Candice Marie
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Candice Marie

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"Singer, Songwriter Candice Marie-loving good music"

In a city known for producing musical
greats in soul, blues, jazz and gospel,
budding soloist Candice Marie is sure
to get lots of experience.
“I think Chicago has a lot of talent. Just
going around and performing, I’ve seen
a lot of great artists,” says Marie, who
describes her sound as a mix of R&B
and soul with a twist of jazz. “[Chicago]
is a great place to start and we have a
great audience — a great group of
people here who love music.”
Like many performers, Marie honed her
vocal skills in her church choir;
however, she makes it clear that she
was singing even before she entered
the church.
“I think I was singing before I was talking,” she says, adding that when she was 7, she and several neighborhood
girls formed a singing group — We Are 2 Cute 4 U, charging 25 cents for their backyard shows.
Thankfully, the sassy songstress didn’t stop there. After outgrowing the small stage, Marie sought to pursue her
education, but she never forgot her roots.
“I’ve always dreamed of pursuing [music] professionally, so after graduating from [Northern Illinois University], I have
the opportunity to focus on music,” says the former corporate communications major.
Marie’s highly anticipated debut is scheduled for release in the fall. It presents a healthy mix of sounds she
developed while traveling throughout the country. If nothing else, Marie hopes her music connects with listeners.
“I like that [music] touches people,” she says. “Regardless of what you’re going through that day, going somewhere,
hearing a performer, enjoying music at that moment, you can forget about any problems that you have. You are in
another world.” –tony binns - Munson Steed

""Wednesday Night Live" with Speakeasy Entertainment Inc."

Candice Marie, a very BIG surprise in a small package, showed such passion as she caputred the crowd with her performance of Tamia's "Real Love" and Alicia Keys' "Unbreakeable". - J.V. Cook Sr.


Still working on that hot first release.



Candice Marie

This singer/songwriter has wowed many with her sultry sound. Born in a city that produced some of the industry’s greats, Candice Marie was predestined to be blessed with the talent to captivate any audience with her voice. From playing the shy, innocent Dorothy in the hit play “The Wiz Chicago Style”, to playing the deathly ill little Sarah in the stage production of “I’m Goin’ In”, this up coming starlet has become a triple threat in her own right. Musically, she has opened for Grammy Award Winner Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Chico Debarge, Eric Benet, SWV, Whodini, K-Jon and Glenn Jones. Candice Marie established her credibility when she defeated 500 hopefuls becoming Bar 1’s 2007 Big Break Winner in Chicago ’s version of American Idol.

Candice Marie performs throughout the U.S. gaining critical acclaim for her superior vocal talents. This vocal genius will soon be thrilling music lovers nationwide when she completes the production of her first album.