Chante Moore Credit: Mychal Watts

If you know Chanté Moore only from TV One’s R&B Divas LA, you’re seriously doing yourself an injustice. This chanteuse’s syrupy pipes gave black women everywhere a reason to love up on their man with the 90s anthem “Chanté’s Got a Man.” As one of the defining voices in female R&B, Moore later joined forces with legend Ron Isley and the self-proclaimed pied piper of R&B, R. Kelly, to create the 2001 cheaters’ anthem “Contagious,” where instead of singing her beau’s praises, she played the role of a woman whose husband has caught her sleeping with another man in their home. To truly get a feel for old-school R&B that sends listeners into the depths of their feelings, make your way to at least one of the two Moore performances tonight.   v

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