Musical Group Although she has cemented her legacy as a solo star, singer Chaka Khan first became famous as the voice of the band Rufus. A funk outfit that hailed from Chicago, the band gained fans — and Grammys — in the early and mid-1970s. It's hits, which are still much beloved today, include "Tell Me Something Good" (written by Stevie Wonder), "Sweet Thing" and "Once You Get Started." 

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This Day in Black History: March 23, 1953

Singer, songwriter and actor Chaka Khan was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 23, 1953.
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