R&B singer of hits including "Old School Lovin," "Alright," and "I'm What You Need." She has won awards like NAACP Image and American Music Awards.
Growing up in a gospel-singing family, she learned to sing at church and by high school. Because of her introduction to music at an early age, she decided to make a career of singing.
She released several duets with her second husband, Kenny Lattimore, featuring original songs and covers of other famous R&B duets.
She dedicated her 1999 single "Chanté's Got a Man" to her then-husband Kadeem Hardison. She has a daughter named Sophia and a son named Kenny Jr.
She showed off the full range of her singing voice with the song "Wey U," which was featured on the soundtrack to the Angela Bassett film Waiting to Exhale.