Chaka Khan is not happy to be on the top Greatest Singer of All Time list. But the reason for that is her position on the list. The singer whose real name is Yvette Marie Stevens is one of the living legends that still remains active on social media. But she has lashed out recently, after being unhappy over being placed below certain singers.
In an interview with LaMag, the singer was not so subtle, describing her displeasure. They ranked her at no. 29 on the list containing too 200 singers, below Adele, who was in 22nd, and Blige, who was in 25th position. While she was already upset about being placed below the first singer, the other one clearly upset her. “These must be the children of Helen Keller,” she said after adding if the list makers were blind.
Although the Queen of Funk was in agreement over Aretha Franklin topping the list, she was unsure of Mariah Carey on no. 5. The Grammy winner who celebrates 50 years of her music this year, was not even aware of the magazine’s existence until recently.
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Now, her reaction to the list has caught the attention of fans, and this is what they have to say.
Fans react as Chaka Khan lashes over The Greatest Singers of All Time list
Chaka Khan is one of the most celebrated singers of the 70s who still remains a fan favorite. So when she lashed out over the list of top 200 singers, fans were in total agreement. One singer praised Steven’s ability to sing effortlessly on a higher pitch. Other fans agreed that she should be on a higher number on the list, calling her a ‘powerhouse’. One fan even posted a video of a thunderous performance that she gave at the age of 65.
And she’s right. She was 65 here singing still like a pro they disrespected her let her speak pic.twitter.com/o5Qx5P2H2b
— JAYA ✨️ (@thegyaljaya) March 2, 2023
She’s right. She’s a powerhouse. She should be higher on the list.
— Rated R (@rachie11125) March 2, 2023
She's late but she absolutely has a point, those upper belts she has are just out of this world
— ⵕⵉⴹⴰ (@tweet_livai) March 2, 2023
Godka Khan did not lie. This alone shits on discographies and careers: pic.twitter.com/s1zS52TMdM
— UMI OFF THE SOFA ❼ (@itsgivingcoke1) March 2, 2023
i’m sorry but she is right. Chaka is an icon and #29 is wayyyy too low 😭 pic.twitter.com/EXfTLXEZIL
— 𝐳𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐧 🥟 (@skzsatiny) March 2, 2023
She’s never liked Mary J. Blige and Mary just takes the dragging. Aretha was the same way. Only one that didn’t switch up on her was Patti lol but what I will say is, Chaka should’ve been higher on the list. That’s all.
— the user is panicking (@joshuacharles__) March 2, 2023
This is not the first time that this list has come under scrutiny. Fans of Celine Dion protested outside the magazine’s office when they completely snubbed her from the list. The ‘My Heart Will Go On’ singer has unique vocal abilities, hence leaving fans upset over keeping her out. Madonna, Janet Jackson, etc are some of the hit artists that fans feel should’ve been on the list.
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What do you think of Chaka Khan’s reaction to the top singer’s list? Put your thoughts in the comments.