CHANDLAR ........... the name sounds familiar?
Maybe you caught one of his performances at BAM CafÃ© in Brooklyn, SOBs or one Sunday evening at The Village Underground, or maybe you were listing to Music Choice radio. Let's face it, he's hot!!. Chandlar is a bonafide musical triple threat: Singer, Songwriter and Producer.
Born and raised on Chicago's West Side Chandlar made the bold move to New York City to pursue his passion for music. Chandlar released his debut Strong Emotions in 2004 with the idea of making his presence official in the recording and entertainment industry. Since the release of Strong Emotions, Chandlar has continued to perform across the country opening for acts like Jaheim, R. Kelly and Missy Elliott.
In 2006 Chandlar was introduced to Terrance Hannah, a songwriter / Artist development Manager who needed someone to demo his songs. After recording several records for placement consideration, the two decided to formally work together as Artist and Manager.
Chandlar became a Q25Music Group / Quarter Management Artist in 2007 and the first Artist on the Q25Music Group Artist roster. In 2008, Q25Music Group released CHANDLAR - Finally Got My Swagga Back with the first single "Never Thought".
The record "Never Thought " was introduced to Music Choice radio in May, 2008 and has been on the Music Choice R&B soul charts ever since, peaking at #25 and getting approximately 20 or more spins a week. Chandlar has had the opportunity to have his music played on XM Sattlelite radio and performed live on Power 99 / WUSL, in Philadelphia.
Chandlar has recorded a 60sec. spot highlighting his talent on "Spit Your Game" to be aired on BET Rap City. Chandlar has recorded radio drops and hosted mix Cds for the Djs who are supporting the record in their markets (Philly/ Dj Kam, S.Florida / Dj Dimples, NY/Dj Gold Finger, France,UK/ Dj Lex ). "Never Thought" was also mentioned in the Hip Hop Weekly Magazine ( Issue 14, Vol.3) in the Record Breakers Top 5 Dj picks. Chandlar performed live before thousands of music lovers at the Obama campaign after party in New York (Eclectic Ride).
Chandlar has performed the national anthem at local sporting events, as well as radio driven concerts with KISS FM in New York. "Never Thought" was added to Singersroom.com and in two months over 32,000 had listened to the record. Chandlar participated as the opening act for R&B vet. Bilal at the 2008 Southward African American Day Festival in Newark New Jersey on the BET Sound stage sponsored by BET and Coors beverage company.
You can also look to see Chandlar performing in New York on the Heineken Red Star Soul Tour and the Black Expo College Tour in September. Chandlar - Finally Got My Swagga Back will be available on ITunes through CdBaby.com and selected retailers in September 2008 for $9.99. As a result of our hand to hand marketing and promotions at local carwashes in New York Chandlar has independently sold a total of 1,000 Cds and counting. With the success and positive response from radio and everyone who has purchased the Cd we are looking forward to shooting the video to "Never Thought" to provide a visual to the audio shortly. Chandlar is also getting the attention from companies who see the power of cross marketing his music with their products and services.