Chanté Moore

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Chanté Moore
Birth name Chanté Torrance Moore
Born (1967-02-17) February 17, 1967 (age 50)
Origin San Francisco, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1986–present
Labels Silas/MCA (1992–2002)
Arista/LaFace/Zomba
(duet act; 2002–07)
Peak/Concord (2006–08)
Shanachie (2013–present)
Associated acts
Website therealchantemoore.com

Chanté Torrance Moore (born February 17, 1967) is an award–winning American R&B and jazz singer, songwriter, and actress.

Biography[edit]

Born to Christian Evangelist parents, she grew up singing in the church and was heavily influenced by the music of George Duke and Lee Ritenour. She was a beauty pageant contestant and model when, at age twenty-two, she was discovered by MCA Records executive Louil Silas. Moore was signed to Silas' MCA-distributed imprint Silas Records. She had previously been signed to Warner Bros Records by Benny Medina at the age of 19, recording a whole album before being dropped.[1]

Early Career & Mainstream Breakthrough[edit]

Moore made her recording debut on Silas/MCA Records in 1992 with the release of the RIAA-certified Precious featuring the hit singles “Love's Taken Over” (#13 R&B, #86 Hot 100), “It’s Alright” (#13 R&B), "Who Do I Turn To?" (#83 R&B) and "As If We Never Met" (#107 R&B).

Her follow-up album A Love Supreme was released in 1994 and featured the singles as "Old School Lovin'" (#19 R&B), "This Time" (#61 R&B), "I'm What You Need" (#56) and a dual-cover of "Free/Sail On."

In 1999, she released her third album This Moment Is Mine which was led by her biggest single to date, “Chanté’s Got A Man,” written for then-husband Kadeem Hardison. It peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (and #2 on R&B) and went gold. It was followed-up by the single "I See You in a Different Light" with JoJo Hailey and included as the theme for the film "For the Love of the Game" starring Kevin Costner.

Following her divorce from Hardison, Moore worked with a different set of collaborators for the more contemporary R&B album Exposed which followed in 2000. That included the singles "Straight Up" (produced by Jermaine Dupri) and "Bitter" for which the latter's video continued the saga of the R. Kelly and The Isley Brothers "Mr. Big" story.

In 2002, Moore had the distinction of winning a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single for the song “Contagious,” featuring The Isley Brothers and R. Kelly. The song was also nominated for a Grammy award for "R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal."

With Kenny Lattimore[edit]

A year after marrying R&B singer Kenny Lattimore, the two signed as a duet act to Arista Records and released a duet cover album entitled Things That Lovers Do in 2003. The album was promoted with a stageplay named after the album and a music video for the single "You Don't Have to Cry" which shows a prominently pregnant Moore on screen with Lattimore.

In fall 2006, Moore issued a follow-up to the success of Things That Lovers Do, another album of duets with her husband Kenny Lattimore. The duo beat the previous effort with a double-CD of gospel and R&B love songs entitled Uncovered/Covered. The set was led off by dual singles, the Bryan Michael Cox-produced "Figure It Out," and "Make Me Like the Moon," a gospel ballad co-written by Lattimore and Moore and produced by Fred Hammond. Uncovered/Covered was released October 10, 2006 on LaFace/Verity/Zomba Music Group.[2]

In 2007, Moore starred in the stageplay By Any Means Necessary, along with Dave Hollister, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Shar Jackson, and Danielle Mone Truitt.

"Love the Woman"[edit]

During the recording of her duet album with Lattimore, she signed a new solo recording contract with Peak Records, a subsidiary of Concord Music Group.[3]

Moore released her fifth solo album Love the Woman on June 17, 2008.[4][5] The album's lead single "Ain't Supposed to Be This Way" impacted radio on May 12, 2008.[6]

In 2009, Moore set some dates for a Love the Woman tour, with performances in Los Angeles, and Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she starred with James Pickens, Jr. (of Grey's Anatomy), Vickie Winans, Loretta Devine, Reginald VelJohnson, Rocky Carroll and Kenny Lattimore in a live stage production of Otis Sallid's Gospel! Gospel! Gospel at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in May 2009.[7]

In July 2011, it was announced that she would be the TV host for an upcoming women's fitness reality series sponsored by SportyGirl Fitness.[8] The following year, Moore performed at the 2012 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in a tribute to the late singer Donna Summer.

"Moore is More" and Reality TV[edit]

On January 1, 2013, Moore inked a new record deal with Shanachie Entertainment.[9] She released her sixth studio solo album "Moore Is More" on July 30, 2013[10] which was preceded by the single "Talking In My Sleep."

