b. Chante Moore, 17th February 1967, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Chante Moore, the daughter of a minister, grew up on gospel music and the innovative recordings of George Duke and Lee Ritenour, sometimes applying her lyrics to their music.
Moore decided as a teenager that she wanted to become a singer after an inspirational performance in a high school rendition of 'The Wiz'.
In addition to her writing and singing talents, she was a successful beauty pageant contestant.
Before releasing her debut CD, 'Precious', Moore lent her talents to El DeBarge's 'In the Storm', the track 'You Know What I Like' showcases Moore's vocals on the chorus.
'Precious' featured an impressive line up of musicians including Stanley Clarke, Paul Jackson Jnr, Kirk Whalum, Paulinho Da Costa, Everette Harp, Gerald Albright, George Duke, Be Be Winans and a duet with Keith Washington with 'Candelight And You'.
The follow-up to 'Precious', 'Love Supreme', featured the single 'Old School Lovin' and her fine version of Alicia Myers' 'I Want To Thank You'.
Each of the first two outings were Executively Produced by the late Louil Silas Jnr, incidentally.
Four years after 'Love Supreme', Chante Moore released her third album, 'This Moment is Mine'.
In late 2000 she released 'Exposed', featuring the production talents of Jermaine Dupri and the team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
The latter two releases are seen as 'The New R & B' led, whilst the first two sets are more 'Song' led.
Precious (MCA Records 1992)
A Love Supreme (Silas Records 1995)
This Moment Is Mine (MCA Records 1999)
Exposed (MCA Records 2000)
with Kenny Lattimore: Things That Lovers Do (Arista Records 2003)
with Kenny Lattimore: Uncovered (La Face Records 2006)
Love The Woman (Peak Records 2008)