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Must See: Michelle Williams Soars With Live ‘Gospel Medley’

Published: Monday 12th Nov 2012 by Sam

Michelle Williams has spent much of 2012 crafting her new album, a project she’s confirmed boasts an “R&B inspirational” sound and a project which, for many, signifies her official return to the Gospel arena. And while the Light Records set isn’t due until next year, the Destiny’s Child graduate is re-lighting her live fire, performing at the Rockford First church in her hometown of Chicago over the weekend.

Watch below as Michelle blows the roof off the venue with a ‘Gospel Medley’ comprised of songs that featured on the inspirational medley’s on her debut album ‘Heart To Yours’ and DC’s ‘Survivor’. They are Anna Bartlett Warner hymn ‘Jesus Loves Me’, Kirk Franklin‘s ‘Holy Is the Lamb’ and Richard Smallwood‘s ‘Total Praise’.


Criminally underrated, vocal showings like this re-affirm Michelle’s positional as a vocal force. We’re so glad she’s once again playing in an arena that will showcase her gift at its qualitative best – Gospel. Can the church say…AMEN!

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  1. D November 12, 2012

    who?

    • Millhouse November 12, 2012

      Uuummm.. Thats MuthaFuckin Tenitria Michelle WIlliams…. Platinum selling Gospel Recording Artist and 1/3 of the group Destiny’s Child… You know, one of the best selling girl groups of all time…. Get Yo Life Hater…

      • D November 12, 2012

        who

    • maka November 12, 2012

      King Bee ex backup singer… remember she was saying “what?” After every sentence King bee sang on survivor!!! Does it ring a bell now???

      • Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

        You’re trying it when Beyonce herself has praised what a BEAST Michelle is with her vocals!

        Starts at 4:00. Beyonce spills the tea on why she chose Michelle!

  2. Tc23 November 12, 2012

    Yaaaaaassss!! I know michelle isn’t a beyonce or gaga wen it comes to commercial success but truely believe gospel is where she shines and where she’s meant to be! (Until destinys child reunite for a comeback tour and shut it down of course)

  3. Haw November 12, 2012

    love it 🙂

  4. Lax November 12, 2012

    Mischelle looks Beautiful Here and Shes a Great Artist!

  5. millhouse November 12, 2012

    Uuummm.. Thats MuthaFuckin Tenitria Michelle WIlliams…. Platinum selling Gospel Recording Artist and 1/3 of the group Destiny’s Child… You know, one of the best selling girl groups of all time…. Get Yo Life Hater…

  6. bam bam November 12, 2012

    If you couldnt feel that you must be a corpse….and @D you know who or you wouldnt have clicked on the post….#UDeadGetInTheTrunk

  7. Haw November 12, 2012

    In my opinion
    Her album “Unexpected (2008)” might be a hot album if it is
    released in nowadays that full of electric pop music

    or at least have some hot single 🙂
    Like “We break the dawn ft. Flo Rida”
    “Hello Heartbreak”, “The Greatest”

    It is a great album !!
    She is so underrated !!!!
    Keep Going Michelle

    • ATTENTION PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! November 12, 2012

      I AGREE THIS ALBUM UNECPECTED WAS REALLY GOOD BUT RELEASE TO EARLY.

    • Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

      So true!

      The album was ahead of its time. The urban scene weren’t ready for something so electronic and dancey.

      Unexpected should have been pushed to pop audiences. Where were the pop and rhythmic adds for We Break the Dawn, The Greatest and Hello Heartbreak.

      There’s so many crossover pop smashes on the album – one of them being the stunning title track itself

  8. BEYONCE’S WEAVE November 12, 2012

    WHO IS THIS PERSON????

    • Haw November 12, 2012

      One of Beyonce’s best friends

    • maka November 12, 2012

      King Bee ex backup singer

  9. Sleazy November 12, 2012

    Amazing!!!! Wait where are these vocals on The DC songs? Shady ass peeps

  10. maka November 12, 2012

    Who is she??? Is she along Kelly Flopland King Bee backup singer????

    • Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

      You tried it. She’s still getting payed for those vocals on all those Destiny’s Child classics.

      Stay pressed.

  11. Girl007Bond November 12, 2012

    • Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

      Notice Kelly’s cooch at 0:16?

      No wonder Tenitra closed her eyes.

