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mw123 That Grape Juice To Interview Michelle WilliamsThat Grape Juice serves up yet another interview first. Your 1# source for Urban Pop Culture will very soon be interviewing Michelle Williams, one third of the biggest-selling female group of all time, Destiny’s Child.
After a successful stint on the Broadway adaptation of ‘The Color Puple’ as Shug Avery, Michelle has just wrapped up the recording of her first secular album.
Have a burning question for the Grammy Award winning star? Please drop them in the ‘comments’ section below. As usual, only legit questions will be considered – but don’t hold back : ) Thanks guys.
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  • March 14, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    Why the switch from gospel to secular this go round?

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  • March 14, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN PEOPLE SAY YOU CAN’T SING AND THAT YOU AND KELLY ROWLAND ARE JUST BEYONCE’S BACK-UP SINGERS. WHAT GIVENS YOU THE DRIVE TO PROVE PEOPLE WRONG. LIKE HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU FELL DOWN DURING THAT PERFORMANCE ON 106&PARK

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  • March 14, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    what will be your first single when will the album be released and please share with us the drection off this new album like some info on the songs and who you worked with?

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  • March 14, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    is there any truth to the rumors about her dating actor henry simmons?

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  • March 14, 2008 at 6:26 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    What producers did you work with on your upcoming album? What is the general direction of the album: Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Dance? (Or maybe a little bit of everything?)

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  • March 14, 2008 at 6:45 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    Can you tell us about the upcoming video for “Stop This Car?”

    What’s the name of your album?

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  • March 14, 2008 at 6:51 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    What seperates you from Kelly Rowland and Beyonce as far as your style and your music?

    Is Destiny’s Child really coming back this year?

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  • March 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    With the constant comparsions to Beyonce and Kelly, what do you feel is the biggest difference between them and you, and what do you feel makes you stand out from the type of music they create and you create.

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  • March 14, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    will you be doing more broadway roles in the future?

    is there a tour planned for the new album?

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  • March 14, 2008 at 9:01 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    hOw many tracks will be on the new record and is your label behind this album & this time will we really get to know michelle because with DC and your solo gospel projects i loved your voice and your personality but sadly i didnt get to kno wmuch about you….will you your album and so on be more affirmative this time around this meaning we’ll get to know MICHELLE

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  • March 14, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    Are you making sure that your team and label is behind this new project…from your snippets you have a completely different sound from any female out right now and you can be marketed in not only just r&b but pop also…There is know doubt that 2008 can be the year of Michelle Williams, but are you making sure that your camp is backing you 100%??????

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  • March 14, 2008 at 9:33 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    They didnt promote kelly Rowland good enough….are you sure there going to promote you???…it would be so easy cause you have a unique sound and voice

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  • March 14, 2008 at 9:34 pm
    Ase says:
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    When will we see you perform some new material?

    When will you update your personal and label site?

    Are you too going to focus on a more international crowd and leave the US in the dust like Kelly?

    Whats is the possibility that Break the dawn will be the first single?

    Will you hit up Chicago radio when you drop the album (show chi town some love)?

    Last, what has been you most fulfilling moment with this fame and most discouraging?

    Keep up the good ork we are all pulling for you:-)

    When will we get more audio Blogs?

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  • March 14, 2008 at 11:45 pm
    Matthew says:
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    What was the inspiration for the song unexpected (my pick for 1st single!!)?

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  • March 15, 2008 at 12:04 am
    Anonymous says:
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    Have you been talking your band member kelly lately and has B or kelly heard your songz. How are they giving feedback. Whats is your favorite song on the album. any wedding bells ringing soon?

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  • March 15, 2008 at 12:25 am
    Anonymous says:
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    If your album should not meet the expectations during the first week…will you take the KELLY ROWLAND route? Re-release your album? If yes, than do you see it as an advantage to save a less than stellar album by following in the footsteps of your former group members?

