Chantay Savage grew up in Chicago, Illinois and was the daughter of a jazz musician. Savage started her music career at an open mic contest which she won eight times and used to get gigs and to work as a session musician for artists like CeCe Peniston.
Savage managed to get a deal with RCA records after contributing to CeCe's single 'We Got A Love Thang.' She released an album with the studio titled Here We Go in 1994. The album had three minor successes with 'If You Believe,' 'Don't Let It Go To Your Head' and 'Betcha'll Never Find.'
In 1996, Chantay released her second album, I Will Survive (Doin' It My Way). The album's biggest hit was 'I Will Survive,' a reworking of Gloria Gaynor's disco album. The single went gold and reached #24 on the Hot 100.
Moving to a more personal, individual feeling, Chantay released her third album, This Time in 1999. The album had one minor hit with 'Come Around' which reached #62 on the R&B charts.
Chantay is reportedly working on a new solo album.