Today we’d like to introduce you to Chantaul.
Hi Chantaul, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
My journey started in college when I opened up for Kendrick Lamar with a fire hip hop group named (FSM). But, my professional music career didn’t start until July 18th, 2012 when I participated in a competition to perform on live television (B.E.T Blaze the stage wild out Wednesday) by coco cola. Set up by my Mentor J know truth. Losing that competition fueled me to work even harder towards my goals and succeed. I can’t forget to mention when I participated in that competition, I was very cocky not humble at all. That experience alone humbled me quick. As time progressed, I started to get in my own way by my fears, insecurities, doubts, lack of faith, etc. I had all this potential but wasn’t fully tapped in. So one day, I decided to change that and get into the studio, record more records and try to get myself booked for shows. I met writer “Charnel Allen” & “Brandon Sutton” who began writing records for me. The records came out better than I expected so I started to manifest out of my mouth and in my heart, “I am going to be a highly requested opening act. And guess what right before my eyes, the shows started coming. I was so shocked “Like wow little ol me”.
I started opening for artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle, Monica, Fantasia, Luke James, Silk, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Melanie Fiona and more. Then after that I performed for “B.E.T Music Matters, Auditioned in front of O’neal Mcknight, Andre Harrell & Laurieann Gibson for hit show “The Four”( I didn’t make it, but the fact I made it that far meant more to me than not getting picked. I was standing in front of three legends who wouldn’t love that moment:). I also ended up performing for the Moscato Ball by Signature Sipz. All throughout my journey, I have wanted to quit some days and go harder other days. But in the end, what was I really doing it for?. So the end of 2019 is here and I find out that I’m pregnant. At this point, I’m telling myself how can I be pregnant and still do music? I start planning etc. The year 2020 is here and the pandemic hits. Concerts everything gets shut down. So I start doing live zoom shows. As I get further into my pregnancy, I ask myself (“Okay shows, concerts everything is shut down what else can I do to get my records heard?) A friend one day randomly reaches out to me and says, “Hey, you should load your stuff up to United Masters”. I am like, “I only have records that are like ten years old nobody will want to hear old stuff”. So I load up my record “Dreaming”. (I am seven months pregnant). Time progresses and my son “Royal” comes into the world.
A month after my C-Section, I get an email from United Masters that they have a couple of companies who would like to license “Dreaming”. I am so shocked like wait whatttttt????. The companies are 2k21, ESPN, The North face Clothing Company, At&t, OTE Elite League & United Masters Library. (2020, 2021, 2022). So I reach out to my writer “Charnel Allen” to let her know the good news. Who knew me and Charnel would get a placement with a record she wrote ten years ago. WOW! But in the process, I started to battle with Post Partum depression due to the hardships of being pregnant/having a baby in the pandemic. So I started to write, pray, meditate and work out forcing only positive thoughts on a daily. And while in the process, I joined a contest online created by Cisalo Pro and Seats Photographix. Real One Music Video Dropping Soon. After that, I got an email from “United Masters” and they say they wanted to place “REAL ONE” in their sync library. I couldn’t believe it, like all my hard work has been for something. All the moments of depression, doubt, hardships, etc. was for a reason.
Moving forward I then decided to create my own Entertainment company Chantaul Entertainment LLC a women ran entertainment company.
Pushing through my darkest moments and praying a lot is how I got to where I am today. My successes a lot of the times happened during my darkest times. Which fueled me even more to be a better version of myself. I hope my story truly inspires someone to never give up on their dreams. The journey isn’t easy but it’s worth it in the end.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It hasn’t been a smooth road. Some of the struggles were being broke at times, literally having $1 and a dream, being hustled, battling depression and doubt, being fed hopeless dreams, investing money, time and energy into the wrong people.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I specialize in music, singing, writing and also entrepreneurship!
I am known for my music.
I am most proud of fighting through my darkest moments to succeed.
What sets me apart from others is my hustle, my willingness to reach my goals regardless of my creative eye, my relationships.
We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Success to me is how you push through your darkest hours to get to that level of success through consistent hustle.
- Email: Chantaulent@gmail.com
- Website: https://untd.io/chantaul
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chantaulmusic
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/chantaulmusic
- Youtube: Youtube.com/Chantaul1
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3d3XIA8WnOjOiOb0dOmHF0?si=xPmDQPJ2QT-q002jWztHtQ&nd=1
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