Chaka Khan's Top Ten Hits

Khan celebrated her 63rd birthday on March 23, 2016

Ten-time Grammy award winner Chaka Khan began her career as the lead singer for the band Rufus in 1973 before launching her solo career in 1978. She has sold over 75 million records worldwide, and her classics include "Sweet Thing," "I'm Every Woman (later re-recorded by Whitney Houston)," "I Feel For You," "Ain't Nobody," and "Higher Love" with Steve Winwood which won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1987. During her career, Khan has released 22 albums, and achieved ten number one songs on the Billboard charts, eight certified gold singles, and eleven certified gold and platinum albums.

On February 26, 2016, Khan released "I Love Myself," a new single benefiting the anti bullying organization, STOMP Out Bullying, and the FACE FORWARD domestic abuse charity. "It is important that in these troubled times we honor our own self-respect," she says. "Beauty knows no boundaries and is accepting of us all whether black, white, gay, straight, physically or mentally-challenged."

Here are "Chaka Khan's Top Ten Hits."

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Chaka Khan. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

"Hollywood" was the second single from the 1977 album, Ask Rufus. The song reached number three on the Billboard R&B chart, and the album hit number one.

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Chaka Khan and Quincy Jones. Tommaso Boddi/WireImage

Chaka Khan and Ray Charles won Best R&B Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocal for "I'll Be Good To You" at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards which were presented on February 20, 1991 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The song was the first single from Quincy Jones' Back On The Block CD which seven Grammys including Album of the Year. "I'll Be Good To You" was originally recorded by The Brothers Johnson as their debut single in 1976.

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Chaka Khan. Mike Cameron/Redferns

"What Cha' Gonna Do For Me" was Chaka Khan's second solo number one song on the Billboard R&B chart. It was the title track of her third solo album released in 1981.

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Chaka Khan. Michael Marks/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

"Do You Love What You Feel" by Rufus and Chaka Khan hit number one in 1979 on the Billboard R&B chart. It was produced by Quincy Jones for their Masterjam album.

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Sixteen-time Grammy award winner David Foster composed and produced "Through The Fire" for Chaka Khan's 1984 album, I Feel For You." Kanye West sampled the track for his 2003 debut single, "Through The Wire."

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Chaka Khan and Rufus won Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "Tell Me Something Good" from their Rags To Rufus album at the 16th Annual Grammy Awards which were presented March 2, 1974 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California. The song was composed by Stevie Wonder.

Watch Rufus and Chaka Khan perform "Tell Me Something Good" on 'Soul Train' here. More »

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Chaka Khan and Rufus won Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "Ain't Nobody" from their 1983 live album, Stompin' at the Savoy, at the 25th Annual Grammy Awards which were presented February 23, 1983 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

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Chaka Khan recorded her number one classic "Sweet Thing" in 1975 for the Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan album. She composed the song with guitarist Tony Maiden. It became a hit again in 1992 when it was re-recorded by Mary J. Blige.

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Chaka Khan re-recorded Prince's "I Feel For You" from his 1979 self-titled album as the title tune of her 1984 album. Stevie Wonder played harmonica, and Grandmaster Melle Mel from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five provided the iconic rap. It won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song, at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards which were presented on February 26, 1985 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

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Chaka Khan launched her solo career in 1978 with her number one single "I'm Every Woman" composed by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson for her self-titled debut album, Chaka. The song became a hit again when Whitney Houston re-recorded it in 1993.

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