Chaka Kahn began her career as a member of Rufus, whom, as you well know, recorded the hit single “Tell Me Something Good” in 1974. Once the dynamic vocal power of Chaka Kahn became realized, the band opted to tack her name to their moniker (Rufus Featuring Chaka Kahn). Eventually, Rufus disbanded leaving Chaka Kahn to pursue what would become a successful solo career that generated 9 Grammy Awards (she won one for the single “Tell Me Something Good” with Rufus for ten Grammys total). Over time, her music came to us on 13 solo albums, the first being Chaka, which was issued in 1978. It also generated the hit single, “I’m Every Woman”, a worldwide dance hit.
On March 22, the debut release of Chaka will be reissued with a new remaster of the audio. The set will not add anything extra other than a revised booklet that will offer notes by Chaka looking back on this album and her amazing career. Rhino Entertainment will also revisit Chaka Khan again in 2024 with two more remastered reissues that include Naughty (1980), and What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me (1981). That last album sold Gold with five hit singles.
Chaka will be reissued on CD, DD, and two forms of vinyl LP that include standard black, and a Limited Edition exclusive Red vinyl LP for Barnes & Noble.