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Her’s full name is Yvette Marie Stevens. Apart from being an American singer, she is also a songwriter and musician. She is better known by herstage name Chaka Khan. She began her music career in the 1970s as the lead singer of the funk band Rufus. Her career spanned nearly five decades.

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Yvette Marie Stevens first stepped into this world on 23 March 1953. Her birthplace is USO Illinois Great Lakes Center, Illinois, United States. Her age is 68 years. Her birth sign is Aries. Her father’s name is Charles Stevens and mother’s name is Sandra Coleman. She is the eldest daughter of the five children of her parents. The singer describes her father as a beatnik. And she has described her mother as capable of anything.

She belongs to an artistic, bohemian family. Yvette grew up in the Hyde Park area of ​​Chicago’s Rough South Side Housing Projects, “an island in the middle of madness.” She has three sisters and one brother. The names of her sisters are Taka Boom, Tammy McCrary and Kathleen Burrell. Her brother’s name is Mark Stevens. Her brother is a Musician by profession. Yvette’s sister named Yvonne later became a successful musician in her own right under the name Taka Boom. Herbrother formed the funk group The Jamaica Boys. She was a member of Aura. She was raised as a Catholic along with her siblings.


Yvette Marie Stevens attended the primary school of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Hyde Park to pursue her schooling. Where she did her schooling. Her grandmother introduced him to jazz in her childhood. And this singer has credited her love for music to her grandmother. Stevens became a fan of rhythm and blues music as Preetin. When she was eleven years old, she formed a girl group called Crystallets. This group included her sister whose name is Taka. Her father had married a second time.

Her step mother’s name is Connie. Her step mother was a strong supporter of the movement. She participated in several civil rights rallies with her setup mother in the late 1960s. In 1967, the singer befriends Fred Hampton, a fellow member, activist, and Chicago native. After that she joined the Black Panther Party.This singer was given Chaka Adunne Adufe Hodari Karifi by Yoruba Baba at the age of 13.This singer left the Panthers in 1969. And Yvette had dropped out of high school. After that she took admission in Calumet High School and Kenwood High School to complete her high school studies. Kenwood High School is now renamed Kenwood Academy.

Perssonal Life

She has married twice. She married Hassan Khan for the first time in 1970. In 1971, Yvette got divorced from Hassan Khan. She probably did her first job when she was only 17 years old. She gave birth to a daughter of Hasan Khan, whose name is Milini Khan. In 1976, Yvette had her second marriage to Richard Holland. She separated from Richard Holland in 1979 and divorced in 1980. She dated a Chicago-area schoolteacher in the mid-1980s. She went to Europe in 1981. She had earlier settled in London. She later bought a residence in Germany. The singer lived for some time in Germany “in a small village in the Rhine Valley” and also in Mannheim.

Interesting Facts

  • Yvette is a vegetarian.
  • He has high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes.
  • She struggled with drug abuse and alcoholism in the past.
  • He is a “democratic-minded person”.
Real Name Yvette Marie Stevens
Other Name Chaka Adunne Aduffe Yemoja Hodarhi Karifi Khan
Age 68 Year Old
Date Of Birth March 23, 1953
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Gender Female
Birth Place USO Illinois Great Lakes Center, Illinois, United States
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Musician
Zodiac Sign Aries
  • R&B
  • Soul
  • Funk
  • Pop
  • Disco
  • Jazz
  • Gospel
Instruments Vocals
  • ABC
  • Warner Bros.
  • Reprise
  • MCA
  • NPG
  • Burgundy
Associated acts
  • Rufus
  • Prince
  • Natalie Cole
  • Whitney Houston
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Ashford & Simpson
  • Raymond D’Angelo Sims
  • George Benson
  • Stephen Bishop
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Luther Vandross
  • Gladys Knight
Father Name Sandra Coleman
Mother Name Charles Stevens
Sister Name
  • Tammy McCrary
  • Kathleen Burrell
  • Taka Boom
Brother  Name   Mark Stevens
Children Name
  • Milini Khan
  • Damien Holland
Husband Name Doug Rasheed (m. 2001)
  • Elementary school of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church
  • Calumet High School and Kenwood High School
University Update soon
Qualification Graduate
Physical Status
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Height 5 feet 4 inches (1.63m)
Body Slim
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Light brown
Shoe Size 12
Bra size 34 B
Butt Size Approx 34 inches
Waist Size Approx 28 inches
Dress Size 5.5 (US) Approx
Sexual Orientation Straight
Relationship Status
Are you married ? Yes
Is she Lesbian No
Any Affair No
Ex- Husband  Name
  • Richard Holland (m. 1976–1980)
  • Hassan Khan (m. 1970–1971)
Husband Name Doug Rasheed (m. 2001)
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Net Worth

The net worth of Yvette Marie Stevens is around $30 Million.


She has won Grammy Awards for ten songs which are “Tell Me Something Good” , Ask Rufus , “Ain’t Nobody”, “Be Bop Medley” , “What’s Going On” , “Disrespectful” , Funk This,  Khan “I’ll Be Good to You” and The Woman I Am.


She has released many great albums in her career. Such as Chaka in 1978, Naughty in 1980, What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me in 1981, Chaka and Echoes of an Era in 1982, I Feel for You in 1984, Destiny in 1986, ck in 1988, The Woman I Am in 1992 , Come 2 My House in 1998, ClassiKhan in 2004, Funk This in 2007 and Hello Happiness in 2019.

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