Monday, March 17, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Glenn Lewis
Song:Don't You Forget It
Album:World Outside My Window
The 2002 CD World Outside My Window was the breakthrough for Canadian R & B singer Glenn Lewis. But a difference of opinion with his record company waylaid him for a while. Expect a comeback in 2008. He was born Glen Ricketts Mar. 13, 1975 in Toronto. His dad was lead singer of the Canadian R & B group Crack Of Dawn. Lewis' vocal style is clearly influenced by Stevie Wonder. He also acknowledges Donny Hathaway and Gap Band lead singer Charlie Wilson as influences. Lewis started performing in local clubs and earned a Juno nomination for his 1998 single Bout Your Love. This got the attention of Mark Byers of Philadelphia based Rock Star Entertainment and Lewis signed with Epic Records. His debut album World Outside My Window was produced by Jill Scott producers Andre Harris & Vidal Davis. The biggest thing for Lewis was he got to meet Stevie Wonder at a Los Angeles radio station and Wonder told him he loved Don't You Forget It. He also recorded Superstition for a Wonder tribute album. Lewis' second CD Back For More was ready to be released in 2003. A video featuring rapper Kardinal Offshall was released but the album was pushed back and has never been released. Meanwhile, Lewis was nominated for a Grammy for a duet with Amel Larrieux of Where Is The Love on a Stanley Clarke CD. Lewis left Epic in 2005 and is now signed with Underdog Entertainment. This is a new label owned by R & B producers The Underdogs (Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Harris). The Glenn Lewis CD Remember Me is scheduled for release in 2008. Here's the video for Don't You Forget it by Glenn Lewis.