How Old Was Mandy Moore When Recording Candy?

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In January 2017, “Candy” singer Mandy Moore decided to stun us all by returning to the spotlight with her new NBC series “This Is Us.”

Mandy Moore rose to fame in 1999 with her debut single CandyMandy Moore rose to fame in 1999 with her debut single Candy

18 years earlier, the American pop singer released “Candy” as the debut single and second track on her 1999 debut studio album, So Real.

Compared to Britney Spears at the time, Mandy is about two and a half years younger than the “Oops!…I Did It Again” singer.

Released on August 17, 1999, when Mandy Moore was 15 years old, the dance-pop song “Candy” was a commercial success in a number of countries and peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100.

15-year-old Candy singer Mandy Moore at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards15-year-old Candy singer Mandy Moore at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards held on December 8, 1999, held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

“‘I’m missing you like candy’? What does that even mean? It’s nonsensical,” Moore said about the puzzling “Candy” lyrics in an interview with Popsugar.

“It’s so funny because there are songs where I’m singing about love, and I’d maybe French-kissed a boy. I had no idea what love was.”

“My very first music video, I had to dance in it and it is abysmal,” she said on The Late Late Show in 2016. “I think the powers that be realized very early on that, ‘You know what, you should just have background dancers.'”

Perhaps surprisingly, the romantic family drama television series is really good! Good enough that, in fact, it was immediately renewed for additional seasons.

Mandy and the rest of the “This Is Us” cast received the awesome news before stepping on the red carpet of NBC’s Winter TCA tour in Pasadena.

Mandy Moore wears an abstract print RED Valentino dress at NBC's Winter TCA TourMandy Moore wears an abstract print RED Valentino dress at NBC’s Winter TCA Tour in Pasadena on January 17, 2017

The former pop star cheerfully arrived at the red carpet event in a beautiful dress by Red Valentino. Her abstract print dress had a sheer navy blue bodice that flared out to colorful printed skirt pleats.

The towering Mandy Moore showed off her feet in mid-heel "Ramona" d'Orsay pumps from Via SpigaThe towering Mandy Moore showed off her feet in mid-heel “Ramona” d’Orsay pumps from Via Spiga

Mandy complemented the dress with color block d’Orsay “Ramona” pumps from Via Spiga, and finished the look with jewelry from Wasson Fine.

Mandy Moore poses with her This Is Us on-screen husband Milo VentimigliaMandy Moore poses with her This Is Us on-screen husband Milo Ventimiglia

Luckily, a camera caught the awesome moment when Mandy and the rest of the “This Is Us” cast received news of the season extensions. Mandy couldn’t help but dance around after finding out she had secured two more years as Rebecca Pearson.

The then 32-year-old, along with her on-screen husband Milo Ventimiglia, uploaded a heartfelt thank-you video for fans after hearing about the 36-episode extension for “the best job (she) ever had.”

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