Unbelievable! Multi-Talented! Creative! Beautiful!Are some of the words that comes to mind when you initially hear the music talents of Chanda E. Long. Not only is she a talented singer, she is also a beautiful songwriter. Her unbelievable skills are displayed on her debut album "Journey", where she was creative enough to write, sing, and vocally arrange all the songs.
Cel (pronounced Cell), which is the acronym for her name, is prepared to make her mark for Detroit, Michigan's already famous musical map. Creating inroads and highways in Soul music for a new kind of woman, Cel has crossed many musical bridges on a quest to find a style that is one of a kind. Returning from this unique journey she's brought back a new rhythm. Her style is a beautiful blend of rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, R&B and Hip-Hop music that when mixed together gives birth to a unique sound.
Being no stranger to the college scene, Cel created herself a strong following while attending Michigan State University. She was known as a local celebrity. Cel had won nearly every talent contest held within a hundred miles. In fact she had won so many events, that people would only enter if she was hosting and not performing. After doing the talent contest thing, Cel went on to host her very own video-show called C.E.L. Therapy. Wanting to continue to grow she applied and was hired as an On-Air Personality for Lansing's leading R&B and Hip-Hop radio station, 96.5 WQHH. Cel's show, The Planet aired weekdays from 6-10 p.m. With Cel, The Planet was the hottest show within its market. Not only was Cel afforded the chance to meet and interview other national acts, occasionally she was asked to open them.
Performing with huge celebrities is nothing new for this multi-talented R&B and Hip-Hop Soul artist. Her first performance came as a teen with another gifted Detroit teenager named Aaliyah. Cel got a chance to perform with the late Aaliyah in a New York Hot 97 Radio Station sponsored event in Jamaica, which also featured the late Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy, Craig Mack, and Radio Personalities Ed Lover and Dr. Dre. They also performed together at one of Southern University Homecomings, along with Outkast and UGK. Cel has since gone on to open again for the Grammy Award Winning Hip-Hop Duo OutKast, and notable artists such as Dwele, Slum Village, Floetry, Jaguar Wright, Obie Trice, Art Porter, Penny Wells, and R&B Male Singing Sensation New Edition as they’ve made their comeback into the Music Industry.
Once you experience all of Cel's musical talents or if you just sit and have a conversation with her, you'll find yourself walking away saying she has "It". "It" being that something special that separates the average from that mega star artist. Cel is unequivocally a mega star on the rise.