In early 2013, it was announced that Moore had joined the cast of the Reality TV show "R&B Divas L.A." with Kelly Price, Dawn Robinson (of En Vogue), Michel'le, Lil' Mo & Claudette Ortiz.[11] They filmed the series throughout the year, and it premiered/aired during the summer. A second season was ordered and is currently filming as of 2014.[12]

In March 2014, it was announced that Moore would start a limited run in Vegas on March 24 in the Bally's Las Vegas legendary show Jubilee!, after Terry Ellis (of En Vogue) had completed her run. The show will be directed by Frank Gatson Jr. and also star Grammy-nominated singer Luke James.[13]

The second season of "R&B Divas: Los Angeles" premiered in July 2014,[14] and Chante released a digital single "I Know, Right?" later that month.[15]

"Will I Marry Me?" and "The Rise of the Phoenix"[edit]

She released her self-help book "Will I Marry Me?" in August 2014.[16] Chante's Manager, Cheryl Cobb Debrosse is producing an adaptation of her book "Will I Marry Me" into a one-woman show in 2015. A third (and final) season of "R&B Divas: Los Angeles" premiered on February 11, 2015.[17]

In 2015, she announced work on a new solo album which would include new material in addition to a few remakes of her songs, due to the experience of her one-woman show.[18]

In 2016, she premiered a new track titled "Ghetto Love" featuring Kurupt on Donnie Simpson's radio show.[19]

Later in July, she appeared on the radio show to premiere her new single "Put It On Fate" of which she filmed a music video on July 13.[1]

In late January 2017, she announced a new single "Real One" set to be released on February 3rd, 2017.[20] It is set to be the lead single off her album The Rise of the Phoenix due February 17, 2017.[21] Additionally, she is set to star in the new stage play "Married But Single Too" set to premiere off-Broadway in February.[22][23]

In February, it was announced her album The Rise of the Phoenix would be delayed to March.[24]

Personal life[edit]

In 1996, she had a daughter, named Sophia Hardison with actor Kadeem Hardison. They secretly married in 1997 and divorced in 2000.

She married singer Kenny Lattimore[25] on New Year's Day in 2002 at a private ceremony in Jamaica. Their son Kenny, Jr. was born April 10, 2003. In a July 27, 2011 statement on her Facebook page, she announced she and Kenny Lattimore had divorced.

Her older brother Kelvin Gomillion (born January 25, 1961) died on August 18, 2013.[26][27]

In her 2014 self-help autobiographical book "Will I Marry Me?" she made public her first marriage (and subsequent divorce) to a childhood friend whom she had dated in sixth grade and was her first kiss at the age of 13.[18]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
U.S.
[28]
U.S.
R&B

[29]
U.S.
Indie

[30]
Precious 101 20
A Love Supreme 64 11
This Moment Is Mine 31 7
Exposed 50 10
Love the Woman 110 14
Moore Is More 184 14 32

Collaborative albums[edit]

List of collaborative albums, with selected chart positions, sales, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
U.S. U.S.
R&B
U.S.
Gospel

[32]
Things That Lovers Do (with Kenny Lattimore) 31 3
Uncovered/Covered (with Kenny Lattimore) 95 10 2

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions, sales, and certifications
Title Album details
Mood
20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Chante Moore

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[33] Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. R&B Airplay U.S. Dance UK[34] NET
1992 "Love's Taken Over" 86 13 7 54 Precious
1993 "It's Alright" 108 13 12
"Who Do I Turn To?" 83 72
"As If We Never Met" 107
1994 "Old School Lovin'" 19 18 A Love Supreme
"This Time" 61 74 5
1995 "I'm What You Need" 56 62
"Free / Sail On" 11 69
1999 "Chanté's Got a Man" 10 2 2 34 This Moment is Mine
"I See You in a Different Light" (featuring JoJo Hailey) 61 60
2000 "Straight Up" 83 22 22 11 37 Exposed
2001 "Bitter" 55 49
"Take Care of Me" (featuring Da Brat)
2002 "Loveable (From Your Head to Your Toes)" 111 Things That Lovers Do (with Kenny Lattimore)
2003 "You Don't Have to Cry"
2005 "Tonight (2 Step)" Uncovered/Covered (with Kenny Lattimore)
2006 "Figure It Out" 124
"Make Me Like The Moon"
2008 "Ain't Supposed to Be This Way"[35] 90 26 Love the Woman
2013 "Talking In My Sleep" Moore is More
"Jesus, I Want You"
2014 "I Know, Right" I Know, Right - Single
2017 "Real One" TBR TBR TBR TBR TBR TBR The Rise of The Phoenix

