HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A star-studded 60th birthday party was held in Hollywood Thursday night for music legend Chaka Khan, who was also celebrating 40 years in show business.
The party was held at Yamashiro in Hollywood.
The bash celebrated Khan’s career spanning her work with the 70’s era band Rufus, to solo performer to chart topper and ten-time Grammy winner.
Rachel Kim, reporting for CBS2, was on the red carpet to meet and greet all the party guests, including Khan.
“I don’t know where the time went,” said Khan, “I have no idea. It doesn’t feel like 40 years!”
When asked to reflect on her 40th anniversary, Khan said, “I just got here. This is fabulous, but it really hasn’t hit me yet.”
“She is the queen of funk, and rock and roll and rhythm and blues,” said Anita Baker.
Noted music composer David Foster also said he’s a big fan. “She bridged the gap between black and white, between country and soul, and she just kinda did it all.”
The stars said they had trouble picking a favorite Chaka Khan song.
“There’s too many,” said Anita Baker.
Natalie Cole took time to sing, “Please Pardon Me,” a classic Khan did with the band Rufus and later with Cole.
“In Living Color” comic Tommy Davidson just said, “She still looks yummy. She always looks yummy.”
Omarosa Manigault, of “Celebrity Apprentice” fame said, “Chaka Khan crosses every single generation, every type of musical genre and background. She really is every woman. It’s incredible.”