Born in Newark (NJ), Chavell grew up singing in church and has been singing ever since. Chavell got a good head start in the music when she was asked to replace an artist at a local studio, little did she know this would be the launch of her career. Once at the studio Chavell was introduced to Kerri Chandler
of Three Generations
. Kerri presented Chavell with the song he wanted her to sing but she turned down the song and replaced it with one of her own 'Super Lover'. A copy of 'Super Lover' was given to the well known and respected DJ Tony Humphries
. He broke the song on his master mix dance party show on 98.7 kiss FM and at club Zanzibar in Newark (NJ) where he was a resident DJ. 'Super Lover' became a hit and was signed to a singles deal on Atlantic Records and before long 'Super Lover' was blazing the billboard charts.