Michelle Williams

Born Jul 23, 1980

Tenitra Michelle Williams, commonly known as Michelle Williams, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Williams rose to fame in the 2000s as a member of R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling female groups of all time. During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Williams released her debut solo album Heart to Yours which topped the US gospel album chart and became the best-selling gospel album of 2002.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Michelle Williams.


1980 Birth Williams was born in Rockford, Illinois in 1980. … Read More


1997 16 Years Old Williams graduated from Rockford Auburn High School in 1997. … Read More
1999 18 Years Old In late 1999, Williams met Destiny's Child band members Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland in the lobby of an Atlanta hotel. … Read More
2000 19 Years Old After the much-publicized turmoil, Williams, alongside backup dancer Farrah Franklin—officially joined the group in early 2000, replacing LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson without notice. … Read More


…  Also in 2002, Billboard, named her the fifth Top Gospel Artist of the year and she received a MOBO Award for "Best Gospel Act". and garnered her three Grammy nominations for her work on the album including for Best Gospel Album. … Read More
2003 - 2004 2 More Events
2006 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Following Destiny's Child's disbandment in early 2006 Williams made her television debut in the UPN comedy Half & Half, where she played the role of Naomi, a record company executive who is HIV positive. … Read More
2007 26 Years Old Beginning in April 2007, Williams joined Oprah Winfrey's Chicago-based cast of the hit Broadway musical The Color Purple for its national tour, starting with an extended run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. … Read More
In March 2008, Columbia Records and Music World Entertainment revealed that Williams would be releasing her third studio album Unexpected on October 7, 2008, in the U.S. The album, her first secular release and first release since the disbanding of Destiny's Child, involves production by Stargate, Rico Love, the Heavyweights, Wayne Wilkins, Andrew Frampton and Soulshock and Karlin, among others.
In 2009, Williams confirmed in a video blog that she and a production team were putting the finishing touches on a remix version of the album due for release in North America and Asia. … Read More
On February 8, 2010, Williams made a return to Broadway by commencing a seven-week limited engagement in Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre, replacing Ashlee Simpson. … Read More


In January 2011, Williams appeared on BBC's popular comedy panel game show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
2012 - 2013 3 More Events
In 2014, Williams became the spokesperson for a Playtex campaign titled Play On Playbook. … Read More
In 2015, Williams sang for U.S. President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House. … Read More
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