Candice Glover Announces New Music Speaks Album Debut Date

American Idol winner, Candice Glover announced on twitter this morning that the release date for her debut album,  Music Speaks, has been pushed out to October 8.

Initially, UMG planned to drop her album quickly, on July 16. A rumor floated around that the release had been pushed out to August 27.

Over the weekend, Candice revealed that her album WOULD be delayed, but even further than the rumors indicated.

Today’s announcement brings Candice’s album drop in line with American Idol winners before her, who traditionally unveil their post-Idol debuts in the fall.

Hopefully, this is an indication that UMG plans to put some promotional muscle behind Candice. The singer has announced that there WILL be a new single and she’ll be performing that song on the American Idol tour when it begins in Seattle, WA, on July 19.

  • abbysee

    That makes more sense than the earlier ridiculous drop date. Why hasten an already too short timeline?

  • halo9125

    Given that this is indeed in line with the schedule of previous Idol winners, it appears to me that Interscope deceptively announced an early release date, capitalized on the pre-orders, and then put the album back on a more typical timetable. Poor Candice- I am indifferent to her one way or another, but I hate manipulation of sort, and this sure as hell wreaks of just that.

  • girlygirl

    That’s a better date than July or August, although it would be better still in terms of potential sales if they were going to drop it in late November.

    With an early October release date, they need to get her new single out ASAP

  • Chris

    I think so to. I think this would’ve happened no matter who won. As long as this sticks and we get a single by August we should be good!

  • elliegrll

    I think it’s as simple as the label reacting to a winner who will not have a large AI fan base, so trying to release something quickly wouldn’t have made a lot of sense.

  • Anny_nanny

    Impression double, but I’ll hope that it will be better for Candice.

  • Jason Gorny

    Maybe there will be a new album cover while they are at it.

  • Chris

    As long as a single comes out in August (radio/digital) I will be happy.

  • Wfish88

    Good news. Now please change the HORRIBLE album cover…

  • thedeviledadvocate

    So Candice will perform the new song on July 19th, but there is no rumor as to when it will be released. That is an interesting contrast to Big Machine releasing Danielle’s “The Heart Of Dixie” on July 16th, with the rumor that Danielle’s debut album will be released in the fall.

    Seems like the way Candice’s music is being handled is pretty much the same way all the Idol winners music has been handled. I can’t wait to hear Candice’s new single, and Danielle’s new single. I’m also interested to see how Big Machine’s strategy pans out.

  • irockhard

    I dunno if Black Friday will work so well for her, loads of competition that week and she doesn’t have the fanbase Scotty or even P2 had.

  • No Thanks

    They’re probably hoping that debuting Candice’s single at the first concert and inviting press to the show, will help give the tour media attention and this increase ticket sales.

  • Larc

    What I’m still wondering about is why it was ever announced that Candice’s album would be out in July if it couldn’t be done. These people aren’t exactly novices in the recording business. Did they actually think they could do it by the optimistic original date and unforeseen situations prevented it, or have they just not learned much from all their previous experience? I’m inclined to think the latter is a definite possibility. If they were stupid enough to think “I Am Beautiful” would set the stage for an album release, that’s more evidence of option #2.

  • girlygirl

    What press other than local people do they think will show up? The most press generally shows up at the NY or LA dates

  • Larc

    Well, it could fill some empty seats.

  • Tinawina

    Well this sounds sensible.

  • No Thanks

    Isn’t there usually some national press at the first Idol tour stop?

  • curly_yenta

    She probably won’t sell more than 25K of this CD….. there’s no reason to believe otherwise. I betcha 99% of America has no clue who she is… or cares. That’s not to say she doesn’t have some singing talent, but the promotion is not there, sorry to say.

