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

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michelle williams gospel Must See: Michelle Williams Soars With Live Gospel Medley

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. November 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    D says:
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    who?

    • November 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm
      Millhouse says:
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      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…

      • November 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm
        D says:
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        who

    • November 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm
      maka says:
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      King Bee ex backup singer… remember she was saying “what?” After every sentence King bee sang on survivor!!! Does it ring a bell now???

      • November 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm
        Jonathan Gardner says:
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        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. November 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    Tc23 says:
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    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. November 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    Haw says:
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    love it :)

  4. November 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    Lax says:
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    Mischelle looks Beautiful Here and Shes a Great Artist!

  5. November 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    millhouse says:
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    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. November 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    bam bam says:
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    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. November 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    Haw says:
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    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

    • November 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm
      ATTENTION PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! says:
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      I AGREE THIS ALBUM UNECPECTED WAS REALLY GOOD BUT RELEASE TO EARLY.

    • November 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm
      Jonathan Gardner says:
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      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. November 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    BEYONCE'S WEAVE says:
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    WHO IS THIS PERSON????

    • November 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm
      Haw says:
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      One of Beyonce’s best friends

    • November 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm
      maka says:
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      King Bee ex backup singer

  9. November 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    Sleazy says:
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    Amazing!!!! Wait where are these vocals on The DC songs? Shady ass peeps

  10. November 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    maka says:
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    Who is she??? Is she along Kelly Flopland King Bee backup singer????

    • November 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm
      Jonathan Gardner says:
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      You tried it. She’s still getting payed for those vocals on all those Destiny’s Child classics.

      Stay pressed.

  11. November 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    Girl007Bond says:
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    • November 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm
      Jonathan Gardner says:
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      Notice Kelly’s cooch at 0:16?

      No wonder Tenitra closed her eyes.

  12. November 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    Dunk says:
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    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. November 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    pat says:
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    her range and belts are phenomenal…she’d have a much bigger career if she didnt sound like she were 12 years old

  14. November 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Claudette Knowles says:
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    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. November 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    The Simpsons says:
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    One of the best vocalists of these days.
    Can’t wait for her next project, she’s such a nice spirit !!

  16. November 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    Monstarebel (RiRis s** Slave) says:
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    Never heard of her…

    • November 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm
      Jonathan Gardner says:
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      Not surprising with a picture and name as shameful as that.

      Michelle and her fans have too much class for you.

  17. November 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    Crave says:
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    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!

    • November 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm
      Jonathan Gardner says:
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      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. November 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    Chillin says:
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    Way to go Michelle!!!! you showed why you deserved to be in Destiny’s Child! and why you are a successful singer..AMEEEEENNNNN

  19. November 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    Quanberg says:
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    Amazingggggggg cannot wait tell her album drops. So underrated and I stan for her !!!

  20. November 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    D says:
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    Yes!!!! My hometown Rockford, l!!!!!!!

  21. November 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    Me, Pure R&B says:
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    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

    • November 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm
      Bam Bam says:
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      She sang R&B first soooo…………… _/

    • November 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm
      Jonathan Gardner says:
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      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. November 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    char says:
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    Love u Michelle.you are saved from all illiminities and evil sorrounding Bey.

    • November 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm
      Matthew Charlery-Smith says:
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      While supporting Kelly’s trashy “Ice” vid?

      • November 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm
        Jonathan Gardner says:
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        They support each other.

  23. November 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    mobwife: operation kill the b*tch says:
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    BEAUTIFUL!! :-)

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

  24. November 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    mobwife: operation kill the b*tch says:
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    And let me add…..that ending gave me chills…..SANG Michelle.

    *Let me press play “one more again” ….. LOL :-)

    • November 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm
      antertain says:
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      SHE SURE DAMN DID!!!!!

  25. November 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    HOWYOULIKEIT says:
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    Slaychelle?? She can sing but hasn’t slayed anything yet.

    • November 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm
      Jonathan Gardner says:
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      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. November 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    iamdiego says:
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    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. November 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    Mario says:
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    Am i the only one who liked Michelle and Letoya more than anyone else in DC?

    • November 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm
      Matthew Charlery-Smith says:
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      I liked Le Toya; Michelle didn’t fit.

  28. November 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm
    Markus Arelius says:
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    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…

    • November 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm
      Bam Bam says:
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      Lifes on sale 2 for the price of 1 on sale at Wal-Mart go out and pick one up

      • November 13, 2012 at 12:49 am
        Markus Arelius says:
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        Michelle can’t pick her damn self up…remember, when she tripped, fell, and busted her ass on that BET performance

    • November 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm
      Jonathan Gardner says:
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      WEAK shade. Try harder than that

    • November 23, 2012 at 1:20 am
      JR says:
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      Ummm… Michelle DID pick her damn self up and kept the show going! LOL. What performance were you watching?

  29. November 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm
    Carl says:
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    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. November 13, 2012 at 1:10 am
    Michelle my belle says:
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    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. November 13, 2012 at 10:20 am
    Jonathan Gardner says:
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    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. November 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Chuck says:
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    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. November 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    Johnny says:
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    I LOVE HER, I can’t wait until her next album…come on 2013!!!

  34. November 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Jonathan Gardner says:
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    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. November 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    antertain says:
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    Personality and power notes on fire…
    She made me take notice again!!

  36. November 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm
    Michelle fan yeap michelle williams fan! says:
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    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. November 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    wasiem ijaz no1 michelle williams fan from holland says:
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    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. November 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm
    DARNELL says:
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    GREAT!!!

  39. November 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    nickalus Randle says:
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    FLAWLESS, this girl can sang, they hate all they want, SHE IS THE REAL DEAL!!!

  40. November 16, 2012 at 6:41 am
    I love michelle says:
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    Ur singing is so amazing

  41. November 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    JR says:
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    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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