|Also known as Chante Savage|
Name Chantay Savage
Years active 1992–present
Record label RCA Records
|Born July 16, 1971 (age 44)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S. (1971-07-16) |
Genres Contemporary R&B, Pop music, Dance music, House music
Albums I Will Survive (Doin' It M, This Time, Here We Go
Similar People Steve "Silk" Hurley, Maurice Joshua, Common, Malik Yusef
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Chantay Savage (born July 16, 1971) is an American R&B/dance singer. She experienced some success in the 1990s on various Billboard singles charts, one of which was "I Will Survive", a reworking of the Gloria Gaynor hit song.
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Although Savage has not scored any major US hits on the pop charts, she has scored hits on other US charts such as the Dance chart and R&B chart. In total, Savage has spent 452 weeks on various Billboard singles charts, and her albums have spent a total of 81 weeks on various Billboard charts.
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Before Savage signed a recording contract, she parlayed success into gigs as a session musician, singer, and songwriter with artists such as CeCe Peniston and Tanya Blount. Savage co-wrote Peniston's hit single "We Got a Love Thang". In 1993, Savage released her first single "If You Believe" from her debut album Here We Go.... Her follow-up "Betcha'll Never Find" became a top 20 dance and R&B hit on the Billboard chart. She also released the singles "Don't Let It Go to Your Head" and "Give It to Ya".
In 1995 she teamed up with Aaliyah, En Vogue, TLC, BlackGirl, Mary J. Blige, Vanessa Williams, SWV, and others for the single "Freedom" from the movie Panther.
Savage released "I Will Survive" in 1996, from her second album I Will Survive (Doin' It My Way). The single became a moderate hit in the US, peaking at #24 on the pop charts, and #5 on Billboard's R&B chart. It reached #12 in the UK Singles Chart. The single was also certified gold by the RIAA for US single sales of over 500,000 units. In 1997 she, along with Deborah Cox, Heavy D, and Brownstone performed Janet Jackson's number 1 single "That's the Way Love Goes" at the Soul Train Music Awards tribute to the popular icon. In 1998, Savage scored another minor hit with "Reminding Me (Of Sef)", performed by Common. It was a top 10 hit for Common on Billboard′s Hot Rap chart.
In 1999 she released her third album This Time, its first single "Come Around" which peaked at number 62. Savage wrote all the lyrics and played piano and drums. In 2003, she collaborated with spoken word artist Malik Yusef on the song "Auto-Eroticism" on his album The Great Chicago Fire: A Cold Day In Hell. Three years later, she appeared on a remake of the Earth Wind & Fire hit "September" for Full Flava's Music is Our Way of Life album. Also that year, she recorded the theme song for BellaNutri titled "Always Beautiful" as well as an additional track "Shine", which was released on a CD for the company.
In 2012, she collaborated with another spoken-word artist, Quill, on his track "Everything Must Change."