Candice Pillay, born in a small town called Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, is an American singer and model.
From a young age, Pillay had a love for the spotlight, the stage and performing. Her East Indian heritage combined with a love for R&B and Soul music makes for her remarkable sound and style. She grew up in a musical family, and began singing in her church at the age of 5.
Her father, being one of her most early influences, taught her to play acoustic guitar at the age of 13. She performed at school concerts and plays. She started playing piano and writing her own compositions by age 15.
Pillay was recognized by those in her community and her music took off as she performed at concerts and benefits, with her live full piece band.
Pillay left her home in South Africa and moved to the States to further her career. She lived in New York and recorded and performed her music there, playing at various clubs and parties. She then moved to Los Angeles where she continues her music career with recording, performance and radio work. Candice has also branched out into a part-time modeling career in, fashion-runway, print and spokes-model work.
Pillay has been influenced by artists such as; Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Diana Ross, Brian McKnight and Alicia keys. She has a love for hip hop music and her style combines both Indian influences with a R&B/Hip Hop flavor.