  • Miles (Grumpy) (VI)

    I like Candice but I’m more interested in some of the other Idols. Maybe this firm date will allow some others to announce plans,

  • hayes

    UMG should have just stuck with the fall release like it’s always been. Now the album will forever be known as “delayed”, when in reality it’s on par with the usual Idol releases anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/ElizabethThe Elizabeth Rosalyn

    They should have planned for a fall release in the first place, so I’m glad they came to their senses. Now focus on promoting the heck out of that next single!

  • girlygirl

    Do you mean 25K 1st week or total sales?

    It will all depend on whether the next single hits, and how much promotion Interscope gives the album. All signs right now point to horrible sales, but as Phillip showed us, a lot can change between winning Idol and your album coming out to turn expectations around.

    I’m not saying she’ll sell anything close to P2 , but IF the single gets strong promo and radio play and IF she gets some decent promotion, things might not be as dire as your prediction.

  • girlygirl

    just the usual Idol suspects. And I’m not sure they even go to the opening show anymore — they may just wait until the tour comes to their city

  • resunikcufecin

    I think they were hoping to get a marketable winner. Candice obviously shattered that hope.

  • perfectstorm

    Unfortunately, the odds are against her. Mediocre first single, bad ratings, cancel shows, rising of The Voice. And the sense that Jimmy Iovine has pretty much checked out.

  • resunikcufecin

    P2’s single was close to going Gold at this point last year. Candice is FAR behind the eight ball.

  • Larc

    Whatever the number, I’m guessing Candice’s debut album will replace Lee DeWyze’s as the lowest selling for an Idol winner. 29 debut albums from other Idols have outsold Lee’s in their respective first weeks.

  • windmills

    I hope the album is well done and sets Candice up with a chance in her target market. I’m not expecting much early as far as sales with how the season’s gone but it’d be great if Candice got a real set up with the right kind of TV/radio/digital media effort to her target audience (presumably urban/urban AC and maybe jazz).

  • Larc

    They had all 10 weeks of the finals to know that wouldn’t happen because there wasn’t a single clearly marketable finalist, IMO.

  • Tinawina

    How much did Lee sell anyway? I don’t remember.

    Without seeing how much promo they put in or hearing her first single, I’d wild guess Candice to come in around 40-45K.

  • girlygirl

    yes, but right up until we saw the 1st week #s for Home people were predicting he would sell even less than Lee.

    obviously, Candice’s coronation single being a bust has put her way behind not only P2, but every other Idol winner. But if her single hits, it COULD (not necessarily will, be could) turn things around for her, at least a little bit.

    I’m not expecting this to happen, but years of Idol watching has taught me the mantra “never say never” :)

  • Anny_nanny

    Lee: debut 39k, total 151k.

  • Tinawina

    Thanks! I didn’t realize it was that low. For some reason I thought it was around 50-55k.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Perhaps you were thinking about Crystal? Her album debuted with 58K, total 205K.

  • Madilo

    She needs a lot of luck and it does not look like she has it

  • Tinawina

    Oh goodness, you are right! I was thinking Lee opened in December with 50k or so, but that was Crystal. Oops. LOL

  • girlygirl

    I don’t think there’s any way they don’t release the album. They might try to bury it by pushing it back to January or February and not promoting it if the single doesn’t hit, but I can’t see them shelving it completely.

  • Tinawina

    She’s pretty much where Jordin was. Jordin was helped by being much more pop though, so her real single reached a bigger market. Candice’s presumed market doesn’t sell near as many singles as pop.

  • girlygirl

    IMO, None of the finalists are all that marketable. They should have focused on getting Candice a killer coronation single and promoted her better.

  • Matty Minkus

    Scotty released in October.

  • resunikcufecin

    I don’t agree. Janelle, Amber, and Angie were all quite marketable.

  • Madilo

    if they release a single and it does not go anywhere like the coronation song so why even bother releasing the album

  • curly_yenta

    I meant 25K first week sales.

