Chaka was ranked #17 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.
Chaka became a grandmother in 1992 at the age of 39, when daughter Millini then 18, gave birth to granddaughter, Raeven.
Chaka's I Feel For You, one of her signature songs, was originally recorded by Prince on his 1979 debut album.
Chaka sang the theme song for "Reading Rainbow" in its later years.
Chaka means "fire" in many African languages!
Chaka: Being a singer is a way for me to get to a platform to do more.
Chaka: If I popped everyone who called me a diva, I would have to spend the rest of my life in prison.