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Michelle Williams (II)

Michelle Williams (II)


Famous as :

Gospel singer

Birth Name :

Tenitra Michelle Williams

Birth Date :

July 23, 1980

Birth Place :

Rockford, Illinois, USA

Claim to fame :

One-third of Destiny's Child


She was born Tenitra Michelle Williams on July 23, 1980 in Rockford, Illinois. Raised in a Christian family, Michelle developed a close bond to her faith as a child and decided to join the church choir, a career starter that she never thought would bring her a big promise. With her sister, she also joined a musical group called United Harmony and by her high school years, Michelle has channeled her artistic qualities by involving herself in her school's Creative and Performing Arts extracurricular. Surprisingly, she went to study criminal justice in Illinois State of University but after two years, her calling as a singer came back in the form of an offer as Monica's backing singer. Michelle, full with ambition, abandoned her study and pursued her passion.

Exposed to the real world of entertainment, Michelle earned affiliates that brought her name to the ears of Beyonce Knowles. Destiny's Child, the all-girl group formed by Beyonce was on the peak of their career but sadly internal rift came as an obstruction that potentially jeopardize the group's fate. Thus Michelle got a call and eventually joined Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, to form a quartet together with Farrah Franklin in December 1999. They appeared for the first time together on the video of "Say My Name" that was shot in rush in January 2000, an action that later created a lawsuit with the two former members of the band, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson. Despite their status as newbie in the group, Michelle and Farrah appealed to the band's fans but unfortunately Farrah felt that the vibe in the group had become increasingly negative so she left after five months.

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Michelle Williams Denies Beyonce Is Expecting Second Child

January 13, 2015 08:18:26 GMT

set the record straight about pregnancy rumors surrounding her pal . While co-hosting "" on Monday, January 12, she was asked about Beyonce's picture which showed her being covered in sand with an overly sanded tummy.

Michelle Williams Says Kelly Rowland Is 'Doing Very Well' After Welcoming Son Titan

November 06, 2014 03:35:30 GMT

told E! Online on Wednesday, November 5 that her former mate , who welcomed her first child, son Titan, on Tuesday, would become a great mother. "She's doing very well," Michelle said of Kelly.

Video Premiere: Michelle Williams' 'Say Yes' Ft. Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles

June 18, 2014 17:13:11 GMT

It's a reunion in 's "Say Yes" music video. She shares screen with her former groupmates and , bringing them together to sing the gospel song and dance to the upbeat track in this feel-good video.

Destiny's Child Reunites in Michelle Williams' New Track 'Say Yes'

May 22, 2014 03:38:16 GMT

has dropped a big surprise for 's fans. On Wednesday, May 21, the singer released a new track called "Say Yes" featuring former bandmates and .

Michelle Williams: Beyonce's Sexual Album Embarrasses Me

January 27, 2014 08:11:54 GMT

has spoken up about ' self-titled album "", which was released on iTunes without prior notice on December 13. The singer told Us Weekly that she wasn't comfortable with songs like "Drunk in Love", "Blow" and "Rocket" that she thought were too revealing.

BET Awards 2013: Michelle Williams, Naya Rivera, Brandy and Ciara Rock Red Carpet

July 01, 2013 01:42:49 GMT

Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles was flooded with big stars Sunday, June 30 to celebrate African-Americans and other minorities in the showbiz. , , and were among the stunners on the red carpet of the prestigious affair.

Kelly Rowland Debuts Collaboration With Beyonce and Michelle Williams

May 29, 2013 04:32:43 GMT

They may have disbanded years ago but the members of know they can count on each other whenever either of them needs support for their own individual projects. This was what proved to everyone when she debuted her new single "You Changed". The 32-year-old entertainer gets a full DC assist from co-members and on the break-up track included in her forthcoming album "", due on June 18.

Keyshia Cole Bashes Michelle Williams' Super Bowl Performance

February 05, 2013 09:23:37 GMT

In a series of tweets posted on February 4, R'n'B artist shared her thought on ' performance during the Super Bowl halftime show last Sunday at the New Orleans Superdome. The 31-year old singer singled out Michelle who with , joined headliner in a much-awaited onstage reunion.

Michelle Williams Denies Destiny's Child Reunion at Super Bowl

January 29, 2013 03:08:59 GMT

Stating that she's going to star in the new musical "Fela!", said the reported onstage reunion at the Super Bowl halftime show was practically next to impossible. It has been three weeks already since reports that Williams and are going to join in her Super Bowl halftime show on February 3 in New Orleans came out.