  • Anny_nanny

    Contract.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Iovine probably thinks he left money on the table by not releasing McCreery’s and Alaina’s debut albums right after the show, when enthusiasm is at its highest pitch. In Alaina’s case especially, he might have gotten higher album sales by getting it out earlier, since her radio play never amounted to much (and she wasn’t writing her own songs, so it was just a matter of giving her reasonably good material).

    One HUGE mistake with Glover was allowing that glurgy live version of IAB on the show, instead of using the much more pop-contemporary studio arrangement. People who loved the live version weren’t going to like the studio version; people who hated the live version weren’t going to check out the studio version (even though they might have liked it); and (unlike Home) there was no positive buzz for IAB to get Idol-skeptics to check out the song. The buying audience for that song was thus limited to ardent Glover fans who’d buy absolutely anything she puts out, without regard for musical taste — as it also wasn’t in her style in either version.

    So yet again, Iovine’s agenda and Lythgoe’s agenda were at odds, and the tension made for bad television, bad A&R, and bad sales. There’s your theme for S12: conflict leads to really blatantly bad decisions.

    Iovine still thinks it’s possible to launch a career on ardent Idol fans who’ll buy anything an artist releases. That right there is proof his team doesn’t read MJ’s, as it’s not like many of us haven’t explained — with statistics! and charts! — that it does. not. work. that way.

  • irockhard

    I think the winner is promised both a record deal and an album. Interscope is obliged to produce and release the album they are not obliged to promote it however.

  • breakdown

    They never should have even considered putting it out this summer. It was a stupid idea to begin with.

  • Madilo

    That’s what they’ll do (not promoting the album and single like they did with Jessica) if the next single doesn’t go anywhere which i don’t wish.

  • jdanton2

    With Jessica they did not send her song to radio untill the week after the album was released. I am hopeful they do not do that with Candice.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Right. There are still lots of opportunities NOT to screw up Glover’s launch.

    Had Interscope stuck with the original July album release, those opportunities would already be lost, and that’s true (at this point) of even an August release. So “early October” is good news, and I wouldn’t see one more delay into mid-November as bad news if a single was making good progress on radio.

  • Madilo

    watch them do it if they have no hope

  • LoneStranger

    Of course Candice has a great vocals, so did Melanie Amaro. Candice will be worst than Lee and Taylor.

  • LoneStranger

    May be in the Adult entertainment industry.

  • LoneStranger

    They will.

  • mchcat

    Yes and he will probably release CD#2 this October or late September.

  • Kariann Hart

    I would also like to see Candice go on tour with an artist that brings out the right crowd – people who appreciate her style of singing and choice of songs. I wish her much success!

  • Kariann Hart

    Candice needs a radio-friendly song released very soon to jump start the album sales.

  • ????

    YEA???LOL

  • Karen C

    I think they did intend to get the album out earlier, but this wouldn’t work for a couple of reasons. I think the big reason is because the coronation single didn’t do well, so they need to release another single to lead into the album. The other reason is that maybe they expected Candice to do songs they already had written, which was kind of implied when they said songs were being picked out for the top contestants. From what Candice has said, she is cowriting on some songs, and this was within the past couple of weeks. So maybe the difference is that more new material is being written than was expected.
    Whatever happened, I think it’s better to have more time. Even if they need to pick songs, this will give them more time to pick or write, and then record songs.

  • g122y

    iT WILL BE FLOP! SERIOUSLY! IT WILL SELL ONLY IN 20,000 TO 30,000, i PREFER DANIELLE POST CAREER!

  • lollamape

    I suggest you to push a caps lock button at the right time.. Holy CAPSLOCK!! xD

  • Larc

    If they are so marketable, then I’m sure we’ll see them marketed. Ready opportunities for making money don’t lay around for long. But although UMG is as anxious for dollars as the next guy, they apparently didn’t see sufficient reasons to sign any of the 3.

  • resunikcufecin

    Um, how do you know UMG isn’t interested in signing any of them? I wouldn’t expect any announcements to be made until at least late July.