Whitney Houston, Biggie Smalls, Kraftwerk & Rufus Feat. Chaka Khan Nominated For 2020 Rock Hall Of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2020 nominees. The Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and Kraftwerk are among those who may join the 2020 class. Fans can vote via Google every day until January 10, 2020, and can choose up to five nominees. The top five artists will constitute a fans’ ballot and will be counted along with the other ballots. The ceremony will take place on May 2nd at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information go to the official site. 

Chaka’s Travels


1973: Rufus
First female leader of a funk band.
Rufus proudly explores the dimensions of rock and soul via Ike and Tina Turner in their sound.

1974: Rags To Rufus
Stevie Wonder writes their first hit “Tell Me Something Good” and the song wins a Grammy.


1974: Rufusized
Records party anthems “Once You Get Started,”
Covers Bobby Womack’s “Stop On By” and writes “Packed My Bags” with Tony Maiden and Ray Parker Jr.


1975: Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
The Birth of “Sweet Thing.”


1977: Ask Rufus
“Hollywood” “At Midnight” and “Everlasting Love” strengthen the Chaka with Rufus legacy.

1978: Street Player
Powerful ballad “Stay” confirms Chaka’s skill at slow love songs.

Quincy Jones produces new cultural mainstays “Heavenbound” “Do You Love What You Feel” and “Any Love.”

“Clouds” and “Papillon (A.K.A. Hot Butterfly)” satisfy.Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston and Luther Vandross sing back-up on “Papillon” (Hot Butterfly.)


1981: Camouflage
“Sharing The Love” and “Better Together” are worth the trip. Rene and Angela and Greg Phillinganes make guest appearances.

1981:What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me
The title song maximizes Chaka’s combustible vocals to give her a second number one R & B hit. And she experiences more popularity with the jazz crowd with “And The Melody Still Lingers On (A Night In Tunisia.”

1982:Echoes of an Era
Commits to a full album of jazz with guests Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Lenny White and Stanley Clarke.

1982:Chaka Khan
Covers “Got To Be There” and flexes her range with “BeBop Melody”

1983: Stompin’ at the Savoy (Live)
A combination live album and new studio material. “Ain’t Nobody” first appears on the radar.

1984:I Feel For You
Before New Jack Swing and Hip-Hop Soul Chaka sings on the first Hip-Hop and R&B collaboration by covering Prince’s “I Feel For You” with Melle Mel.Stevie Wonder plays the Harmonica.


Big vocals, rock guitar and synthesizers provide some of the better music with that ‘80’s sound. The title song had a big spot in Richard Pryor’s autobiographical film Jojo Dancer.

Another visit of great songs with an excellent vocalist “Baby Me” was the most commercial of this collection that missed larger audiences.

1989:Life Is a Dance (The Remix Project)
Fun remix project where people like Tony Humphries and Hank Shocklee remake her classics.

1992: The Woman I Am
Positive uptempo “Love You All My Lifetime” becomes a hot club tune.


1996 Epiphany: The Best Of Chaka Khan, Volume One.
A survey of Chaka’s solo material and better songs with Rufus. The surprise is “Miss The Water” with funk mystic Meshell Ndegeocello.

1996: The Very Best of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
A sampler of the band’s most popular songs.

1998:Come 2 My House
Funkin fun with Prince, Larry Graham and Queen Latifah. A Sandra St.Victor song “Never B Another Fool” gets a video of Chaka playing

Film songs and jazz classics Cha-ka-fied with The London Symphony Orchestra.

2007:Funk This
Her ultimate return to form with half classic and half new material. She grooves with Tony Maiden and Mary J.Blige.