Chaka Khan Net Worth: See the Successful Life and Career of the Queen of Funk-Soul

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From being the lead vocalist of a funk band, Chaka Khan has made a name for herself on the music scene as the Queen of Funk-Soul. She has won the Grammy Awards 10 times, sold about 70 million albums worldwide, and has a career that spans five decades.

With these to her name, take a look at Khan’s successful career and the net worth she has amassed.

Chaka Khan’s career

The 69-year-old’s real name is Yvette Marie Steven, and she started her career as the lead vocalist of Rufus in the 1970s.

She was the first R&B artist to have a crossover hit, “I Feel for You,” with a rapper n 1984.

She has four gold singles, four gold albums, and two platinum albums with her band. She makes three gold singles, three gold albums, and one platinum album during her solo career.

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She has also collaborated with some of the bests, like Steve Windwood, Ry Cooder, Robert Palmer, Ray Charles, Guru, and more.

Billboard magazine ranked her as the 65th most successful dance club artist of all time in 2016. VH1’s original list also ranked her at No. 17 in the 10 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.

With this success, Khan has amassed a net worth of $30 million.

Chaka Khan Apologizes to Fellow Female Singers

After Khan shared her honest opinions about her fellow female singers in the business, she apologized for her comments in a post on Instagram Sunday, March 5.

She said she didn’t mean to “cause pain or upset anyone” when she shared her thoughts about Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Adele on a podcast.

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"Recently, I was asked about a list of the 'greatest singers of all time,' and instead of questioning the need for such a list, I was pitted against other artists, and I took the bait," she wrote in the caption of a photo of herself. "As artists, we are unfairly put into 'boxes,' 'categories' or on 'lists.' Being an artist or musician is not a competition. It's a gift, for which I am truly grateful."

The music icon cleared that she didn’t mean any harm with her comments and had always remained dedicated to “empowering others.”

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"It was not my intention to cause pain or upset anyone. To anyone that felt this way, I sincerely apologize," she added. "Thank you for all the love everyone has shown me, unconditionally. I have always been about empowering others and I started a foundation for that very purpose. I will be announcing soon. Empowering all artists is most important because we truly are the architects of change...and change begins within the heart. I love you all and God bless - Chaka."

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