Anthony Charles Cowen (A.C.) started singing and making music before the age of ten. As a solo artist, A.C. has performed and achieved success in various talent shows including his hometown’s version of American Idol, Westchester Teen Idol. In early 2008 A.C. created a MySpace music page. In under five months, he acquired over 1 million plays and over 1 million hits, building a vast fan base. He has climbed to the top of the Hit and Urban charts on Clear Channel Radio’s unsigned artist list in just a short period of time, spending three weeks straight as the #1 most played artist of the day on both channels. He is now in the top 10 all-time in the Urban category and in the top 20 in the Hit category.
With influences including Pop, R&B, Jazz, Electronic, Hip Hop, Funk, and Rock, A.C. is looking forward to doing what he does best; wow audiences, and take the music world by storm with infinite dedication, exceptional talent, and a fresh new sound. His sound is reminiscent of Usher’s earlier work with the modern feel of Justin Timberlake. A.C. also adds his own old school flair with a message that dream-type love is possible, even though it’s not always returned.
His early dedication in several boy bands led to a development deal with Sony Records. At this time, Anthony adopted the name of “A.C.”, a nickname family members had been calling him for years. Winning multiple talent shows ensured that this was the professional life for him; and Pop/R&B was his forte. After High School, A.C. enrolled at the University at Albany and joined the all male A Cappella group ‘The Earth Tones’. This served as a great experience for him as they would tour each winter in the U.S. and Canada.
Since then, A.C. has vowed to take his career in his own hands and launch his own solo endeavor. The early praise for his current recordings has sparked interest from a number of different media outlets. Most recently A.C. was interviewed for Westchester Magazine's music spotlight column. He looks forward to his upcoming self-titled release in the fourth quarter of 2009.