I Am Beautiful

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"I Am Beautiful"
Candice Glover I Am Beautiful.jpg
Single by Candice Glover
Released May 16, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 2:56
Label 19, Interscope
Writer(s) Joleen Belle, Jaden Michaels
Producer(s) Roahn Hylton, John Lock
Candice Glover singles chronology
"I Am Beautiful"

"I Am Beautiful" is the debut single and coronation song from American recording artist and American Idol season 12 winner, Candice Glover.[1] The song was co-written by Joleen Belle and Jaden Michaels, and co-produced by Roahn Hylton and John Lock.

Her recording of "I Am Beautiful" was released as a single on May 16, 2013. An acoustic version of the song appeared on her debut album, Music Speaks as a bonus track. The original is not included on the album.

Live performances[edit]

Glover first performed the song on the season's final performance night on May 15, 2013, and then again on the finale after she was declared the winner. Glover then performed the single on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno the following night.[2] On May 20, 2013, Glover performed on Live! with Kelly and Michael.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "I Am Beautiful" 2:56

Chart performance[edit]

In its first week of release, the single sold 48,000 copies in the US.[4] The song debuted at No. 5 on the R&B Digital Songs chart, No. 6 on the Heatseekers Songs chart, No. 33 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 93 on the Hot 100.[5] At the time, it was the lowest charting Idol winner single in history, until Caleb Johnson's "As Long as You Love Me" failed to enter the Hot 100.


Chart (2013) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 93
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 33

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States May 16, 2013 Digital download 19 Recordings, Interscope


  1. ^ Kennedy, Gerrick D. (17 May 2013). "'American Idol' winner Candice Glover to issue debut 'Music Speaks' July 16". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Candice Glover's American Idol win still sinking in". 17 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Candice Glover Performs 'I Am Beautiful' on 'Kelly & Michael'". 20 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Paul Grein (May 22, 2013). "Week Ending May 19, 2013. Songs: Idol's Diminishing Returns". Chart Watch. Yahoo. 
  5. ^ Bronson, Fred (23 May 2013). "'American Idol' on the Charts: Candice Glover, Kree Harrison Make Their Billboard Debuts". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  6. ^ "Candice Glover – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Candice Glover.
  7. ^ "Candice Glover – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Candice Glover.

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Preceded by
American Idol winner's singles
Succeeded by
As Long as You Love Me