Vanessa Williams

US pop/R&B vocalist/producer. Born 18 March 1963
Vanessa Williams
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1963-03-18
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Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams Biography (Wikipedia)

Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first woman of African-American descent to receive the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983. However, a scandal arose the following year when, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, Williams learned that Penthouse magazine would be publishing unauthorized nude photographs of her in an upcoming issue. Amid growing media controversy and scrutiny, Williams resigned as Miss America in July 1984 (under pressure from the Miss America Organization), and was replaced by first runner-up Miss New Jersey Suzette Charles. Thirty-two years later, Miss America CEO Sam Haskell offered her a public apology (during the Miss America 2016 pageant) for the events of 1984.

Williams rebounded from the scandal with a successful career as a singer and actress. In 1988, she released her debut studio album The Right Stuff whose title single saw moderate success before "Dreamin'" peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Her second and third studio albums, The Comfort Zone (1991) and The Sweetest Days (1994), saw continued commercial success and for which she received multiple Grammy Award nominations, including for her number-one hit and signature song, "Save the Best for Last". Her recent studio albums include Everlasting Love (2005) and The Real Thing (2009).

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Save The Best For Last
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Save The Best For Last
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Colours Of The Wind
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Colours Of The Wind
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The Right Stuff
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The Right Stuff
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Higher Ground
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Higher Ground
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What Child Is This?
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What Child Is This?
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