Singer and “R&B Divas” star Chanté Moore is slated to perform on the Hyundai Soundstage for the 13th annual Taste of Soul. Hyundai recently announced that renowned journalist Roland Martin will be the host with Brian “DJ B-Hen” Henry and rap icon Kurtis Blow as the talent featured on the stage.
Moore has released seven studio albums, singing R&B, jazz and gospel. Some remember her by her standard “Chanté’s Got a Man,” others will recall her as the cuckolding wife to Mr. Biggs in the iconic R&B song “Contagious.” This singer/songwriter’s body of work has given her many nominations and awards.
A native of San Francisco, Moore built her musical foundation by singing at church. Moore signed with MCA Record’s imprint Silas Records to release her debut album “Precious” in 1992. Her single “Love’s Taken Over” reached 13 on the R&B charts.
Moore was a co-executive producer of her second album “A Love Supreme” and co-wrote eight songs for the album. In 1999, her third alum “This Moment is Mine” was released, comprising her most popular song “Chanté’s Got a Man” which earned a Soul Train Award nomination in 2000.
Moore would win a Soul Train Music award along with R. Kelly and the Isley Brothers for the collaborative hit “Contagious,” the song would also get a Grammy nomination.
In 2002, R&B crooner Kenny Lattimore married Moore; their union begot one child and two albums. A year after exchanging vows, the couple released a duet cover album “Things That Lovers Do.” In 2006 the couple released “Uncovered/Covered” an album of R&B and gospel music.
Two years later, Moore released the “Love the Woman” with the song “Ain’t Supposed to Be This Way” as the lead single. Her sixth solo studio album “Moore Is More” was released in 2013. That was the same year Moore made her debut on “R&B Divas: Los Angeles,” co-starring with Michel’le and Kelly Price.
The R&B songstress also penned a self-help book “Will I Marry Me,” in 2014 and released her album “The Rise of the Phoenix” in 2017.
Along with music, Moore has done her share of work in theatre throughout the years. She was in the stage production of Otis Sallid’s “Gospel! Gospel! Gospel!” and starred alongside Tisha Campbell-Martin in the stage play “By Any Means Necessary.” More recently, Moore co-stared with Bill Bellamy and LisaRaye McCoy in the stage play “Married But Single Too.”
Moore also sang in a tribute for late disco queen Donna Summer during the 2012 BET Awards. Her music was also featured on soundtracks for “Waiting to Exhale” and “House Party.”
Groove with Chanté Moore at the 13th annual Taste of Soul! If you want to know who else will rock the Hyundai Soundstage, read the L.A. Sentinel next week. To keep up with the latest Taste of Soul news, download the Taste of Soul app through Google Play and the Apple Store. You might have a chance to win a 2018 Hyundai Kona.