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Chantel Hampton, is a singer, minister, songwriter, producer, engineer and educator with a passion to create global music that gets men and women of all ages moving, and singing but also empowers a generation that is searching for hope and inspiration.
Fated for success, this Boston native’s determined spirit materialized before high school. At age 9, she became the youngest member of a fifty-voice youth choir, which allowed her to travel throughout America and Europe performing before thousands. She began songwriting at twelve and developed a secret passion for journaling and writing poetry. At 14, Hampton asked her father, minister of music and producer, to train her to be a worship leader & artist. The decision was made to forfeit normal adolescence, and to pursue a serious career in music.
Hampton decided to graduate high school at the age of 16 in order to concentrate on perfecting her
abilities as a songwriter and performer. By the age of 17, she had became a two-time winner of The
Berklee College of Music’s National Songwriting Competition and had received a full-tuition scholarship to the institution. At 18 she was writing, arranging, vocal producing and engineering for
national and international projects, which included Berklee College of Music & Mercy Corps’, “We
Are All Connected” for the women of Darfur. She was named an ambassador for Berklee College and
was sent to various high schools in America and in France. Between her genius with the pen and her
flair behind the mic, Chantel found herself writing and recording for Bishop T.D Jakes’ label,
Dexterity Sound and Universal Music. Ms. Hampton was also privileged to share the stage with Sheila
E, Anita Baker, Rodney Jerkins, Philip Bailey and The Yellow Jackets.
Throughout her college career a deep passion grew in Chantel for empowering her generation as well
as the next. In a pursuit to answer this passion, she began to speak, teach and lead worship for various youth conferences and organizations including The DeVos Urban Leadership Conference and Jeanne Mayo’s National Youth Conference. She worked closely with Pastor Chris Durso & Youth Explosion of Christ Tabernacle in Queens, NY and was given the opportunity to write songs and lead worship for Ron Luce & Teen Mania’s Battle Cry conferences, reaching over 38,000 youth.
In 2009, Chantel founded songwriting/production company, ChannelFM. Since starting the
company, she’ has teamed up with several producers & songwriters such as Hannon Lane (Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Rihanna, Florida), Wirlie Morris (Grammy Nominated song “You Are”) Howard Cooney (B.O.B, Bruno Mars, Timbaland), Harvey Mason Jr & The Underdogs & The Inkredibles. In 2011, Chantel wrote, produced and performed on Rahni Song’s “Breakin’ The Rules” album which charted the top 10 on the Billboard Charts and her single "Star of the Story" was listed as the 3rd most requested song on radio. That same year she won The BET 106th & Park Wild Out Wednesday Female R&B Competition, garnering her both international and national attention.
Ms. Hampton just recently joined the faculty of Berklee College of Music, as vocal instructor and ensemble director. Hampton thrives on mentoring and educating up & coming young talent and she
does so on a daily basis. Her vision is to pass the torch to other young musicians that will uphold a
standard and keep the legacy of great music alive.