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Chanté Moore
Birth name Chanté Torrane Moore
Born February 17, 1967 (1967-02-17) (age 43)
Origin San Francisco, California
Genres R&B, jazz, gospel, pop
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1988-present
Labels Silas/MCA (1992-2002)
(duet act, 2002-2007)

Peak/Concord (2006-2008)
Associated acts Kenny Lattimore

Chanté Torrane Moore (born February 17, 1967) is an American R&B and jazz singer.



Born to a gospel minister, she grew up singing in the church and was heavily influenced by the music of George Duke and Lee Ritenour. While in high school, she decided to make a career of singing. She was a successful beauty pageant contestant and model when, at age twenty-two, she was discovered by the MCA Records executive Louil Silas. Moore was signed to Silas' MCA-distributed imprint Silas Records.

In 1996 she had daughter Sophia Hardison (born 1996), with actor Kadeem Hardison. They secretly married in 1997 and divorced in 2000. She married singer Kenny Lattimore [1] on New Year's Day in 2002 at a private ceremony in Jamaica. Their son Kenny, Jr. was born April 10, 2003.

When Chanté Moore recorded her 1999 single "Chanté's Got a Man", the man she was singing about was her then-husband Kadeem Hardison.


Moore has recorded several hit records, including "Love's Taken Over", "It's Alright", "I'm What You Need", "Old School Lovin", and "Free" (a Deniece Williams cover). Moore recorded "Your Home Is In My Heart" with Boyz II Men for the How Stella Got Her Groove Back soundtrack. Moore was also featured on the soundtrack of Waiting to Exhale in 1995 with the song "Wey U."

This also shows off her vocal range and does not go unnoticed by music reviewer Tracy E. Hopkins at Barnes and Noble who remarks how this record "showcases Moore's Minnie Riperton–reminiscent pipes".

In 2000, Moore earned a Soul Train Music Awards nomination alongside Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey for Single of the Year, Female" [2] for her Billboard #2 R&B and #10 Pop hit "Chante's Got A Man." However, she lost the award to Lauryn Hill. The single was also certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 copies in America. In 2002, she won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo for "Contagious" featuring The Isley Brothers. She also appeared on the hit UPN show Girlfriends, singing Minnie Riperton's Lovin' You. In 2002, Moore sang on Kenny G's single "One More Time," which registered on the Smooth Jazz and Adult Contemporary singles charts.

In 2004, a 20th Century Masters greatest hits collection was released with some of her most memorable songs, along with a detailed booklet in which author A. Scott Galloway praises her for her "powerful, yet flexible and gorgeous 4-octave vocal range..." To watch a video of her vocal range click the link. [1]

With Kenny Lattimore

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. The album was promoted with a stage play 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. The album also included a remake of the Minnie Riperton and Peabo Bryson duet "Here We Go" on which Chante prominently shows off her whistle register in tribute to Riperton.

In fall 2006, Chante a followup to the success of Things That Lovers Do, another album of duets with her husband Kenny Lattimore. The duo bested the previous effort with a double-CD of gospel and R&B love songs entitled Uncovered/Covered. The set was lead off by dual singles, the slick Bryan Michael Cox produced "Figure It Out", and "Make Me Like The Moon", a stirring gospel ballad co-written by Kenny and Chanté and produced by Fred Hammond. Uncovered/Covered was released October 10, 2006 on LaFace/Verity/Zomba Music Group.[3]

Current Activities

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.[4]

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

Chanté released her fifth solo album Love The Woman on June 17, 2008.[5][6] The album's lead single "Ain't Supposed To Be This Way" impacted radio on May 12, 2008.[7]

In 2009, Chanté set some dates for a Love The Woman tour, with performances in Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA.

