Tenitra Michelle Williams, commonly known as Michelle Williams, is an American singer, songwriter, model, record producer and actress. She previously owned WNBA basketball team Chicago Sky until 2006. Williams rose to fame in the 2000s as a member of R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling female groups of all time. Her work earned her several awards and accolades including a Grammy Awards and star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with Destiny's Child, a solo MOBO Award and nominations in the Stellar Awards and NAACP Theatre Awards. During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Williams released her debut solo album Heart to Yours which topped the US gospel album chart and became the best-selling gospel release of 2002. Also a critical success, the album won Williams a MOBO Award for "Best Gospel Act". Billboard ranked Williams as the fifth Top Gospel Artist of 2002. In 2004, she released Do You Know which gained Williams a second nomination for "Best Gospel Act" at the 2004 MOBO Awards.
- Born: July 23, 1980 (age 38), Rockford
- Aliases: Mi Chelle My Belle, Tenitra Michelle Williams, Williams, Michelle
- Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75m)
- Genre: Hip hop music
- Websites: http://iammichelle.com/