For Cam Anthony, fame is just around the corner. The 14-year-old singer is being mentored by some of the most iconic names in the business, and is on the verge of making his big debut on the music scene.
But no need to just take our word for it. We’ve got an exclusive look at his debut original track and video, “How Can I Forgive Ya,” which should make his trajectory clear.
Two years ago when Anthony was just 12, he was invited to appear on an episode of The Ellen Show after she saw a few videos he had posted online showcasing his incredible talent and his natural soulful R&B vocals.
Shortly after, Cam was signed to Dr. Dre‘s legendary Aftermath Entertainment record label and while most 14-year-olds are preparing to start freshman year of high school, Anthony is recording new music for his debut album.
Anthony tells Global Grind, “This is already the best birthday ever!” I’m so excited to finally share some of my own original music that people can download and enjoy. And to be able to perform it for everyone at my 15th birthday party in my hometown is incredible! I can’t wait!”
It’s clear that Cam has grown up a lot in the last two years and he looks more than ready to become one of the bright new faces in R&B and pop music.
PHOTO CREDIT: Cam Anthony
17 Artists You Probably Didn't Know Were Influenced By Prince
1. Maroon 5 has covered Prince's "Purple Rain"Source:Getty 1 of 17
2. The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal soundSource:Getty 2 of 17
3. Prince can be found in Pharrell's unique musical styleSource:Getty 3 of 17
4. Bruno Mars has called Prince one of his heroes and has paid tribute to The Purple One a number of timesSource:Getty 4 of 17
5. Usher has said in many interviews that he is influenced by PrinceSource:Getty 5 of 17
6. Janelle Monáe, known for her unique style, teamed up with Prince on the song “Given Em What They Love"Source:Getty 6 of 17
7. Andre 3000's style and showmanship is undeniably influenced by PrinceSource:Getty 7 of 17
8. Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on InstagramSource:Getty 8 of 17
9. Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation's PrinceSource:Getty 9 of 17
10. Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboySource:Getty 10 of 17
11. Soul crooner D'Angelo has covered Prince's “She's Always in My Hair”Source:Getty 11 of 17
12. Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered "How Come You Don't Call Me"Source:Getty 12 of 17
13. Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple OneSource:Getty 13 of 17
14. St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.Source:Getty 14 of 17
15. One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her 'Born This Way' albumSource:Getty 15 of 17
16. Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments...sound familiar?Source:Getty 16 of 17
17. Lenny's musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars: https://youtu.be/RC34ZcDiCagSource:Getty 17 of 17
EXCLUSIVE: Listen To Cam Anthony’s “How Can I Forgive Ya” was originally published on globalgrind.com