Justin Timberlake Announces Music Comeback, Says He's Ready for New Music

January 10, 2013 22:10:49 GMT

Newlywed is gearing up to release a brand new song, more than six years since his successful solo album "Future Sex / Love Sound". "To whom it may concern...I think I'M READY! #JT2013," he tweets along with a link to a countdown of the day, January 13, when he's expected to unveil his project.

Beyonce Reunites With Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for New Destiny's Child Song

January 10, 2013 21:27:23 GMT

The long overdue reunion of is coming. announces on her official that she's going to regroup with her girl pals and for an upcoming album that will feature a new recording.

Michelle Williams Scolded for Using Cell Phone While Driving

April 01, 2011 05:04:19 GMT

Singer received a strict warning from Los Angeles police on Thursday, March 31, after she was caught using her cell phone while driving. The former star was on her way to TV news station KTLA for an interview when she was spotted chatting on her phone by cops who pulled her over.

Michelle Williams' Flight to Atlanta Canceled Due to Snow

January 11, 2011 04:32:42 GMT

R&B singer has been forced to postpone a chat on actress and TV presenter 's U.S. talk show after her flight to Atlanta, Georgia was canceled due to heavy snowfall in the state. The former member was due to sit down with the "" star on "The Mo'Nique Show" on Tuesday, January 11 to discuss her upcoming stage stint in new play "What My Husband Doesn't Know".

Taylor Momsen and Michelle Williams Facing Christmas Without Their Family

December 23, 2010 03:37:43 GMT

's mission to get home for Christmas has hit another snag - after driving from Germany to Holland in a bid to escape the travel chaos, she's now struggling to catch a flight back to New York. The singer/actress, on tour with her band , was stranded in Cologne after heavy snow closed airports across Europe, so she drove 132 miles along icy roads to Amsterdam on Monday, December 20. She enjoyed a day out in the Dutch city on Tuesday, but when she headed to Schiphol Airport to board a flight home on Wednesday, the "" star was hit by more delays.

Michelle Williams to Wed Mystery Musician Beau Soon

November 24, 2010 04:39:49 GMT

is ready to settle down with her mystery musician boyfriend, revealing marriage is "definitely" on the horizon. The singer has been dating her lover for two years, but she keeps her partner out of the spotlight.

Michelle Williams Voted Off 'Strictly Come Dancing'

November 15, 2010 05:12:01 GMT

Singer has hung up her dancing shoes - she is the latest celebrity to be voted off U.K. talent show "Strictly Come Dancing". The former star failed to impress viewers and was forced to take part in a dance-off against veteran British actress Felicity Kendal to fight for survival on Sunday night, November 14.

Michelle Williams Flattered by Butt Implant Rumor

June 15, 2010 06:30:56 GMT

R&B star has laughed off rumors she's undergone surgery for butt implants, insisting her assets are all "natural". The former singer showed off a more curvaceous figure on the red carpet at the Tony Awards in New York on Sunday, June 13 night, prompting speculation she had gone under the knife.

Michelle Williams Returned to Her Middle School

May 18, 2010 04:37:13 GMT

Former star headed back to school on Friday, May 14 to mentor young girls at her alma mater in her native Rockford, Illinois. The R&B singer, 29, returned to West Middle School where she met with students and encouraged them to follow their dreams and focus on their goals.

Michelle Williams Records an Ill Fan's Song

February 05, 2010 09:32:24 GMT

has made one ill fan's dreams come true by stepping into a New York studio to record a song written by the teen. The former star teamed up with Sam Campbell, who suffers with brain defect Chiari Malformation, to lend her vocals to "Make It Last".

Michelle Williams No Longer Managed by Beyonce Knowles' Father

January 13, 2010 06:22:18 GMT

has left Music World Entertainment. In addition, the ex-member of revealed that she has parted ways with manager Mathew Knowles who is also the manager father of her former bandmate . She followed the footsteps of who announced her exit from Mathew's management company in January 2009.

Former Member of Destiny's Child Michelle Williams Returns to Broadway

January 07, 2010 06:20:34 GMT

Former star is returning to Broadway - she will replace in the musical "Chicago" next month, February 2010. Williams, 29, will reprise her role as Roxie Hart - which she first played in London's West End production last year, 2009 - for a limited run beginning February 8, 2010 through March 28, 2010.