Rufus was a 1970s funk band, best known for launching the career of their lead singer Chaka Khan. They had several hits throughout their career, including "Tell Me Something Good" (penned by Stevie Wonder), "Sweet Thing", and "Ain't Nobody".
One of the most commercially successful funk groups of the '70s, the multi-racial Rufus are today best remembered for launching the careers of Tony Maiden, Bobby Watson, Andre Fischer, Dennis Belfield and soul diva Chaka Khan, whose lead vocals were easily the band's fiery focal point. Powered by Khan ? who was eventually billed in addition to the group ? and an unerring sense of groove, Rufus scored an impressive string of hit singles on both the pop and R&B charts, which lasted through the '70s and up to Khan's official departure in 1983.