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  • March 15, 2008 at 1:33 am
    Anonymous says:
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    What is your favorite:
    Beyonce record
    Kelly record
    Destiny’s Child record

    Would you consider a reunion with the ladies after the album? Are they invovled with the project at all? Giving feedback, co-writting, etc?

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  • March 15, 2008 at 1:46 am
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    Do you have any collaborations with anyone on the new album?

    Who would your dream collaboration be with?

    You said that you almost didn’t record Stop This car, why?

    Is it true that Break The Dawn is gonna be the 1st single instead of Stop This Car?

    Is there anyone that you didn’t get to work with (on the album) that you would’ve liked to work with? (producers, songwriters, ect.)

    Who are some of the current artists that you’re listening to?

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  • March 15, 2008 at 2:11 am
    OLW says:
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    1st PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ANY DC REUNION !!!!
    THEY’RE SOLO NOW LET HER GET HER THING !!!

    here are my questions to her :
    - Did you work differently for this album than the others?

    - was it difficult to focus on your album acting @ the same time in color purple?

    - your voice is… more confident in the snipset that we heard (stop this car) and it’s higher and sweet. Did you change a lil the way you sing? Can we talk about an evolution for this album : vocally, lyrically and all !

    - what did you feel when your album was done ? accomplishment, proud…?

    - Everybody keeps comparing DC each other and especially with B. Now that you put a RnB album out… Are you a lil scare about the comparisons that it will give rise to? what do you feel about that?

    - speaking of B, she said tha being Deena for Dreamgirls inspire her for her album. what about you and Shug?

    - Will she try to get international with this album or US still her priority?

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  • March 15, 2008 at 2:15 am
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    Is she really dating henry simmons?

    Does she have any major preformances coming up?

    Does it bother her that people constantly underate her and compare her to B and Kelly?

    Is there a DC reunion anytime soon?

    RECOMMENDATION…Michelle can saaaaaannnnggggg ballads and whole loooong notes, so are there any ballads on the album?

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  • March 15, 2008 at 2:34 am
    bajan_princess says:
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    From the tracks i have heard off your new album you are going for a Pop/R&B. Is that the direction your taking or is the rest of your album R&B?

    Is there any guests featuring on the album? I think you should do a song with John Legend, your voices would really suit each other!!!

    Is there any chance of releasing Break the Dawn or Unexpected in Europe as your lead as it is much more suited to the european market whereas Stop This Car is perfect for the USA!!!???

    I love you Michelle and i know i’m gonna enjoy your album!!!

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  • March 15, 2008 at 3:01 am
    Jason Smith says:
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    Would you ever like to get into movies?
    Do you have any idea when your album will be coming out?
    In the state the music industry is at the moment, what do YOU think you need to make it?
    Has it been hard to break free of the “Destiny’s Child” image, and do you think you’ve achieved that yet?
    What can people expect from your new album?
    Do you have any ideas for a title of your new album?
    Tell us something unexpected about yourself.
    What do you think is the cause of the slipping music industry?
    What’s your first single going to be? Stop This Car or Break of Dawn?
    Seeing as you have fans ALL around the world, do you plan on visiting/touring in any places outside of the US? Maybe even Australia? lol

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  • March 15, 2008 at 4:52 am
    Anonymous says:
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    A photoshoot for her debut album ‘In A Perfect …
    (more)
    Added: March 14, 2008
    A photoshoot for her debut album ‘In A Perfect World’.
    Doubles as a promotional video to the amazing ‘Where Did He Go’.

    Coming Soon..
    [Debut Single] – Return The Favor
    [Debut Album] – In A Perfect World

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bso4yNJ2s80

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  • March 15, 2008 at 4:58 am
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    ^^^^ABOUT KERI HILSON NOT MICHELLE

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  • March 15, 2008 at 5:22 am
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    hi michelle
    im a huge fan of yours and living in the UK we didnt have much promo here with your Heart 2 Yours & Do You Know albums. i love them :D anyway i wanted to know if it will be released in the UK and whether u will be promoting it over here. Also i love ‘break the dawn’ please let me it be a single
    my fav Dc member – MW

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  • March 15, 2008 at 5:25 am
    Anonymous says:
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    are you be like fantasia a part of the color purple film?because it would be good for you!!

