A sophisticated vocalist Chanté Moore has placed over a dozen songs on Billboard’s R&B chart.
The daughter of a minister, Moore grew up on gospel music and albums by George Duke and Lee Ritenour, and sometimes applied her lyrics to their music. Moore decided as a teenager that Chanté wanted to become a singer after an inspirational performance in a high-school rendition of The Wiz. At the age of 22, Chanté was discovered by producer and executive Louil Silas, who signed her to Silas Records, his MCA subsidiary. In 1992, Moore was featured on El DeBarge’s Top 15 R&B single “You Know What I Like,” and Chanté released Precious, her debut album. Propelled by the singles “Love’s Taken Over” and “It’s Alright,” the album sold well and went gold. Moore recorded three more albums for Silas/MCA, all of which either dented or flirted with the Top Ten of the R&B Albums chart. In 1999, her third album, “This Moment Is Mine” was released. That album included “Chante’s Got a Man” becoming her first Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the R&B Chart, which became her signature song and her best charting song to date.
Chanté while working on personal and solo projects continued to have career success with collaborative work. Chanté and R. Kelly were featured on the Isley Brothers’ 2001 single “Contagious,” a Top 20 pop hit nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Moore went on to record a pair of albums in early 2000’s, Things That Lovers Do, and Uncovered/Covered with her then husband, Kenny Lattimore. Moore followed those releases in 2008 with Love the Woman, issued on the Peak label. In 2013 Chanté released Moore Is More album in 2013 on Shanachie label. Around that same time, Chanté also stared in a hit reality show, R&B Divas LA on TV One network. Currently Chanté is enjoying personal and career growth and has recently released two new albums, The Rise of the Phoenix, as well as a long awaited holiday album Christmas Back to You, which were both released in 2017.