Candi Staton


Candi Staton (b. March 13, 1943) is a veteran R&B singer-songwriter who became famous beginning in the late 1960s. She topped the R&B charts in 1976 with "Young Hearts Run Free." She was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame and is a four-time Grammy Award nominee.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • I'd Rather Be An Old Man's Sweetheart (1969)
  • I'm Just A Prisoner (1970)
  • Stand By Your Man (1970)
  • Sweet Feeling (1970)
  • He Called Me Baby (1971)
  • In The Ghetto (1972)
  • Lovin' You, Lovin' Me (1972)
  • Do It In The Name Of Love (1973)
  • As Long As He Takes Care Of Home (1974)
  • Young Hearts Run Free (1976)

Pop charts debut year: 1969

Years active: 1953-present

Genres: Soul, R&B, gospel, house, dance, disco

Labels: Apollo, Savoy, Warner Bros., Fame, Positiva, Intersound



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