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Michelle Williams Returns To R&B
Source: eurweb.com
Posted on: March 26, 2008 03:08 MST
Filed under: R&B

MICHELLE WILLIAMS

*Destiny's Child veteran Michelle Williams takes it to the dance floor with her forthcoming album "Unexpected."      

       The title is perhaps a nod to her first solo project outside of the gospel genre. Due in August from Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records, the album is full of "synth-y, driving bass samples, electronic keys and bopping drums," according to Billboard.com.      

       "Unexpected" marks the follow-up to 2004's "Do You Know" and 2002's "Heart to Yours," with which Williams returned to her church roots. However, Music World CEO Mathew Knowles insists "Unexpected" isn't that much of a stretch, considering Williams spent the bulk of 2007 playing the raunchy character Shug Avery in Oprah Winfrey's Chicago-based cast of "The Color Purple."      

       "Destiny's Child fans bought Michelle's last album (which sold about 78,000 copies)," said Knowles. "So now those fans are in their late 20s and early 30s. With 'Unexpected,' she'll be able to appeal to those fans and reach back to the 16-year-old audience and hit mainstream pop radio."      

       "We Break the Dawn" is the first single, set for release in April, while "Stop This Car," which leaked on the Internet earlier this year, is the second.

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