19 Recordings/Interscope RecordsIt’s the rule: you win American Idol in May, and toward the end of that same year — fall or winter — you release your debut album. It’s been that way ever since the show’s second season. But the show’s reigning champ, Candice Glover, is bucking the trend. Though she was crowned the winner of season 12 in May of 2013, her debut album, Music Speaks, is just arriving this week.
Ironically, Music Speaks was supposed to be out earlier than any winner’s album — it was originally slated to come out in July. But as Candice tells ABC News Radio, she’s glad the project was delayed.
“I won May 16th and then July 16th it was supposed to come out and I was in the studio, like, ‘Okay you got to get this done, you got to get this done,'” she recalls. “I wasn’t really passionate about most of the songs that I had and I thought it would be better for me to take some more time, get the songs to sound exactly the way that I wanted them to, like every small …read more