INTERNATIONAL music star and 10 time GRAMMY Award winner, Chaka Khan returns to the UK for a nationwide three-city tour this summer, presented by GeeStar.

From the moment she came onto the music scene in the 1970s, Chaka has influenced multiple generations of artists and continues to do so.

Her voice and stage presence has set her apart from any other singer, and during her 40-year career, she has developed an international fan base and performed on six continents, racking up 22 GRAMMY nominations, 22 albums, 10 number one Billboard magazine charted songs, eight RIAA certified gold singles and 11 RIAA certified gold and platinum albums.

Chaka’s recorded music has produced more than 2,000 catalogue song placements.

She is also the recipient of numerous awards for her achievements in music and entertainment.

The City of Chicago honoured her with a Street Naming of 'Chaka Khan Way' and declared Sunday, July 28, 2013, 'Chaka Khan Day', she was awarded a BET Honours and was inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at its Annual Spring Gala; inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame; honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

She also received the Soul Train Legend Award (2009), the BET Lifetime Achievement Award (2006) and the World Music Lifetime Achievement Award (2003).

Chaka Khan was born Yvette Stevens in 1953. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois, the eldest of five siblings.

In 1999, she established the Chaka Khan Foundation, which includes a variety of programmes and initiatives that assist women and children at risk.

Chaka Khan will perform in the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, on June 7.

For tickets ring the box office on 029 2022 4488.