Keshia Chanté
Canadian actor and musician
Keshia Chanté
Keshia Chanté is a Canadian singer-songwriter, model, actress, philanthropist, fashion icon and TV personality judge on singing competition reality series, YTV's The Next Star. She signed to BMG Music Canada at the age of 13, and has released three albums in Canada.
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Keshia Chante and Tara Oram to judge 'The Next Star'
Calgary - almost 5 years
R&B/pop singer Keshia Chante and country star Tara Oram have signed on as judges and mentors for the upcoming season of YTV's talent show 'The Next Star.'
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Cool In You Judge Marc Andre Debruyne celebrates 100th music video - Tribute.ca
Google News - over 5 years
Marc has recently worked with artists such as Mia Martina and Keshia Chante. Alongside directing music videos, he has a stretch of commercials he has captured. Marc has effectively collaborated with major labels such as iTunes, Sony, Toyota,
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Aaliyah remembered - MuchMusic.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
After ten years, Aaliyah's music is still winning over hearts. She is the same angel to my ten-year-old daughter as she was for my sister in 1999. New artists like Drake and Keshia Chante both have been inspired by her music in their releases today
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Aaliyah : 10 ans qu'elle nous a quitté... rétrospective de ses plus beaux clips - Ados.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Un biopic, réalisé par Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) devait lui être consacré (avec Keshia Chante dans le rôle titre), mais le projet a finalement été annulé. Une pensée à tous ses proches et ses fans pour ces 10 ans d'anniversaire de sa disparition
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Keshia Chanté - "Shooting Star" | Music Video - SoulCulture (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Canadian R&B/pop starlet Keshia Chanté unveils a video for new single “Shooting Star,” from her upcoming album Night & Day. The LP is to be the 23 year old singer's third, following her Juno Award winning self-titled release in 2004 and her 2006
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One in a million - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Keshia Chante, Canadian singer and Drake's former girlfriend, takes the lead and hears she strongly resembles Aaliyah. “[She] inspired me and an entire generation. I want [family] and fans to be proud of this film and feel like it was the best
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Neverest reach for the top - Vancouver Sun
Google News - over 5 years
They are produced by Mike "MK" Kiofus, who has worked with the likes of Keshia Chante. The band is managed by CL Huyer of the boy band 3Deep, which did well in Canada, and Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys, which did well in the universe
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NEW MUSIC: Keshia Chante - 'Shooting Star' - MusicRemedy
Google News - over 5 years
RnB artist Keshia Chante released the "Shooting Star" song in July, 2011. Cool, the song "Shooting Star" is fresh off the streets (July, 2011)!Ohh man, this underground joint has just been released. Put on that headphone and start noddin'
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Five things to do this week: June 18-24 - National Post
Google News - almost 6 years
Musicians such as Royal Wood, Keshia Chante and Platinum Blonde, plus some exotic cars and a few food pavillions will help the good times rolling. June 19, 11 am-4 pm Free; bloor-yorkville.com. 4. Support theatre in the city by creating some of your
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Boldog Születésnapot! - Mosaic Tv - Címlap mindenkinek
Google News - almost 6 years
A nálunk ismeretlen kanadai énekesnő, Keshia Chante, ma ünnepli 23. születésnapját. Íme egy videóklipje, hogy tudjátok kiről is van szó: Ma van az eredeti Charlie és a Csokigyár Charlie-ját megformáló Jack Albertson születésének 104. évfordulója
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This Week in Fashion: YYZ Living party, Topshop and Topman Takeover, GUESS ... - blogTO (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
The brand's new 5000 square foot retail space will see a welcome performance by Keshia Chanté and a DJ set by Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene. Better yet, a portion of the proceeds from first night sales will benefit CANFAR, Canada's only
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Toronto Hotel Ramps Up for Bloor Red Carpet Event - Marketwire (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
The "New Bloor" will be in full summer bloom and promenade programming along the Red Carpet route will feature well-known Canadian artists on the main stage, including Royal Wood, Keshia Chante', Shawn Desman and Platinum Blonde, setting the stage for
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Lydia, I'ma G [Web Candy x Gallery] - XXLMAG.COM
Google News - almost 6 years
