Won't Make A Fool Out of You

Album: Think Like a Man OST (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • R&B and Soul singer Marcus Canty was born in Bowie, Maryland and raised there by his single mother Darlene Canty. At the age of 15, Canty performed at The Apollo Theater and the following year he auditioned for American Idol but was cut by the judges. Five years later he entered the first season of The X Factor USA finishing in fourth place. As a result of his success on the show, Canty was given a recording contract in January 2012 by Epic Records. This was his first single, which was released on March 7, 2012.
  • The song was penned by R&B songwriter Johnta Austin whose resume includes the Grammy-winning songs "We Belong Together" for Mariah Carey and "Be Without You" for Mary J. Blige. It was produced by Christopher "Tricky" Stewart who was also behind the hit singles for Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)," and Rihanna, "Umbrella."
  • The song appears on the soundtrack for the movie Think Like A Man. Canty told The Boombox its placement can be attributed to Tricky Stewart. He explained: "Epic actually did the soundtrack. They got me in the studio immediately working with Tricky Stewart, Kuk Harrell, Claude Kelly, a lot of great people. Tricky was like, 'I want to get you on the Think Like A Man soundtrack.' He did a lot of the production. He's my head A&R so he was hooking me up."

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