Chaka Khan Part Three

Chaka Khan Part Three

Chaka Khan Part Three

To me, it’s amazing to do Chaka Khan Part Three, and yet, It’s the last one of this series. I hope you enjoy it, and don’t you worry, I’ll be typing about her very soon.

Personal Life

Khan has actually been married two times and is the mother of two, daughter Indira Milini as well as a son Damien Holland. Her first marriage was to Hassan Khan, in 1970, when she was 17, which ended in divorce a short time later. Milini‘s birth was the outcome of a relationship between Khan  and also Rahsaan Morris.  Khan married her second husband, Richard Holland, in 1976. The marriage apparently caused rift between Khan and several members of Rufus, in particular, Andre Fischer. Holland wanted her to reduce her sexy stage image, however she refused. He filed for divorce in 1980, pointing out irreconcilable differences.  Khan dated a Chicago-area teacher in the mid-1980s in the middle of her solo fame. Following their separation, Khan relocated to Europe, first settling in London, later purchasing a house in Germany. She resided in Germany for a while in a little village in the Rhine Valley and also in Mannheim.
Khan is vegan, stating she embraced upon the diet plan to lose weight and also combat high blood pressure and Type-2 diabetes. In the past, Khan struggled with drug abuse as well as alcoholism. Her drug use, which sometimes included cocaine and heroin, ended in the very early 1990s. Khan had an on and off struggle with alcohol addiction until 2005, declaring herself sober. In 2006, her son Damien Holland was accused of murder after 17-year-old Christopher Bailey was shot to death. Khan testified on her son‘s behalf. Holland claimed the shooting was an accident. He was acquitted in the criminal trial and also found liable in the civil suit| fit. Though she sang at both the 2000 Democratic and Republican conventions, Khan says that she is more of a Democratic-minded person.
Khan was featured in a 2013 episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories where she told the story of a shadow man that followed her on tour for years, until she met  a guardian angel that advised her to change her life or die.

Awards And Nominations

Grammy Awards

To date, Khan has actually won ten Grammy Award consisting of two as a member of Rufus. She has actually received 22 Grammy Award nominations, consisting of three as a member of Rufus.

Year Nominated Work Award Category Outcome

1975 Tell Me Something Good (as Rufus) Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group Or Chorus Won

1978 Ask Rufus (as Rufus) Nominated.

1979 I‘m Every Woman Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female Nominated.

1982 What Cha Gonna Do for Me Nominated.

1983 Echoes of an Era Best Jazz Vocal PerformanceFemale Nominated.

1984 Chaka Khan Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female Won.

1984 Ain’t Nobody (as Rufus) Best R&B Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocal Won.

1984 Be Bop Medley (with Arif Mardin) Best Vocal Arrangement For Two Or More Voices Won.

1985 I Feel for You Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female Won.

1986 I Feel For You Nominated.

1987 Destiny Nominated.

1991 I‘ll Be Good to You (with Ray Charles) Best R&B Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocal Won.

1993 The Woman I Am Best R&B Vocal Performance,{Female Won.

1996 Love Me Still (with Bruce Hornsby) Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture Or Television Nominated.

1997 Missing You (with Brandy, Tamia & Gladys Knight) Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals Nominated.

1997 Never Miss The Water (with Meshell Ndegeocello) Best R&B Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocal Nominated.

1997 Stomp (with Luke Cresswell, Fiona Wilkes, Carl Smith, Fraser Morrison, Everett Bradley, Mr. X,Melle Mel, Coolio, Yo-Yo, Charlie Wilson, Shaquille O’Neal & Luniz) Nominated.

1998 Summertime Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Nominated.

2003 What‘s Going On (with The Funk Brothers) Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance Won.

2007 Everyday (Family Reunion) (withGerald Levert, Yolanda Adams & Carl Thomas) Best R&B Performance by a Duoor Group With Vocals Nominated.

2008 Disrespectful (with Mary J. Blige) Won.

2008 Funk This Best R&B Album Won.

1998 Lena Horne Award (Career Achievement) (Recipient).

2009 Legends Award (Career Achievement) (Recipient).

United Negro College Fund Award

2011 UNCF: Award of Excellence (Recipient).

American Music Award Nominations

To date, she has four American Music Award nominations.

1985 Favorite Female Artist Soul/Rhythm & Blues (Nominee only. Award recipient was Tina Turner).

1982 Favorite Female Artist Soul/Rhythm & Blues (Nominee only. Award recipient was Stephanie Mills).

1981 Favorite Female Artist Soul/Rhythm & Blues (Nominee only. Award recipient was Diana Ross)

Soul Music Hall Of Fame At

Inducted: Female Artist (December 2012).

UK Music Video Awards

2018 Best Color Grading in a Video: Like Sugar (won).

2018 Best Editing: Like Sugar (won).



Chaka (1978).

Naughty (1980).

What Cha Gonna Do for Me(1981).

Chaka Khan (1982).

Echoes of an Era (1982).

I Feel for You (1984).

Destiny 1986).

ck (1988).

The Woman I Am (1992).

Come 2 My House (199).

ClassiKhan (2004).

Funk This (2007).

Hello Happiness (2019).

With Rufus.


Rufus ( 1973 ).

{Rags| Cloths| Dustcloths} to Rufus ( 1974 ).

Rufusized ( 1974 ).

Rufus {featuring| including} Chaka Khan( 1975 ).

Ask Rufus ( 1977 ).

{Street| Road} {Player| Gamer} ( 1978 ).

Masterjam ( 1979 ).

Camouflage ( 1981 ).

Stompin at the Savoy Live( 1983 ).


With Rufus

Rufus (1973).

Rags to Rufus (1974).

Rufusized (1974).

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (1975).

Ask Rufus (1977).

Street Player (197).

Masterjam (1979).

Camouflage (1981).

Stompin at the Savoy Live(1983).


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