This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Chaka Khan's presence in the music business, so expect several celebrations to showcase this special event. Just last week the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York announced that Chaka would be inducted into their annual Legends Hall Of Fame on Monday 10th June 2013. Tributes on the night will be led by none other than Patti LaBelle and Mary J. Blige, so those lucky enough to be in attendence can look forward to a superior singing fest!!
Chaka recently made a statement, "I am honoured that The Apollo is inducting me into The Apollo Legends Hall Of Fame". She also added, "The Apollo Theatre is an American institution and is world renowned for developing, nurturing and creating talent for decades. The Apollo Theatre has supported my career and now they are a part of honoring my legacy. I am looking forward to the celebration."
Former artists who have been inducted into the Hall Of Fame include Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin, so it goes without saying this is a very serious (soulful) club to belong to. All I can add is, Ms Khan, it is richly deserved!!
Being such a huge fan (don't tell anyone, but she's been my favourite female singer for decades), it was hard to choose a song from her extensive cataloge, but I finally narrowed it down to 'Through The Fire' from her 1984 Platinum selling album 'I Feel For You' - simply a classic vocal performance.