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Michelle Williams
Williams at The Drama League
Benefit Gala in 2012
Background information
Birth name Tenitra Michelle Williams
Born July 23, 1980 (1980-07-23) (age 39)
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Genres R&B, gospel, pop, dance
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress
Years active 1999–present
Labels Columbia, Music World Entertainment (2001-January 2010)
Associated acts Destiny's Child
Website www.iammichelle.com

Michelle Williams (born Tenitra Michelle Williams on July 23, 1980) is an American gospel and R&B singer, songwriter, and actress. She was a background singer for Monica, before rising to fame as one-third of the successful Grammy Award-winning musical group Destiny's Child, the world's best-selling female group of all time, selling over 100 million records worldwide.

Williams played the character Shug Avery in the play The Color Purple. She was a contestant in the 2010 series of British reality television show Strictly Come Dancing.

In 2013, she made a return to inspirational music with the lead single, If We Had Your Eyes from her upcoming fourth studio album titled Journey to Freedom.

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