for the song with Ray Charles “I’ll Be Good To You” (1976) in 1991. The studio albums “The Woman I Am” (1992) and “Funk This” (2004) also brought Khan two Grammy Awards. Other singles that won Grammies were “What’s Going On” (1971) with The Funk Brothers and “Disrespectful” (2007) with Mary J. Blige. All the above mentioned recordings increased the total size of Chaka Khan’s net worth. In addition to this, it should be noted that the singer has received 22 nominations for Grammy Awards and four nominations for American Music Award. On top of this, for her career achievements Chaka Khan received the Lena Horne Award (1998), Legends Award (2009) and Award of Excellence by United Negro College Fund Award (2011). In 2012, Khan as a solo female artist was inducted into the Soul Music Hall of Fame.

To give information about her personal life, Chaka has married three times, and has given birth to two children. In 1970, being just 17 year-old she married for the first time to Hassan Khan. Their divorce was followed by her relationship with Rahsaan Morris with whom she has a child. In 1976, Chaka Khan married the second time to Richard Holland, but in early 1980 they divorced. Then Khan moved to London, England, and later to Germany. In 2001, she married her current husband Doug Rasheed. However, her private life is even more complicated, as on the one hand fame and fortune, on the other a struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse, as Khan admits to having had problems with these. Her drug problem ended in the early 1990’s, and alcoholism in 2005.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 23, 1953
Birth place: Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, United States
Height:5 ft 3 in (1.62 m)
Profession:Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Musician, Artist, Singer-songwriter, Music artist
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Doug Rasheed (m. 2001), Richard Holland (m. 1976–1980), Hassan Khan (m. 1970–1971)
Children:Milini Khan, Damien Holland
facebook.com/chakakhan
twitter.com/chakakhan
myspace.com/officialchakakhan
imdb.com/name/nm0451193
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaka_Khan


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Friends with the late Natalie Cole.
2Her famous recording "Ain't Nobody" was adopted by Welsh football fans during their team's historic run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016. They changed the lyrics to "Ain't nobody like Joe Ledley".
3She acquired the name Chaka Khan when she joined the Black Panther Party.
4Duetted with Robert Palmer when he was recording future hit "Addicted to Love". Even though Palmer was thrilled with the collaborative end product, Khan's vocals had to be erased from the master tape due to the fact that she had two other singles on release at the same time (conflict of interest issues). When "Addicted to Love" topped the American charts in May 1986, it did so without Khan's vocals, though she did receive a vocal arrangement credit for her efforts.
5She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 19, 2011.
6Sister of Kathleen Burrell and Tammy McCrary (who is her manager).
7Daughter of Charles Stevens and Sandra Coleman (who is her personal manager).
8Mother of Milini Khan and Damien Holland.
9Ranked #17 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
10Chaka means "fire" in many African languages!
11She has performed with the SAS (Spike Edney's All Stars) Band.
12Became a grandmother in 1992 at age 39, when daughter Millini then 18, gave birth to granddaughter, Raeven.
13Her song "Never Miss the Water" was featured in episode #3.15 ("The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break") of Friends (1994).
14Was 18 years old when she joined Rufus, the band that made her famous.
15Went solo in 1978 and later rejoined Rufus in 1983. During the brief reunion, they recorded the album "Rufus and Chaka Khan Live! Stompin' at the Savoy" which included the top ten hit "Ain't Nobody".
16Her daughter Milini Khan was a member of the group, Pretty in Pink.
17"I Feel for You", one of her signature songs, was originally recorded by Prince on his 1979 debut album.
18Sister of singers Taka Boom (of The Undisputed Truth and The Glass Family) and Mark Stevens (of The Jamaica Boys).


Quotes

#Quote
1[on being called a "diva", 2007] We looked it up in the dictionary. A diva is a distinguished singer, but she's also a chick who throws a fit because she believes the hype. I don't really care, though. I get more pissed about the kind of chicks that pass for divas these days.


