Chaka Presents Ultimate Divas!!
(With a Lil' 'Divatude' To Match!)
Chaka Khan is the Head Diva here at 'Chaka's World', but we would
also like to acknowledge other 'Ultimate Divas of Song'!
(*If your favorite diva is missing, nominate her in our guestbook!)
This is a great site to learn about the 'Queen Of Soul', and she is the original diva!!
Aretha paved the way for Chaka Khan, and you will enjoy this 'unofficial' website!! (My favorite Aretha CD- 'The Best Of Aretha')
This is a nice site dedicated to 'Miss Patti', and her greatness cannot be denied!!
Patti is a true survivor, and she toured with Chaka on the 1999 'Sister's Soulfest Tour'!! (My favorite Patti CD- 'Burnin')
Diana 'The Boss' Ross is synonymous with the term Diva (& not always in a good way!!).She has been around for 5 decades, and even though she no longer makes #1 hit songs, her loyal fan base buys everything she records.In terms of sheer singing, Diana couldn't hang with Aretha, Chaka, or Patti, BUT Diana is the BEST in terms of 'style'.She knows she's a Diva & that can be a problem sometimes!! Diana did 'what she had to do' to make it in music (& occassionally movies!!)!! (My favorite Diana Ross Cd- The rare 'The Boss'/'Diana' 2 on 1 CD)
A site dedicated to one of Chaka's friends from the old days!! Natalie Cole is
a great diva who overcame many problems, and she deserves getting props!! (My favorite Natalie Cole CD- 'The Natalie Cole Collection')
Anita Baker, the 8-Time Grammy Winning Diva who sang about 'Sweet Love', is one of the most popular vocalists who became a superstar in 1985 when her 'Rapture' CD hit the streets.Baker also started out as a vocalist for the group Chapter 8 (mid 1970's), and her debut CD, 'The Songstress' (1983 Beverly Glen) was well recieved in R&B circles.Currently, Anita is taking a break to raise her kids, but I have a feeling that she will return in the near future!!
(My favorite Anita Baker CD - 'The Songstress' 1983)
She still has great legs, and you will enjoy this site for a true 'Diva Pioneer'!!
I love Tina & she has been an inspiration to many.Great talent & still a showstopper. (My Favorite Tina CD- 'Private Dancer')
The original 'Bad Girl' & Queen Of Disco!! Donna is a true diva that is also good
friends with Chaka Khan!! She is the ONLY disco act that I would still want to see!! (My favorite Donna Summer CD- 'Endless Summer')
Whitney is a special talent, and I would love to see photos of her singing background
for Chaka in 1980 as a 16 year old!! She did get 'diva lessons' early!! (My favorite Whitney CD- 'Whitney Houston')
Teena has got to be the one of the most talented female musicians, ever!! She writes, produces, arranges, and performs most of the music on her albums.And that voice is pretty special too!! Teena is a REAL diva, and even if she didn't mention Chaka on a few of her albums, I would still like her!! (My favorite Teena CD- 'Irons In The Fire')
Man, what can I say about this underappreciated Diva ?? She was jazzy, sophisticated, and loved by her loyal fans.Even though her problems got the best of her, we are lucky to have her music to play on 'that rainy day'.I really miss her. (My favorite Phyllis CD- 'Prime Of My Life')
Another underappreciated songstress!!Angela Bofill is a great singer who has HER OWN style!!Her music has elements of Jazz, Afro-Cuban Rhythms, and R&B to create that 'Bofill Sound'.Soulful & expressive vocals mainly sung in an awesome lower register is what Bofill specializes in, and she can also hit the HIGH notes at the right time!!(My favorite Angela Bofill CDs- 'Too Tough' & 'Angel Of The Night')
Patrice Rushen is a REAL MUSIC DIVA, period!!She writes, produces, and plays the majority of the music on her CDs.While being constantly in demand, Patrice started out as a classically-trained jazz prodigy while in her early teens during 1974, and she has continued to perfect styles in Jazz, R&B, and straight up Funk!! (My favorite Patrice Rushen CD is 'Straight From The Heart')
Here is the case of a real diva that has 'an identity problem'.I admire Mariah's 'octaves', but many people are tired of her constant remakes, samples, and duets with 'gangsta rappers' to pump CD sales.
(My favorite Mariah CD- 'Vision Of Love)
More Coming Soon!!!