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Posted by Robert
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9/28/2004 12:59:14 PM

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Damien Patrick Holland, 25 years old, Chaka Khan’s son, has been arrested for murder. The shooting of a man (17 years old) not yet recognized with a gun took place last friday in a apartment of South Los Angeles (California). The man died at the hospital afterhe was transported to. It was "Celebrity Justice" TV program that revealed the word of the arrest.
Chaka Khan, his mother has been divorced since several years from Damien Patrick Holland.

Chaka Khan first arrived on the music scene in 1973 as the lead singer for Rufus, one of the first multi-racial bands of its time. It was a time when the "real music" sound – featured by groups such as Tower of Power and War – was strong on the music scene. With Chaka on the mic, the group – known best as Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan – earned one platinum album, five gold albums, five gold singles, five No. 1 hits and two Grammy awards. The hits of the time, still being sung by fans of all ages today, include "Sweet Thing," "Tell Me Something Good," "Once You Get Started," "Everlasting Love," "Do You Love What You Feel," and "Ain’t Nobody."

Chaka Khan began her solo career in the late 1970s with the hit, "I’m Every Woman," a tune written especially for her by the legendary songwriting team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson. Since then, Chaka has recorded nine albums and been honored with five Grammy Awards. Her solo hits include "What Cha Gonna Do For Me?" "Clouds," "Papillion," "I Feel For You," and "Through the Fire." Working with the best of the best in the music world has been a rewarding experience for Chaka over the years.

It all started when Stevie Wonder wrote "Tell Me Something Good." Since then, she has worked with some of the biggest and most outstanding music talents in the business – her dear friend Joni Mitchell, world-class producer Quincy Jones and R&B icon Gladys Knight, for example. She also has worked with those who have made names for themselves in other music genres from jazz to rock to blues, including the Manhattan Transfer, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Lenny White, Bobby McFerrin, Lionel Hampton, Eric Clapton, Fourplay, Peter Cetera, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, Ry Cooder, Bruce Hornsby, Guru, Phil Collins and Miles Davis. Chaka’s latest collaboration with veteran rappers, De La Soul, on the single "All Good?" has saturated Billboard’s Rap Single Chart chart for more than 12 weeks.

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