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: “[I was] featured in the television series, Da Kink In My Hair starring singer, songwriter and actress Keshia Chanté.” FAVORITE ARTIST: “Rick Ross. Lyrically and physically, he's one of the best in the game
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Rakyat Kanada Perlu "Waspada" Lagi terhadap Ancaman HIV-AIDS - Harian Analisa (Blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Terakhir kali Duta Pemuda CANFAR dan pemenang piala Juno, artis rekaman Keshia Chante melakukan perjalanan ke Kenya bersama sekelompok siswa SMU untuk melihat langsung dampak riset yang didanai CANFAR terhadap negara-negara berkembang. (rm/bh)
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Special events - Windsor Star
Google News - almost 6 years
On Sunday, June 5, Fefe Dobson, Keshia Chante, and Shawn Desman. Visit beaverfest.com for tickets. Jody Raffoul and Friends: The musicians perform during a special benefit concert to support arts programs in our local schools. Tickets are $25
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'Jewel on waterfront' - Windsor Star
Google News - almost 6 years
... Ashes of Soma, MicLordz and Sauce Funky; June 5, Fefe Dobson, Keshia Chante, Shawn Desman. Tickets $15-$35, or weekend passes for $55. . Multicultural Council of Windsor's Carrousel By The River, June 10-12 (carrouselofnations.ca): Schedule TBA
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Keshia Chanté
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 25
    In February 2014, Chante announced she was working on her fourth studio album with Universal Music In July 2015, it was announced that Chante would be joining Season 2 of Hockey Wives.
    More Details Hide Details In December 2014, received a star on the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame. Tara Henley of The Georgia Straight noted that beneath the slickly produced, hip-hop—tinged, pop veneer of tracks like "Shook (The Answer)" lies an arresting voice, magnetic charisma, and driving ambition." Denise Sheppard from Amazon.ca also noted, "is a teen-targeted pop phenom" whose "music has the one-two punch of melodic hooks and the voice to back them up; a combination that can and will appeal to dance/pop music fans of any age. Chanté is artistically involved in her projects, especially in the writing process. She has received executive production credit on most of her music in which she has been involved, however she doesn't formulate beats herself, she typically comes up with melodies and ideas during production, sharing them with producers. Some of her songs are autobiographical, which she has admitted are taken from personal experiences, as well as her friends. Chanté's music is generally contemporary R&B, but she also incorporates pop, dance and hip hop into her music.
  • 2013
    Age 24
    On December 18, 2013, Chante was invited by United States President Barack Obama & the first lady Michelle Obama to their White House holiday party in DC. In 2009, rapper Drake was asked by MuchMusic's VJ Sarah Taylor on his past relationship with Chante when they were 16 years old.
    More Details Hide Details Drake said he would be "proud to call Chante an ex-girlfriend". Drake is heard discussing the relationship in the remix of Chante's song titled "Fallen". Drake also speaks of Chante in the second verse of his song "Deceiving" referencing Chante's mom "Tessa", Drake rhymes; "What up Tessa, I love you like my own mama / And your daughter's getting grown, mama / And me, I'm just here working, waiting / patient for her to be ready to love and leave alone drama." On October 1, 2013, Drake officially announced that Chante was the new host of 106 & Park showing that they remain friends. 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2011
    On June 30, 2013, Chanté attended the 2013 BET Awards as a correspondent for the event & began co-hosting select episodes of 106 & Park. On September 26, 2013, BET President Stephen Hill announced on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show that Chante will be a new co host for 106 & Park alongside rapper Bow Wow starting on October 1.
    More Details Hide Details This makes Chante the first ever Canadian to host the show. The show can be seen in over 85 million homes in the U.S., Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Africa, the Caribbean, Germany She has interviewed The First Lady of the United States Of America, Michelle Obama, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington, Jessica Alba, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert De Niro, Will Ferrell, Eminem, The Rock, Chris Rock, Zoe Saldana, Floyd Mayweather, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, Kerry Washington, T.I, Solange, Jamie Foxx, Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Kevin Hart, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Gabrielle Union, Paula Patton, Tracee Ellis Ross, Andrew Garfield, Chris Brown, Drake, Joe Manganiello, Robin Thicke, Jennifer Hudson, Timbaland, Trey Songz, Nick Cannon, Queen Latifah, Desean Jackson, Common, Ne-Yo, Jason Derulo, Tyrese Nas, Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Chris Weidman, Regina King, Meagan Good, Monica, Keyshia Cole, MC Lyte, Rev Run, Ice Cube, Ashanti, and many more.