Pictures

All Chaka Khan pictures »

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn 19 May 2011. At 6623 Hollywood Blvd.
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group· Mary J. Blige
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Funk This."
2006BET AwardBET AwardsLifetime Achievement Award

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group· Yolanda Adams
· Gerald Levert
· Carl Thomas
1996GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionClockers (1995)· Bruce Hornsby


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ScandalTV Series 1 episode, 2012 performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The X Factor2015TV Series 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The End of the Tour2015performer: "Everywhere" - uncredited
Transparent2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Blended2014performer: "I'm Every Woman"
RuPaul's Drag Race2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
New Girl2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Americans2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Watch2012/Iperformer: "Sweet Thing" / writer: "Sweet Thing"
American IdolTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game performer: "Ain't Nobody"
Rude Tube2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brad Tries...2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Phineas and Ferb2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love Ranch2010performer: "You Got the Love" / writer: "You Got the Love"
The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story2010Documentary performer: "So Blue"
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony2009Video Game performer: "Any Love"
Entourage2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Meet the Browns2008performer: "Angel" / writer: "Angel" - as Yvette Stevens
27 Dresses2008performer: "Love Has Fallen on Me"
Cleaner2007performer: "Tell Me Something Good"
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007performer: "I'm Every Woman"
Cold Case2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mission: Impossible III2006performer: "Tell Me Something Good"
The Oh in Ohio2006performer: "You Got the Love"
Madea's Family Reunion2006performer: "Keep Your Head Up"
Get Rich or Die Tryin'2005performer: "I Feel for You"
Roll Bounce2005performer: "Let's Roll" / writer: "Let's Roll"
The 40-Year-Old Virgin2005performer: "I'm Every Woman"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Cookout2004performer: "Sweet Thing" / writer: "Sweet Thing"
Put the Needle on the Record2004Documentary performer: "Clouds"
Hollywood Homicide2003performer: "You Got the Love" / writer: "You Got the Love"
Deliver Us from Eva2003performer: "Sweet Thing" / writer: "Sweet Thing"
Will & Grace2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 3rd Annual Women Rock! Girls and Guitars2002TV Movie performer: "Trough The Fire / Coming Out Of The Dark Medley"
Bara no jujika2002TV Mini-Series performer: "Ain't Nobody"
The Wire2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002Documentary performer: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "What's Going On"
How High2001writer: "Sweet Thing"
Bridget Jones's Diary2001performer: "I'M EVERY WOMAN"
Scratch2001Documentary writer: "Monkey Bars" - as Y. Stevens
Globehunters2000performer: "Be Where You Are"
The Ladies Man2000"Sweet Thing" / performer: "Sweet Thing"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1979 - 1995 writer - 1 episode, 2000
The Sopranos2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love & Basketball2000performer: "Sweet Thing" / writer: "Sweet Thing" - as Yvette Stephens
Next Friday2000performer: "Tell Me Something Good"
That '70s Show1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Safe Men1998performer: "Tell Me Something Good"
Down in the Delta1998performer: "Don't Talk 2 Strangers"
Doctor Dolittle1998writer: "Lovin' You So"
For Your Love1998TV Series performer: "For Your Love"
Friends1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Prefontaine1997performer: "Once You Get Started"
Set It Off1996performer: "I'll Be Missing You"
Fled1996writer: "Magic In Your Eyes"
Waiting to Exhale1995performer: "My Funny Valentine"
High Society1995TV Series performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp"
People: A Musical Celebration1995TV Movie performer: "Festa Brasilera"
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar1995performer: "Free Yourself"
Clockers1995performer: "Love Me Still" / writer: "Love Me Still"
Sexual Healing1993Short performer: "Sweet Thing" / writer: "Sweet Thing"
Beverly Hills, 902101992-1993TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Melrose Place1993TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Bébé's Kids1992"All My Love"
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV Special performer: "The Nitty Gritty"
Stakeout1987performer: "Higher Love"
Rock Around the Dock1986TV Movie performer: "Ain't Nobody", "Love of a Lifetime"
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling1986performer: "My Destiny" / producer: "My Destiny" / writer: "My Destiny"
White Nights1985performer: "The Other Side of the World"
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Krush Groove1985performer: "Can't Stop the Street"
Protocol1984performer: "I Feel For You"
Breakin'1984performer: "Ain't Nobody"
Moscow on the Hudson1984performer: "FREEDOM", "STARTING OVER" / producer: "FREEDOM", "STARTING OVER"
Superman III1983performer: "No See, No Cry"
Night Shift1982performer: "Everlasting Love"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Revival!2017post-productionHerodias
Vanity Fair: Decades2013TV Mini-Series short
Great Women Singers of the 20th Century: Chaka Khan2005VideoVocal
Roof Sex2002ShortPussy - the Cat
Globehunters2000Marla (voice)
The Artist's Journey: Funk Blast2000Herself
Malcolm & Eddie1999TV SeriesRosalyn
Hunter1987TV SeriesMiss Gina B
The Blues Brothers1980Choir Soloist

