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Chaka Khan Gets Inducted In The Apollo Theater's Legends Hall Of Fame

posted 11 Jun 2013, 14:47 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 11 Jun 2013, 14:48 ]

Mary J. Blige and Patti LaBelle help induct Chaka Khan into the Apollo Theater's Legends Hall of Fame.

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORKUNITED STATES (JUNE 11, 2013) (REUTERS) -  Chaka Khan's 40-year career was honored on Monday (June 11) as the Apollo Theater inducted the singer into its Legends Hall of Fame.

As the "sweet thing" singer accepted her award she was at a loss for words.

"Words simply cannot express how I feel tonight to be inducted into the Apollo Theater Legends Hall of Fame. This is really amazing," she said.

The event was held during the theater's 8th annual spring gala concert and featured performances by Chaka's friends including Patti LaBelle and Mary J. Blige.

Throughout Chaka's career she has released 22 albums and has snagged ten number one singles.

Past inductees into the hall of fame include Stevie WonderMichael Jackson andJames Brown.

The Apollo theater is considered one of New York's most famous landmarks and the launching pad for the careers of Ella FitzgeraldLauryn Hill and many others.