Kiely Williams
American singer
Kiely Williams
Kiely Alexis Williams is an American singer, actress, songwriter and dancer. She is best known for being a member of former girl groups 3LW and The Cheetah Girls.
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My Eagle News - over 4 years
Two 2012 Grant County graduates are among those awarded $500 scholarships from Bank of Eastern Oregon. Kieley Williams, from Prairie City High School, was active in track and field, volleyball, and basketball. She was an FFA member, who earned academic awards in Spanish, language arts, weights and conditioning, honor roll, and social studies. Williams plans to attend the University of Idaho to study animal science. Hana Cooper, from Monument High School, was active in student body, FFA and 4-H. In FFA, she entered several competitions, and held officer positions of president and vice president. Her academic awards included honor roll, math, English, history, principal’s award and president’s academic award. Cooper is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, has participated in 4-H horse competitions, and exhibited market steers at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show. Her volunteer work included organizing a banquet and helping with the Cavender Pond clean-up. Cooper p ...
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Today in History - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Rhythm-and-blues singer Kiely Williams (3lw) is 25. Actor Mitchel (cq) Musso is 20. Actress Georgie Henley is 16. Thought for Today: “A good storyteller is a person who has a good memory and hopes other people haven't
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Season 3 of Basketball Wives (VIDEO) - Miss Jia (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Lol she look like Kiely Williams to me. Shauni you know, I know and hell even the paper boy knows your ass ain't washing your hands of shit as long as this show gets some ratings lol. Don't play me boo boo. Suzie girl it makes sense you ain't in this
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Generation Mix: Youth TV Takes the Lead in Diversity Casting
NYTimes - over 8 years
The red-carpet area at the premiere of the Disney Channel's new Cheetah Girls movie last week looked less like the typical Hollywood cast party than some sort of United Nations session. Adrienne Bailon, who plays Chanel in the trio of Cheetah Girls, drew on her Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican roots and chatted in Spanish with a television interviewer.
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
NYTimes - over 10 years
8 P.M. (CBS) GHOST WHISPERER -- After the plane crash, Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) battles with Wide Brim (John Walcutt) over the fate of Andrea (Aisha Tyler), who makes her final appearance in Part 1 of this two-episode season premiere. Jay Mohr (right, with Ms. Hewitt) begins a recurring role as Prof. Rick Payne, an occult expert whom Melinda
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
NYTimes - over 10 years
8 P.M. (HBO) IN HER SHOES (2005). Toni Collette plays the intellectual sister (read: plump and frumpy) to the sexy party girl (read: dumb, blond boyfriend-stealer) portrayed by Cameron Diaz (above left, with Ms. Collette) in this comedy based on Jennifer Weiner's novel. Shirley MacLaine is the long-lost Florida grandmother who mends her torn
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TELEVISION REVIEW; A Girl Band in Spain, Fending Off Adulthood
NYTimes - over 10 years
A multiethnic, polyglot quartet of girls sings and dances through Barcelona tonight in the musical ''The Cheetah Girls 2'' on the Disney Channel. The Cheetah Girls, who first appeared in the young-adult book series of the same name, are a prefab band fronted in this movie by the honeybunch child star Raven-Symoné, who is also an executive
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FOR YOUNG VIEWERS; When a Cheetah Gets Too Big For Her Spots
NYTimes - over 13 years
LIKE any aspiring music group, the Cheetah Girls yearn for a recording deal and all the things those magical words imply: fame, new clothes, a penthouse and, of course, money. ''It will be ka-chink, ka-chink,'' one starry-eyed performer tells her dubious mother in ''The Cheetah Girls,'' a new Disney Channel movie that had its premiere on Friday and
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WEDDINGS; Kristin Williams, Stephen Mugford
NYTimes - about 24 years
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Williams of Radnor, Pa., have announced the engagement of their daughter Kristin Kiely Williams to Stephen Andrew Mugford, a son of Robert A. and Phyllis Mugford of Southington, Conn. A May wedding is planned. Ms. Williams, 24, graduated from Harvard University, where she and her fiance, 25, are completing graduate studies in
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kiely Williams
    TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 22
    On October 28, 2009, Williams official website released the instrumentals of her first single, titled "Spectacular", a song written by Williams and produced by Mike City.
    More Details Hide Details The single was released exclusively to club DJs the first week on November. The single was released to the public on January 15, 2010, and the accompanying music video was released to YouTube on April 5, 2010, to mostly negative reviews. The video caused so much controversy that Williams opted to respond to its negative YouTube reviews on her website as well as on The Joy Behar Show on HLN. See also: 3LW discography and The Cheetah Girls discography
  • 2008
    Age 21
    Following the breakup of The Cheetah Girls, she filmed the music video for her song "Make Me a Drink" in New York City in November 2008. In August 2009, a preview of what was expected to be Williams debut solo single "Make Me a Drink" (which was written by Young Money Entertainment recording artist Shanell) appeared on YouTube, "Make Me A Drink" but never been released as of 2013.
    More Details Hide Details She completed a starring role in the independent film Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale. In late 2009, Kiely began work on Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming. The role of Kandi Kane, in Elle, required Kiely to record several songs for the film and the accompanying soundtrack and learn extensive choreography. Stomp the Yard 2 and Elle were both released in 2010.
    During the summer of 2008, Williams began quietly working on a solo singing project separate from work in The Cheetah Girls.
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    In 2008, work on the third film in The Cheetah Girls franchise, titled The Cheetah Girls: One World was in works.
