By: Carl West
Drew Sidora Jordan is an actress and singer known for her recurring role as Chantel in the Disney Channel series That’s So Raven, and as Lucy Avila in the 2006 movie Step Up. She is also noted for portraying a fictionalized version of herself on the BET comedy-drama television series The Game. Drew has also recorded one studio album for download.
Coming from Chicago, she knows how tough it is to break through in L.A. or N.Y., either as a singer or actress. Drew has grown through all the difficulties that acquiring fame can bring. But her committed efforts, talent and her devoted team surrounding her has made sure that this rising star prevails. Her latest project is as the famed R&B/Pop mega star T – Boz of the now defunct female group TLC.
You can see Drew showcasing her style on VH1’s latest original programming, which will air on Sunday Oct 27, 2013 at 7p.m., Wednesday Oct 30, 2013 at 8p.m. and Tuesday Nov 5, 2013 at 3p.m. profiling the fast flying group that broke through ceilings and smashed hit making records. Sidora’s swagger and her personality along with another one of Chicago’s fast rising talents, who’s also been blessed with duo skills has shattered records as the biopic CrazySexyCool just became one of VH1’s highest rated programs of 2013.
As an actress, Keke Palmer has already established herself as one of the fastest rising young stars of her generation. Her talents span from film, television, and music alike.
Palmer was the title character in the Lions Gate Films/Starbucks Entertainment sleeper hit Akeelah and the Bee, opposite actors Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett. Her breakthrough performance received praise from many film critics and organizations. Among the list of nominations received, Akeelah and the Bee was listed as one of NBR’s 2006 Top Independent Films of the Year as well as four nominations from the NAACP Image Awards.
And like Sidora, Keke has traveled the ups and downs of Hollywood and the music business. Keke has one studio album under her belt, with ambitions of recording another CD and hopefully winning a Grammy and Oscar, similar to another one of Chicago’s breakout stars, Jennifer Hudson. Chicago has produces some amazing female talent and you can see two of them as they demonstrate to the world why these women who jam can’t be overlooked, anymore. You can see Keke portraying Chilli in the TLC biopic.