Soul Train Awards 2022: Chaka Khan Through The Years

Chaka Khan's signature style spans more than five decades


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For more than five decades Chaka Khan has made her big voice, big hair, and big style her signature. As the lead singer of Rufus, all eyes and ears were on her. As a solo artist, she leaned into her style even more making it about as recognizable as her booming voice. Let's take a look at Chaka through the years. The Soul Train Awards 2022 premieres Saturday, November 26 at 8 pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her. By: Alba Anthony

Photo By Andrew Chin


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Chaka Khan bares her midriff in a fur bikini top and leather pants as leads singer of Rufus in 1976

Photo By Gijsbert Hanekroot


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Chaka Khan performs at Hammersmith Odeon in a ruffled top and matching skirt in 1985

Photo By Pete Still


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Chaka Khan is all smiles in an embroidered ensemble at the Arista Pre-Grammy party in 1996

Photo By Ron Galella


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Chaka Khan shows a little leg in a purple ruffled ensemble at Clive Davis' 2005 Pre-Grammy Party

Photo By Gregg DeGuire


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Chaka Khan shows off her monogrammed fan at VH1s Divas Holiday in 2016

Photo By Gary Gershoff