Candice Pillay, born in a small town called Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, is an American singer and model. From a young age, Pillay had a love for the spotlight, the stage and performing. Her East Indian heritage combined with a love for R&B and Soul music makes for her remarkable sound and style. She grew up in a musical family, and began singing in her church at the age of 5. Her father, being one of her most early influences, taught her to play acoustic guitar at the age of 13. She performed at school concerts and plays.