|Also known as||Candell, Candell Manson|
June 25, 1969 |
Los Angeles, California
|Genres||Hip hop, rap, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, record producer|
|Associated acts||Tone Lōc|
Candell Manson (born June 25, 1969, Los Angeles, California, United States) known by his stage name Candyman, is an American rapper and record producer. He is best known for his hit single "Knockin' Boots".
Manson was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, where he attended Washington Preparatory High School. Manson's friend, rapper/producer Sir Jinx, introduced Manson to Dr. Dre, for whom Manson produced a three-song demo.
Candyman was featured backing Tone Lōc before he earned his own solo stint. His first recording as solo artist was the 1989 12" EP Hip Hop Addict, produced by Teafly and his late friend Johnny "J". Prior to signing with Epic, Bill Walker  from Thump Records, purchased the master of "Knockin' Boots" for Lowrider Soundtrack Volume 1 and took the single to KDAY and Power 106. Candyman eventually signed to Epic Records in 1989 and released his debut album, Ain't No Shame in My Game, in the following year. It scored a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit with "Knockin' Boots". The following year, he released another less successful LP for Epic Records, Playtime Is Over. He released I Thought U Knew for I.R.S. in 1993, which also failed to click. 2000 saw the release of Candyman's Knockin' Boots 2001: A Sex Odyssey, an album featuring his 1990 hit single remixed and new cuts as well."
Candyman's latest effort to revive his career, Knockin Boots 2001... A Sex Odyssey, was a critical and commercial failure. The lead track, a remake of "Knockin Boots", "chronicles some of the pleasures found in a night out with the Candyman, including "front-row tickets to a bomb-ass play, a relaxing bath, dinner reservations, strawberries in the tub, whipped cream, champagne, and the music of R&B supergroup LSG."
Albums / Compilations
- Hip Hop Addict (1989) (King Quality)
- Ain't No Shame in My Game (1990) (Epic)
- Playtime Is Over (1991) (Sony)
- I Thought U Knew (1993) (IRS)
- Phukk Watcha Goin' Thru (1995) (Ruckus)
- Knockin' Boots 2001: A Sex Odyssey (2001) (X-Ray Records)
- Platinum Hits (2001) (Emrotal Thugs)
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|US Hot 100
|US R&B HipHop
|1988||"Money Talk$"||—||—||—||—||—||singles only|
|1989||"Hip Hop Addict"||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990||"Knockin' Boots"||9||5||1||9||28||Ain't No Shame In My Game|
|"Melt In Your Mouth"||69||46||41||—||—|
|1993||"Candyman, Do Me Right"||—||—||—||—||—||I Thought U Knew|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Candyman.|
- "Candyman - Hip Hop Addict (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- Thump Records catalog
- "Candyman | New Music And Songs | MTV". Vh1.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
-  Archived March 29, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Candy Man – We Love You Celtic (We Do) – Listen and discover music at". Last.fm. 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "Candyman - US Hot 100". billboard.com. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
- "Candyman - US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". billboard.com. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
- "Candyman - Dutch chart". dutchcharts.nl. 14 September 2014.
- "Candyman - Belgian Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
- "Candyman - German Chart". charts.de. Retrieved 14 September 2014.