He has written songs for over 75 recording artists including Angie Stone, Yolanda Adams, The Isley Brothers, Brandy, Trey Songz, Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Usher, Marc Anthony, Jamie Foxx, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Beyoncé Knowles.
His #1 hits as lyricist include Anita Baker’s Grammy-winning hit “I Apologize“, Brownstone’s Grammy nominated hit “If You Love Me“, Angie Stone’s “No More Rain (In This Cloud)”, the Grammy nominated theme of Set It Off “Missing You” (performed by Brandy, Tamia, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan) and Yolanda Adams “Someone Watching Over Me“.
Gordon Chambers “Sincere” Album EPK 2011
He is the winner of 8 awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), has four Dove Award nominations, and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, winning for the song “I Apologize” that he wrote for Anita Baker.
His songs have been performed at the ESSENCE Awards, American Music Awards, The Goodwill Games and the White House.
His prestigious appearances, in addition to acclaimed European and Japanese tours,have included the Essence Music Festival, The Congressional Black Caucus, The Apollo Theater, Constitution Hall, B. B King’s and the Kennedy Center.
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He wrote his first song at the age of 7 and received guidance from other Teaneck residents, including trombonist Dick Griffin, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Lenny White.
At Teaneck High School he learned piano and trumpet, and joined New Progressions, a 16-piece band. In an interview with The Record, Chambers stated that “Teaneck is the place where I had all my musical training” and recalled that
“Growing up, knowing that [I] lived in Teaneck gave me something to dream and aspire to: that one day I could grow up and become a professional”.
“I Cant Love You” Behind the Scenes Gordon Chamber
Chambers attended Brown University, where he enrolled in 1986 with plans to major in political science and become a lawyer. He returned to Teaneck after graduating, and it was there he wrote “If You Love Me“, the single by Brownstone released in 1994 that reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
While working as entertainment editor for Essence magazine in 1993, an interview with Queen Latifah led to the opportunity to write the song “Winki’s Theme” that appeared on her 1993 album Black Reign. His solo albums have been nominated for Independent Soul Album of the Year by Soultracks.com and have been among CDBaby’s top R&B sellers.
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Live At The Blue Note: By My Side
His first solo album “Introducing Gordon Chambers” was released in 2005. The debut featured special guests Carl Thomas, Glenn Lewis, Sara Devine, Roy Hargrove and Mike Phillips. His second album, Love Stories, was released in 2007 and features soul artist Ledisi.
Touch You There/Never Fall In Love (Medley)
People Get Ready” – Curtis Mayfield Civil Rights Songbook 04
The album also includes covers of Donny Hathaway’s “A Song For You” and his version of “Missing You“, which he dedicates to late mentors Phyllis Hyman and Gerald Levert.
The first single “I Can’t Love You (If You Don’t Love You)”.