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Winning: Michelle Williams Signs New Gospel Record Deal

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After touring the US with critically acclaimed stints in plays ‘Chicago’ and ‘What My Husband Doesn’t Know’, Destiny’s Child graduate Michelle Williams is returning to music. Not just any music, no.

The 31 year old is re-embracing her first love of Gospel and has teamed with a juggernaut in that field to power to her new material.

Details after the jump…

Set for release next January, Williams’ comeback album will be released via Light Records (with distribution via eOne) who she recently inked a deal with.

Speaking on the venture James Robinson, President of Light Records, said in a statement:

“It’s an honor to work with an icon like Michelle Williams and her team. As a fan of her other two inspirational projects, I was drawn to Michelle’s comfort, confidence and genuineness. With her pure heart for God and people, our goal is to continue her brand of love, faith and encouragement through song.”

…with Williams adding:

“I am very excited to partner with Light/eOne. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of Light Record legends, THE WINANS and ANDRAE CROUCH.  When I was a little girl I would listen to them and to be on the same label they once were is amazing! Light/eOne has been very supportive of my vision to inspire and give hope through my music.”

Following the formal announcement, the ‘Do You Know’ singer beamed on Twitter: I’m so excited about this new venture! I’ve accepted what my purpose is….I have peace about it! Discover your purpose luvz!!  

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Yes, yes, and yes!

As such a gifted vocalist, it’s great to see Michelle re-embrace the platform that will enable her talent to shine and shine bright. Bring on that album!

To tide you over, watch Michelle soar on That Grape Juice’s The Splash below!

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  • June 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm
    Jonathan Gardner says:
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    For those who don’t know Michelle’s first two albums Heart to Yours and Do You Know charted at #1 and #2 on the Billboard Gospel album chart in 2002 and 2004 respectively.

    Heart to Yours stayed on the chart for a total of 42 weeks before making the year-end chart at #6 and was the best-selling gospel album of the year.

    Do You Know finished at #25 on the year-end chart.

    Both albums were well received by critics (Allmusic gave Heart to Yours 4/5 and Do You Know 3.5/5)

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    THE REAL TYLER* Replied:

    EXACTLY!!!

    I STILL FEEL AS IF DYK WAS HER BEST ALBUM PERIOD!!

    I WILL SAY I’M A LITTLE SAD THAT WE WON’T GET ANOTHER POP ALBUM…. THIS TIME AROUND I WAS HOPING FOR A R&B SOUL ALBUM

    BUT EITHER WAY I’M FINE WITH WHAT SHE DOES

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  • June 7, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    Jonathan Gardner says:
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    Then of course in 2008 she released her first pop album Unexpected, which despite great critical reviews, didn’t get a quarter of the commercial success it deserved.

    Still, Unexpected produced “We Break the Dawn” (#4 US Dance, #47 UK, #38 Hungary) and “The Greatest” (#1 US Dance), which was listed at #39 on Billboard’s DECADE-END dance chart, just behind “Lose My Breath” ironically.

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  • June 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    Benron says:
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    https://twitter.com/BenronOfficial/status/210894361972572160/photo/1/large
    Meanwhile her former- co-star is re-releasing 4 with some honest songs, I bring to u UN4TUNATE

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  • June 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    John says:
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    YAY Sooo happy for her, I know she’s gonna release a great album, can’t wait!!!

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  • June 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm
    Back2Business says:
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    Hope Gospel is her niche and she finally gets some great success. But is it me or does Michelle look older/stressed?

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  • June 7, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    Bitchplease says:
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    YES SO HAPPY..I SAID SHE NEEDS TO BE THE GOSPEL ARTIST, BEYONCE BE THE POP ARTIST, LETOYA LUCKETT BE THE PURE SOUL AND RNB ARTIST..AND KELLY BE THE HIPHOP AND RNB ARTIST.. IT DIVIDES THEM..HONESTLY THEY ARE THE ONLY GROUP THAT CAN DO THIS..EVEN THOUGH WITH DANITY KANE, I CAN SEE AUBREY=POP, DAWN=SOUL, SHANNON=COUNTRY, AND D.WOODS=HIPHOP AND RNB..I DON’T KNOW ABOUT AUDREA MAYBE =POP AND RNB..SHE GOT THE JOJO THING GOING ON A LITTLE BIT..LOL

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    lyric commander lee Replied:

    i like how you broke it down
    makes alotta sense

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  • June 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    Beyonce's Weave says:
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    I bet you she’ll outsell Kelly Flop-Land.

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    lyric commander lee Replied:

    b**** please – i like michelle but get real – her sales combined dont even compare to Kelly’s so gtfoh with that bs!

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  • June 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    HOWYOULIKEIT says:
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    Michelle has been hanging everywhere with Letoya

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    Terrence Replied:

    So?

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  • June 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    Gilberto says:
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    Michelle Willlams can be a legendary Gospel singer. Her gospel albums were really successful, praized by critcs and fans.

