Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, R&B singer and songwriter Glenn Lewis has strong musical roots. His father, Glenn Ricketts, was the lead singer of Crack ov Dawn -- a band signed to Columbia in the mid-'70s -- and the catalyst for Lewis' love of Stevie Wonder, as he frequently played the Motown artist's records around the house. With his mother also a musician, he'd accompany his parents to recording studios. He didn't really consider music his calling until his teen years, when he began writing songs. On a whim, Lewis entered a talent show at his high school and won the audience over by performing Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You."