Chanté Torrance Moore was born February 17, 1967 in San Francisco, California, USA. Moore is an American singer, songwriter, actress, television personality, and author. Rising to fame in the late 1990s, Moore established herself as an R&B artist. 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. She has sold more than 5 million albums and singles worldwide. Her 2003 album “Things That Lovers Do” reached #3 on the Billboard Hot R&B albums chart. Her other albums include “Precious” which peaked at #20 (R&B), “A Love Supreme” which peaked at #11 (R&B), “This Moment Is Mine” which peaked at #7 (R&B) and “Exposed” which peaked at #10 (R&B).
Her debut single “Love’s Taken Over” spent 33 weeks on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles Chart. It peaked at #11. Her other hits include “It’s Alright” (#11), “Who Do I Turn To” (#83), “Satisfy You” (#48), “Old School Lovin’” (#19), “This Time” (#61), “I’m What You Need” (#56),” “Chante’s Got A Man” (#2), “I See You In A Different Light” (#61), “Straight Up” (#23), and “Bitter” (#55).
In 2000 her single “Chante’s Got a Man” hit #2 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 selling more than 500,000 copies. It was certified Gold by the RIAA. It was also nominated for Best R&B/Soul Single, Female at the 2000 Soul Train Awards.
Since arriving on the R&B music scene over 15 years ago via her sensual debut single “Love’s Taken Over,” Chante Moore has flourished into an accomplished female favorite. Billboard singles like “It’s Alright,” “This Time” and the top two smash “Chante’s Got a Man” helped put her name on a short list of artists known for consistency. Her debut studio album “Precious” was released in 1992. The album was certified 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”. Released in 1994, her second album, “A Love Supreme”, did not achieve the same success as her debut album.
In 1999, her third album, “This Moment Is Mine” was released. The album included “Chanté’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. She then released three more solo studio albums, “Exposed” (2000) “Love the Woman” (2008), “Moore Is More (2013) and two collaborative albums “Things That Lovers Do” (2003), Uncovered/Covered (2006) both with Kenny Lattimore. Her new album Moore is More is in stores and on Amazon and iTunes currently. Aside from her success in music, Moore has become a television personality in 2013, being involved in TV One’s reality series “R&B Divas: Los Angeles” and remained in the show for three seasons before it was cancelled.