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"Free", "Let's Hear it For The Boy", "That's What Friends Are For", "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late", "It's Gonna Take a Miracle".
Deniece Williams has been described as "one of the great soul voices" by the BBC. Williams has won four Grammys, and received twelve nominations altogether.
In 1975 Deniece signed with Columbia Records and Kalimba Productions. Kalimba was a production company started by Maurice White and Charles Stepney the producers. Her first album “This Is Niecy” has also been certified Gold in the United States by the RIAA and silver in the UK. An album cut, "Free", got to no. 1 on the UK Singles chart. Another single being "That's What Friends Are For" rose to No. 8 on the UK Singles chart.
“Song Bird” was released in 1977. The album rose to No. 23 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart. The Daily Express noted that Songbird is "filled with gorgeous songs that showcase her four-octave range to full effect". A song from the album called "Baby, Baby My Love's All for You", reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart and No. 32 UK Singles chart.
Deniece went on to issue a duet album with Johnny Mathis dubbed “That's What Friends Are For” in 1978. The LP rose to No. 14 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart.
Deniece's next three albums all charted in the top 30 Billboard Top Soul Albums chart.
Deniece and Mathis collaborated once again to record "Without Us" the theme song of the sitcom Family Ties which debuted in September 1982.
During 1983 she released her seventh studio album, “I'm So Proud”, which got to No. 10 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. “I'm So Proud” was also nominated for a Grammy in the Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female category. During 1984 Williams released her follow up album “Let's Hear It for the Boy”. The title track reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was featured on the soundtrack to Footloose.
Deniece’s 10th and 11th albums and singles charted, including "Never Say Never" which reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart and No. 23 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. "I Can't Wait" charted at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.
During 1999 she released the Gospel album, “This Is My Song”. The album rose to No. 14 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. As well “This Is My Song” won a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.
Before becoming a star Deniece was a backup vocalist for Stevie Wonder as part of "Wonderlove", lending her vocals on his albums “Talking Book”, “Fulfillingness' First Finale”, and “Songs in the Key of Life”. Williams also appeared on Syreeta Wright's 1974 album “Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta”, Minnie Riperton's 1974 album “Perfect Angel” and Roberta Flack's 1975 album “Feel Like Makin' Love”.