Ray Richardson & Chantel Sings
Ray Richardson – In 1997, Richardson joined KMOJ-FM (89.9), the Minneapolis urban adult contemporary station. In November of 1998, Richardson became the host of “Back In The Day,” an R&B oldies show that airs on Sunday nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.The show is devoted to hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s — hits by legendary artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Kool & The Gang, the Isley Brothers, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Isaac Hayes and many more. The show has since become a highly popular program. Richardson has helped the show reach as high as No. 8 in Arbitron ratings for its time slot.
Chantel SinGs – Chantel Morrow or better known as Chantel ‘SinGs’ originally from Chicago, Illinois has had the opportunity to open for national recording artist such as JEREMIH, LYFE JENNINGS, TREY SONGZ, MARIO, LIL G (OF R&B GROUP SILK) KEITH SWEAT, MONTELL JORDAN, SHAWTY LO, JAGGED EDGE, THE S.O.S BAND & KCI & JO-JO. Her feature song ” Can’t stop thinking about you” has been featured on the hit reality show “BASKETBALL WIVES” in 2010 with super Producer Megha Mann.She has also been featured as a model in the JOLIE MAGAZINE FASHION SHOW with Actress/Spokesperson VIVICA. A. Fox. Chantel ‘SinGs’ was nominated for BEST RNB artist of the year at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Twin Cities Hip Hop Awards! She is also sponsored by the state of Minnesota for being a recipient of The 2008 & 2011 Artist Initiative Grant from The Minnesota State Arts Board! Chantel ‘SinGs’ has worked exclusively with PROMOTEMYSONG.COM. The website owner Dan Squillace and his affiliates flew Chantel ‘SinGs’ to Miami, Florida in March of 2008 and teamed her up with well known producer Robert ‘Big Bert’ Smith (producer for artist such as Michael Jackson, Brandy, Dave Hollister and Kelly Rowland). While in Miami, Chantel ‘SinGs’ co-wrote and recorded the hot single ‘Hey Boy’ feat. Miami based rapper Novel Hooligan. The song ‘Hey Boy’ has been released on Twin Cities radio station 96.3 B96 as the ‘New at 2′ which is very rarely done for an unsigned artist. Chantel ‘SinGs’ has played roles in many Independent films including ‘SOMETHING 2 DIE 4′ and ‘BROKEN MAN’S DREAM’ in 2006 and 2007 which are both available on DVD! Produced and Directed by Eric. A. Rhea. In 2010 she played a co-starring role as Courtney in the Alaina L. Lewis written short film “One Night Stand” In her early years while Chantel and one of her sisters lived with their father in Minnesota, she committed herself to completing her high school education and financially supporting herself through various jobs throughout her high school years.
Just before graduation, Chantel discovered she was going to become a mother. This did not impede her progress towards obtaining her high school diploma and continuing to pursue a college education. In the beginning of 2003 Chantel enrolled at Brown College and obtained an Associate’s Of Applied Science Degree in TV Production & Broadcasting.’When I was a little girl, I would dance and sing in front of my mom while she listened to music as a therapeutic way of relieving her stress.’ ‘I didn’t realize then, that I was sharpening my skills as an artist as well as practicing for what would later become my career!
Sadly, during December of 2005, Chantel was faced with some tragic and disturbing news. She was diagnosed with OVARIAN CANCER and was informed that a surgical procedure would be needed to remove the cancerous tumor. After being hospitalized for two weeks upon a successful surgery, she began her recovery stage for the next three months. Unfortunately less than a month later in January of 2006, Chantel witnessed the stabbing death of her longtime friend and companion in his own home. After experiencing two traumatic events back-to-back and struggling to get back on track, all while having to continue to take care of her son JAMEZ, Chantel maintained a positive outlook on life and decided to continue to pursue her music career. To date, outside of performing regularly Chantel SinGs has a New cd titled “BEAUTIFUL DREAM” which is available on iTUNES, AMAZON & RHAPSODY and she recently wrapped a new T.V Show titled “TH3M” playing the character “TRACI”. The t.v show has been picked up by several Film Festivals in New York City among other cities including Chicago and Minneapolis. You may view a preview of the show at www.Watchth3m.com.
Chantel ‘SinGs’ has also been focusing on her event called “DIVAS ON THE RISE!” which is an ALL FEMALE showcase she presents every few months in the Twin Cities. The showcase Celebrates Women Empowerment, Strength & Success! She is now working to take the show national and international very soon. Chantel SinGs is also a Co-host on the “BACK IN THE DAY” Best Old school Music Radio show with 10 year radio vet Ray Richardson on 89.9FM KMOJ in Minneapolis/St.Paul and online at www.kmojfm.com.