The Grammy Award winner has just inked a new gospel deal with Light Records, with distribution from eOne,Â and is slated to release a new album next January.
“I am very excited to partner with Light/eOne. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of Light Record legends, The WinansÂ and AndraeÂ Crouch,” she said in a statement. “When I was a little girl I would listen to them and to be on the same label they once were is amazing! Light/eOne has been very supportive of my vision to inspire and give hope through my music.”
Many gospel fans can recall Williams’ successful solo debut Heart To Yours which became the best-selling gospel album of 2002.
“It’s an honor to work with an icon like Michelle Williams and her team. As a fan of her other two inspirational projects, I was drawn to Michelle’s comfort, confidence and genuineness,” comments James Robinson, president of Light Records. “With her pure heart for God and people, our goal is to continue her brand of love, faith and encouragement through song.”
But that’s not the only good news for the songstress.Â Williams is collaborating with African clothing brand Koshie O. to design new pieces for their spring/summer 2013 collection.
According to Coco & Creme, The Koshie O. Woman campaignÂ is “an initiative using female celebrities to celebrate strong, confident and bold women who are able to juggle various day-to-day tasks while staying fashionable and stylish.”
While sample pieces will be available to buyers in July, the general public will have to wait until next spring for the collection.
Nina Baksmaty, founder and creative director of the brand, stated, “It is such an honor to have Michelle Williams design pieces for KoshieÂ O. She has been an inspiration of mind from her Destiny’s Child days up until now and I know the public is going to love what Koshie O. and Michelle Williams will come up with.”