Chaka Khan – Like Sugar

Chaka Khan

Superstar blesses us with new music

She is an icon of funk. An empress of Jazz. A diva of rock, She is Chaka Khan…. still beautiful. Still blessed with a powerfully angelic voice. Still Fonkay….

The history of Chaka Khan (from wikipedia)

Yvette Marie Stevens (born March 23, 1953), better known by her stage name Chaka Khan, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus. Khan received public attention for her vocals and image. Known as the Queen of Funk, Khan was the first R&B artist to have a crossover hit featuring a rapper, with “I Feel for You” in 1984. Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.

In the course of her solo career, Khan has achieved three gold singles, three gold albums and one platinum album with I Feel for You. With Rufus, she achieved four gold singles, four gold albums, and two platinum albums. She has collaborated with Ry Cooder, Robert Palmer, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Guru, and Mary J. Blige, among others. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 65th most successful dance artist of all time. She was ranked at number 17 in VH1’s original list of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. She has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; she was first nominated as member of Rufus in 2011.

Like Sugar

According to Rolling Stone Magazine, when Chaka Khan unveiled her new song “Like Sugar,” it was the Queen of Funk’s first track in over a decade.

Khan teams with Major Lazer producer Switch on the track, which rides a funky bassline, a classic dance beat and an infectious chorus where Khan declares, “It’s like sugar/ So sweet/ Good enough to eat.”

Khan’s upcoming album will be the funk legend’s first since 2007’s Funk This. According to Universal Music, “Like Sugar” is the first official release on Switch’s nascent Diary Records imprint.

An extended version of “Like Sugar” was initially released as a ultra-rare – only 100 copies – white label 12″ single that arrived on Record Store Day. In addition to the album version of the single, the “Switch Remix” of the track was also released

 


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