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American Idol: Melinda Doolittle To Release Debut Solo Album

December 22, 2008 01:00 PM by Joe Reality

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Remember when it looked like it was almost a lock for Melinda Doolittle to win American Idol 6. The former back-up singer’s good-natured attitude won over fans, and even the usually critical Simon Cowell had nothing but praise for Doolittle. In a surprise elimination, Melinda Doolittle wound up going home in third place, while Jordin Sparks went on to win American Idol 6.

However, one doesn’t have to win American Idol to release an album and launch a successful career. Melinda Doolittle will be launching her long anticipated debut solo album called “Coming Back to You.” The album falls into the genre of R&B and soul and will be released by Hi Fi Recordings on February 3, 2009.

Grammy-nominated producer Mike Mangini is the producer of the album. The album was recorded with a team of live musicians in Nashville and New York City. “Coming Back to You” features a collection of thirteen songs. Some of the songs include “Declaration of Love,” “Coming Back to You,” “Wonderful,” “Dust My Broom,” “Walkin’ Blues,” “I’ll Never Stop Loving You,” and “Wonder Why.”

“I’m so excited to be using live instruments and to be singing music that really paints a picture,” said Melinda Doolittle. “I knew my task was to just go in the studio and be me and the music would take care of the rest.”

“Melinda is a hugely talented vocalist and performer, and we are honored to be the home of her debut album,” said John Hecker, who is Hi Fi Recordings Chairman/CEO. John Titta, who is President/COO of Hi Fi Recordings, also said, “Melinda’s album is one of the most exciting that we’ve heard in years – a throwback to the classic soul albums of the 70′s with a modern twist that will undoubtedly capture the ear of today’s music fan. We can’t wait for everyone to hear what she can do.”

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3 Responses to “American Idol: Melinda Doolittle To Release Debut Solo Album”

  1. GriotLori Says:
    December 23rd, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Hey, Joe, whatdya know?!! LOL

    Seriously – thanks for showing Our Girl, Melinda, some luv! Can you also go to her official site at http://www.melindadoolittle.com and post her latest GYDGET here? The codes are right there in Grab It!

    There’s still time to sign her Christmas eCard, too, at http://www.groupcard.com/c/raBMj2Pv_7e
    The clock stops at 11 pm (EST) tonight (Dec. 23)!

    Thanks for helping Melinda’s Street Team and Backups spread the Melinda-luv! ;-)

  2. Weezzy7 Says:
    December 27th, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Thanks Joe!

    Melinda Doolittle’s Debut Album Coming Back to You Drops 2/3/2009. It promises to be an eclectic mix of blues, classic R&B and jazz. The first single, “It’s Your Love” is available for purchase on iTunes.
    You can pre-order the entire album at http://www.MelindaDoolittle.com and some of the proceeds will go to Malaria No More. Also check out the great videos Melinda has posted for her fans at http://mdoolittlesblog. blogspot.com/.

    Keep updated about Melinda’s career at http://www.melindasbackups.com which is a web site owned by Melinda Doolittle. Melinda’s Backupsâ„¢ is a non-profit supportive association inspired by Melinda and authorized by her to operate this web site on behalf of her fans.

    I am one of her backups (fans) and can truly say that not only is Melinda hugely talented but she is also exceptionally kind and gracious

  3. Weezzy7 Says:
    January 10th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    FREE SONG FROM AMERICAN IDOL’S MELINDA DOOLITTLE! GO TO http://www.melindadoolittle.com and get it NOW – FREE! New album released on February 3, 2009! Don’t miss it!

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