Grammy Award winning singer/actress Michelle Williams recently signed a recording deal with Light Records/eOne and is preparing for a 2013 release of her third Gospel album. Light Records is the home of The Winans, Andrae Crouch, Jessica Reedy, Ricky Dillard, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise and Dorinda Clark Cole.
“I had no idea they were looking for me,” said Williams about how the deal come to be. “My manager said James Robinson (president of Light Records) said he loved my music and wanted to sign me. I never knew he knew my songs. He even knew the track number!”
Michelle said she is glad to be with a team that is passionate about her music and understands her vision. Her vision brought her to Destiny Child in 2000 where she remained a member through the Grammy Award win and the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star. Destiny’s Child became one of the best-selling female groups of all time.
In 2002 she released a debut solo Gospel project “Heart to Yours” which reached the top of the Gospel charts and became the best-selling Gospel album in 2002. Her sophomore Gospel album, “Do You Know,” was released in 2004. In 2008 Michelle released her first Pop album, “Unexpected,” which garnered two top U.S. Dance Hits with “We Break the Dawn” and “The Greatest.” She has collaborated with such Gospel greats as Pastor Shirley Caesar.
“I have so many choices,” Williams said about what we can expect on the album. “Crazy, I think I know, but it might change. Could go one way…could go the way God wants you to go.”
When asked about her ideal collaboration for the album she said, “Kirk Franklin. I never worked with him…who better.”
Also an actress Michelle Williams has starred on Broadway on Aida, The Color Purple and Chicago. She has also starred in the national stage play “What My Husband Doesn’t Know.”