Single appearances[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B NET
1992 "You Know What I Like" (with El DeBarge) 14 In the Storm (El Debarge album)
1994 "Satisfy You" (with Damion Hall) 48 Straight to the Point (Damion Hall album)
1998 "Your Home Is in My Heart" (with Boyz II Men) 90 How Stella Got Her Groove Back OST
2001 "Contagious" (with The Isley Brothers and R. Kelly) 19 3 3 Eternal (Isley Brothers album)
2002 "One More Time" (with Kenny G) Paradise (Kenny G album)

Soundtracks and collaborations[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award
1992 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding New Artist
1996 NAACP Image Award Win for Outstanding Soundtrack Album (shared win for the Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack).
1996 Grammy Award nomination for Album of the Year (shared nomination for the Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack).[36]
1997 American Music Award Win for Favorite Soundtrack (shared win for the Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack).
2000 Soul Train Award nomination for "Single of the Year, Female for "Chanté's Got a Man".[37]
2002 Grammy Award nomination for R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (shared with The Isley Brothers/R. Kelly) for "Contagious".[38][39]
2002 Soul Train Music Award Win for Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo (shared with The Isley Brothers/R. Kelly) for "Contagious".
2013 UB Honors Win for "Best Independent R&B Album Release of 2013" for "Moore is More".[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dZXqZg9lF0
  2. ^ "KENNY AND CHANTE PLAY MARRIAGE THERAPISTS WITH NEW ALBUM: Couple heeds their calling with "Covered/Uncovered"; God knows Christian marriages need it.". EURweb. 2006-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Chante Moore Signs To Peak Records". FM5280 ~ Smooth Jazz. 2007-07-18. 
  4. ^ By Any Means Necessary Biographies Archived April 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Chanté Moore: Love The Woman. Amazon.com
  6. ^ Mitchell, Gail (2008-04-08). "R&B Briefs: Berklee College of Music, Chanté Moore". Billboard.Biz. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  7. ^ Pickens, Jr., James (2009-05-05). "Gospel! Gospel! Gospel". James Pickens Jr Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  8. ^ "SportyGirl Fitness Reality TV Casting Call on Saturday, July 30th in Atlanta, Georgia". Prweb.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  9. ^ "Chante Moore has joined Shanachie Entertainment". Shanachie Entertainment. 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  10. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Moore-Is-More-Chante/dp/B00BKBCIZS
  11. ^ http://www.tvone.tv/shows/r-b-divas--la.html
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  13. ^ http://www.superwomanlifestyle.com/exclusive-chante-moore-leaps-rb-divas-historical-las-vegas-show/
  14. ^ http://www.thisisrnb.com/2014/06/tv-one-announces-rb-divas-l-a-season-2-premiere-date/
  15. ^ http://www.singersroom.com/content/2014-07-29/Chante-Moore-I-Know-Right/
  16. ^ https://twitter.com/IAmChanteMoore/statuses/494720513520857089
  17. ^ http://www.wetpaint.com/rb-divas-la-season-3-1393301/
  18. ^ a b http://urbantmedia.com/2015/03/chante-moore-the-encore/
  19. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/6x9giHyMch/
  20. ^ https://twitter.com/IAmChanteMoore/status/826605374018949122
  21. ^ https://twitter.com/IAmChanteMoore/status/792128920220946433
  22. ^ https://twitter.com/IAmChanteMoore/status/826977032307302401
  23. ^ http://www.playbill.com/article/casting-set-for-tour-of-married-but-single-too
  24. ^ http://urbanbridgez.com/2017/02/13/chante-moores-upcoming-the-rise-of-the-phoenix-is-a-powerful-symbol-of-renewal/
  25. ^ "Singers Chante Moore and Kenny Lattimore wed in Jamaica". Jet. 2002-02-04. 
  26. ^ https://twitter.com/kennylattimore/status/369232752031191040
  27. ^ https://twitter.com/musicalonyx/status/369299809523339266
  28. ^ "Billboard 200 Charts > Chante Moore". billboard.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  29. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Charts > Chante Moore". billboard.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  30. ^ "Independent Albums Charts > Chante Moore". billboard.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  31. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database – Chanté Moore albums". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on 3 February 2017
  32. ^ "Gospel Albums Charts > Chante Moore". billboard.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  33. ^ Billboard Music Charts - Latest Music News - Music Videos
  34. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 377. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  35. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales
  36. ^ "Celebrity News, Entertainment News, Celebrity Gossip - E! Online UK". Eonline.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  37. ^ [1] Archived May 1, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  38. ^ http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2002/02/27/Nominees-for-44th-Annual-Grammy-Awards/UPI-61111014831606/
  39. ^ http://www.delux-mag.com/chante-moore-theres-moore-to-t/
  40. ^ [2].

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