Chaka Khan discography

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Chaka Khan discography

Khan in 2012
Releases
Studio albums 12
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 5
Singles 41
No. 1 Singles (Overall) 10
Guest appearances 8

This is the discography of American R&B/soul singer Chaka Khan. It includes two songs that have reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. One of those reached the top ten. She has placed four album in the top twenty of the Billboard Albums Chart.

Khan released her first studio album in 1978 while she was still the lead singer of the R&B/Funk band Rufus. She would continue to release albums with the group off and on until its dissolution in 1983. She has recorded a total of twelve albums during her solo career. Her first solo single was "I'm Every Woman", also released in 1978. She has released a total of 41 solo singles throughout her career.

Label associations[edit]

Khan spent the first 14 years of her solo career with Warner Bros. Records, where she released eight albums. She has also released albums for the Elektra, NPG, Earthsong, and Burgundy labels.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
Jazz

[1]
AUS
[2]
UK
[3]
1978 Chaka 12 2 74
1980 Naughty
  • Released: March 26, 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros.
43 6
1981 What Cha' Gonna Do for Me
  • Released: April 15, 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros.
17 3 35
1982 Echoes of an Era 105 38 11
Chaka Khan
  • Released: November 17, 1982
  • Label: Warner Bros.
52 5
1984 I Feel for You
  • Released: October 1, 1984
  • Label: Warner Bros.
14 4 71 15
1986 Destiny
  • Released: June 14, 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros.
67 24 77
1988 CK
  • Released: November 22, 1988
  • Label: Warner Bros.
125 17
1992 The Woman I Am
  • Released: April 14, 1992
  • Label: Warner Bros.
92 9
  • US Sales: 197,000[6]
1998 Come 2 My House
  • Released: July 21, 1998
  • Label: NPG
49
  • US Sales: 76,000[6]
2004 ClassiKhan
  • Released: October 5, 2004
  • Label: Earthsong/AgU
42
  • US Sales: 46,000[6]
2007 Funk This
  • Released: September 25, 2007
  • Label: Burgundy
15 5
  • US Sales: 160,000 [7]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
UK
[3]
2011 S.O.U.L. 64
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
UK
[3]
1989 Life Is a Dance: The Remix Project 14
1996 Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1
  • Released: November 12, 1996
  • Label: Reprise
84 22
1999 Dance Classics of Chaka Khan
I'm Every Woman: The Best of Chaka Khan
  • Released: September 14, 1999
  • Label: Reprise
62
2006 The Platinum Collection
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

As main performer[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
US
A/C

[1]
UK
[3]
1978 "I'm Every Woman" 21 1 30 11 Chaka
1979 "Life Is a Dance" 40
1980 "Clouds" 103 10 31 Naughty
"Papillon (aka Hot Butterfly)" 22
"Get Ready, Get Set" 48
1981 "What Cha' Gonna Do for Me" 53 1 22 What Cha' Gonna Do for Me
"We Can Work It Out" 34
"Any Old Sunday" 68
"I Know You, I Live You"
1982 "Got to Be There" 67 5 Chaka Khan
1983 "Tearin' It Up" 48 26
"Best in the West"
1984 "I Feel for You" 3 1 1 1 I Feel for You
1985 "This Is My Night" 60 11 1 14
"Through the Fire" 60 15 16 77
"Eye to Eye" 16
"(Krush Groove) Can't Stop the Street" 18 30 80 Krush Groove soundtrack
"Own the Night" 57 66 Miami Vice soundtrack
1986 "The Other Side of the World" 81 Destiny
"Love of a Lifetime" 53 21 11 52
"Tight Fit" 28
1987 "Earth to Mickey" 93
1988 "It's My Party" 5 71 CK
1989 "Baby Me" 12
"Soul Talkin'"
"I'm Every Woman" (Remix) 1 8 Life Is a Dance: The Remix Project
"Ain't Nobody" (with Rufus) (Remix) 6
"I Feel for You" (Remix) 45
1992 "Love You All My Lifetime" 68 2 1 49 The Woman I Am
"You Can Make the Story Right" 8
"I Want" 62
1993 "Don't Look at Me That Way" 73
1995 "Love Me Still" 105 Clockers soundtrack
1996 "My Funny Valentine" [A] 66 Waiting to Exhale soundtrack
"Never Miss the Water" (featuring Me'Shell Ndegeocello) 102 36 1 59 Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1
1998 "Spoon" Come 2 My House
"Don't Talk 2 Strangers"
2007 "Angel" 119 26 Funk This
"Disrespectful" (featuring Mary J. Blige) 103 1
"You Belong to Me" (featuring Michael McDonald) 63
2008 "One for All Time" 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Notes

As featured performer[edit]

Year Title Artist Peak chart positions Album
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
US
A/C

