Chaka Khan Celebrates Birthday Week

Legendary diva Chaka Khan is kicking off her 61st birthday with a big bang! The 10-time Grammy-Award winning artist will start the celebration on March 19 with a Google+ hangout for her fans.

“This time last year, I celebrated my 60th birthday and my 40th anniversary in music and entertainment,” the singer shared in a press release. “I am blessed to be celebrating another birthday. I look forward to joining my longtime supporters on this live video chat and previewing two new tracks from my upcoming release. What a great birthday present.”

The hangout is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET. Nine of her most loyal fans will be conducting a question and answer session; however, fans from all over the world will have an opportunity to chat with the songstress.

During the chat, The Queen of Funk will also announce the winner of her merchandising contest. The winning items will be available for purchase at select stops during her spring and summer concert dates and at

In addition to the video chat, Centric TV will premiere the Chaka Khan episode of their one-hour documentary series BEING on March 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Rounding off the weekend, Chaka has teamed up with Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Heart & Soul channel to premiere an exclusive live music performance at 3:00 p.m. ET on her birthday, March 23. The performance is set to include several of her classic hits.

To join the Google + Hangout, click HERE. To purchase exclusive Chaka Khan merchandise, visit the EBONY Collection store online.