Legendary R&B singer Chaka Khan is featured on the cover of Billboard’s first-ever augmented reality cover, designed to “come to life” when used with augmented reality app Printergize the singer’s website, ChakaKhan.com.
This issue of Billboard is also the Stars Tribute issue, which celebrates Chaka’s 40 years in music. At Chaka’s website, visitors can see her “100 Days of Chaka” campaign which marks the 100 days from her 60th birthday (March 23) to the anniversary of the release of her first recorded album with Rufus, “Rufus” 40 years ago (July 1).
The “100 Days of Chaka” will end with the launch of The iKhan Project: Alive! The Commemorative Edition, which is a CD and DVD featuring music projects recorded in R&B, pop, jazz, gospel, rock, country, classical and dance. With this project, Chaka is trying to recreate the thrill of performing music in the same room with the producer.
In a statement, the beautiful and talented legend said, “I am especially happy about my Billboard Tribute issue; this is the first time in my career that I have been honored in this way.”
I am so thrilled for Chaka Khan and this new stage in her life! She — along with Tina Turner gracing the recent issue of Vogue Germany — prove that beauty, power, and inspiration come at all levels and in all ages. ~Congrats to her!
.(image from: billboard mag/cover art)