Chaka Khan performs at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game
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Watch Chaka Khan Sing The National Anthem At The 2020 NBA All-Star Game
R&B and soul icon Chaka Khan opened the 2020 NBA All-Star Game today (Feb. 16) with a fiery rendition of the U.S. national anthem.
The 10-time GRAMMY winner and celebrated Queen Of Funk was decked out in a custom basketball jersey that nodded to her native Chicago, where this year's NBA All-Star Game is being hosted, and NBA legend Michael Jordan.
Khan has kept busy on the music and live front over the past two years. In 2019, she toured with Michael McDonald, performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, dazzled fans at the Bulova Brunch during GRAMMY Week and released her 12th album, Hello Happiness.
She received her most recent GRAMMY wins at the 50th GRAMMY Awards, held in 2008, when she took home two golden gramophones for her 2007 album, Funk This: Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for album single "Disrespectful," featuring Mary J. Blige.
Khan's performance is part of a stacked musical lineup at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game and Weekend, which includes performances from: Jennifer Hudson, who's paying tribute to the late NBA icon Kobe Bryant; Queen Latifah, who covered Stevie Wonder; and Chance The Rapper, who's delivering a star-studded halftime show later tonight alongside DJ Khaled, Migos rapper Quavo and Lil Wayne.