Chaka Khan succeeds as a singer, songwriter, producer, visual artist, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, activist, and mother. An international music icon who has performed on six continents throughout her career, she began when she commanded the stage as the 18 year-old lead singer for the funk band Rufus. Since then, she has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs, eight RIAA certified gold singles and 11 RIAA certified gold and platinum albums. She has sung every genre from country to R&B. Currently, she has been talking to crooner Sam Smith about a potential future collaboration.