Keshia Chante (ViK/BMG Music Canada/UOMO, 2004)
Keshia Chante is the self titled, debut album by Canadian R&B artist Keshia Chante. The album was certified gold in Canada and put Chante on the map musically. Winning a Juno Award (Canada’s Grammys) for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year made Chante the youngest winner in the category.
Five singles were released: Shook (The Answer), Unpredictable, Bad Boy, Does He Love Me? and Let the Music Take You. All five singles were top 10 radio hits. Shook (The Answer) was released in 2003 when Chante was a tender 14 years old. It won an Urban Music Award for Best Pop/R&B Single. Unpredictable hit #3 and was certified Gold. Chante won a Canadian Radio Music Award for Best Solo Artist. Bad Boy cracked the top ten. Does He Love Me? saw her back in the top 5 and the video for the single won a Urban Music Video Award for Video of the Year. At this point, the full-length debut album was released. Let the Music Take You was the final single release. Based on the strength and sales of the album, Chante won all three nominations at the 2004 Canadian Urban Music Awards (Best New Artist, Video of the Year — Bad Boy and Fans’ Choice Award as well as taking home the Rising Star of the Year Award. In September 2005, when Destiny’s Child were touring Canada on their Destiny Fulfilled…And Lovin It, Chante opened for them. You can look for Chante on the Destiny’s Child Live in Atlanta Tour DVD.