Chart Performance: Pop (#83); 1993
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
San Francisco-born Chanté Moore grew up singing in church (her dad was a minister). As a teenager, she entered beauty contests and tried her hand at modeling. By then, she’d already settled on a career in music; inspired by her part as Dorothy in a high school production of The Wiz. Chanté spent several years honing her vocal and writing skills before hooking up with Louis Silas Jr., who’d just started his own label. Through her manager – who was also handling El DeBarge at the time – the 24-four-year old Chanté landed a featured role in the chorus of El’s 1992 R&B single, You Know What I Like. Within months Chanté was back on the charts with her solo debut, Love’s Taken Over. The song reached #11 R&B and spent a healthy 33 weeks on the chart. Her follow-up, It’s Alright, also turned in a solid #13 performance. Her third single was Who Do I Turn To, co-written – like her first two – by Moore.
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- Chanté Moore
- Fred Moultrie
- Louil Silas Jr
Lyrics Written by:
- Phillip L. Stewart II