Chaka Khan, the 58-year-old Grammy Award winning singer, has spoken of her disbelief at being honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Chaka Khan, was honoured during a ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday (19th May 2011), according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Khan, best known for her hits 'Tell me Something Good', 'Ain't Nobody' and 'I'm Every Woman', received the 2,440th star in the 'Recording' category of the Walk of Fame. Her star is located at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard, adjacent to the 'My Studio' nightclub. The singer accepted the award but questioned whether she 'deserved' the honour, saying, "Oh my god. I'm like, oh, hell to the no. This is so fabulous. I am so honoured. I don't ... do I deserve this? All I'm doing is what I love to do". Khan, whose real name is Yvette Marie Stevens, grew up in Chicago and made her name in numerous groups, most notably Rufus in the 1960's and 1970's. Steve Wonder, who wrote the singer's track 'Tell Me Something Good', performed with Khan at yesterday's ceremony. On accepting her plaque, Khan said, "Singing is my sanity. That is the way I stay as balanced as I possibly can, if you want to call this a balance. The best thing that you can do is to do something that you love and believe in".
In 2008, Chaka Khan starred in the Broadway musical 'The Colour Purple', alongside the former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino. She is set to play concerts in New York, Philadelphia and Detroit through the summer.