[1]
AUS UK
[3]
1986 "Higher Love" Steve Winwood 1 7 8 13 Back in the High Life
1989 "I'll Be Good to You" Quincy Jones w/
Ray Charles
18 1 1 30 21 Back on the Block
1990 "The Places You Find Love" Quincy Jones w/
Siedah Garrett
39
1993 "Feels Like Heaven" Peter Cetera 71 5 World Falling Down
1995 "Watch What You Say" Guru 93 28 Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
1996 "Missing You" Brandy
Tamia
Gladys Knight
25 10 30 Set It Off
1998 "Come On" The New Power Generation Newpower Soul
1998 "The Longer We Make Love Barry White Staying Power
2000 "All Good?" De La Soul 96 41 17 34 33 Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump
2001 "The Essence" Herbie Hancock Future2Future
2005 "Give and Let Live" Hope Collective
2010 "Soul Survivor" Beverley Knight 183 100%
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other appearances[edit]

Singles (above) are excluded.

Year Song Collaborator(s) Album
1981 "Better Now We're Friends" Henry Gross What's in a Name[8]
1983 "No See, No Cry" Superman III (soundtrack)
1989 "Fever" Rock, Rhythm & Blues[9]
1991 "Someday We'll All Be Free" B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) Music of Quality and Distinction Volume 2[10]
1992 "Time to Be Lovers" Michael McDonald Beverly Hills 90210 (soundtrack)
1993 "Between the Sheets" Fourplay Between the Sheets
1994 "Miles Blowin'" Sugar Hill (soundtrack)[11]
1995 "Hot Fun in the Summertime" The Manhattan Transfer Tonin'
"Free Yourself" To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (soundtrack)
1996 "I'm Every Woman" (live) Sinbad's 2nd Annual Summer Jam: 70's Soul Music Festival[12]
"Raspberry" One Voice: The Songs of Chage and Aska[13]
"Christmas Only Once a Year" 12 Soulful Nights of Christmas
1997 "Pain" Living Single (soundtrack)[14]
1998 "Sweet Thing" (new studio version) New York Undercover: A Night at Natalie's
"Free" Graham Central Station, Prince GCS 2000
1999 "I'm Every Woman" (live) Whitney Houston (with Faith Hill, Brandy, LeAnn Rimes and Mary J. Blige) VH1 Divas Live/99
2000 "Have a Little Faith in Me" Disappearing Acts (soundtrack)[15]
"So Crazy for This Love (Cru-Cre Corroro)" A Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins[16]
"Living in Divine Time" Melissa Vardey Living in Divine Time featuring Chaka Khan[17]
"Chaka Intro"
"It All Begins with Love"
2001 "Your Amazing Grace" Marcus Miller
2002 "What's Going On" (live) Standing in the Shadows of Motown (soundtrack)
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (live) Montell Jordan
2004 "Little Wing" Kenny Olson Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
"Beautiful" Kenny G At Last...The Duets Album
2005 "Back Again" Soulive Break Out
"You Send Me" Rod Stewart Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV
2007 "Shining Star" Interpretations: Celebrating the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire
"Lullaby of Birdland" We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song
"(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)" Natalie Cole
2010 "Lowdown" Incognito and Mario Biondi Transatlantic R.P.M.[18]
"The Song" Incognito
"Alive" Billy Cobham Drum n Voice vol. 3[19]
"The Song Goes On" Herbie Hancock (with K. S. Chithra, Anoushka Shankar and Wayne Shorter) The Imagine Project
"One More Try" AI The Last A.I.
"Through the Fire"
2011 "High Wire - The Aerialist" Corea, Clarke and White Forever[20]
"I Loves You, Porgy"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "US Charts > Chaka Khan". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  2. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "UK Charts > Chaka Khan". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  4. ^ a b c d "US Certifications > Chaka Khan". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  5. ^ a b "UK Certifications > Chaka Khan". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  6. ^ a b c Billboard Magazine, Issue 118. Billboard. 2006-01-21. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  7. ^ a b "Ask Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  8. ^ "Henry Gross – What's In A Name". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Various – Rock, Rhythm & Blues". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  10. ^ "British Electric Foundation – Music Of Quality And Distinction Volume 2". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sugar Hill - Original Soundtrack" at AllMusic. Retrieved May 02, 2012.
  12. ^ "Sinbad's 2nd Annual Summer Jam: 70's Soul Music Festival". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Various – One Voice, The Songs Of Chage & Aska". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Various – Music From And Inspired By The Hit TV Show Living Single". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Various – Disappearing Acts (Music From The HBO Film)". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Various – A Love Affair: The Music Of Ivan Lins". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  17. ^ Living in Divine Time Featuring Chaka Khan - Mellisa Vardey at AllMusic. Retrieved May 03, 2012.
  18. ^ "Incognito – Transatlantic R.P.M.". Discogs. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Drum n Voice vol. 3". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Forever" at AllMusic. Retrieved May 02, 2012.