    On March 20, 2013, Chanté revealed on Twitter that she is returning as a judge on YTV's The Next Star season six.
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  • 2012
    Age 23
    In August 2012, Chanté signed a 3 album record deal in Japan, releasing her album Night & Day there in November of the same year.
    More Details Hide Details In November, Table Dancer landed on Japan's billboard chart; #6 on Hot 100, #3 on Digital & Airplay & #11 on regular charts. On the week of November 28, 2012, Chante's first single release "Table Dancer" went #1 on the Billboard Charts in Japan. The single is Chanté's first song ever to chart outside of Canada.
    On June 14, 2012, Chanté made her US television debut on BET's 106 & Park as a co-host on two separate occasions.
    More Details Hide Details Chanté guest starred & judged on TV shows Top Chef Canada and Canada's Best Beauty Talent with supermodel Coco Rocha & Flare Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant
    In April 2012, ET Canada announced Chanté as the new judge on YTV's The Next Star.
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    In February 2012, Chanté appeared and performed in the CBC film Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town based on the best selling novel of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details In March, the Juno Awards honored Chanté with her very own garden at Canada's National Flower & Home Festival, Canada Blooms, titled "Blooming System".
  • 2011
    Age 22
    Chanté signed to Universal Music Canada. In September, Chanté announced that she would release a 2 disc album titled "Night & Day" slated for a release in November 2011.
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    In November, Chanté went on a mini school tour with Universal Music Canada's Uni Community to reach out to high school students about the importance of finishing school and following their dreams. On December 31, 2011, Chanté performed with Simple Plan, Our Lady Peace and the Sheepdogs for ET Canada's New Year's Eve Bash in Niagara Falls, which later set a record becoming Canada's #1 Year End Countdown Show with 4.8 million viewers.
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    On February 14, 2011, Chanté revealed the cover of her new upcoming singles titled Set U Free/If U Say Keshia Chante's Photos – Wall Photos Later Chanté released the Taio Cruz written song "Set U Free".
    More Details Hide Details She later released a video shot in Isla Mujeres, Mexico which was endorsed by Contiki.
    In February 2011, Chanté was nominated for two Juno Awards; R&B Recording of the Year for "Test Drive" and Dance Recording of the Year for "Table Dancer".
    More Details Hide Details She presented at the award ceremony.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 18
    In 2007, after her departure from Sony BMG Canada, Chanté took a brief absence from the spotlight, wanting to learn more about the music business and being mentored by respected entertainment lawyers in Hollywood and Toronto.
    More Details Hide Details She later made the decision to move to Atlanta and West Hollywood, where she worked closely the camps of Ne-Yo, Missy Elliott and OutKast. She began honing her skill as a songwriter and her acting chops, starring as the lead actress in the TV series "Soul".
    On March 5, 2007, Vervegirl magazine announced a tour of eight Canadian high schools with Chanté.
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  • 2006
    Age 17
    MTV's "The Diary of Keshia Chante" aired in Canada December 6, 2006, showing footage following Chante as she travelled to Miami and LA working on her album.
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    Her second album, which Chanté executive produced was released on December 5, 2006 in Canada through Sony BMG Canada and was released in May 2007 in Japan.
    More Details Hide Details Chanté refused to finish promoting her album to its full potential because of "dirty label politics" infuriating her to ask to be released from her record label. After a few months, her wish was granted and she was released from Sony BMG Canada.
    Also in 2006, Chanté made a featured cameo appearance in label mate Bow Wow's video "Shortie Like Mine".
    More Details Hide Details The video depicts Rapper Bow Wow searching for Keshia Chanté on his laptop. They send messages back and forth throughout the video.
    In March 2006 she released her "2U" Album teaser single, "Ring The Alarm", which was used for WarChild's "Keep The Beat" charity campaign.
