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Chaka Khan To Receive Walk Of Fame Star Thursday

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HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — Chaka Khan is scheduled to receive the 2,440th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.

Khan was born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953, in Chicago. She was later given the name Chaka Adunne Aduffe Hoodarhi Karifi by an African shaman and married Indian bassist Hassan Khan in 1970.

She formed the all-female vocal group the Crystalettes when she was just 11 years old and sang for several other groups before joining Rufus.

Her first hit with the group, “Tell Me Something Good,” was written by Stevie Wonder and won a Grammy in 1975 for the best R&B vocal performance by a duo, group or chorus.

Khan’s solo debut album, “Chaka,” was released in 1978 and featured the crossover disco hit, “I’m Every Woman.”

Khan’s other No. 1 singles are “What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me”; “I Feel For You”; “This is My Night”; “Ain’t Nobody”; “Love You All My Lifetime”; “Never Miss the Water”; and “Disrespectful.”

Khan’s most recent album, “Funk This,” was released in 2007 and won her a Grammy for best R&B album.

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