Chaka Khan Releases First New Album In 12 Years, ‘Hello Happiness’ [Stream]

first_imgToday, Chaka Khan, the Queen of Funk, has released her first new collection of music in 12 years, Hello Happiness, via Diary Records/Island Records, the new label formed by Major Lazer founder and Grammy-nominated producer Switch and artist/songwriter Sarah Ruba Taylor. The new release—her first since 2007’s Funk This—comes on the heels of this week’s announcement that Chaka Khan will head out on an extensive co-headlining tour with Michael McDonald this summer.As the album’s announcement press release notes, “Hello Happiness is an album which sets Chaka Khan’s timeless vocal to an empowering collection of songs with cutting-edge production. With an eye on the future and a respect for the past, Chaka Khan has delivered an album with the contemporary edge to entice newcomers to her world class talent and the quality to excite long-term fans.”Jam fans will also notice a familiar name on the album’s songwriting credits. Dopapod keyboardist Eli Winderman is credited as a co-writer on Hello Happiness track “Don’t Cha Know” for the organ, synth, and clavinet work he contributed to the recording.You can stream Chaka Khan’s new album below:Chaka Khan – Hello Happiness – Full Album Khan first collaborated with Switch and Ruba Taylor as a potential featured artist on a different project. Inspired by the power of both her voice and personality, the duo suggested working on an original Chaka Khan album—something which she didn’t have in mind. However, she was soon convinced when she heard some of Switch and Ruba Taylor’s songs, which coincidentally were influenced by Chaka Khan but written for their own project.Khan released the album’s first single, “Like Sugar”, in June of last year as a limited edition release for 2018’s Record Store Day. The Kim Gherig-directed music video that came along with it received extensive acclaim and nabbed two recognitions at the U.K. Music Video Awards. You can watch the music video for “Like Sugar” below:Chaka Khan – “Like Sugar”[Video: Chaka Khan]For more information about Chaka Khan’s new album and upcoming tour dates, head to her website here.last_img read more

Broward Home Invader Struggles with Woman Before Fleeing

first_imgPhoto courtesy: Coral Springs Police Department Detectives have identified the suspect as 23-year-old Bailewa Davis. It is unknown whether he got away with anything of value. The doorbell security camera recorded Davis on video. He is described as being about 5-foot-8, with dreadlocks and a goatee. In addition, he was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. Investigators are asking anyone who knows Davis’ whereabouts, or who has information about the break-in, to call Detective Frank Randazzo at (954) 346-1262 or email [email protected]center_img They say Davis got in about 9 p.m. Monday, when a woman answered the door of the house in the 8400 block of Northwest 27th Drive in Coral Springs. The two struggled and the suspect ran east on Northwest 27th Street headed towards Riverside Drive, according to police. Anonymous tips can be given to Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477 and online at Police are searching for a home invader who allegedly knocked at the door of a Broward home and forced his way inside, only to have the senior resident fight back.last_img read more

Inzamam steps down as Pakistan’s chief selector

first_img(REUTERS) – Inzamam-ul-Haq yesterday announced his decision to step down as Pakistan’s chief selector when his contract expires on July 31.Former Pakistan captain Inzamam, who was appointed to the role in April 2016, oversaw a period which included Pakistan’s victory in the Champions Trophy two years ago.Inzamam’s final assignment was to select the Pakistan squad for the World Cup, where the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led team finished fifth in the group stage and failed to qualify for the semi-finals.“After more than three years as chair of the Pakistan men’s selection committee, I have decided not to seek a renewal of my contract,” the 49-year-old Inzamam said in a statement.“With the ICC World Test Championship, due to get underway in September, the ICC T20 World Cup in 2020 and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, I believe it is the right time for the Pakistan Cricket Board to appoint a new chief selector who can bring new ideas and fresh thinking.”During Inzamam’s tenure, players such as Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi and Usman Shinwari made their international debuts, while Babar Azam established himself as Pakistan’s batting mainstay across all three formats of the game.“It has been a pleasure to see these players grow and make names for themselves in international cricket,” Inzamam added.“I will follow their progress with interest because I firmly believe these players have all the ingredients to take Pakistan cricket team to greater heights.”last_img read more