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 8th Annual American Music Awards1981TV SpecialHerself
No Nukes1980DocumentaryHerself
New American Bandstand 19651974-1980TV SeriesHerself
Dance Fever1979TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHerself
The Midnight Special1977TV SeriesHerself
Soul Alive1977TV SeriesHerself
The Captain and Tennille1977TV SeriesHerself
Rock Concert1975TV SeriesHerself
Dancing with the Stars2015TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2007-2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
International Jazz Day2015Herself
Beyond the Lights2014Herself
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest / Herself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
R&B Divas of All Time2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Power of Love: Quincy Jones & Sir Michael Caine's 80th Birthday Celebration2013TV MovieHerself
21st Annual Trumpet Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
The BET Honors2013TV MovieHerself
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival2012TV MovieHerself - Performer
BET Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon2012TV MovieHerself
Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Gala2012VideoHerself
American Idol2012TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself
Unsung2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Andraé Crouch: The Journey2011DocumentaryHerself
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul2011TV MovieHerself - Performer
Celebrity Ghost Stories2011TV Series documentaryHerself
The Art of Blending2011/IIShortHerself
The Art of Blending2011/IShortHerself
Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends2011Herself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan2011TV MovieHerself
RuPaul's Drag U2010TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Phineas and Ferb2010TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Rock Docs2010TV SeriesHerself
The Best of the World Music Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The Royal Variety Performance 20092009TV MovieHerself - Performer
2009 Soul Train Awards2009TV SpecialHerself -
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHerself
Sky News: Afternoon Live2009TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2009TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHerself
TV One on One2008TV Series
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2008TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2007-2008TV SeriesHerself - Performer / Herself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
What Perez Sez2008TV SeriesHerself
This Morning2007TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Divas2007TV MovieHerself
Real Life Divas2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The New 7 Wonders of the World2007TV MovieHerself
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself
Queens of Disco2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin2007TV SpecialHerself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
100 Greatest Songs of the '80s2006TV SeriesHerself
2006 Women's World Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Celebrity Duets2006TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
CMT Greatest Moments: Wynonna2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special2005TV SpecialHerself
Praise the Lord2005TV SeriesHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones2005TV MovieHerself
A Home for the Holidays2004TV MovieHerself
The Tony Danza Show2004TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Method & Red2004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls2004TV MovieHerself
Urban Soul: The Making of Modern R&B2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Nick at Nite Holiday Special2003TV MovieHerself
The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin2003TV SpecialPerformer
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
VH1 Divas Duets2003TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
Intimate Portrait1999-2003TV Series documentaryHerself
2003 Trumpet Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Star Search2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
The 3rd Annual Women Rock! Girls and Guitars2002TV MovieHerself
MOBO Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Squares2001-2002TV SeriesHerself
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002DocumentaryHerself
This Is Your Life2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHerself
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHerself
An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence2001TV Special documentaryHerself
The Messiah XXI2000DocumentarySoloist
Equality Rocks2000TV MovieHerself
The Jazz Channel Presents Chaka Khan2000VideoHerself
An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell2000TV SpecialHerself - Performer
VH1 Divas Live 21999TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999TV SeriesHerself
100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Melinda's Big Night In1999TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1999TV SeriesHerself
The Chris Rock Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Vibe1998TV SeriesHerself
Essence Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
The 1998 Soul Train Christmas Starfest1998TV MovieHerself
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Living Single1997TV SeriesHerself
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards1997TV SpecialHerself-Host
Songs & Visions1997TV MovieHerself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Midnight Mac1995TV SeriesHerself
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1985-1995TV SeriesHerself
An Evening of Fourplay: Volumes 1 & 21994Video
In a New Light '941994TV SpecialHerself
The Essence Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1983-1993TV SeriesHerself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself
Soul Train1973-1992TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest / Herself
Schmidteinander1992TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHerself
Un dia és un dia1990TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Christmas with the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit1989TV MovieHerself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Rock Around the Dock1986TV MovieHerself
Känguru1985TV SeriesHerself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHerself
Rock of the 80's1985TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHerself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Quantum Earth2015TV SeriesHerself
New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music2013TV MovieHerself - Performer
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHerself

Is Chaka Khan's Net Worth Deserved?