Candyman (born Candell Manson on June 25, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is a male rapper who was one of many crossover rap artists of the early 90's, but his fame was short-lived.
In 1990, Candyman released his debut album, "Ain't No Shame in My Game" which peaked at #40 on the Billboard 200 and #18 on Billboard's Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart.
The first single and Candyman's only biggest hit to date, "Knockin' Boots" peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and topped Billboard's Hot Rap Singles & Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales charts respectively.
The second single from the album, "Melt in Your Mouth" peaked at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100, #46 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #3 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart.
The last single from the album, "Nightgown" peaked at #91 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #47 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles chart.
In 1991, Candyman released his sophomore album, "Playtime is Over" which failed to chart at all on the Billboard charts.
The only single to chart was "Oneighundredskytalkpinelevenotwosevenine" which peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart. It was the last time Candyman charted on the Billboard charts.
In 1993, Candyman released his third album, "I Thought U Knew" which flopped, failing to make any impact on the Billboard charts or produce any singles at all.
In 1995, Candyman released his fourth album, "Phukk Watcha Goin' Thru" also became another commercial failure, hardly selling any copies at all. Candyman didn't release any more albums for 6 years.
In 2001, Candyman released his fifth album, "Knockin' Boots 2001: A Sex Odyssey" which became yet again another commercial failure for him.
In September of that same year, Candyman released his sixth and last album to date, "Platinum Hits" which flopped and was criticized for sounding too much like Tupac Shakur.
After that, it seemed as if Candyman has faded into obscurity, but in 2007, he released the single, "Pop It Shake It" and was featured on Nas's remix of his single, "Where Are They Now."
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