DENIECE WILLIAMS BIO
Deniece Williams is a four-time Grammy award winner, Oscar nominee, American Music Award Winner and a three time Stellar Award Winner, She is a singer, writer, and a producer. She was born and raised in Gary Indiana and was brought up in the Church of God In Christ.
She first rose to prominence in the 70's when she began singing back up for the great Stevie Wonder as a part of Wonder Love. She appears on his acclaimed masterpiece "Songs In The Key of Life." She eventually departed from Wonder Love and signed with Columbia Records as a solo artist, teaming up with Maurice White of Earth Wind and Fire and his frequent collaborator, Charles Stepney.
It was during the 70's and 80's that she rose to prominence and commented her success with the string of singles and albums. Ms. Williams is known for her multi-octave range and soaring soprano, on chart topping hits such as "Free," "Silly," "It's Gonna Take A Miracle," "Black Butterfly," "Let's Hear It For The Boy," and her classic duets with Johnny Mathis, "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" as well as the themes song from the hit TV show Family Ties "Without Us."
Throughout her five decade long career, "Neicy" (as she is known to many fans) has demonstrated dazzling versatility by scoring hits in the Pop, RnB, Dance, Christian, and Gospel arenas. Always writing, always creating, her entrepreneurial reach extends to Hollywood's new entertainment experience Rock of Ages, at the Bourbon Room. She is a co-writer of 2 movies/theater projects, "Live at the Crescendo Club, starring Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Pearl Bailey, and also "The Fairytale Chronicles."
Ms. Williams is the mother of four sons. She is producing with two of her sons (Ken & Kevin Williams) a children's cartoon show called "Lizzie The Lake Monster." She and another son (Forrest Westering), has opened up their own coffee shop in Las Vegas, Nevada called the "Culture Coffee Company." She is helping her youngest son (Logan Westering) launch his podcast called "Straight Outta Detox." Ms. Williams lives with an attitude of gratitude for all that God has given to her and her family.