Celebrating over three decades of milestones, CHAKA KHAN’s first new studio album of new material in over 10 years, FUNK THIS, is available in stores and online today. FUNK THIS produced by the Grammy Award winners Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis embodies the funky soul of her musical roots with Rufus and her signature passionately-honest vocal styles that make Chaka Khan timeless. The thoughtful work ranges from original copyrights, collaborations with superstar artists, to adding her signature stamp on important contemporary classics. The collection includes fresh renditions of Prince’s “Sign ‘O’ the Times”; a duet with Michael McDonald on “You Belong To Me,” a song he co-wrote with Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies’ Man,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Castle Made Of Sand,” the soul classic “Foolish Fool” and Rufus medley of “Pack’d My Bags,” and “You Got The Love.” FUNK THIS original’s include “Disrespectful,” the tour-de-force duet with powerhouse Mary J. Blige, a poignant poetic ballad, urban radio hit “Angel,” the acoustic “One For All Time” penned by Chaka and Terry Lewis, the deeply beautiful and soulful “Will You Love Me?” and self affirming “Super Life” among others. The first single “Angel” just entered the Top 10 on the Billboard Urban AC radio chart making this her first top 10 R&B radio hit in over 10 years. Beginning on September 30th Chaka will embark on a 20 date tour to promote her new album. Tour Dates Include – more to come: September 30 LA, CA Gibson Amphitheatre October 6 Mobile, AL Bayfest October 12 Atlantic City Borgata October 14 Westbury, NY North Fork Theatre November 1 Tucson, AZ Fox Tucson November 2 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre November 10 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre November 11 Washington, DC Warner Theatre November 30 Cayman Islands Cayman Music Festival Tune in to see Chaka Khan perform the hit single “Angel” on The Today Show (9/26), Letterman (9/26), Martha Stewart Show (9/28), Jimmy Kimmel (10/4).
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