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Chaka Khan to Receive BET Honor, Readies New Album

Jan 02 2013

Soul-funk icon Chaka Khan will be celebrated at the 2013 BET Honors event in Washington, DC on January 12.  BET Honors highlights top-performing African Americans in the areas of music, entertainment, literature, education and service.  Actress Halle Berry, music executive Clarence Avant, basketball star Lisa Leslie and Pastor T.D. Jakes will also be celebrated at the gala, hosted by actress Gabrielle Union and airing on BET on February 11.  Meanwhile, Chaka is working on her new album, Icon, and will release the first single this month called "It's Not Over."  She says the project contains eight new tracks and "all of them are going to be inspirational, fundamentally, but they’re going to be rock, world, funk, jazz, opera."  She plans to release songs from the album throughout 2013 and promises other icons will be joining her on the set.     

Last changed: Jan 02 2013 at 7:14 AM

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