  12. Dunk November 12, 2012

    so bloody beautiful, i ve always loved her raw and earthy tone, so emotional , this is the medley she used to do with DC but its great to here her do it on her own, whatever music MIchelle does, whether it be Pop or Gospel i think shes a great artist

  13. pat November 12, 2012

    her range and belts are phenomenal…she’d have a much bigger career if she didnt sound like she were 12 years old

  14. Claudette Knowles November 12, 2012

    I am a beyonce fan, but I’ve always been a fan of Michelle’s vocals & personality!!!! Y’all better get into her vocals! She grew up COGIC (like me) and the Clark Sisters, The Winans, Kim Burrell, Tamala Mann, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary and so many other top, great gospel vocalists!

  15. The Simpsons November 12, 2012

    One of the best vocalists of these days.
    Can’t wait for her next project, she’s such a nice spirit !!

  16. Monstarebel (RiRis S** Slave) November 12, 2012

    Never heard of her…

    • Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

      Not surprising with a picture and name as shameful as that.

      Michelle and her fans have too much class for you.

  17. Crave November 12, 2012

    Its so sad how all these YOUNG beyonce stans (I’m a stan myself but notice how I put the emphasis on young) down the other members of DC when they’re all friends and people who actually grew up with them no beyonce wouldn’t be where she is without the help of these ladies .. Its just ignorant! I kno we all have our faves but I don’t see the need in downing other people or artists .. ESPECIALLY another artist that helped ur fave get too the level she’s at .. Such ashame .. Anyway yaaaaasss michelle she killed it!

    • Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

      IKR, so immature.

      Michelle, Kelly and Bey all still contact eachother by phone and email on a regular basis.

      Some of these “stans” need to fall back and find a better way of spending their time.

  18. Chillin November 12, 2012

    Way to go Michelle!!!! you showed why you deserved to be in Destiny’s Child! and why you are a successful singer..AMEEEEENNNNN

  19. Quanberg November 12, 2012

    Amazingggggggg cannot wait tell her album drops. So underrated and I stan for her !!!

  20. D November 12, 2012

    Yes!!!! My hometown Rockford, l!!!!!!!

  21. Me, Pure R&B November 12, 2012

    God will only allow you to sing like that for him, and the devil will only allow you to sing secular music, wear short skirts and show your midriff for him, and this Ms Williams is where you went wrong. Secular = sellout

    • Bam Bam November 12, 2012

      She sang R&B first soooo…………… _/

    • Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

      Umm have a seat.

      Based on your bull, every other job that does not glorify God is secular and thus sinful and wrong.

      Do you work in the church? What do you do 9-5?

      Oh that’s right, just as “secular” as singing “Bootylicious”. Please reserve several seats

  22. char November 12, 2012

    Love u Michelle.you are saved from all illiminities and evil sorrounding Bey.

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith November 12, 2012

      While supporting Kelly’s trashy “Ice” vid?

      • Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

        They support each other.

  23. mobwife: operation kill the b*tch November 12, 2012

    BEAUTIFUL!! 🙂

    She really should stay in her lane and that is Gospel Music! She really does EXCEL IMO!

  24. mobwife: operation kill the b*tch November 12, 2012

    And let me add…..that ending gave me chills…..SANG Michelle.

    *Let me press play “one more again” ….. LOL 🙂

    • antertain November 13, 2012

      SHE SURE DAMN DID!!!!!

  25. HOWYOULIKEIT November 12, 2012

    Slaychelle?? She can sing but hasn’t slayed anything yet.

    • Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

      She slayed the gospel charts in 2002 and 2004.

      Her debut album remained on the chart for 42 weeks after peaking at #1.

      She will slay them again next year. Stay pressed.

      Oh did I mention her numerous dance hits? We Break the Dawn, The Greatest and Waiting on You?

  26. iamdiego November 12, 2012

    damn michelle i almost 4 got how good you were i love this for you and that ending gave me chills. anyone who disagree or says anything negative about this video is just a hater .

  27. Mario November 12, 2012

    Am i the only one who liked Michelle and Letoya more than anyone else in DC?

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith November 12, 2012

      I liked Le Toya; Michelle didn’t fit.

