Williams also appeared on Syreeta Wright's 1974 album Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta, Minnie Riperton's 1974 album Perfect Angel and Roberta Flack's 1975 album Feel Like Makin' Love. 41 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. 14 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was featured on the soundtrack to Footloose. Thus, her height stands 5 feet 4inches tall and weighs 64 kg. In addition, she is one of the renowned American singer, songwriter, record producer, and musician. 13 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart. Deniece William is a thrice-married but divorced woman. [45], During 1983 she released her seventh studio album, I'm So Proud, which got to No. [6], She left Wonder in 1975 to sign a deal with Columbia Records and Kalimba Productions. 6 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart and No. The tune has a modern feel but still fits the legendary songbird's voice quite well. 20 on the Billboard 200 and No. "I Can't Wait" charted at No. Also, her current relationship status is single. [8] She married Kendrick Williams, a former classmate, before she relocated to California in the early 1970s. [32] A single from the album, "I've Got the Next Dance", rose to No. [64] As well in June 2011, Williams featured on Unsung, TV One's musical biography show. Williams was married to her middle school sweetheart Kendrick Williams from 1971 until 1975. [22][23], Williams went on to issue a duet album with Johnny Mathis dubbed That's What Friends Are For in 1978 on Columbia for Kalimba Productions. Williams has been married three times and has four sons. Deniece Williams. |  "[68] In pointing to Williams's similar vocal ability as her former musical icon and colleague (Minnie Riperton), Mark Anthony Neal, in referencing Jill Scott's agility in displaying vocal acrobatics, states, "Scott draws on her upper register recalling the artistry of the late Minnie Riperton and "songbird" Deniece Williams. White went on to solely produce Williams' second album, Songbird, released in 1977. [6][49][48][5], During 1987 she released her tenth studio album, Water Under the Bridge, which rose to No. 15 on the Dutch Top 40 charts. [67] Her vocal range was also pointed out by The New York Times, "Miss Williams mounted a spectacular vocal display in which her penetrating, feline soprano soared effortlessly to E flat above high C, and she worked various vowel sounds into prolonged feats of vocal gymnastics. [65] Williams has received four awards out of thirteen nominations. [35] My Melody has been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA. Another single being "That's What Friends Are For" rose to No. Moreover, she the award-winning soul singer of Grammy award. [25][26] That album has also been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA. [38] Niecy rose to No. [12][13] An album cut, "Free", got to nos. 27 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart. Despite being old, she has a perfect body structure with a charming face and a captivating smile. 1 song "Let's Hear It for the Boy", much to her record company's disdain. 32 UK Singles chart. I'm So Proud was also nominated for a Grammy in the Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female category. Hence, she has estimated her net worth of $3 million. [17] The album rose to No. Moving towards Deniece’s academic, she wanted to become a registered nurse and an anesthetist. She said, "I got a part-time job singing at a club, Casino Royal, and I liked it. [14][15][16], A few months before the release of This Is Niecy, Charles Stepney died. Deniece Williams was born on the 3rd of June 1951 in Indiana, United States. [60] Williams was thereafter recognized by Indiana State Representative Vernon G. Smith as an Outstanding Hoosier. Also, her current relationship status is single. [37], Williams issued her follow up album, Niecy, in 1982 on Columbia/ARC. [18] The Daily Express noted that Songbird is "filled with gorgeous songs that showcase her four-octave range to full effect". A song from the album called "Baby, Baby My Love's All for You", reached No. [42][43] Williams and Mathis collaborated once again to record "Without Us" the theme song of the sitcom, Family Ties which debuted in September 1982. [59] On October 13, 2007 Williams performed in her hometown of Gary, Indiana at the re-opening of the historic Glen Theater. 8 on the UK Singles chart. The single got to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart and No. She belongs to an average frame height and weight. 4x grammy award winning pop star & recording artist Deniece Williams fansite singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. "They Say", a duet with Sandi Patti, Williams won the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus and for "I Surrender All", she won the Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female. 1972) and Kevin (b. [20] Attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. A brief spell in 1969 with Patti Hamilton's the Lovelites resulted in her lead on "I'm Not Like the Others", a track that was eventually released in 1999. She is known for her work on Footloose (2011), White Boy Rick (2018) and American Horror Story (2011). During those years, she also worked at a telephone company and as a ward clerk at the Chicago Mercy Hospital.