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The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is thrilled to announce acclaimed singer-songwriter Chaka Khan as a 2016 She Rocks Award recipient. The live awards event takes place on Jan. 22, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM Show, and honors women in the music industry who are pioneers and role models.

With smash hits such as “I’m Every Woman,” “I Feel For You” and “Through the Fire,” Khan has sold over 70 million records. With a career that has spanned over 40 years in the music industry, she has received the Soul Train Legend Award (2009), The BET Lifetime Achievement Award (2009), has written an autobiography, Through the Fire, and is a 10-time GRAMMY Award-winner. Khan is currently in the studio at work on a new album to be released in 2016. For more information, visit www.chakakhan.com.

“Chaka Khan is an iconic, respected artist and role model. I can’t even begin to express how thrilled we are to have this opportunity to honor her and celebrate her career,” said Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the WiMN.

The WiMN recently announced the lineup for the 2016 She Rocks Awards, including trailblazing guitarist Jennifer Batten, and Amy Heidemann of the chart-topping duo, Karmin. Other honorees include Leslie Ann Jones of Skywalker Sound, Chalise Zolezzi of Taylor Guitars; Cathy Carter-Duncan of Seymour Duncan; Mindy Abovitz of Tom Tom Magazine; and many more.

The She Rocks Awards pay tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders such as Colbie Caillat, Sheila E, The Bangles, Orianthi, Dinah Gretsch, Craigie Zildjian, Janie L. Hendrix, and more. The event brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and media to celebrate women in music.

The She Rocks Awards will take place on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel at 6:30 p.m. This event has sold out the past three years and a NAMM badge is not required to attend. Tickets are on sale now at www.sherocksawards.com.

The 2016 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Martin Guitar, Seymour Duncan, Roland, Boss, Gretsch, Taylor Guitars, Avid, Zildjian, D’Addario, Guitar Center, Fishman, Tech 21, 108 Rock Star Guitars, with additional support from these media partners Tom Tom Magazine, Guitar Girl Magazine, Music-News.com, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Keyboard, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, Music Inc., Making Music, International Musician, Premier Guitar, LAWIM and more. For information regarding She Rocks Awards sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@thewimn.com.

To find out more about the award recipients and the 2016 She Rocks Awards, visit sherocksawards.com.

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