The ten-time Grammy-winner was born Yvette Stevens on 23 March 1953.
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.
The group's 1976 R&B hit would be hugely influential on Rodgers as he crafted a 1980s Bowie smash.
Cannily deployed to create touching moments and forge connections, the best romantic comedy songs have defined iconic romcoms.
'Q's Jook Joint' gave the producer a gold album in America for the sixth time in his incomparable career.
After the 2019 induction ceremony in Brooklyn, the RRHOF returns to its home base in Cleveland, Ohio for its 35th annual induction ceremony on 2May, 2020.
A tribute to the man who helped invent modern-day R&B with his deeply soulful, gospel-influenced piano playing and singing.
The Motown classic has a history that also embraces Stevie's former wife Syreeta, Michael McDonald and Rufus Wainwright.
The British singer-songwriter, keyboard player and guitarist ruled America in August 1988 with both the 'Roll With It' single and album.
‘What’s The 411?’ introduced to the world a fusion of R&B hooks and hip-hop beats.
One of the most memorable open-air events of the decade turned into a triumph for the visiting Californian heroes.
Selections from the songbook of one of soul music's great vocal stylists.
The band's return to the UK singles chart with 'I Want It All' came after an absence of more than two and a half years.
The siblings created a series of memorable soul and pop hits and some great album tracks, celebrated in our uDiscover Music playlist.
Chaka Khan is also releasing her long-awaited new album, 'Hello Happiness', on 15 February.