Glenn Soukesian otherwise known as Colton Ford is dance music royalty and has been a recording artist for over 35 years, was signed to Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Denise Rich’s production company and had two deals with Virgin in the ’90s.
He’s released four full-length albums, “Tug of War,” “Under the Covers,” “The Way I Am”, and “Glenn Soukesian,” one EP, “Next Chapter,” and numerous singles, collaborating with the Godfather of House Music, Frankie Knuckles, Chris Willis (David Guetta), Nervo (Kelly Rowlands, Kesha, Britney Spears), Wawa (Kylie Minogue), Redtop (Beyoncé, Taio Cruz), Larry Peace (Prince) and Erik Griggs (Jordan Sparks, Chris Brown) to name just a few.
Ford had several hit singles and videos, including Billboard charting, “The Way I Am,” “That’s Me,” “Let Me Live Again,” “Losing My Religion” and the top 10 smash “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”.
Ford was also featured on international producers Chris Reece and Mischa Daniels 2010 albums on Armada Music. Colton was named in AfterElton.com’s Top 50 Gay Male Musicians.
In addition to his own numerous Top 10 music videos, Ford starred in Cyndi Lauper’s video for her single “Into The Nightlife,” and also performed on the Lauper-helmed 2008 True Colors Tour.
He was the subject of the acclaimed 2003 documentary, “Naked Fame”, and has had cameos in the films “Another Gay Sequel” by Todd Stephens, and John Schlesinger’s “The Next Best Thing” starring Madonna and Rupert Everett. Ford co-starred for three seasons playing Sheriff Trout on Here! TV’s “The Lair”, and was also a featured panelist on the channel’s resident chat fest, “Threesome.”
Ford made his off-Broadway debut in 2012 co-starring in “Little House on the Ferry,” and also co-starred last year in Studio C’s Production of Howard David Rivers’ critically acclaimed play, “And All The Dead, Lie Down,” in Hollywood California.
After time off from music, Ford has ditched his Colton Ford moniker and is back in the recording studio. He will now be recording under his birth name Glenn Soukesian.
The first single on Sobel Nation Records for Glenn is a remake of “Losing My Religion” which was released on Peace Bisquit in 2009. The song immediately hit top 10 on the iTunes Charts and hit the North American Charts.
Updated for 2019, the song was produced by Larry Peace and features mixes from Spin Sista, E39, Donny and OK James.
Glenn has many projects in the works including a collaboration with Billy Porter, a single for Tazmania Records and several other’s set to be released on Sobel Nation Records.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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