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Chandler Kryst biography: 13 things about Charlotte, North Carolina singer aka Chan Luxe


Chandler Kryst is an R&B artist from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. He used to play football.

As an advocate of self-compassion and spreading love, Kryst puts subtle messages in the many layers of his songs. His singing style is deeply inspired by John Legend, Chris Brown and August Alsina.

As a singer, Kryst is professionally known as Chan Luxe. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. He was born in Tega Cay, South Carolina, USA to Polish American father Rodney Kryst and African American mother April Simpkins. Page Kryst, Cheslie Kryst and Asa Kryst are his siblings.
  2. David Simpkins is his stepfather. Jet Simpkins and Brooklyn Simpkins are his half-brothers.
  3. He graduated from Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill, South Carolina where he was a football player and a track and field athlete.
  4. He is 5’10” tall. His registered weight is 165lbs.
  5. In 2011, he started writing songs about heart breaks and deep reflections. 
  6. From 2015 to 2019, he attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina where he played football and earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing.
  7. From June 2017 to January 2022, he worked for Shoreline Valet in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as an associate.
  8. He was named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week on September 9, 2019 and an All Sun Belt Conference football player on December 5, 2019.
  9. In 2020, he earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from Coastal Carolina University.
  10. He was featured in one of the four songs of Shereen Cheong‘s 2020 extended play titled “2512.”
  11. In 2021, he released his single titled “Up.”
  12. In October 2021, he joined Thrive Recruiting and Development as a talent acquisition specialist.
  13. He was 24 years old when his sister Cheslie passed away on January 30, 2022 in New York City, New York, USA.

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