It’s hard to believe that on March 23, Chaka Khan is turning 60 years old. With a new weight loss regimen and a new attitude, Chaka is looking better than ever. This year will prove to be momentous for the legend. She is releasing her new CD/DVD album on July 2, “The iKhan Project: Alive! The Commemorative Edition,” and will host a series of events in Miami, New York City and Los Angeles.
“I want to experience the magic I felt 40 years ago when I recorded my first record,” she said in a press release. “The thrill of recording with all the musicians in one room, the interaction with the producer and the spontaneous moments of the experience.”
“I’m excited and looking forward to celebrating my 60th birthday in all the cities I love,” she added. “I will also have a rare opportunity to spend time with my old and new friends, business associates and family. I am especially happy about my Billboard Tribute issue; this is the first time in my career that I have been honored in this way.”
Billboard magazine is honoring Chaka’s career in their their “Stars Tribute” issue. The issue will give readers access to additional features via a mobile app, powered by Printergize. When a reader scans the magazine, they will be transported to Chaka’s official website.
“Chaka has always been an innovator as an artist,” Tammy McCrary of Chaka Khan Management said in a press release. “In today’s market, it is just as important to be innovative technologically. This is why we chose to partner with Printergize.”
Billboard’s “Stars Tribute” is currently on newsstands.