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Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten-time GRAMMY
® Award winner
Chaka Khan announces today the release of two versions of her first single, "It's Not Over," featuring GRAMMY
® Award-winning recording artist LeCrae, available on iTunes today,
February 14 with all other digital retailers to follow. Produced by Theron "Neffu" Feemster, "It's Not Over" includes an urban version and the Papercha$er pop dance remix. Both versions of "It's Not Over" will be included on
The iKhan Project: Commemorative Limited Edition,
which will be available in stores on
April 30, 2013. This CD is the first installment of Chaka's iKhan Project series.
This year, 2013, marks the 40
th anniversary of Chaka's career in music and entertainment. The year-long celebration will include the release of a series of new albums, titled the
The iKhan Project series will include recorded music in eight genres, including R&B, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, country, classical and dance music. Currently, Chaka is in the studio recording her jazz album, which is scheduled for release Summer 2013 on Blue Note Records.
Chaka recently recorded "Keep Walkin' (Find My Shoes)," an inspirational song for the end credits for the upcoming Lifetime movie premiere of
Pastor Brown, airing
Saturday, February 16 at
8:00 p.m. ET. "Keep Walkin' (Find My Shoes)" was produced by
Mano Hanes and written by
Marvin Winans, Jr. The single will also be released on
The iKhan Project: Commemorative Limited Edition and serviced to gospel and urban radio later this month.
As Chaka's year-long celebration continues,
Billboard magazine will produce a Stars Tribute issue, dated
March 23, to coincide with the music icon's 60
th birthday. The issue hits newsstands on
Chaka is a recipient of a BET Honors award along with honorees
Halle Berry, Bishop
Clarence Avant and
Lisa Leslie. The BET Honors encore airings are scheduled for
Saturday, February 16 (
8:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m. ET) and
Thursday, February 21, (
10:00 p.m. –
12:00 p.m. ET).
Currently plans are underway for the Chaka Khan I'm Every Women World Tour, which will feature other top female artists, to be announced in the coming weeks.