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  • March 15, 2008 at 5:32 am
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    1.Whats a day in the life of Michelle Williams?

    2.Has playing Shug Avery inspired you in any way while recording this album?

    3.What is your favorite song you have recorded so far?

    4.What are some of the album titles you’ve been thinking of? Alot of your fans think that it should be called “Unexpected”.

    5.The movie version of “The Color Purple”is starring Fantasia. Are you thinking of joining the cast?

    6.There is talk that “Stop This Car” will not be the first single in stead the dance track “Break The Dawn”(please).Is there any truth to it?

    7.You have also been in the news for dating actor Henry Simmons. Is it true?

    8.Has any of your ex-band mates heard any of your songs?

    9.What can people expect from Michelle this time around?

    10.When are you planning on dropping your first single?

    11.Is your album just going to be in the U.S. or worldwide?

    12.Do you have any T.V. appearance lined up for when the album drops?

    13.What do you hope to achieve with this album?

    14.Who are some of the people you have collaborated with?

    15.Are there any movie roles you have lined up?

    16.Is there a Destiny’s Child reunion in the next couple of years?

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  • March 15, 2008 at 7:58 am
    Anonymous says:
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    What are some changes that you have made with this album compared to your past solo albums, and what types of changes would you like to try in the future?

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  • March 15, 2008 at 10:02 am
    Jay-C says:
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    Here are my questions, thanks !

    - Will you still pick up “Stop This Car” as the first single or “Break The Dawn” according to the rumors lately ?

    - Did you decide yourself to leak all these snippets to see people’s reactions ?

    - Do you visit fan forums and fansites ? If so, which ones in particular ?

    - Have you decided the title of the album ? Fans have been thinking of the title “Unexpected”.

    - Will “The Colour Purple” be released on DVD ?

    - What is the sound of the album ? R&B/Soul as it been said since the beginning or Euro/Pop according to the rumors lately ?

    - Is there any featuring planned on this album ?

    - What is the release date ?

    - What can we expect vocally ?

    - Is there anything already planned for the promotion of the record ? Will you come in Europe ?

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  • March 15, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    I see your still interviewing flops lol

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  • March 15, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    Ultimate-LeToya says:
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    Hi Michelle, first of all I’d like to thank you for every effort you are moving on, you are such a strong person, I love you truly, god may resign your destiny with compassion and wisdom. I’ll only ask few things.

    1 – What’s the name of the 3rd studio album?
    2 – Can you define it in only one word?
    3 – What’s up with you and DC’s girls? Did they help you with this album?
    4 – What can we expect from this secular album? Secular sounds so heavy, so convict. Why did you change from gospel to overall mainstream?
    5 – Well, I’ll ask you about LeToya, I know that you have nothing to do with her, but I follow your career and sometimes (in some events) you were very close (not enough to take a pic), do you have any kind of relationship with her? If yes, what leaded this to happen? If no, why haven’t you? And what are your feeling toward her?
    6 – Can we expect a Tour?

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  • March 16, 2008 at 3:28 pm
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    5 – Well, I’ll ask you about LeToya, I know that you have nothing to do with her, but I follow your career and sometimes (in some events) you were very close (not enough to take a pic), do you have any kind of relationship with her? If yes, what leaded this to happen? If no, why haven’t you? And what are your feeling toward her?
    ***********************************
    ^Very good question? Being that she was the one who was to replace Toya.

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  • March 16, 2008 at 4:03 pm
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    1. Who is the best actress out of the three ladies in Destiny’s Child.

