Candice Glover is a self taught singer who hails from Beaufort, South Carolina. After auditioning for American Idol 3 times and twice getting cut before making it to the live rounds, Glover scored a spot on the show’s 12th season—then used her pure and powerful vocals to emerge as the season winner. With her coronation song “I Am Beautiful” entering the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs chart at number 5, the 23-year-old now offers up a debut album that brings her rich voice and stirring delivery to a bold fusion of soul, pop, and R&B.
Released by 19 Recordings/Interscope Records, Music Speaks serves up a sophisticated yet supremely soulful blend of love songs & self-empowerment anthems. In creating the album Glover partnered w/an A-list lineup of producers including The Underdogs (Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Timberlake), Mike WiLL Made-It (Rihanna, Miley Cyrus), The Jackie Boyz (Madonna, Sean Kingston), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga), and Paul “Hotsauce” Dawson (Robin Thicke, Usher). Endlessly moving & deeply intimate, Music Speaks finds Glover channeling the emotional dynamism of legendary vocalists who’ve long inspired her.
“My biggest influences have always been singers like Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Marvin Gaye &Whitney Houston—the kind of people who are so heartfelt in their performance, you can just immediately feel what they’re singing,” notes Glover. The lead single from Music Speaks, “Cried” is an epic heartbreaker powered by choir-like harmonies, sweeping string-laced arrangements —most strikingly—a breathtaking mix of vocal mastery and raw emotion that Glover infuses into her entire album and tonight she graces us w/her presence on Fancalls.
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