imageOmar Chandler (born Chandler Spencer on January 16, 1962 in Manhattan, New York) was an R&B singer from the ’90s.

He was also a contestant on “Showtime at the Apollo” during the ’80s. Omar was well-known for his collaboration with Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock on their song “Joy and Pain.”  imageIn 1991, Omar released his self-titled debut album on MCA Records. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all. imageThe first single “Do You Really Want It” peaked at #68 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks. The song featured Fat Boys member Prince Markie Dee. imageThe second single from the album “Better World” didn’t appear to make the Billboard charts at all.
imageThe third single from the album “You Changed Me For the Better” also didn’t appear to make the Billboard charts at all.
imageThe last single from the album “This Must Be Heaven” (featuring R&B singer Audrey Wheeler) peaked at #36 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks, becoming Omar’s only highest chart appearance on the R&B charts.
imageIn 1997, Omar released his sophomore album “Pieces of My Heart” on Expansion Records in the United Kingdom. It’s unknown how or if the album was successful.

He has provided background vocals for artists such as Bobby Brown, Teddy Riley, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and Pharrell.

Omar later moved to Hartsville, South Carolina to be close to his mother. He was active in the community, sponsoring talent shows at the Center Theater for youth & young adults.

He was also active & supportive of the gospel in the park program during the summer. He was known for helping people & touching and changing many lives.

Omar performed at small venues and released his “Best Of” album in 2009. In 2011, he did a cover version of the Rose Royce song “Ohh Girl” which is available on iTunes.

Sadly on March 4, 2013, Omar was found deceased in his home. His death was later ruled a homicide.

A 46-year-old male, a 37-year-old female and her 17-year-old daughter were later charged with his death. Omar’s murder still remains under investigation.

Omar is survived by his mother, Elizabeth, his brother Rufus, his son Patrick and many close relatives & friends. He was a talented singer and he will not be forgotten.

To see the music video for “Do You Really Want It,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1S-M8EQRTY

To see a fan-made video for “You Changed Me For the Better,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsZtplC64GU

To see a fan-made video for “This Must Be Heaven,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaXhkeZa4To

To see the music video for “Ohh Girl,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APPNG–dugo

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