'American Idol' Winner Candice Glover to Release Debut Album in 2014


Candice Glover performs on Fox's 'AMERICAN IDOL'

"American Idol" season 12 winner Candice Glover has pushed back the release of her debut album, "Music Speaks," from October to next February.

Glover earned the "Idol" crown on May 16 and quickly released lead single "I Am Beautiful," which reached the top 40 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Her label, 19 Recordings/Interscope Records, had tentatively planned to release "Music Speaks" in July but that was moved to Oct. 8, now Feb. 18.

"I know it's taking a bit longer than expected to get my album out, but I have been working hard in the studio with some amazing people and I want to get it just right for you guys!" Glover says in a press release about the album date.

Production-wise, Glover has been hard at work with Harvey Mason Jr. (Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake) and Jackie Boyz (Jennifer Lopez).

Glover will be the first "Idol" champ to not release their first post-"Idol" album in the same year of their win since the first season. Kelly Clarkson was the first and only previous winner to release their album in the year after their win. Hers was understandable, since the first season of "Idol" ended in September of 2002, giving her little time to produce an album.


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