    2. B’Day or Dangerously in Love

    3. Besides Beyonce, Kelly, and Solange, what R&B female artists do you listen to.

    4. How do you feel about people criticizing for going on an R&B route instead of the gospel route.

    5. What artists do you feel are your biggest competition?

    6. Tina Turner is Beyonce’s “queen,” who is your queen in the music industry?

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  • March 16, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    Chad says:
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    Do you plan to do some hot collaborations with mainstream artist?

    What was the worst part of being in Destiny’s Child? Do you truly want to get back with them to do another record?

    How many singles are you planning to have for this cd?

    Who do you view as your competition in the industry?

    Can you make some songs that have the vocal impact like “Through With Love” and “Do you Know” on your Destiny’s Fulfilled and Lovin’ It Tour DVD?

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  • March 17, 2008 at 12:27 pm
    chelle'my belle says:
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    I am from france and i just want her to know that she has fans all over Europe. We are waiting for her and we are ready to support her so don’t foregt us!!

    Moreover I’am dying to hear a duet of michelle with john Legend…my dream can be real??

    Love U michelle!!

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  • March 17, 2008 at 9:55 pm
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    Michelle, I love you and you are my favorite member of Destiny’s Child.

    Can we expect at least 2 gospel songs on the new album?

    What image are you going for on this album?

    Are you inspired by Monica and would you ever do a duet with her?

    What made you want to go for a pop sound instead of R&B/soul?

    Would you ever record a song in your alto range?

    Whats your vocal range, you seem to have the largest in DC?

    Did Kelly & Beyonce see you in the Color Purple?

    Will there be a Color Purple dvd?

    Your voice was perfect on Destiny Fulfilled and you completely made the album. Do You Know is a classic and I play it everyday, thank you for that gift. Congrats on your role as Shug Avery, you nailed Push The Button.

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  • March 18, 2008 at 11:25 am
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    Hey Michelle…love you

    1. Many of the big 90s divas are releasing or have released this year, which are you anticipating or love the most…Janet, Whitney and Mariah?

    2. Will you ever consider doing a duet with John Legend…your voices together would be amazzing!!!

    3. Do you like being compared to Beyonce, Kelly and even Solange and Letoya all the time?

    4. From the clips i’ve heard your music is a more pop/R&B style…is that the style of music your doing???

    5. Unexpected is my favourite song from the clips…any chance of it being a single here in Europe???

    Please ask atleast one of these…I am Michelle’s biggest fan!!!

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  • March 19, 2008 at 8:24 am
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    so what have u decided that ur image will be?
    is the promotion going to be up to par?
    have u ever thought of having a contest where a fan could write and record a song with you?

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  • March 20, 2008 at 3:30 pm
    Wayne says:
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    With this album are you gonna do some hot things?? You know follow in the footsteps of your friend Beyonce?? I know I would like to see Michelle “GET LOOSE”

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  • March 22, 2008 at 7:52 am
    Jack says:
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    Hey Michelle!

    If the record takes off like it really deserves to, will you please drop by the UK for at least a small tour of some sort? So many R&B artists ignore the UK – it’d be great if your fans got the chance to see you perform live.

    I hope Break The Dawn gets to #1! It’s this year’s Umbrella!

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  • March 22, 2008 at 3:57 pm
    JazzyJess says:
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    You have a very soulful sound, what led you toward a more pop/dance friendly record rather than an R&B/soul one?

    What happened to the tracks we heard about with Rodney Jerkins, such as “Curiosity”, which you mentioned in your myspace blog?

    Will we really get to see the bulk of your vocal capabilities on this record as we did in your live performances of Do You Know and Through with Love?

    You always seemed to imply that you weren’t totally comfortable being sexy and vampy while in DC, has playing Shug Avery helped you to gain more confidence in that area?

    Did you write on the album at all? Would you say it’s a personal record that specifically speaks on your life’s experiences?

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  • March 22, 2008 at 11:05 pm
    Dwayne says:
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    From what I’ve heard of your new work, I’m really excited for your comeback. Your new sound really works for your voice and I love it! What do you think changed the most in that aspect? Was it the producers, the arrangements, maybe you having more control over the record, or just overall personal growth?

