Candice Glover took a different path than most American Idol winners. Instead of launching her music career with a generic pop song, she showcased her powerful pipes with Jazmine Sullivan-penned ballad “Cried” and channeled all her emotion into impressive debut LP Music Speaks. (Listen to leaked track “Damn” for an indication of just how good it is).
The 24-year-old recently dropped by the Idolator studio to chat about her album and the transition from American Idol winner to recording artist. Candice also opened up about the advice former judge Mariah Carey gave her while on the show and expressed interest in a Nicki Minaj collaboration. How hot would that be? Watch up top.
Music Speaks drops on February 18. Make sure you pre-order your copy here. Are you excited to hear Candice’s album? Let us know in the comments below.
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