If you weren’t already blown away with the impressive line up at this years VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night, ultimate diva and true renaissance woman Chaka Khan has now been confirmed to grace the stage at this years holiday event. This will serve as the “Through the Wire” singer’s fifth appearance for VH1 Divas, and will perform alongside Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle, and recently confirmed Teyana Taylor.
The star-studded event will air Monday, December 5th at 9pm on VH1.
Read the full press release below.
NEW YORK, NY, November 15, 2016 – Songstress Supreme Chaka Khan will perform at VH1 DIVAS HOLIDAY: UNSILENT NIGHT, VH1 announced today. She joins the ranks of the previously announced Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle and Teyana Taylor.
FOR YOUR APPROVAL: “I am absolutely thrilled to be involved with another VH1 DIVAS event,” Khan said. “My past experiences have been so enjoyable, and I’m sure this year’s festive flare will make the evening particularly special.”
Along with Mariah Carey and Patti LaBelle, the holidays are an important part of Khan’s repertoire: “Christmas Only Once a Year” is featured on both the 1996 Christmas compilation album “12 Soulful Nights of Christmas” and her five-track individual holiday album, “A Gift for You.”
A tried-and true-diva, Chaka Khan has performed at four prior VH1 DIVAS events: VH1 DIVAS Live in 1999, VH1 DIVAS Duets in 2003, and VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul in 2011. At VH1 DIVAS 2004, she shared personal sentiments on the word “diva,” her favorite divas, and the importance of music education in schools.
Khan is a true Renaissance Woman. A singer, songwriter, producer, visual artist, author, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, activist and mother, Khan is an international music icon who has influenced multiple generations of artists and continues to do so. From the moment she burst onto the music scene in the 1970s as the 18-year-old lead singer of the multiracial band Rufus, her powerful voice and show-stopping stage presence set her apart from any other singer, and during her 40-year career, she has developed a vast international fan base and performed on six continents.Khan is a ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner (with 22 GRAMMY® nominations) who has the rare ability to sing in eight music genres, including R&B, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, country, classical and dance music. She has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs, eight RIAA certified gold singles and eleven RIAA certified gold and platinum albums. Khan’s recorded music has produced over 2,000 catalogue song placements.
Since its inception in 1998, VH1 DIVAS has assembled the most dynamic and prolific female performers the industry has to offer, celebrating their raw talent and invaluable contributions to pop culture. After a four-year hiatus, the DIVAS have returned, just in time for the holidays, for a night that promises to be both festive and fabulous in equal measure.
“VH1’S DIVAS HOLIDAY: UNSILENT NIGHT” will air Monday, December 5th at 9PM ET.
Current sponsors of “VH1 DIVAS HOLIDAY UNSILENT NIGHT” special event include BROOKSIDE, Honey Nut Cheerios, and LG V20.
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“VH1 DIVAS HOLIDAY: UNSILENT NIGHT” is produced by Den of Thieves with executive producers Jesse Ignatovic, Evan Prager, Chris Choun, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge. Amy Doyle, Ryan Kroft and Elena Diaz are Executive Producers for VH1. Joseph Buoye is executive in charge of production for VH1.
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