Additionally, she starred with James Pickens, Jr. (of Grey's Anatomy), Vickie Winans, Loretta Devine, Reginald VelJohnson, Rocky Carroll and husband Kenny Lattimore in a live stage production of Otis Sallid's Gospel! Gospel! Gospel at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in May 2009.[8]



Year Label Artist Title Chart positions RIAA Certification
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums U.S. Gospel
1992 Silas/MCA Chanté Moore Precious 101 20 Gold
1994 Silas/MCA Chanté Moore A Love Supreme 64 11
1999 Silas/MCA Chanté Moore This Moment Is Mine 31 7
2000 Silas/MCA Chanté Moore Exposed 50 10
2003 Arista Kenny Lattimore
& Chanté Moore
Things That Lovers Do 31 3
2006 LaFace/Verity Kenny Lattimore
& Chanté Moore
Uncovered/Covered 95 10 2
2008 Peak/Concord Chanté Moore Love The Woman[5] 110 14
Released Label Title Chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
July 28, 2003 MCA Mood (Japan-only release)
May 18, 2004 Geffen 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Chante Moore


Year Single Chart positions[9] Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. R&B Airplay U.S. Dance UK 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 "Chante's Got a Man" 10 2 2 34 This Moment Is Mine
"I See You in a Different Light" (feat. JoJo Hailey) 61 60
2000 "Straight Up" 83 22 22 11 37 Exposed
2001 "Bitter" 166 55 49
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
2008 "Ain't Supposed To Be This Way" [10] 90 26 Love The Woman
2009 "My Eyes"

Single Appearances

Year Single Chart positions Album
1992 "You Know What I Like" (El DeBarge feat. Chanté Moore) 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
2002 "One More Time" (with Kenny G) Paradise (Kenny G album)


  • 1991 "Candlelight & You" (House Party II SOUNDTRACK)
  • 1992 "You Know What I Like" (El DeBarge "In The Storm")
  • 1992 "Fame" (George Duke "Snapshot")
  • 1994 "Satisfy You" (Damion Hall "Straight To The Point")
  • 1995 "Illusions" (George Duke "Illusions")
  • 1995 "Inside My Love" (New York Undercover SOUNDTRACK)
  • 1995 "Wey U" (Waiting To Exhale SDTK)
  • 1996 "Heal Our Land" (Place Of Hope: Celebrating The New South Africa)
  • 1996 "La, La, La Means I Love You" (Prince "Emancipation")
  • 1998 "Your Home Is In My Heart/Stella's Love Theme" (How Stella Got Her Groove Back SOUNDTRACK)
  • 1998 "Crusin'" (Nils "Blue Planet")
  • 1998 "I Love You" (Keith Washington "KW")
  • 1999 "Wall Around My Heart" (Shake, Rattle & Roll SOUNDTRACK)
  • 1999 "Can We Do That?" (Gerald McCauley "The McCauley Sessions")
  • 1999 "Down On My Knees" (Summer Heat 1999, Vol 1)
  • 1999 "Christmas Morn" (My Christmas Album)
  • 2000 "Save Some Love For Me" (Fourplay "Yes, Please!")
  • 2000 "When You Need Me" (Will Downing "All The man You Need")
  • 2000 "This Is A Test" (Romeo Must Die SOUNDTRACK)
  • 2000 "Treated Like Her" (with LaTocha Scott) (Big Momma's House SOUNDTRACK)
  • 2001 "Contagious" (The Isley Brothers "Eternal")
  • 2002 "Feeling The Way" (Norman Brown "Just Chillin")
  • 2002 "One More Time" (Kenny G "Paradise")
  • 2003 "She's Amazing" (George Duke "Cool")
  • 2005 "Till You Come Back To Me" (The Rippingtons "Wild Card")
  • 2007 "Santa Baby" (Boney James "Christmas Present")

Music Videos

  • "You Know What I Like" (El Debarge featuring Chante Moore)
  • "Love's Taken Over"
  • "It's Alright"
  • "Old School Lovin"
  • "This Time"
  • "Satisfy You" (with Damion Hall)
  • "Satisfy You (Remix)" (with Damion Hall)
  • "Chanté's Got A Man"
  • "I See You In A Different Light"
  • "Straight Up"
  • "Bitter"
  • "You Don't Have To Cry" (with Kenny Lattimore)
  • "Contagious" (The Isley Brothers featuring R. Kelly & Chante Moore)

Awards and nominations

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). [2]
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 "Chante's Got a Man". [3]


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