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In the upcoming months, Oxygen Media will be premiering “Fix My Choir,” an uplifting series, in which several struggling choirs are mentored by gospel powerhouses Deitrick Haddon and Michelle Williams. The Senior Vice President of Oxygen Media, Rod Aissa, says of the series:
“A great choir has the potential to inspire communities and uplift people everywhere. Viewers will witness Deitrick and Michelle breathes new life into choirs that have lost their way in ‘Fix My Choir,’ culminating with unforgettable performances that will bring the house down.”
Viewers can expect to witness Deitrick and Michelle to travel to various hometowns of struggling choirs. Not only will each choir learn how to harmonize vocally but they will also adapt better communication skills to be effective team players in their individual choirs. Deitrick believes the show’s purpose will give mainstream America insight on church culture: “The choir represents family, unity and team work,” he said. “It’s an honor to be a part of introducing the choir culture to the world with ‘Fix My Choir.’”
Below you can preview the “Fix My Choir” promo! “Fix My Choir” will air November 5th at 10 p.m. EST
Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams’ destiny has been fulfilled once again with her fourth studio album which is ready to be released into your homes. As we reported before: “fans can expect Williams to exhibit her mezzo-alto range strongly and break boundaries in the gospel genre with songs like “Need Your Help,” “Free,” “Believe in Me,” and “Fall” (a collaboration with rapper Lecrae and gospel singer Tye Tribbett). In addition to Williams releasing her new album, she will also be co-hosting a new television series, “Fix My Choir,” alongside Deitrick Haddon on Oxygen this fall.” Journey To Freedom will be released on September 9, but you can exclusively listen to Williams entire album below! Listen to the songs and tell us what you think. Do you have a favorite song yet?
Earlier this summer, Michelle Williams lifted our spirits with her hit “Say Yes,” featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland. With its inspirational message, the song topped the Billboard Gospel Digital Songs chart for four weeks. Featured on her upcoming album “Journey to Freedom,” Williams will also showcase equally powerful tracks such as “Fire” and “If We Had Your Eyes,” a duet with Fantasia.
From her 12-track album, fans can expect Williams to exhibit her mezzo-alto range strongly and break boundaries in the gospel genre with songs like “Need Your Help,” “Free,” “Believe in Me,” and “Fall” (a collaboration with rapper Lecrae and gospel singer Tye Tribbett). In addition to Williams releasing her new album, she will also be co-hosting a new television series, “Fix My Choir,” alongside Deitrick Haddon on Oxygen this fall.
Journey To Freedom will be released on September 9, but fans can currently pre-order the album on Walmart, iTunes and Amazon.
Below is the video of her hit, “Say Yes.”
If there are any two people in the world who know what it’s like to have unnecessary haters it’s Karreuche Tran and Michelle Williams. The girlfriend of Chris Brown and former Destiny’s Child member who might actually be the two sweetest people on Earth are always on the receiving end of vicious Black Twitter slander for doing nothing more than being them. And when we caught up with these two on the red carpet at the Debra Lee PRE dinner before the BET Awards Saturday night, we had to ask them how they deal with all the nonsense — and whether they understand just how hard their truly loyal fans go for them when the ignorance arises.
Check out what they had to say in the video above, which also includes a snippet from Stephen Bishop talking about the love he receives from the ladies online and the “Being Mary Jane” critics. What do you think?
‘It’s Going On MY Album:’ Michelle Williams Makes It Clear That ‘Say Yes’ Isn’t A Destiny’s Child Song
Destiny’s Child fans were ecstatic to learn that the trio would be somewhat reuniting for Michelle Williams’ new single “Say Yes.” And somehow, in all of the excitement, some people interpreted the track as a sign that a new Destiny’s Child album is in the works. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. But we’re content for now seeing the ladies coming together to promote one another’s solo careers.
“There was an interview we did some years ago saying that we would participate, in whatever capacity, on each other’s solo projects,” Michelle explained to MTV News. “Whether that is appearing with Beyoncé from time to time on her tours, or on shows, or Kelly’s album, so this was my turn now to have them on an original song on my album.”
Michelle adds that it was awesome being able to reunite with her former group members.
“Filming the video for ‘Say Yes’ was fun. It was amazing. It was incredible.”
Not to be confused, though, Michelle made it clear that “Say Yes” is her project and simply features her DC-3 sisters.
“It feels wonderful [to work with them], and no matter how much we try to say it’s not a Destiny’s Child song because it’s not going on a Destiny’s Child album. It’s going on MY album featuring Beyoncé and Kelly. It’s the same way Kelly featured us on her album. But no matter how much we try to separate ourselves when we’re together, it is what it is. This is the group!'” she said laughing.
While we would loveeeeee another Destiny’s Child album, we’ll take what we can get for now
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A few days ago, we let you know that there would be a video for Michelle Williams’ new gospel song “Say Yes” and today on “Good Morning America,” Williams released it. Just as the song calls for, the video is colorful and vibrant, Michelle is doing a little bop and two step while people dance and sing along with the ladies of Destiny’s Child. I was really on the fence about this song when I first heard it, but the more I listen, the more I dig it. And the video just makes it all that much better.
Take a look at the visuals in the fun video below and tell us what you think.
The single is featured on Michelle’s upcoming album, Journey to Freedom due out on September 9.
Up next for Michelle is working as a mentor on the new new Oxygen show “Fix My Choir.” along with gospel great Shirley Caesar and Mary Mary.
You can also watch the Behind the Scenes video of the shoot below.
Last week, we told you about the new Michelle Williams single “Say Yes” featuring her former bandmates Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. Naturally, anytime there’s even a thought about the three of them reuniting, folks get excited.
