Candice Glover Is A SpongeBob SquarePants Expert

She reveals that and more in our exclusive My Musical Mind questionnaire...

If you take a look at Candice Glover's resume, it's a pretty enviable one. After auditioning a grand total of three times before making it onto the mother of all musical talent shows, American Idol, the R&B powerhouse not only took home the title of the 12th season, but became the show's first female winner since Jordin Sparks in 2007 -- and she's only 24! Known for her smoky, strong vocals, Glover is sharing her gift with the world, releasing her debut album Music Speaks yesterday. Featuring her current single "Cried", as well as an acoustic version of her 2013 hit "I Am Beautiful", Music Speaks is the perfect title for the singer's 11-track LP, thanks to lyrics that pack a powerful message — "It don't matter that I'm not perfect / I am beautiful."

We're excited to show you guys the My Musical Mind of Candice Glover, where she touches on everything from the first album she bought with her own money to what she'd be doing if she weren't a musician: it turns out she's a SpongeBob SquarePants expert! Check out Candice's My Musical Mind survey below:

Watch the music video for "Cried" by Candice below off VEVO, but make sure you have a box of tissues next to you: the clip might just make you shed a tear or two.

Candice Glover's debut LP Music Speaks is available to download off iTunes today.

Do you have a favorite lyric from her latest single "Cried"? We wanna hear it in the comments.