Chantelle Lee is about to explode onto the music scene in a big way! The 20-year-old singer, songwriter and budding actress/model from London has been amassing attention from across the industry and is now ready to step into the spotlight.
Signed to Unstoppable Music Group last year, she has already penned songs and has recorded with some of the biggest names in the music business, including global stars Mario Winans (Weeknd), JR Blender (Dua Lipa, Diplo) and Sigma. Not one to shy away from performing, the young starlet has also performed to masses at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York.
Born and raised in Singapore by an English mother and Singaporean father, Chantelle spent much of her formative years travelling around the globe as an international student until at the age of 13 she settled in London with her mother and twin brothers (EDM music producers Twin Lee signed to Sigala.) The musical family now live in North London. Chantelle explains, “Music is a massive part of our household; my brothers are always creating and I’m always singing so we drive our mum crazy.”
Growing up, C-Pop, K-Pop and J-Pop dominated the environment but Chantelle also found herself listening to British and American Pop and R&B music. Merging her Eastern and Western roots, Chantelle is perfectly poised to follow in the footsteps of BTS and Black Pink to transition and appeal to both territories with her brand.
Chantelle is bilingual speaking English and Mandarin and has already been featured on the front cover of Asia’s no.1 teen magazine – Justeen Magazine as well as Teen Vogue, and NOW magazine where she was rated as one of “The Next Biggest Millennials”. She has also modelled for Italian pop giant Guess. “I love clothes and fashion. I try to have fun with my clothing and believe that music and fashion go hand in hand. I feel that today audiences connect with musicians in more ways than just music and fashion Is another way to connect with an audience”. Her love for fashion can be seen on her social media where Chantelle has amassed almost a quarter of a million followers across her different social media platforms.
Chantelle’s musical style is fundamentally R&B influenced Pop with sprinkles of C-Pop & K-Pop, sass with an emotive vocal. Citing her influences as Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, H.E.R, Jhene Aiko and Black Pink, Chantelle uses her highs and lows as ammunition for her songs, including being a young woman in a digital age.
“It’s important for me as a young woman in this industry to be open and talk about how growing up in today’s society can affect young people. From relationships to social media and effects on your mental health to bullying. It’s important for my work to be an outlet for all that I feel and go through “
Chantelle has been working on her new project with Unstoppable Music Group production duo Dot Inc (Wretch 32, Knucks, Giggs), Mario Winans (The Weekend, Burna Boy), JR Blender (Major Lazer, Diplo), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue, Doja Cat), Twin Lee (Sigala) and writers such as Victoria Horn (Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande), Jess Agombar (BTS, Jonus Brothers), Joe Killington (Nile Rodgers, Armand Van Heldon) and more, with a star-studded line up of talent queuing up to work with Chantelle, whilst industry heavyweight Danny D (Stellar Songs) has lent his support to the development of Chantelle, suggesting success cannot be far away.
“Working with Chantelle was great. Her voice is unique and she is very witty when it comes to melodies and harmonies. I see her doing great things in music!” – MARIO WINANS (Diddy, Weekend)
The duality and versatility of both the Asian and British influences make Chantelle’s outlook fruitful. The industry is excited about seeing Chantelle claim her spotlight in the global pop landscape which is hers for the shaping. This is just the beginning in what proves to be an Unstoppable journey for the pop starlet.