Chaka Khan will release a new single, “I Love Myself,” on Feb. 19. To help spread the song’s themes of self-esteem and acceptance, the Grammy Award winner is inviting fans to submit a one-minute video clip of themselves lip-synching to the song’s chorus by Feb. 19. The winning clips will then be featured in the song’s accompanying music video.
“It is important that in these troubled times we honor our own self-respect,” says Khan in announcing the “I Love Myself” video contest. “Beauty knows no boundaries and is accepting of us all whether black, white, gay, straight, physically or mentally challenged.”
A percentage of the new single’s net proceeds will benefit two organizations that assist victims of domestic violence and discrimination, respectively: Face Forward and Stomp Out Bullying. The funds will be distributed through The Chaka Khan Foundation, created in 1999.
Complete “I Love Myself” contest details are available at http://ilovemyself.votigo.com/. The single is being released through iKhan Records, distributed by MondoTunes. The digital music distribution platform is part of Alki David’s FilmOn TV Networks and Anakando Media Group, which also own Hologram USA.