HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Singer/songwriter Chaka Khan performs onstage at the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition at Dolby Theatre on November 9, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)

Happy 68th birthday to Chaka Khan!

Chaka Khan was born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953. Her career started in the 1970s as the lead singer of the funk band Rufus. Since then, she’s scored 10 Grammy Awards and has sold around 70 million records!

Here are some of our favorite Khan songs!

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JP Saxe (28)
Kyrie Irving (29)
Brett Eldredge (35)
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Perez Hilton (43)
Keri Russell (45)
Jason Kidd (48)
John Wayne Bobbitt (54)
Richard Grieco (56)
Kenneth Cole (67)

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