BC News|February 04, 2014 11:15 EST
American Idol's Candice Glover is Finally Releasing Her Debut Album 'Music Speaks'
Season 12 "American Idol" winner Candice Glover is finally releasing her debut album, Music Speaks, on February 18.
Glover is the first female winner of the show since Jordin Sparks won in 2007, and the fourth African-American winner in American Idol history. She is also the only winner to have auditioned three times before being cast for the live shows. Her debut album Music Speaks is scheduled for release on Feb. 18, after it was pushed back from October and July 2013.
Bostonglobe.com said it is a traditional song-based album without the bombardment of guest emcee's added for crossover appeal and that the focus will remain consistently on Glover's rich, extensive vocal ability.
Glover stated her album is about "love." "That's my favorite thing to sing about and talk about" she said in a recent BET interview. The album touches just about every genre of music like she did on idol. Glover calls herself a "Perfectionist," and said she made sure the album is exactly what she wanted it to be.
The American Idol champ is gearing up to release the album and this past weekend she graced the stage at the 15th annual "Super Bowl Gospel Celebration," where faith and football came together at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Glover performed two duets with the illustrious Pattie LaBelle, "If Only You Knew" and "Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is)." LaBelle then spoke about the importance of passing on God's blessings.
Glover who described herself as a "church girl" on Idol, said she wants to be a counselor to help girls through what she went through as a teenager. She struggled a lot with insecurities and we caught a glimpse of it on the famous show when Glover said she would never wear a dress on Idol, but she then eventually wore one. After this, girls began tweeting and said she was their inspiration and that she made them feel more confident.
Music Speaks hits shelves on Feb. 18 on Interscope.
For more information on the forthcoming album you can visit her Facebook page.