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June Deniece Williams (née Chandler; born June 3, 1950) is an American singer.
She has been described as "one of the great soul voices" by the BBC.
She is best known for
the songs "Free", "Silly", "It's Gonna Take a Miracle" and two Billboard Hot 100
No.1 singles "Let's Hear It for the Boy" and "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late"
(with Johnny Mathis). Williams has won four Grammys with twelve nominations
flight and fancy of Deniece Williams started in the church choir
back in Gary, Indiana. Touring with
Stevie Wonder, she spread her wings
as wide as the nation. Her sweet, charismatic voice won America's heart.
Many liken her voice to that of an angel.
Johnny Mathis, producers Maurice White (of
Wind and Fire), Thom Bell and
George Duke are just a few of her
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Deniece Williams' career in entertainment came
about almost by accident. A native of Gary, Indiana, she had harbored
adolescent dreams of becoming a nurse, residing in an apartment on
Chicago's Lakeshore Drive and parking a '69 Thunderbird in her garage.
That was it. Fortunately for her and the world, it didn't turn out that
a cousin who lived in Detroit, she was introduced to
Months later, through the same cousin (who was employed by Stevie), an
audition for a backup singing job was arranged for her and a couple
dozen other aspiring vocalists. She came, she auditioned, she got the
job. Somewhat to her own surprise, she became a member of Wonderlove,
where she remained from 1972-75.
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In 1976, her first solo single, "Free," was
released. It was a hit and the first of a string of hits through the
association with Maurice White. Over the years, she has delivered many
Top Ten hits, a few of which went to number one. Her records have sold
in the millions. She has collaborated with the best in the business,
including Pop legend Johnny Mathis. She has managed to easily cross back
and forth between R&B and Gospel and has taken home a number of
GRAMMYS in the process.
In 1980, Williams joined with
friends Philip Bailey
Wind & Fire fame,
Billy Davis and
Marilyn McCoo to
present a gospel show at The Roxy, a popular Los Angeles club: "Jesus at the
Roxy". Williams later reported that "God did something miraculous. More than
three hundred people were saved."
She guested on
1984 album, A Special Part of Me,
1985 LP, In Square Circle, and
James Taylor's 1985
album, That's Why I'm Here.
In 1986, Deniece Williams'
duet with Sandi Patti,
"They Say", won her the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance by a Duo
or Group, Choir or Chorus. For "I Surrender All", she won the Grammy Award for
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female.
Hit songs include --
- I've Got The Next Dance
- It's Gonna Take A Miracle
- Let's Hear It for the Boy
- Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
- Never Say Never
- I Can't Wait
- Do What You Feel
- You're All I Need To Get By
- Baby, Baby My Love's All For You
- It's Important To Me
- Black Butterfly
- Wiser and Weaker
- Never Say Never
- I Confess
- This Is As Good As It Gets
- Every Moment
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.Quiet Storm. / QuietStorm
.Smooth Soul. / SmoothSoul
.Pop/Rock. / PopRock
.Dance-Pop. / DancePop
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