Chaka Khan is a well-known vocal artist and singer-songwriter. Her professional music career started in the early 1970s and she has continued to make music ever since. She has made strides as a female vocalist, and has integrated different styles and genres into her work. She was the first R&B artist to sample rap artists in her music, and became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her work in the funk band Rufus as well as for her solo career.
Chaka Khan has been continuing to make a name for herself throughout the years for being an innovator. Her newest single is due to be released February 19th and is titled “I Love Myself”. The single is said to be about self love, acceptance, and self esteem. This is a breathe of fresh air in a world were societal pressures, bullying, and body issues are at an all time high.
Women everywhere can relate to the mental health issues associated with bullying and low self-esteem. “It is important that in these troubled times we honor our own self-respect,” Chaka told Billboard. Her new single is relevant to women everywhere and inspires wellness and a nurturing spirit to all perceptions of beauty and integrity. Chaka Khan it taking her inclusive ideals of beauty to another level, and including her fans in her music video. She sent out media releases requesting fans to video themselves singing along to her chorus and plans to include selected segments in a music video upon the songs official release. And when you thought this information was too outrageous to be true, it gets even more exciting. A large portion of the earnings from the single will go towards helping victims of domestic violence and discrimination through the organizations Face Forward and Stomp Out Bullying. Not only is this an empowering song, produced by an encouraging woman, but Chaka Khan is lifting up others along the way, from non-profits to fans alike.