Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Chaka Khan has a lot to look forward to in 2013!

The 10–time Grammy Award-winning vocalist announced yesterday that it will mark her 40th year anniversary in the music and entertainment industry.

The singer-songwriter says the year-long celebration will include a new album, an international and US tour and some other surprises.

“I am honored and blessed to celebrate 40 years in music and entertainment” says Chaka.  “I am so humbled by the love, support and gracious spirit of my fans worldwide and the continuous support my peers have shown over the years. Throughout my 40-year career, I have been through the fire a few times over and I’m still here as a living testament to God’s love and grace. Next year, I will be celebrating 40 years in the business and 60 years on earth, which equals one hundred percent Chaka.”

Khan is one of very few artists with the ability to sing in seven music genres including R&B, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music and classical.

What’s your favorite Chaka Khan song?