Chaka Khan discography

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Chaka Khan discography

Khan in 2012
Releases
Studio albums 12
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 5
Singles 42
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]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US 200
[1]
US R&B
[1]
US Jazz
[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
NLD
[5]
NZ
[6]
SWE
[7]
SWI
[8]
UK
[9]
Chaka 12 2 50
Naughty
  • Released: 26 March 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros.
43 6
What Cha' Gonna Do for Me
  • Released: 15 April 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros.
17 3 35 42
Echoes of an Era 105 38 11
Chaka Khan
  • Released: 17 November 1982
  • Label: Warner Bros.
52 5
I Feel for You
  • Released: 1 October 1984
  • Label: Warner Bros.
16 4 27 17 25 22 9 14 15
Destiny
  • Released: 14 June 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros.
72 25 50 49 13 26 77
CK
  • Released: 22 November 1988
  • Label: Warner Bros.
125 17
The Woman I Am
  • Released: 14 April 1992
  • Label: Warner Bros.
92 9 40
Come 2 My House
  • Released: 21 July 1998
  • Label: NPG
49
ClassiKhan
  • Released: 5 October 2004
  • Label: Earthsong/AgU
42
Funk This
  • Released: 25 September 2007
  • Label: Burgundy
15 5
S.O.U.L. (Live Album) 45
"—" Denotes single was not released or failed to chart in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US 200
[1]
US R&B
[1]
US Dance
[10]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
NLD
[5]
NZ
[6]
SWE
[7]
SWI
[8]
UK
[9]
Life Is a Dance: The Remix Project
  • Released: 15 June 1989
  • Label: Warner Bros.
1 47 14
Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1
  • Released: 12 November 1996
  • Label: Reprise
84 22
Dance Classics of Chaka Khan
I'm Every Woman: The Best of Chaka Khan
  • Released: 14 September 1999
  • Label: Reprise
62
The Platinum Collection
"—" Denotes single was not released or failed to chart in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As main performer[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Certifications Album
US Hot
[11]
US R&B
[11]
US Dance
[11]
BEL
[12]
CAN
[13]
GER
[14]
IRE
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
UK
[9]
1978 "I'm Every Woman" 21 1 30 20 38 16 15 18 11 Chaka
1979 "Life Is a Dance" 40
1980 "Clouds" 10 31 Naughty
"Papillon (aka Hot Butterfly)" 22
"Get Ready, Get Set" 48
1981 "What Cha' Gonna Do for Me" 53 1 22 21 What Cha' Gonna Do for Me
"We Can Work It Out" 34
"I Know You, I Live You"
"Any Old Sunday" 68
1983 "Got to Be There" 67 5 Chaka Khan
"Tearin' It Up" 48 26
"Best in the West"
1984 "I Feel for You" 3 1 1 8 2 4 1 12 2 1 I Feel for You
1985 "This Is My Night" 60 11 1 12 90 47 7 20 34 14
"Through the Fire" 60 15
"Eye to Eye" 12 43 16
"(Krush Groove) Can't Stop the Street" 18 30 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 87 34 52
"Love of a Lifetime" (Remix) 11
"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 20 7 9 8 Life Is a Dance: The Remix Project
"Ain't Nobody" (with Rufus) (Remix) 9 8 6
"I Feel for You" (Remix) 1 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" Clockers soundtrack
1996 "My Funny Valentine" Waiting to Exhale soundtrack
"Never Miss the Water" (featuring Me'Shell Ndegeocello) 36 1 59 Epiphany: Best of Vol. 1
1998 "Spoon" Come 2 My House
"Don't Talk 2 Strangers"
2007 "Angel" 26 Funk This
"Disrespectful" (featuring Mary J. Blige) 1
"You Belong to Me" (featuring Michael McDonald) 63
2008 "One for All Time" 35
"—" denotes single was not released or failed to chart in that territory.

As featured performer[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Hot
[11]
US R&B
[11]
US Dance
[11]
BEL
[12]
CAN
[13]
GER
[14]
IRE
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
UK
[9]
1986 "Higher Love"
(with Steve Winwood)
1 31 1 49 11 26 11 13 Back in the High Life
1989 "I'll Be Good to You"
(with Quincy Jones and Ray Charles)
18 1 1 34 48 28 18 38 7 21 Back on the Block
1990 "The Places You Find Love"
(with Quincy Jones and Siedah Garrett)
39
1993 "Feels Like Heaven"
(with Peter Cetera)
71 World Falling Down
1995 "Watch What You Say"
(with Guru)
93 28 Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
1996 "Missing You"
(with Brandy, Tamia and Gladys Knight)
25 10 2 Set It Off soundtrack
1998 "Come On"
(with The New Power Generation)
Newpower Soul
"The Longer We Make Love"
(with Barry White)
Staying Power
2000 "All Good?"
(with De La Soul)
96 41 17 76 76 33 Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump
2001 "The Essence"
(with Herbie Hancock)
Future2Future
2005 "Give and Let Live"
(with Hope Collective)
Single release only
2010 "Soul Survivor"
(with Beverley Knight)
100%
"—" denotes single was not released or failed to chart in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Singles (above) are excluded.

Year Song Collaborator(s) Album
1981 "Wargames", "Julia", and "Robot Man" Rick Wakeman 1984
"Better Now We're Friends" Henry Gross What's in a Name[20]
1983 "No See, No Cry" Superman III soundtrack
1989 "Fever" Rock, Rhythm & Blues[21]
1991 "Someday We'll All Be Free" B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) Music of Quality and Distinction Volume 2[22]
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[23]
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[24]
"Raspberry" One Voice: The Songs of Chage and Aska[25]
"Christmas Only Once a Year" 12 Soulful Nights of Christmas
1997 "Pain" Living Single soundtrack[26]
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[27]
"So Crazy for This Love (Cru-Cre Corroro)" A Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins[28]
"Living in Divine Time" Melissa Vardey Living in Divine Time featuring Chaka Khan[29]
"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.[30]
"The Song" Incognito
"Alive" Billy Cobham Drum n Voice Vol. 3[31]
"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[32]
"I Loves You, Porgy"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  21. ^ "Various – Rock, Rhythm & Blues". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  22. ^ "British Electric Foundation – Music Of Quality And Distinction Volume 2". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Sugar Hill - Original Soundtrack" at AllMusic. Retrieved May 02, 2012.
  24. ^ "Sinbad's 2nd Annual Summer Jam: 70's Soul Music Festival". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Various – One Voice, The Songs Of Chage & Aska". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Various – Music From And Inspired By The Hit TV Show Living Single". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Various – Disappearing Acts (Music From The HBO Film)". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Various – A Love Affair: The Music Of Ivan Lins". Discogs. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  29. ^ Living in Divine Time Featuring Chaka Khan - Mellisa Vardey at AllMusic. Retrieved May 03, 2012.
  30. ^ "Incognito – Transatlantic R.P.M.". Discogs. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Drum n Voice vol. 3". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Forever" at AllMusic. Retrieved May 02, 2012.