    More Details Hide Details All the proceeds from "Ring The Alarm" went to supported children at war and was also featured on triple platinum compilation "MuchDance 2006". In July of that year, she released her single "Been Gone", produced by Philadelphia's Matrax Productions. The video was shot by Little X (making it her 3rd collaboration with him) and was shot inside of "Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School" where Chanté attended in her last year of school and graduated. Her second single, "2U", produced by Matrax was released in early November. 2U's video was shot on October 22 in Miami by director Bobby O'Neill, and was released on Yahoo Music Canada on November 16.
    In May 2006, she posted 3 brand new songs, "Been Gone", "Kiss" and "Summer Love" on MySpace.
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  • 2005
    Age 16
    In October 2005, Chanté received four nominations at the Urban Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details After her signing, Chanté moved to New York to begin working on her second album. During that time, Chanté was on Teen People Magazine's "Rock The Runway" Mall Tour (where Ciara started) and Seventeen Magazine's "Rock N' Shop" Mall Tour (where Britney Spears started).
    In September 2005, Chanté performed on tour with Destiny's Child throughout Canada during their Destiny Fulfilled...
    More Details Hide Details And Lovin' It tour, and is also included on the Destiny's Child Live In Atlanta Tour DVD.
    In July 2005, Chanté went on a cross-Canada mall and venue tour sponsored by Solo Mobile (Bell), EckoRed and SPC sponsored Chante's tour across Canada which helped raise awareness for the phone counseling service Kids Help Phone.
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    During the same month, she was also selected to represent Canada at Expo 2005 held in Japan.
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  • 2004
    Age 15
    In December 2004, Chanté headlined a concert at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto for New Year's Eve. In February 2005, Chante won Chartattack Awards for "Best Album" and "Sexiest Female".
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    In October 2004, at the Canadian Urban Music Awards Chanté swept all three of her nominations, winning awards for "Best New Artist", "Video of the Year" (for Bad Boy), "Fans' Choice Award" and by surprise taking home the "Rising Star of the Year" award.
    More Details Hide Details In that same month, she also sang the national anthem at the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup championship game.
    On June 22, 2004 Chanté released her self-titled debut album.
    More Details Hide Details On December 3, 2004 it was certified gold. It contained her previous singles, as well as her later to be released fifth single "Let the Music Take You", also penned by Chanté.
    Later, in June 2004, Chanté topped the charts again (Top 5) with the release of her fourth single "Does He Love Me?" ft.
    More Details Hide Details Foxy Brown, which Chanté & Foxy Brown wrote and "Young Gav" (Foxy Brown's older brother) produced. The video was also directed by Little X and became #1 on MuchMusic for 3 weeks. The video also garnered her an Urban Music Video Award for "Video of the Year".
    In early February 2004, Chanté's third single, "Bad Boy", was released.
    More Details Hide Details It was also successful, breaking the Top 10 on radio and sitting at #3 on MuchMusic for 4 weeks before later earning the #1 position on the chart. The video was directed by director Little X.
  • 2003
    Age 14
    Because of that single, in 2003, she won the Canadian Radio Music Award for "Best New Solo Artist".
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    Her debut single "Shook (The Answer)" was released in early 2003, when Chante was only 14 years old.
    More Details Hide Details It won an Urban Music Award for "Best Pop/R&B Single". The follow-up, "Unpredictable" went #3 on both radio & video charts, she released her first video, which hit number one on YTV and the top ten on MuchMusic. In November 2003, the CD single of "Unpredictable" was certified gold.
    She first garnered recognition in 2003, at the age of 14, for the release of her debut album with Sony Music.
    More Details Hide Details In Canada, she is known as a teen star having released two albums during her teen years. Chante has garnered numerous awards and accolades. She is a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) winner & six-time nominee. She is the youngest Juno winner, earning the award in 2004, at age 16. She has won 5 Urban Music Awards & 2 Radio Music Awards. She was given a star on the Brampton Walk of Fame for her achievements in Canadian Music & Film. Chante has had numerous #1 singles on radio in both Canada & Japan, as well as 8 singles hitting Top Ten on the radio music charts. She has earned SOCAN #1 Awards for her songwriting efforts. Her single "Table Dancer" went #1 on the Billboard Charts in Japan. Chante has had 8 singles hitting the Top Ten charts on Canadian Radio, with songs Shook, Unpredictable, Bad Boy, Does He Love Me?, Been Gone, 2U, Fallen & Table Dancer
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1988
    Born
    Born on June 16, 1988.
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