Related Information for Willis Earl Beal Willis Earl Beal is a Chicago born artist and musician. His music is mostly blues, R&B, gospel and folk influenced. Beal participated in auditions for Simon Cowell's 'The X Factor' television show, but dropped out of the "boot-camp" stage of the competition.In 2012, Beal signed a recording contract with Hot Charity, an imprint of independent record label, XL Recordings. Beal's first single for the labels, "Evening's Kiss" was released on Fe.. read more