  28. Markus Arelius November 12, 2012

    She looks kinda familiar….didn’t she clean Beyonce’s house or something like that. Or was she Kelly’s driver….I don’t know…

    • Bam Bam November 12, 2012

      Lifes on sale 2 for the price of 1 on sale at Wal-Mart go out and pick one up

      • Markus Arelius November 13, 2012

        Michelle can’t pick her damn self up…remember, when she tripped, fell, and busted her ass on that BET performance

    • Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

      WEAK shade. Try harder than that

    • JR November 23, 2012

      Ummm… Michelle DID pick her damn self up and kept the show going! LOL. What performance were you watching?

  29. Carl November 12, 2012

    Yall really trying to play her lets be real destiny’s child was known for about ten years n michelle been n that group for 8 they only release one ablum without her n by the second album she was n the group so kill that n michelle was the first member out of the group to have the bestest selling album of the year back in 2001 this girl stay spending old money yall haters need to give it up n just respect her vocal game beyonce couldnt dare bring this much soul to gospel they all got their own lane just respect what they do o yea u tell me how many artist now can sing like that really think about it that wasnt a bunch of back up vocals and sound effects just raw singer huh yea pls right just shut up

  30. Michelle my belle November 13, 2012

    Yea michelle fell on BET so what nobody is perfect what about beyonce tripping down 20 stairs falling on her face now dats some funny s***! Bet she had more of a ooowee knot ofn her den michelle den gone beg fans to not put it on utube lol just sad get off michelle cat with all da hating pls let the girl do her s*** so f***** what shel fell i can name a list of other ppl dat done fell on stage

  31. Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

    Thanks for posting TGJ.

    Michelle is an underrated vocal beast.

    She’s already been in the studio with Harmony Samuels who produced Keyshia Cole’s recent hit “Enough of No Love”.

    Tenitra’s album is going to scalp! Haters keep commenting – you only bring more attention to her posts

  32. Chuck November 13, 2012

    Michelle can blow she gets better n better each album cant wait to hear it 2013! Keep doing you michelle hater gone hate so underated!

  33. Johnny November 13, 2012

    I LOVE HER, I can’t wait until her next album…come on 2013!!!

  34. Jonathan Gardner November 13, 2012

    To all the Bey stans trying to shade and hate.

    HERE IS YOUR DEARLY BELOVED FAV PRAISING MICHELLE’S VOCALS:

    You’re trying it when Beyonce herself has praised what a BEAST Michelle is with her vocals!

    Starts at 4:10. Beyonce spills the tea on why she chose Michelle!

  35. antertain November 13, 2012

    Personality and power notes on fire…
    She made me take notice again!!

  36. Michelle fan yeap michelle williams fan! November 13, 2012

    Thats right johnathan in case yall didnt know did u catch that unique voice b/c its ppl dont realize her talent b/c her vioce doeant sound like beyonce & kelly that b/c her vioce was trained differently through gospel but her range power n unique sound is gold n actually on true R&B sound that have more soul then da pop records that they have put out michelle kills those song yall better go listen to destiny fulfilled that girl killin those R&B tracks n singing lead on if n that sound fit michelle vocals better than all them if u listen closely u can her how beyonce is trying to sound like n blend with michelle to keep up so dont act like yall dont know cuz its been put out there girl vioce is ooowwweee yall aint ready! In my beyonce vioce

  37. wasiem ijaz no1 michelle williams fan from holland November 13, 2012

    I so can’t wait for her too release her thirth gospel album. It will be so amazing. Her first and second album are so priceless and her CD unexpected is still a very hot and explosive album. She is following her heart and she will deliver suns which can help people with their lifes. It is the best gift she can give to the world. Even her unexpected cd has wonderful songs from start tour finish. I am do glad to have Michelle Williams in my life (F)

  38. DARNELL November 13, 2012

    GREAT!!!

  39. nickalus Randle November 14, 2012

    FLAWLESS, this girl can sang, they hate all they want, SHE IS THE REAL DEAL!!!

  40. I love michelle November 16, 2012

    Ur singing is so amazing

  41. JR November 21, 2012

    Awesome! She is my favorite – always rooting for the underdog. Whether or not you like her voice, she can sing! Don’t confuse not liking her voice with not being able to sing. Her training and background in stage has really helped her improve her tone and control. Wishing her the best!

    P.S. I love all the members of DC3 but, Beyonce-Stans are the worst! They put down just about anyone who isn’t Beyonce.

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