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After a four-year hiatus Chaka Khan returned to the R&B scene with The Woman I Am. Even in the few years since 1988’s C.K. a lot had changed. It was a new decade, bringing with it new technologies and the emergence of new styles — specifically, techno and hip-hop. Never one to shy away from evolution, Kahn embraced the changes enthusiastically and emerged with a commercial and critical success. Though it was executive-produced by urban music executive Benny Medina, The Woman I Am features productions by modern R&B/jazz producer Marcus Miller as well as Arif Mardin, Khan’s longtime producer and mentor. Even though the album has all the imprints of a 1992 R&B record, it also feels timeless. “I Want” and “Give Me All” are club tracks that could compete with anything Madonna or Janet Jackson were putting out, but Khan’s warmth and humanism are what really sets the album apart. She brings sincerity and suppleness to “Love With No Strings” and “This Time.” Two decades had already passed since Chaka’s debut, but she brings the vivacious sensuality of her ‘70s work into modern songs like “You Can Make the Story Right.”

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Another album Warner didn't push right.

This album was Chaka's 1st album after going through some set backs in her life in almost 5 years, and what a return it was. Sounding better than ever Chaka's voice is in full form here and she wasn't playing around. Stand out tracks for me, Give Me All, This Time, Telephone, Facts of Love, You Can Make the Story Right and the lead single Love You All My Lifetime which had some amazing remixes to accompany the song (hint, hint iTunes).THIS album should have brought CK back to the charts and reminded people that Chaka was still here and still had it. But through poor promotion and singles that we're maybe not that best songs to release the album didn't go as far as it should have. An absolute gem, one of her best solo projects. Chaka delivered the goods, Warner bros. missed the boat.

1 of her best albums ever! Chaka Khan always does it BETTER!

"Love You All My Lifetime" & "You Can Make The Story Right" are my top favorite songs but to tell you the honest truth the entire album is perfect! Her career has definitely left a mark on the world "Thank You Chaka" for this album!


Born: March 23, 1953 in Great Lakes, IL

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Best known in the mainstream for her superb 1984 cover of Prince's "I Feel for You," R&B singer Chaka Khan enjoyed solo success as well as popularity as a member of the group Rufus. Born Yvette Marie Stevens in Great Lakes, IL, on March 23, 1953, she was raised on Chicago's South Side, and at the age of 11 formed her first group, the Crystalettes. While still in high school, she joined the Afro-Arts Theater, a group which toured with Motown great Mary Wells; a few years later, she adopted the African...
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