    Whatever it is, I love it and can’t wait!

    Good luck with this project and all the promos!!

    Take care,
    Dwayne Mactavious

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  • March 22, 2008 at 11:20 pm
    o.c <<< i'm a 13 yr old singer says:
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    ur known for your husky, soulful voice, do u ever wish u were the lead singer of sum destinys child songs instead of coming on the bridge?

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  • March 24, 2008 at 4:47 pm
    Justin says:
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    What made you decide to switch from Gospel to a more R&B/Pop sound?

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  • March 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm
    k says:
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    Michelle please tell me this album ain’t all dance songs, and that you will show off that amazing voice of yours. Most importantly please tell me there will be more than 10 songs on your album. 10 is way too little and would put me off buying it.

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  • March 29, 2008 at 5:18 am
    Anonymous says:
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    hiya mcihelle my question is how in volded was you in the albums creative process did u do any writing and producing on the album

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  • March 29, 2008 at 6:15 am
    Anonymous says:
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    hey gurl i got a few 4 ya

    1) girl when is the album out in the uk

    2) whoes ur inspiration

    3) whoes ur favourite uk artist

    4) whats ur favourite song from your gospel albums mine are ‘didn’t know, rock with me, and he cares for me’ so whats yours

    5) whats your favourite song of the album and is there any collobrations

    fanks gurl your my inspiration u will see me in lights one day Cheryal rosh

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  • March 29, 2008 at 8:06 am
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    do you feel that you were pushed in a direction with your solo material that wasn’t fully representative of you as an artist?

    Are you more in control of your image/sound now and if so what were the changes that took place in order to achieve more control over your artistry?

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  • March 29, 2008 at 2:56 pm
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    are you going to be in the Color Purple the musical movie??!?!?!?!
    I want a Yes or no answer please.

    oh and what about coursity… a song that you mention on ur myspace blog. and oh, are you going to add more songs to ur album becuase there is only 10 songs that have been confirmed.

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  • March 30, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    bj923 says:
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    Is she gonna preform a DC Medley at her shows? And is she gonna preform past gospel material at her shows?

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  • March 31, 2008 at 7:41 am
    Anonymous says:
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    What is the inspiration behind your new sound?

    How has being in a broadway production shaped you as an artist?

    Are there any tour plans in the future?

    What do you think about the certain state of R&B music?

    Who inspires you?

    What is behind the title of the new album, “Unexpected”?

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  • March 31, 2008 at 7:42 am
    Anonymous says:
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    What is the inspiration behind your new sound?

    How has being in a broadway production shaped you as an artist?

    Are there any tour plans in the future?

    What do you think about the certain state of R&B music?

    Who inspires you?

    What is behind the title of the new album, “Unexpected”?

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  • March 31, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    Walley says:
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    dont know if they were asked already but..

    1. Are you planning to go on tour in 2008-2009?

    2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

    3. What do you think about Beyonces success as a solo artist?

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  • March 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    Anonymous says:
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    First of all i love you Michelle, and the “we break the dawn” is the best!

    My question for you is ever since your new single, “we break the dawn” has been released, everyone has been comenting about the fact that you’ve switched your style. So how do you deal with the negative comments about it?

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  • April 2, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    Laree says:
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    What’s next for you after this album?

    …And do you have any body piercings(besides your ears, of course)? If NOT, would you ever consider one? Nose piercing maybe? If NO? Why not?

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  • April 3, 2008 at 6:10 am
    Das says:
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    What do you want people to learn about Michelle Williams from this album?

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  • April 6, 2008 at 12:23 am
    Mark says:
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    Who is the person who says “Hit Me!” at the beginning of the “Lose My Breath” record?

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  • April 29, 2008 at 4:49 am
    Anonymous says:
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    What’s Your favorite song off the album?

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