With an infectious style and personality, Cam Anthony is an extraordinary teen singer with raw natural talent, who has an uncanny ability to replicate the soul of old school R&B while infusing it with the spirit of today’s pop music.
Cam’s voice is clear and moving, and he has already become a music lover’s favorite. He possesses an innate ability to bring forth the emotion of a song, and an ability to hear where to go with the music, and knowing when to bend or fall off a note. A workhorse at age 15, he spends endless hours at home and in the studio honing his music while having fun with it.
His vocal expressions are reminiscent of soul singers of the 70s. With a soulful artistry at his core, along with his effervescent personality, savvy, and unlimited talent, he has the ability to be this generation’s next musical phenomenon. He cites Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston as his biggest influences and Zara Larson, Beyoncé, Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars as his favorite artists today. Cam Anthony is quite predictably on his way to becoming a star himself.
The world got its first glimpse of Cam’s gift at age nine during an “America’s Got Talent” audition. Soon after his appearance, he began posting videos covering popular hit songs, launching his own music career via social media. He became a social media singing sensation, with covers of songs such as “Royals,” “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “I Won’t Give Up.” Cam’s cover videos garnered so much attention that he performed: twice for President Barack Obama at the White House Easter Egg Roll events; as the opening act for KEM’s ‘What Christmas Means’ Holiday concert with Patti LaBelle & Ron Isley; and at an appearance on “The Ellen Show,” after which, she dubbed him the “Golden Voice.”
From his appearance on “The Ellen Show,” Dr. Dre immediately recognized Cam’s exceptional talent, and shortly after, signed him to his Aftermath/Interscope record label during their first meeting.
The now-15-year-old Cam Anthony has just released his debut single, “How Can I Forgive Ya,” and is currently recording new music for his debut album.
Cam performed “Change Gonna Come” and “Glory” at the 2015 NAACP National Convention in Philadelphia, alongside some of R&B’s best, including Eric Benét, Eddie Levert, Chrisette Michele and Howard Hewitt. Prior to his performance, he appeared in-studio for his first-ever radio interview with Frankie Darcell at WDAS, Philly’s R&B/Classic Soul station. Cam also performed at the 2015 Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando.
Cam Anthony released his first full-length conceptual music video in April 2016, an original rendition of the One Direction song, “If I Could Fly.” The video can be viewed on the DreamWorksTV YouTube channel playlist, “Songs That Stick.” In July, Cam released his second full-length video in conjunction with DreamWorksTV, with an original cover of Lukas Graham’s “7 Years.” The original versions of both songs were arranged and produced by legendary producer, Rex Rideout.
Cam took the stage at his first large-scale concert in June 2016, opening for Motown Artist KEM, Lalah Hathaway and Avery Sunshine at the 6,000-seat capacity Chene Park Amphitheater in Detroit, Michigan.
Camren Anthony Sherman was born and raised in Philadelphia. His parents first realized his special musical gift at age four when they overheard him singing the “Folgers” coffee commercial (“…the best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup…”). To help develop and cultivate his talent, his mother sang with him, and he began singing and dancing in church with the youth choir and praise team.
A rare talent, Cam is dedicated, focused and passionate about his musical gift, his family and God. Having two brothers and three sisters who all share his love for music helps him with the development of his skills while maintaining a social life. Cam embraces having a large family because of the built-in support. “I love it, actually. You always have someone to talk to when you need it.”
Cam’s goals are to share his love for music with the world and to encourage others his age to follow their dreams and reach for the top, giving the message: “Believe in yourself. Don’t stop going after your dreams. Give it your all, because you get what you put in.”
CAM ANTHONY FACTS
Current Age: 15
Birthday: August 19, 2001
Birthplace/Hometown: Northeast Philadelphia
Grade: Fall 2015 – 9th Grade
Parents: Melissa & Lamar Sherman
Siblings: 3 Sisters & 2 Brothers
Instruments: Piano and Acoustic Guitar
- Performed at the White House Easter Egg Roll (2013 & 2014)
- Opening Act for KEM’s ‘What Christmas Means’ holiday concert ft. Patti LaBelle & Ron Isley (2013)
- Performed on “The Ellen (DeGeneres) Show” (2014)
- Signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Record Label (2014)
- Performed at NAACP 106th National Convention (July 2015)
- Will perform at Tom Joyner Family Reunion (September 2015)
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite Artists: Zara Larson, Beyoncé
Favorite Books: Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars both by John Green
Favorite Hobby: Photography
Favorite Sports: Track, Baseball, Football, Gymnastics
Playlist: “My own songs because I like to master them.”
Ambitions: Acting / Dancing
- Support cancer patients and children
- All Lives Matter & Black Lives Matter campaigns