Chaka Khan

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The secret recordings of genius producer Charles Stepney
The soul music visionary died in 1976 at the peak of his career. But his legacy endures – thanks to sampling, fans such as Elton John and Chaka Khan, and the efforts of his three daughters

Alexis Petridis

01, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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R&B star SiR: ‘I stumbled offstage and threw up before anybody could see me’
Meet the musician who worked his way up from retail to collaborating with Stevie Wonder – and occasionally taking album launch parties too far

Leonie Cooper

25, Oct, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration review – heartfelt tribute to revered singer
From Chaka Khan to James Taylor, an all-star lineup perform some of Joni Mitchell’s finest songs to mark her 75th birthday

Leslie Felperin

15, Mar, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Chaka Khan: Hello Happiness review – a consistent sizzler

Damien Morris

17, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Chaka Khan: Hello Happiness review – funk legend gets vogueish update
Her first album in over a decade works best when Khan’s rip-roaring diva-ness is front and centre

Michael Cragg

15, Feb, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Pop, Prince and Black Panthers: the glorious life of Chaka Khan
The self-described ‘alpha chick’ has weathered addiction, dodgy managers and the death of Prince to remain as funky as ever. She describes how she went from gun-toting activist to teetotal vegan

Alexis Petridis

15, Feb, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Radiohead, Stevie Nicks and the Cure among 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees
The Ohio institution will select its 2019 cohort at a ceremony in Brooklyn next March

Laura Snapes

09, Oct, 2018 @12:05 PM

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Christine and the Queens: ‘I’ve just discovered sex, I can’t stop yet!’
Héloïse Letissier’s 2016 debut made her a global star. She’s spent the years since evolving her alter-ego Chris, idolising Madonna, making ‘horny’ pop, and being misunderstood in France

Michael Cragg

22, Sep, 2018 @8:59 AM

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Grace Jones and giant confetti cannons: the 20 biggest festival moments of 2017
From Aerosmith strut-rocking Download to Aphex Twin blowing the roof off Field Day’s new Barn stage, here are this year’s ‘were you there’ highlights

Guardian music

08, May, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Chaka Khan: 'A man needs to bring something big to the table'
The singer, 64, tells Ruth Huntman about Black Panthers days, struggles with addiction, Prince, her epitaph and giving Whitney Houston her break

Ruth Huntman

01, Apr, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Jazzie B’s 10 best 80s anthems: Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Cameo and more
The Soul II Soul leader picks his favourite songs from a pivotal decade

Angus Batey

24, Nov, 2016 @3:00 PM

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A moment that changed me – discovering Chaka Khan and rejecting cock rock | Julie Bindel
I was a working-class girl from a monocultural northern town, doing my best to like AC/DC. Then came Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and, above all, Chaka

Julie Bindel

21, May, 2015 @12:03 PM

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