Biography & Career Of Chanté Moore

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Biography & Career Of Chanté Moore

Chanté Torrane Moore is an American singer-songwriter, television personality, and author.

She is best known for her hit songs such as “Love’s Taken Over”, “Chanté’s Got a Man”, and “Wey U”, as well as her collaborations with other artists like Kenny Lattimore, Keith Washington, and R. Kelly.

She has also appeared on several reality shows, such as R&B Divas: Los Angeles, Celebrity Fit Club, and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.

Early Life & Education

Chanté Moore, who turned 56 in 2023, was born in San Francisco, California, on February 17, 1967. She is the daughter of Virginia Moore, a gospel singer, and Larry Moore, a minister.

She has a brother, Kelvin Gomillion, and a sister, LaTendre Moore. She grew up singing in the church and was heavily influenced by the music of George Duke and Lee Ritenour.

She attended El Camino High School in South San Francisco and was involved in the choir, drama club, and track team.

She graduated in 1985 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career.

Personal Life

Chanté Moore has been married twice and has two children. She married actor Kadeem Hardison, best known for his role as Dwayne Wayne on The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World, in 1997.

They had a daughter, Sophia Hardison, in 1996. However, their marriage ended in divorce in 2000.

She then married singer Kenny Lattimore, whom she met at a music festival 1999. They had a son, Kenny Lattimore Jr., in 2003.

They also recorded two duet albums, Things That Lovers Do (2003) and Uncovered/Covered (2006). However, their marriage also ended in divorce in 2011. Since then, she has been single and focused on her career and children.

Career

Chanté Moore began her music career at 19 when talent manager Benny Medina signed her to Warner Bros Records.

While she recorded an album titled Listen to My Song for the label, the project was shelved late into the production, and Moore was eventually dropped.

In February 1991, she signed with MCA Records executive Louis Silas, Jr.’s newly founded Silas Records, a joint venture with MCA, after A&R director Madeleine Randolph had presented him several demos from her Listen to My Song sessions. Her debut studio album, Precious, was released in 1992.

The album was certified gold by the RIAA on November 14, 1994, in the United States, spawning such R&B hits as “Love’s Taken Over” and “It’s Alright”. She also won the Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist in 1993.

Released in 1994, her second album, A Love Supreme, did not achieve the same success as her debut album. However, it featured the popular single “Old School Lovin’“, which earned her a nomination for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist in 1995.

She collaborated with other artists, such as Babyface, Boyz II Men, and Johnny Gill, on various soundtracks and projects.

In 1996, she released a cover version of “Wey U“, originally by Ofra Haza, for the soundtrack of the film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Critics and fans praised the song, and it became one of her signature songs.

In 1999, her third album, This Moment Is Mine, was released. The album included “Chanté’s Got a Man“, her first top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the R&B chart, which became her signature and best charting song.

The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 2000. She also released another successful single, “I See You in a Different Light”, a duet with Keith Washington, for the soundtrack of the film Why Do Fools Fall in Love. The song was nominated for the Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo 2000.

In 2000, she released her fourth album, Exposed, which featured collaborations with Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland, and R. Kelly. The album spawned the singles “Straight Up”, “Bitter”, and “Take Care of Me”.

She also appeared on the VH1 Divas Live 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross, performing “Missing You” with Brandy, Tamia, and Gladys Knight.

In 2002, she released her first Christmas album, Christmas Back to You, which included original songs and covers of classics.

She also married Kenny Lattimore and recorded two duet albums with him, Things That Lovers Do (2003) and Uncovered/Covered (2006).

The albums featured remakes of songs by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, as well as original songs.

Fans and critics well received the albums, which earned them several nominations and awards, such as the BET Award for Best Gospel Artist in 2004 and the Stellar Award for Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year in 2007.

In 2008, she released her fifth solo album, Love the Woman, her first album under Peak Records, a division of Concord Music Group.

The album featured the singles “Ain’t Supposed to Be This Way” and “It Ain’t Supposed to Be This Way“. She also appeared on the reality show Celebrity Fit Club, where she lost 10 pounds and improved her health and fitness.

In 2011, she divorced Kenny Lattimore and signed with Shanachie Records. She released her sixth solo album, Moore Is More, in 2013. The album featured the singles “Talking in My Sleep”, “Jesus, I Want You”, and “Don’t Make Me Laugh”.

She also appeared on the reality show R&B Divas: Los Angeles, where she shared her personal and professional life with other singers, such as Kelly Price, Lil’ Mo, Dawn Robinson, Claudette Ortiz, and Michelle. She was involved in the show for three seasons before it was cancelled.

In 2016, she released her first book, Will I Marry Me? Which is a memoir and self-help guide based on her experiences and lessons learned from her marriages and divorces.

She also appeared on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, where she tried to mend her relationship with her ex-husband Kenny Lattimore.

However, they decided to remain friends and co-parents. In 2017, she released her seventh solo album, The Rise of the Phoenix, which featured the singles “Real One”, “One Love”, and “Cover Me in Snow“.

She also appeared on the reality show The Platinum Life, showcasing her lifestyle and career with other women in the music industry, such as Asiah Collins, Crystal Smith, La’Myia Good, Shantel Jackson, and Nazanin Mandi.

In 2019, she released her second book, Moore to Life, which was a sequel to her first book and a continuation of her journey of self-love and empowerment.

She also appeared on the reality show Ladies’ Night, where she joined other singers, such as Salt-N-Pepa, SWV, and En Vogue, to embark on a national tour.

In 2020, she released her eighth solo album, 1 of 4, which featured the singles “Fresh Love”, “Something to Remember”, and “Saving Grace”.

She also appeared on The Masked Singer’s reality show, where she performed as the Butterfly and was unmasked in the eighth episode.

In 2021, she released her ninth solo album, Moore Love, which featured the singles “I’m What You Need”, “You’re the One”, and “Love Me Right”.

She also appeared on the reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta, where she befriended some cast members and stirred up some drama with others.

Net Worth

Chanté Moore has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She has earned wealth from her successful music, television, and literature career.

She has sold over 5 million albums worldwide and has received several accolades and nominations for her work.

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