‘Hello Happiness’ is the brand new album from Queen of Funk Chaka Khan. Released via Diary Records / Island Records, the LP is the10-time Grammy Award winner’s first effort in twelve years.
Headed by the infectious single “Like Sugar” and the feel-good, dance-ready title track, the album arranges Khan’s timeless vocal with an empowering collection of songs with cutting-edge production.
According to a press release, “Khan has delivered an album with the contemporary edge to entice newcomers to her world-class talent and the quality to excite long-term fans.”
Chaka Khan’s first UK shows after the release of ‘Hello Happiness’ will come with two headline sets at London festivals in the same location over the same weekend. Mighty Hoopla (Sat June 8th) and Cross The Tracks (Sun June 9th), both in Brockwell Park.
Chaka Khan is one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated musicians. A songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist, Chaka has influenced generations of recording artists. She has the rare ability to sing in multiple genres, including R&B, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music, jazz and classical. Throughout her legendary career, Chaka has released 22 albums and racked up 10 US #1 singles; seven RIAA certified gold singles; and ten RIAA certified gold and platinum albums. Her list of high profile fans and collaborators, past and present, includes Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Quincy Jones, and Mary J. Blige.
After forty years in music, ‘Hello Happiness’ is a celebration that proves that Chaka Khan is as inspiring as ever.
Stream ‘Hello Happiness’ below: