December 22, 2008 01:00 PM by Joe Reality
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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Photo Credit: Hi Fi Recordings