- Name: Michelle Williams
- Age: 38 years old
- Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: US $10 Million
- Status: Alive
Michelle Williams is an American singer/songwriter and music producer. She’s also an actress and dancer. Williams became a music star in the 2000s as a member of the girl group Destiny’s Child. The group sold upwards of 35 million records with her in the lineup. Her solo albums include Heart to Yours (2002), Do You Know (2004) and Journey to Freedom (2014). Tenitra Michelle Williams was born on July 23, 1980, in Rockford, Illinois. Her mother, Anita, worked as a nurse, and her father, Dennis, as a businessman. She has a brother named Erron. Williams attended Rockford Auburn High School followed by Illinois State University. She majored in criminal justice for two years.
Williams started out singing in her local church choir. Her first solo performance was a rendition of “Blessed Assurance” at the St. Paul Church of God in Christ. She was only 7 at the time. As Williams got older, she sang and performed with such gospel groups as United Harmony and Chosen Expression. In 1999, She auditioned and landed a more promising gig as a backup singer for Monica. Williams met Destiny’s Child members Beyonce and Kelly Rowland in late 1999. She was invited to join Destiny’s Child in early 2000. Her fist track with the group “Independent Women Part 1” was released in September 2000. It became a monster hit, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 11 consecutive weeks. The single was also featured on the soundtrack of Charlie’s Angels (2000).
Williams’ first studio album with Destiny’s Child, Survivor, was released in May 2001 by Columbia Records. It debuted on #1 on the Billboard 200 and sold 663,000 copies during opening week. The album produced 4 additional singles “Survivor”, “Bootylicious”, “Emotion” and “Nasty Girl.” It went on to achieve 4x Platinum certification with more than 4.7 million units sold. Williams’ second album with the group, Destiny Fulfilled, arrived in November 2004. It was supported by the singles “Lose My Breath”, “Soldier”, “Girl” and “Cater 2 U.” The album received a Grammy Nomination for best contemporary R&B album at the 48th Grammy Awards. Destiny’s Child disbanded in 2006. They were inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2006.
As a solo artist, Williams has released 4 studio albums and multiple singles. Her solo debut, Heart to Yours, was released in April 2002 by Sanctuary and Columbia Records. It received mostly positive reviews. The album was spearheaded by the singles “Heard a Word” and “Sun Will Shine Again.” Williams’ second gospel album, Do You Know, was released in January 2004. Her first solo pop album, Unexpected, followed in October 2008. It was supported by the singles “We Break the Dawn” and “The Greatest.” Rapper Flo Rida made a guest appearance on the track “We Break the Dawn (Part 2).” Following a 6-year hiatus, Williams returned with Journey to Freedom (2014). It was released by E1 Music and Light Records. The album featured Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Fantasia among others.
In addition to music, Williams is a theatre, film and television actress. Her Broadway debut was a 2003 production of the musical Aida. Williams starred as “Shug Avery” in the national tour of the Broadway hit musical The Color Purple (2007). Her stage credits also include Chicago, Fela!, and What My Husband Doesn’t Know. Williams had a recurring role as “Naomi Dawson” in the UPN sitcom Half & Half (2006). She served as a judge on the competition series MTV’s Top Pop Group (2008) and RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009). She returned to the small screen in 2010 as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. Williams hosted the Oxygen reality series Fix My Choir (2014). She served as a guest co-host on The View (2015) and The Talk (2017).
Michelle Williams stands 5ft 8in tall and she’s of African-American descent. Her personal net worth is estimated at $10 million. She’s supported various non-profit organizations, including the American Hearth Association and Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels. Michelle got engaged to pastor Chad Johnson in April 2018. The two began dating one year prior.
Michelle Williams Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Tenitra Michelle Williams
- Birthday: July 23, 1980
- How Old : Age: 38 years old
- Place of Birth: Rockford, Illinois, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Record Producer
- Years Active: 1998-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $10 Million
- Partner(s): Chad Johnson
- Death-O-Meter: Alive