"Candyman" received mainly positive reviews from music critics, who praised the track's melody and deemed it one of the standout tracks on the second disc of Back to Basics while some criticized its sexual content. Commercially, the single attained moderate success on charts worldwide, peaking within the top 20 of record charts in countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. In the United States, it peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having sold more than one million copies in the country.
At the 2008 Grammy Awards, "Candyman" received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. An accompanying music video for the song was co-directed by Matthew Rolston and Aguilera herself. The clip was received positively, receiving a MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Direction at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. To promote Back to Basics and "Candyman", Aguilera performed the track on a number of shows, including Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and her Back to Basics Tour. It was eventually covered on a few occasions, including by Alexandra Burke and the Glee cast.
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