Ten-time GRAMMY ® Award winner Chaka Khan announces today the release of two versions of her first single, “It’s Not Over,” featuring GRAMMY ® Award-winning recording artist LeCrae, available on iTunes today, February 14 with all other digital retailers to follow. Produced by Theron “Neffu” Feemster, “It’s Not Over” includes an urban version and the Papercha$er pop dance remix. Both versions of “It’s Not Over” will be included on The iKhan Project: Commemorative Limited Edition, which will be available in stores on April 30, 2013. This CD is the first installment of Chaka’s iKhan Project series.
This year, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of Chaka’s career in music and entertainment. The year-long celebration will include the release of a series of new albums, titled the iKhan Project. The iKhan Project series will include recorded music in eight genres, including R&B, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, country, classical and dance music. Currently, Chaka is in the studio recording her jazz album, which is scheduled for release Summer 2013 on Blue Note Records.
Chaka recently recorded “Keep Walkin’ (Find My Shoes),” an inspirational song for the end credits for the upcoming Lifetime movie premiere of Pastor Brown, airing Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET. “Keep Walkin’ (Find My Shoes)” was produced by Mano Hanes and written by Marvin Winans, Jr. The single will also be released on The iKhan Project: Commemorative Limited Edition and serviced to gospel and urban radio later this month.
As Chaka’s year-long celebration continues, Billboard magazine will produce a Stars Tribute issue, dated March 23, to coincide with the music icon’s 60th birthday. The issue hits newsstands on March 16.
Chaka is a recipient of a BET Honors award along with honorees Halle Berry, Bishop T.D Jakes, Clarence Avant and Lisa Leslie. The BET Honors encore airings are scheduled for Saturday, February 16 (8:00 p.m. ““ 10:00 p.m. ET) and Thursday, February 21, (10:00 p.m. ““ 12:00 p.m. ET).
Currently plans are underway for the Chaka Khan I’m Every Women World Tour, which will feature other top female artists, to be announced in the coming weeks.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Chaka has released her gourmet chocolates, Chakalates, and Khana Sutra candles, now available online at www.chakakhan.com. Made in America, Chaka’s signature products were featured at the GRAMMY ® Gift Lounge during GRAMMY Week, in conjunction with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards ® Ceremony. Chaka gifted the performers and presenters at this year’s award show, including Sting, LL Cool J, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Justin Timberlake, Stanley Clarke, Alabama Shakes, Dr. Drew, Anthony Hamilton, Chick Corea, Chuck D, Dr. John, MC Lyte, Melonie Fiona, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, Fun, Mavis Staples, Hugh Masekela, Maroon 5, Mumford & Son and numerous others.