The Real Housewives of Potomac star, Candiace Dillard-Bassett recently closed her first tour, to celebrate the first anniversary of her album. Deep space. It was a dream that the former Miss United States had since she first joined the franchise in season 3, regardless of the hardships she endured along the way.
“I knew I was going to have some kind of fight,” Dillard-Bassett, 35, explained to PEOPLE. “There is no shade thrown at other Housewives, they are doing their thing, but there is this kind of discrimination against Housewives who sing. ‘Oh, look, it’s another housewife who wants to make a song.’ I thought I would have to fight it.”
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During the 4th season of the hit Real Housewives She recorded and performed her song, “I See You,” at her wedding to Chris Bassett. However, it was Belle’s go-go remix of that single that sparked demand for the album from fans. Deep space it started about a year and a half later.
“I have always been, in my mind, an artist. In my heart, I have always been an actor and I wanted to translate to the Bravo audience, but also to music lovers, art lovers and lovers of everything. this place,” he continued. “So I’ve tried to be very intentional about how I put out my music, how I put out my music videos, how I present myself as an artist so that I present myself in a way that goes beyond being on Housewives. place.”
Prior to her recent tour, she opened for Faith Evans, Mya, 702, and SWV during the Femme It Forward tour earlier this year.
“[It] “It was my first visit and it was very special,” Dillard-Bassett said. “Everyone was there to share this moment with me and open up for R&B heroes. Women I have literally studied their craft to perfect the type of artist I want to be. That is an honor. It was a great experience to be up there with the big names in the industry. “
He later explained both Deep space and an upcoming deluxe edition as a tribute to ’90s R&B. “That’s when I really fell in love with music. Where I learned to kind of improve my skills and my desire to be a musician,” explains the “Win” singer.
In addition, Dillard-Bassett confirmed her new collaboration with Trina, “Insecurity,” from her upcoming extended play LP will debut around Thanksgiving. His previously released duet with 112’s Q Parker, “The Benefits (Part II),” will be on deluxe, set to arrive before the end of the year.
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