Home News Features News. For the class of , Khan and her original band are once again nominated as one artist. But will this finally be her year? Rufus featuring Chaka Khan was actually just the name of the band. In , Chaka Khan went solo. She would reunited briefly with Rufus, but this was her moment. The song became a feminist anthem, and a disco favourite on dancefloors around the world.
It was a different story with the follow-up Rags To Rufus , which made the top five of both the soul and pop charts and gave the band two major hit singles. One of the lesser-known treats on Rufusized was a track that underlined just how fearlessly forceful, and ahead of her time, Khan was as a spokeswoman of equal rights. Rufus went for a quick cover, and made a fine job of it. The second 45 from the set was another composition, one of three on the album, by Gavin Christopher. But that album came in the year that Khan, inevitably, embarked on a solo career. But Khan had not deserted them for good.
The Very Best of Records label, and does consequently not include their hits " Ain't Nobody " and "One Million Kisses", both from the double-set Stompin' at the Savoy - Live. However, it doesn't contain any material from their self-titled debut album or their recent album at the time, 's Camouflage.
Ten-time Grammy award winner Chaka Khan began her career as the lead singer for the band Rufus in before launching her solo career in During her career, Khan has released 22 albums, and achieved ten number one songs on the Billboard charts, eight certified gold singles, and eleven certified gold and platinum albums. Watch a live performance of the song here. It was the title track of her third solo album released in Watch a live version of the song here. It was produced by Quincy Jones for their Masterjam album. Watch the video here.