|“Guide To Listening to Chaka Khan”
The Guide to Getting Into Chaka Khan, Funk’s Eternal Queen
‘Hello Happiness’ is Chaka Khan’s first album in 12 years. As funk’s standard-bearer, her dynamic voice is enough to stand the test of time—and genres.
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|Chaka Khan on Artistic Freedom, Her Side Hustles and Joni Mitchell
It’s been 12 years since Chaka Khan released a studio album, but “I wasn’t sitting, twiddling my thumbs,” the singer known as the Queen of Funk said recently. She was touring and stealthily recording two albums. The first, “Hello Happiness,” out this month, is full of upbeat, powerful tracks that wouldn’t be out of place on a “Soul Train” line.
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|New Music Friday: Our Top Six Albums
Our list of the best albums out this week includes the first new music from funk and R&B legend Chaka Khan in 12 years…
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|Review: Chaka Khan’s Hello Happiness Runs on Good Vibes – Slant Magazine
As its titles suggests, the R&B singer’s first album in 12 years radiates positivity.
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|Chaka Khan Returns After 12 Years With ‘Hello Happiness’ Album
In a much welcome return to music, Chaka Khan is back with her first new material in 12 years: Hello Happiness, a 7-track album that shows the Queen of Funk’s artistic vision as she approaches the fifth decade of her career.
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But nobody does it quite like the Queen, and you’re reminded of that as soon as you hit play on Hello Happiness. Her voice hasn’t aged a bit; she still sounds like just as much of a powerhouse as she did decades ago
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|Review: Chaka Khan Revels in Joy and Love on ‘Hello Happiness’ Album
Going into this new era, Khan didn’t look at past checkmates while recording this new material. Instead, she settled on a sound that she unintentionally inherited over the years — dance.
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