Born: March 13, 1975
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Glennon Ricketts Jr. is a Canadian neo soul singer–songwriter. Lewis earned a Grammy Award nomination in 2004 and has also won a Juno Award, with a sum of six nominations.
Lewis parlayed his Toronto success into the release of his first single, "The Thing to Do", in 1997 on Beat Factory/BMG Music Canada. The song earned him a Juno Award nomination for Best R&B/Soul Recording. His second single, "Bout Your Love", was released in 1998 and garnered a second consecutive Juno nomination. That year, he also appeared on the remix of Maestro's single "Stick to Your Vision". In 1999, he was featured on the track "Whatever It Takes", which appeared on fellow Canadian singer Jazmin's debut album Better Be Good. The following year, Lewis was featured on Baby Blue Soundcrew's single "Only Be in Love", from their compilation album Private Party Collectors Edition, earning him his third consecutive Juno nomination. This exposure eventually landed him a deal with Epic Records.
Lewis' debut album on Epic Records, World Outside My Window, was released on March 19, 2002. Fueled by the hit single "Don't You Forget It", the album peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts. The single earned him a Juno for Best R&B/Soul Recording. He promoted the album by touring with Alicia Keys and Tweet, among others. The album spawned a second single, "It's Not Fair" which peaked at Number 90 on the R&B chart.
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In 2002, Lewis recorded a cover version of "Superstition" for the tribute album, Conception: An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder's Songs. He also made an appearance in the 2002 film Maid in Manhattan starring Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes. He contributed the song "Fall Again" to the film's soundtrack. "Fall Again" was originally written by Walter Afanasieff and Robin Thicke for Michael Jackson's Invincible album, but it did not make it onto the track list. However, a demo of the song by Michael Jackson was later released on the Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection CD set. Later that year, he released his first concert DVD, Glenn Lewis Live.
In 2003, Lewis began work on his sophomore album Back for More. The first single, also titled "Back for More", and featuring rapper Kardinal Offishall, was released to radio and a video began to air. However, the album was later shelved by his label.
Later that year, Lewis netted a Grammy nomination for his contribution to Stanley Clarke's "Where Is the Love", a duet also featuring Amel Larrieux. Lewis was also the recipient of an International Achievement Award for the song "Don't You Forget It" at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto.
In 2006, he signed with Underdog Entertainment and began work on an album with The Underdogs titled, Remember Me which was to be released in 2007. He premiered the song "Storm" in October 2006 which created a huge viral buzz in the underground soul music world. Shortly thereafter in 2007, Lewis parted ways with The Underdogs.
During this time Lewis performed frequently overseas, particularly in London where he developed a strong following.
Lewis reconnected with Andre Harris and Vidal Davis "Dre & Vidal", the producers of his first album, "World Outside My Window" in 2009. On December 14, 2010 a popular soul music website leaked the song "Good One" leading Lewis to officially release the song the following week. He released the official music video in September 2011. On November 9, 2011, Lewis signed with Ruffhouse Entertainment with his upcoming album project distributed through Capitol/Caroline.
On April 29, 2013 Lewis debuted his single "Can't Say Love" which was #2 most added at Urban AC Radio and hit #25 on BDS.
His album Moment of Truth was released October 15, 2013 and features production from Grammy Award winning duo Dre & Vidal, DJ Camper, Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barias, Certifyd and up-and-coming producers Matrax as well as a duet with Roc Nation vocalist Melanie Fiona.
In 2017, he collaborated with DJ Jazzy Jeff on a concept album with ThePLAYLIST called Chasing Goosebumps which was recorded and mixed in 7 days.