Amber Riley: 'Glee' should do Chaka Khan
February 4th, 2011
04:03 PM ET

Amber Riley: 'Glee' should do Chaka Khan

Amber Riley really loves Chaka Khan.

So much so that the “Glee” star has linked up with Essence magazine for a campaign to have her hit show feature the singer's music as a themed episode.

Riley appears as Khan in a spread for the mag, and a Facebook page has been devoted to the campaign.

“Chaka Khan is my favorite artist not only because her voice is absolutely amazing,” Riley told Essence. “She’s just creative, she’s different, she came out different. She had a different sound from anyone who was in her era.”

Khan, whose hits include “I Feel For You” and “I’m Every Woman,” has been covered over the years by quite a few artists, including Whitney Houston. Riley said her favorite song by Khan is “Tell Me Something Good” and added that she would love to perform “I’m Every Woman” with the singer.

“I don’t think I could sing with her though,” Riley said. “I was standing on stage with her and nearly shriveled into a raisin when she gave me a hug and a kiss. I was like ‘Oh my God!’”

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  1. Glee Pee Pee

    Glee is a big pile of SHYT.

    February 7, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. floor


    February 5, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. lil wayne

    Glee should do Snoop Dog.

    February 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tom

    Sounds like a great idea to me. Loved Chaka too. I'd really like to see them do of my favorites.

    February 5, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. clutch

    Never seen it, didn't even read the article. They should do Sade

    February 5, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bonnie

    Mr Shu already did "Tell me something good" doesn't she watch her own show?

    February 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      I thought the same thing. Will sang it to Sue.
      Tisk tisk, Amber.

      February 5, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Lillie

      She said that it was her favorite song, not that she wanted to sing it on the show.

      February 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gerald

    Chaka's hit ' I Feel For You' was written and first performed by Prince and also mixed with Little Stevie Wonder's 'Finger Tips'. You wanna hear vintage Chaka, check out 'Night In Tunisia', 'Roll Me Through The Rushes', 'Got To Be There' and so on...

    February 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. paul

    Check out the top about Hollywood's stars with the biggest income in 2010 on www[.]moviesfan[.]eu

    February 4, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Whatever

    I would watch if they did Chaka Khan! Her music is great

    February 4, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. B=Dog

    For a second I thought "Wow... Precious chick has lost some weight..." but it wasn't her.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Soup'n'Salad

    Chunka Khan

    February 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Trisha

    Does glee only have one gimmick, the themed episodes, to get people to continue watching it?

    February 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |

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