    More Details Hide Details According to Disney, the plot would involve the Cheetah Girls going to India to star in a Bollywood production. Like The Cheetah Girls 2, it was filmed on location in a foreign country. In an interview, Bailon stated the movie would film for a three-month period, in India, and that she had been doing research for the film. However, Raven-Symoné later confirmed that she would not return for this film. The movie premiered to over 6.2 million viewers, and reached 7 million viewers in its final half-hour. This still failed to meet the ratings of the first two and was the series' lowest-rated premiere. In the UK, its premiere night scored 412,000 on Disney Channel UK, making it #1 of the week, and received 182,000 on Disney Channel UK +1, also #1 on that channel for the week, totalling 594,000. Williams recorded a solo song for the film's soundtrack album entitled "Circle Game".
  • 2007
    Age 20
    In early 2007, Bailon stated in Girls Life magazine that 3LW was on hold because of the Cheetah Girls project.
    More Details Hide Details However, rumors were finally put to rest by Bailon in an interview with Jonathon Jackson in 2008 when Bailon confirmed that 3LW officially disbanded after they were removed from the So So Def roster. Bailon and Williams decided to then pursue The Cheetah Girls franchise full-time.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 19
    The Cheetah Girls began work on their second studio album in January 2006. "We'll be making a real album, not a soundtrack", Bailon said. Their debut album TCG was released on September 25, 2007, and featured the single "Fuego", which charted on Hot Dance Club Play's chart and had its video played in heavy rotation on Disney Channel and MTV Tr3s.
    More Details Hide Details Though they were heavily involved with The Cheetah Girls, Kiely and Adrienne were still members of 3LW, though progress on their fourth album had halted due to their work with The Cheetah Girls. The group's fourth studio album was originally called Phoenix Rising, but was renamed Point of No Return. The lead-off single, "Feelin' You", was added on radio stations July 12, 2006. The album was supposed to be released later that year but was pushed back to a 2007 release because of Adrienne and Kiely's involvement with Disney's Cheetah Girls franchise, and eventually fell off the release schedule. The album delays were caused by image conflicts between both groups. As a result, the album was never released.
    The soundtrack to the movie released on August 15, 2006, and debuted at #5 on the charts and was certified platinum by the end of the year.
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    The album, titled Cheetah-licious Christmas, was released that year, and they soon left Walt Disney and signed to Hollywood Records in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The Cheetah Girls later returned to film the sequel The Cheetah Girls 2. Though she was absent from the main group, Raven-Symoné did return to film the sequel. The movie premiered on August 25, 2006, and brought a total of 8.1 million viewers, becoming the highest rated Disney Channel original movie and beating the premiere of the first of the High School Musical films.
  • 2002
    Age 15
    Naughton alleged that she had a number of conflicts and arguments with Bailon, Williams, and their management, which led to a heated argument in August 2002 involving an altercation with KFC food.
    More Details Hide Details Not long after, Naughton claimed that she was forced out of the group. Williams and Bailon continued as a duo while using the "3LW" name, causing the press to jokingly refer to them as "2LW". According to a cover story for the October 2002 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine, Kiely & Adrienne said they received death threats and that they had to beef up security. The departure of Naturi greatly affected the group's popularity and album sales. After the second single released from the album, "Neva Get Enuf", underperformed, auditions were held across the country for a new third member. Jessica Benson made the cut and joined 3LW in early 2003. Without Jessica, the group might have had to split due to "bankruptcy". Jessica's first performance was on Live with Regis & Kelly, followed by a performance on Soul Train. In fall 2003, 3LW departed from Epic, signing with Jermaine Dupri's So So Def label. The group then began working on their fourth studio album.
  • 2001
    Age 14
    Also in 2001, Williams played herself in an episode of The Jersey, where she switched bodies with a boy.
    More Details Hide Details 3LW spent the first half of 2002 in the studio, recording an album tentatively titled Same Game, Different Rules. The album and its intended lead single "Uh Oh" were presented to the label, who felt it did not have enough urban radio appeal. The tracks from Same Game, Different Rules were leaked to the Internet in MP3 format, and Epic considered dropping the girls. A fan support campaign for 3LW named 'Never Let Go of 3LW' after their song "Never Let Go" spread to the radio, and the act was retained, despite the album loss. Recording a new set of tracks, the group returned in the summer of 2002 with the P. Diddy-produced single "I Do (Wanna Get Close To You)", featuring Loon. That same summer, the group performed a concert special on Nickelodeon titled Live on Sunset. By August, the group was set to release its newest LP, A Girl Can Mack, when member Naughton had left the group for good after heated arguments. The album's release date was pushed back a month, but sales were still disappointing debuting at #15 on the Billboard 200 with a disappointing 53,000 copies sold in the first week. Approaching the time that the group was ready to deliver their second album, Naturi Naughton announced that she was no longer a member of the group.
  • 1999
    Age 12
    The initial formation of the 3LW was pulled together by Williams' mother, who also managed the group. 3LW was signed to Epic Records and work on their debut album began in 1999. Their first single, "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)", was released in the fall of 2000. "No More" was a chart success, and was followed by "Playas Gon' Play" in early 2001. The group's self-titled debut album, 3LW was released on December 5, 2000.
    More Details Hide Details The album went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA, selling 1.3 million copies in the US. In the summer of 2001, the group embarked on the MTV Total Request Live tour along with Destiny's Child, Dream, Nelly, Eve, and Jessica Simpson. In 2001, 3LW recorded a song with various artists including Michael Jackson, Usher (entertainer), Beyoncé, Luther Vandross, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey in response to the 9/11 attacks called "What More Can I Give". In late 2001 they collaborated with Lil' Romeo and Nick Cannon for "Parents Just Don't Understand" on the Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius soundtrack.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on July 9, 1986.
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