‘Epic’ newcomer Marcus Canty has been building quite the buzz since his debut jam ‘In & Out’ found itself blazing R&B radio mid-2012. Now, the ‘X Factor US’ alum is offering ‘Used By You’ – the second single from his inaugural EP ‘This Is…Marcus Canty’.
Making its rounds on the net, Canty can be found rocking this thunderous R&B jam which sees the young crooner take pride in being the “man on the side”. Well, we’re not mad at him. Get used to ‘Used’ below:
Indeed, joining the previously reported performers John Legend and Fantasia, news has surfaced that ‘Trust & Believe’ beauty Keyshia Cole will be hitting the 2012 Soul Train Award stage.
The addition to the roster, which will also include Ne-Yo, Anthony Hamilton, 2 Chainz, Gladys Knight, Elle Varner, Raphael Saadiq, and Marcus Canty (among others). As previously reported, this year’s showing will honor 80s boyband New Edition.
Airing on BET and Centric November 25th at 9pm ET/PT, if you missed the show’s nominees, see them here.
On October 30th, ‘In & Out’ heart throb Marcus Canty releases his debut EP ‘This Is…Marcus Canty’, boasting eight cuts strong enough to build momentum for its follow up project, and make him one of Pop’s most promising newbies.
Today, he kicks off the campaign with the release of ‘Used By You‘, which features on the project, and awaits your first listen below…
The premiere season of The X Factor USA brought with it many a twist and turn, as well as a wealth of new talent – one of the most notable being Marcus Canty.
After finishing fourth on the show, the 21 year old was swiftly signed up by mentor LA Reid to join his revitalised Epic Records roster.
The fruit of that union has been R&B bliss, with both of Canty’s singles ‘Won’t Make A Fool Out Of You’ and ‘In & Out’ drumming up ample buzz.
With the Washington DC native hard at work on his debut EP ‘This Is..Marcus Canty’ (due October 30th), we quizzed him on his background, ditching basketball for music, whether he has any fears coming from a talent show, and much more.
Our interview with the young talent awaits after the jump…
A favourite on the premiere season of ‘X Factor USA’, the Maryland native may not have won, however still walked away with an Epic record deal with courtesy of on-show mentor LA Reid.
Now, keen to prove himself outside of the TV arena, Canty has served up his first single ‘Won’t Make A Fool Out Of You’. Set to feature on the soundtrack for ‘Think Like A Man’, the cut will also appear on the 21 year old’s album (due later this year).
How does Canty hold up without the X Factor scaffolding? Find out after the jump…