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Encyclopedia > Keshia Chante
Keshia Chanté on her debut album.

Keshia Chanté is a Canadian singer of urban and R&B music. She released her first songs well before her album, and is nominated for two awards at the 2005 Juno Awards. She cites Christina Aguilera and Beyonce Knowles among her influences and currently resides in Toronto. Urban is in or having to do with cities, as distinct from rural areas. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Christina Aguilera Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980 in Staten Island, New York) is an American popular music singer and songwriter. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ...



Born in 1988 in Ottawa, Chante her first single, "Shook (The Answer)" in early 2003. The song broke into the Top 10 on Canadian music charts and won an Urban Music Award for "Best R&B/Soul Single". This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... See also: 2002 in music, 2003 in music (UK), other events of 2003, 2004 in music, list of years in music, 2000s in music Events Early January - Drowning Pool disbanded January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and...

For the follow-up, "Unpredictable," she released her first video, which hit number one on YTV and the top ten on MuchMusic. In November 2003, it went gold by selling 5000 copies. YTV is a TLA that may stand for: Finnish for the term Helsinki Metropolitan Area. ... MuchMusic (often called Much) is a 24-hour cable television music video and variety television channel based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which debuted on August 31, 1984 as one of the first Canadian cable specialty channels on the air. ...

She won the Canadian Radio Music Award for "Best New Solo Artist".

In early May of 2004, Keshia's third single, "Bad Boy", was released. It was also successful, breaking the Top Ten.-1...

Her self-titled debut album was released June 22, 2004. On December 3rd, it officially went gold. It contained her previous singles, as well her fourth "Let the Music Take You". The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ...

In October of 2004, at the Canadian Urban Music Awards Keshia swept her three nominations, winning awards for "Best New Artist", "Video of the Year" (for Bad Boy), and the "Fans' Choice Award". The month after that, she conducted an interview for BET's Rated Next, which was her first significant appearance on the American media. Black Entertainment Television (BET for short) is the first television network geared towards African-Americans. ...

For Christmas in 2004, she released a cover version of Wham!'s song "Last Christmas". In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ... Wham! can mean one of two things: Wham!, a 1980s British pop duo formed by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. ...

On January 10, 2005, Keshia was one of the performers at the Canada for Asia (http://www.canadaforasia.ca) benefit concert for tsunami relief. She also released for fifth single, "Does He Love Me?" which features Foxy Brown. For aid organisations assisting the victims, see Donations for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. ... For the blaxploitation film, see Foxy Brown (film). ...

She was nominated for two awards at the 2005 Juno Awards in the categories of "Best New Artist" and "R&B/Soul Recording of the Year".


  • 2003 Urban Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single for "Shook (The Answer)"
  • 2003 Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Artist
  • 2004 Canadian Urban Music Award for Best New Artist
  • 2004 Canadian Radio Music Award for Video of the Year for Bad Boy
  • 2004 Canadian Radio Music Award Fans Choice Award



  • Keshia Chanté June 22 2004


  • "Shook (The Answer)" 2003
  • "Unpredictable" 2003
  • "Bad Boy" 2004
  • "Let the Music Take You" 2004
  • "Does He Love Me?" f. Foxy Brown 2005

For the blaxploitation film, see Foxy Brown (film). ...

External links

  • Official Website (http://keshiachante.com)
  • Maple Music Interview and Biography (http://www.maplemusic.com/artists/kch/bio.asp) Accessed Feb. 14 2005
  • Official News Archive (http://www.vikrecordings.com/keshia/news-archives2004.html) Accessed Feb. 14 2005
  • Juno Awards Official Site (http://www3.junoawards.ca/05_2005_nominees.php) Accessed Feb. 14 2005

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Keshia Chanté - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (484 words)
Chanté was born in Ottawa, Ontario, to a Trinidadi father and a Portuguese mother.
On January 10, 2005, Chanté performed at the Canada for Asia benefit concert for tsunami relief after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
Keshia Chante posted 3 brand new songs on Myspace in May 2006.
CANOE -- JAM! Music - Artists - Chante, Keshia: Keshia Chante ready to heat up Ottawa (474 words)
Chante, who moved to Toronto last year to pursue a promising career in urban music, says she learned to skate a long time ago from her hockey-loving father.
Chante picked up three Urban Music Awards in October; sang the national anthem at Ottawa's Frank Clair Stadium before the Grey Cup game, performed with Alicia Keyes in Toronto at the first Urban Aids concert in November and wrapped up 2004 with a New Year's Eve performance in Nathan Phillips Square.
Chante says she could make things a whole lot easier for herself if she would follow in the footsteps of other teen singers and get homeschooled from a tutor.
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