Multiple Grammy-winning vocalist, humanitarian, educator and visual artist Chaka Khan is inviting fans to submit a video clip of themselves for her new single, “I Love Myself,” which will debut February 19th via MondoTunes/iKhan Records/LLC. Fans are being asked to submit a one-minute video clip of themselves (which can be shot on their smart phones or other camera devices) lip-synching to the chorus of the song by February 19th and the winning clips will be featured in the music video that accompanies Chaka‘s single. Complete contest details may be found at http://ilovemyself.votigo.com
“It is important that in these troubled times we honor our own self-respect,” says Chaka. “Beauty knows no boundaries and is accepting of us all whether black, white, gay, straight, physically or mentally-challenged.”
A percentage of the net proceeds from the single will benefit two important organizations – Face Forward (www.faceforwardla.org) and STOMP Out Bullying (www.STOMPOutBullying.org) – chosen for their importance in assisting those who have been the victims of domestic violence and discrimination. Funds will be distributed via The Chaka Khan Foundation, created in 1999, which includes a variety of programs and initiatives that assist women and children at risk. In 2013, the Chaka Khan Foundation combined forces with Community Partners to continue and expand its reach into the community, where it continues to do so.
Chaka Khan is a true Renaissance Woman. A singer, songwriter, producer, visual artist, author, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, activist and mother and grandmother, Chaka 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.
Chaka 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. Chaka’s recorded music has produced over 2,000 catalogue song placements. www.chakakhan.com