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  • Khan FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, singer Chaka Khan attends the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund fashion gala honoring Coach at Alice Tully Hall in New York. The singer perhaps best known for the 1984 smash “I Feel For You†is ready to bloom again. Chaka Khan plans her first album in a decade, and, on New Yearâ€ôs Day, will serve as grand marshal at the Rose Parade. Khan said she never stopped recording from 2008-2018, she simply stopped releasing material. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Monday, December 31, 2018 1:50 pm

After a decade of dormancy, Chaka Khan blooms again

MIKE CIDONI LENNOX | Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. – The singer perhaps best known for the 1984 smash "I Feel For You" is ready to bloom again.

Chaka Khan plans her first album in a decade, and, on New Year's Day, will serve as grand marshal at the Rose Parade.

The new album, expected the end of 2019, is her first since the well-received 2008 "C.K."

Khan says she never stopped recording over the past decade, she simply stopped releasing material.

She also needed time to pull herself together after the April 2016 passing of old friend Prince, who died of a drug overdose. Some six months later, Khan entered rehab to deal with her own prescription-drug addiction.