Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens; March 23, 1953) is a 10-time Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Often cited as the Queen of Funk, Khan has sold an estimated 200 million records worldwide.
CK is the seventh studio album by American R&B/funk singer Chaka Khan, released on the Warner Bros. Records label in 1988.
CK was Khan’s first album not to be recorded with Arif Mardin, instead it had with the exception of two tracks Russ Titelman at the helm as producer, with whom she had collaborated on hits like “Ain’t Nobody” (1983), “Eye to Eye” from 1984’s platinum-selling I Feel for You as well as “Tight Fit” from her previous album Destiny. Musically CK combined a variety of genres such as soul, R&B, funk, pop as well as two jazz titles and altogether the set was more laid-back, less hip-hop influenced and production-wise not as complex and synth-driven as I Feel for You and Destiny.
Three singles were released from C.K.: Womack & Womack’s Latino-flavoured “It’s My Party” which reached #5 on Billboard’s R&B Singles chart, “Soul Talkin'” and “Baby Me” which became another Top 10 hit on the R&B chart, peaking at #8. The CK album itself also charted higher than the preceding Destiny, reaching #17 on the R&B Albums chart.
“Baby Me” was remixed by David Todd for the 12″ single release.
Baby Me (2 CK’s And A Baby Mix) 6:35
Baby Me (Big Baby Mix – Extended Mix) 4:21
Baby Me (LP Version) 4:04
Baby Me (Nursery Mix) 4:25
Everybody Needs Some Love 4:26