And so it’s really not surprising that news of the video shoot leaked as well and fans swarmed the location. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Michelle Williams explained how it all went down.
“We heard all this commotion going on while we were filming, We filmed at somebody’s house and they probably got excited and called their cousins and friends and, next thing you know, the whole town was on one street. … I woke up to the news of the song being leaked and I just hate when that happens because it was an unmastered version. At the same time, I was overwhelmed by the support. I know things happen for a reason. I don’t want anyone to think I’m pissed. I’m not.”
As we mentioned before, the song “Say Yes” is an ode to the Nigerian song more than a hundred years old. Harmony Samuels, who’s worked with the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande and Maroon 5 and is also Nigerian says, “I don’t think anyone knows who wrote it or who started singing that chorus. When the song leaked last week, so many people from Africa and Nigeria were trying to let me know where it came from.”
Michelle also told THR how the girls got involved with the track.
“They received an advance copy of the album and called saying, ‘We love ‘When Jesus Says Yes’… there has to be a Destiny’s Child mix of the song,'” Williams recalls. “Kelly did it and Beyonce got right in the studio and did her part. I kept it a secret because I didn’t want anyone to know until it was time.”
And naturally, they had an amazing time filming with one another.
“It was so much fun,” says Williams. “It was like we were little kids again. I have their back and they have mine. They have showed themselves to be loyal to me time after time. They have proven they are my sisters time and time again.”
“Say Yes” is the first single from Williams’ fourth album Journey To Freedom, which is set to come out sometime in September. Williams says the single is “an urban inspiration record so sonically it’s very urban with pop infusion in there. I made sure that every genre of music I have ever done is represented on there.”
Michelle says that she’s hoping this studio effort will appeal to some of the fans who stopped following her career once she decided to pursue gospel music.
“Destiny’s Child had millions of fans but the second I did ‘gospel’ they were like, ‘We love you but I don’t know…’ My message is that I’m here to inspire and to encourage and give hope. Whatever you want to do, you can do. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but I’ve been there. I have been down in a dark place and I want to tell people my story of how I got to that dark place and how I’m free from it now.”
Just last month (May 9 to be exact) the uber-beautiful Kelly Rowland tied the knot to her manager, Tim Witherspoon, in a private ceremony in Costa Rica. She hasn’t talked about marriage and this new stage in her life, but from the glow we’ve seen on her skin lately, it’s safe to say that she’s on cloud nine. And while Witherspoon could qualify as her soul mate in a romantic way, in an interview with Hello Beautiful, Rowland says she believes in soul mates in the friendship realm as well. She said that some of her best friends are people she can’t live without and that she considers her soul mates:
I believe in soulmates. I believe soulmates are not just in relationships, but they’re in friendships. I have soulmates through Beyonce and Michelle and Angie and Solange and LaLa. I have soulmates. I’m so thankful for that too because I think they understand you. If there’s something on my heart or my mind, before I can even pick up the phone, one of them is calling me saying, “What are you doing? Are you ok?” We’re connected and I think that’s such a beautiful thing. It’s the greatest gift you can have.
And in case you weren’t aware, Angie is Angie Beyince, Beyoncé’s cousin, and VP of operations for Beyoncé’s production company, Parkwood Entertainment. But anywho, do you have girlfriends that you believe you’re connected to on a deeper level? Be thankful if you do, because these women are a gift! Check out Rowland’s full interview over at Hello Beautiful and share your thoughts.
Destiny’s Child is back!
But not really. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland have come to Michelle Williams’ side to support her in the release of her new gospel song, “Say Yes.” Solange Knowles also reportedly provides vocals on “Say Yes.” The song, seemingly inspired by the Nigerian Christian song “When Jesus Say Yes (Nobody Can Say No)” gets a funky revamp courtesy of Williams and her girls. It sounds like a dance song more than a gospel track thanks to the EDM aspects of it, but the lyrics definitely give God all the praise:
There’s no limit to what You can do
Cause it all belongs to You
Yes, it all belongs to You
(No rushing now)
You’re almighty and all powerful
And it all belongs to You
Yes, it all belongs to You
The ladies take turns tackling verses on the uplifting and uptempo track, which I’m sure will have you bobbing your head or at least tapping your foot (or having a praise break at your desk).
This isn’t the first time the ladies have reunited for a track since Destiny’s Child disbanded. The ladies teamed up for Rowland’s, “You’ve Changed” for Talk A Good Game, and did a Neptunes-produced track called “Nuclear” for a recently released DC compilation album called Love Songs. “Say Yes” will be featured on Williams’ upcoming album, Journey To Freedom.
I definitely enjoyed it, but what about you?
Considering that Michelle Williams, Beyoncé and Solange were all down in Costa Rica together for Kelly Rowland’s wedding the weekend following the Met Gala, there’s a good chance that the ladies spoke about that infamous elevator attack way before the public caught wind of it. But Michelle says she’ll never tell what was discussed because that’s family business.
“Man, I wish I could give you an answer,” she said at NBC’s 2014 Upfronts, according to the New York Daily News. “I don’t wish to talk about something that’s personal, and that’s what family does. We protect each other and keep it locked.”
What she was open to speaking about, however, was her new Oxygen reality show “Fix My Choir.” At this point, it’s pretty clear that no one from the Knowles-Carter camp will be revealing any details about the much-talked about altercation. As we reported yesterday, the family released a joint statement addressing the leaked elevator video and they’re pretty much maintaining a united front in hopes that they public will just drop it.
“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident,” the statement reads. “But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.
The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”
Well, so much for that.