The Destiny's Child singer's first album since 2008 is largely produced by Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia).
After a nearly five-year wait, Michelle Williams is ready to release her fourth album, due out this summer. The Destiny's Child singer's latest, which she calls an "urban inspirational record," will be her first independent release since departing Music World/Columbia Records after the 2008 album "Unexpected." The new album will be issued on her own imprint and distributed by eOne Music.
At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this past week, Williams talked about how the forthcoming album (title to be announced) came together -- thanks in part to a chance meeting with producer Harmony Samuels.
Samuels was producing a song on Kelly Rowland's new album, "Talk a Good Game," which happens to feature Rowland's Destiny Child sisters Williams and Beyonce. Williams said "they were like 'Michelle, you gotta work with Harmony!'" Initially hesitant, Williams went to his studio and thought, "Ah ha! I see what the fuss is all about."