Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Music Speaks by Candice Glover, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Music Speaks

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

In a matter of four years, Candice Glover went from being told that her career wouldn't go farther than a hotel lobby, to recording a song co-written by her favorite artist. Descriptively dispatched by Simon Cowell during the Hollywood round of American Idol's ninth season, she returned for the 11th season and fared only a little better. On her third attempt, during season 12, she won the competition — the first woman champion since season six's Jordin Sparks. Her progression through season 12 was built on traditionally minded, guts-spilling ballads originally recorded by the likes of Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Emeli Sandé, and Adele. Heartrending ballads are indeed what make up the majority of Music Speaks. Album opener "Cried," co-written by inspiration Jazmine Sullivan, lays it all out. Glover belts "I tried to be the girl that never complains, but holding it in is driving me insane" with such force that the sentiment is 100-percent believable. It's no outlier. In each song, Glover sings with complete conviction, best heard in the winding "Die Without You" (somewhat redolent of Usher's "There Goes My Baby"), the floating kiss-off "Thank You," and the self-smacking "Same Kinda Man" — the last of which was written by producers Rock City and the Co-Captains, though it's easily mistakable for the work of Sullivan. Given the dominance of slow material, the album is a bit stifling; Glover loosens up a little for only "In the Middle," co-written by Fantasia Barrino with a touch of "Ting-a-Ling," yet even that has some heartache. At the end is "Love Song," a cover of the Cure's "Lovesong" that lacks the emotionally raw drama of the version she performed on American Idol. It closes Glover's debut on an anticlimactic note, but the singer should be around for a while — hopefully long enough to make some albums that have as much character and boldness as Sullivan's Fearless and Love Me Back.

Customer Reviews


Candice is an incredible talent… VERY talented… but this album falls flat. Others will disagree but i’m sorry whoever helped her pick these songs and arrangements made poor choices, I fear another idol album long term curse.. once she is out from under the idol contracts and can be under contract by someone who will really mentor her, watch out, this girl will skyrocket… until then, she is just an idol machine factory music maker not her fault, and I’ve enjoyed the show for many years… The last good album from an Idol contestant was Kris Allen and even then Idol did not promote it. Lets HOPE idol promotes this talented young lady, she deserves it. For this album.. MEH….it does nothing for me… and I really don’t think its her fault.

Need better songs

She can really sing but seriously the songs are TERRIBLE, she does not have one hit on the entire album, especially after taking all this time to release the album.
Also the album goes all over the map with genres, from gospel to old school blues/soul, reggae seriously the album is a MESS.

I love candice but not impressed with album

I love candice all the way but this album is really boring. I think Mariah should write some songs for her because voice is really suited for Mariah's soulful music. Maybe in the future Candice can make a album with oldies songs in her style like Clay Aiken's "tried and truth". But I know Candice can so way better than Clay Aiken because her voice is very suited for that type of music, very soulful and meaningful and powerful. I think her future will be better if she goes with the same direction of Michael Bubble because her voice is just make for it, Jazzy and soulful. I hope she can consider. The truth is that most of the younger generations like more up beat music with meaningless lyrics, which I think Candice's voice is not suited for. The better direction for her is towards classic style music with some jazz flavor because people can always play this kind of music to chill and relax. Remember the oldies music will never never be forgotten because they are always classic that never get tired of listening. The words are just more truthful and meaningful back then.
Candice I have faith in you, please consider. Styles like Toni Braxton and Adele are much more suited for you.


Born: November 22, 1989 in Beaufort, SC

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '10s

An R&B and gospel vocalist, Candice Glover is best known as the winner of the 12th season of Fox's reality vocal competition American Idol. A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, Glover began singing in her church, where her father was a pastor. After graduating high school in 2008, Glover attended the Technical College of the Lowcountry and University of South Carolina, Beaufort. She previously auditioned unsuccessfully for seasons nine and 11 of American Idol before making it onto the show in 2012....
Full Bio
Music Speaks, Candice Glover
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings