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Michelle Williams
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Williams at The Drama League Benefit Gala in 2012
Background information
Birth nameTenitra Michelle Williams
Born (1979-07-23) July 23, 1979 (age 42)
Rockford, Illinois, United States
GenresR&B, gospel, pop, dance
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress
Years active1998–present
LabelsColumbia, Music World Entertainment (2001-January 2010)
Associated actsDestiny's Child

Tenitra Michelle Williams (born July 23, 1979) 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.