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  • June 7, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    mobwife says:
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    Good she should return to her Gospel roots! Congrats and I can’t wait to hear new material from her.

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  • June 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    Blanco says:
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    I love Michelle. I wish she would just make up her mind and stick with it…first you wanna do gospel, then you wanna do dance/pop…now she wants to go back to gospel. I like her in both genres but I’m sure her audience is getting confused…like where do you want to be

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  • June 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    I Judge Flops says:
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    LMFAOOOO

    BURN IN HELL GIRL

    JK

    But seriously this girl is a HEATHEN she always going from gospel to pop and BACK.. I swear if her “Unexpected” album wouldn’t sold well she wouldn’t be worried about gospel. This girl is A MESS.

    HEATHEN HEATHEN HEATHEN

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    Levi Replied:

    What is wrong with her singing pop exactly?
    Shes not promoting drugs sex and alcohol with her pop music sooo…

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  • June 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    80s Baby says:
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    I think this is great news for Michelle. I wish she’d never left gospel in the first place, because this makes her look kinda wishy washy. I mean if her pop songs had performed well would she be returning to gospel? However, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt that she just had a little soul searching to do and her search took her back to her roots.

    I hope her new album goes to number 1, as well as Kelly’s, and I hope Beyonce’s new album produces at least one number 1 hit on the Hot 100. Then I want a Destiny’s Child reunion in 2013!!!

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    lyric commander lee Replied:

    i was with u up until the dc3 reunion – thats doesnt need to happed for atlest another ten yerars – during thier 40s after their solo careers have been established and cemented

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  • June 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    Bobby says:
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    I totally disagree about it making her appear “wishy-washy”. Why should she be subjected to one genre when she is totally capable of delivering in more than one? Her pop music is great, as is her gospel music. It isn’t as though her pop music promotes everything the bible doesn’t. (This is coming from someone who is not of any certain faith too)

    Good for Michelle .. I saw a video of her on TMZ after Beyonce’s Revel Concert and she was looking SMOKING. Good for all these DC girl’s getting they groove on. Go B, Go Kel, Go Michelle, Go LeToya! I c u allll! :)

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  • June 7, 2012 at 11:54 pm
    BeyHive says:
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    Congrats, Slaychelle!

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  • June 8, 2012 at 1:19 am
    Michelle Williams Signs New Record Deal says:
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  • June 8, 2012 at 2:47 am
    mr.m says:
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    FLOP Monkey

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    Jessica Replied:

    Look at you- who is the monkey?? Where is your record deal? You are the weakest link- Flop Monkey

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  • June 8, 2012 at 4:43 am
    antertain says:
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    Well done. Michelle my Belle

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  • June 8, 2012 at 5:50 am
    Cruella De Vil says:
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    WHY DOES SHE LOOK LIKE 50CENT IN THIS PIC? LOOOL

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  • June 8, 2012 at 9:08 am
    MusicBoy says:
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    I’m glad she’s going back to gospel. Everyone has a music style that is their niche and Gospel is Michelle’s.

    If only Fantasia would realize Gospel is her niche, she would be very successful as well.

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  • June 8, 2012 at 9:14 am
    JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) says:
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    Why is it that any f****** thing the Destiny´s Child members do is so big and important in Sam´s eyes????????????????? When two of them are flops and the other one is not half as big and talented as Sam wants to make it seem??
    The 3 girls are pretty average, being Beyonce at least such an energetic performer.
    I have nothing against them so please no need to reply to my comment. i just wanted to say the obvious. Sam is a Destiny´s Child lover (don´t ask me why if he wants to be a respected site) and he just shades every other act on music business. That´s it

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    lyric commander lee Replied:

    soooo why do u come to his blog knowing this leave a comment. every person has thier fav and will rep for them – realize and move on

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  • June 8, 2012 at 9:24 am
    stan says:
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    i personally prefer the “unexpected” michelle, but either way, i’m glad she’s working on new music. it’s been a while.

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  • June 8, 2012 at 11:55 am
    lyric commander lee says:
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    YASSSSSS! I have been saying this from day 1 that Michelle should have never left gospel. That is where her unique voice dominates and she can really soar – although Unexpected was good, she is no way a dance diva. Had she stuck with gospel, she couldve have probably been on album 5 or 6 right now performing for the many BET Gospel programs and award shows setting her apart from her bandmates. Better late that never tho. Michelle is holding down gospel (hopefully) while kelly is reviving rnb and Bey is doing pop. SOunds like the girls are going in! Im enjoying the veiw – ROWLDAWG 4 LIFE BIOTHCES!

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  • June 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm
    quanberg says:
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    I’m really excited for Michelle she always excel I am a fave of her’s and support every and anything that she does !!!! Can’t wait to hear wat’s coming !!!!

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  • June 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    Bam Bam says:
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    THIS IS A GOOD LOOK

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