Vanessa Williams Launches Record Label and Releases First Album in 15 Years

Vanessa Williams shattered barriers by becoming the first African American woman to win the prestigious title of “Miss America.” Since then, she has been widely acclaimed for her remarkable presence across stage, screen, and the music industry, leaving an enduring legacy in entertainment. With over 212 million digital streams and eight albums to her name, including six R.I.A.A.-certified gold or platinum hits, her legacy is etched in gold. Not to mention her impressive 13 Grammy Award nominations, showcasing her undeniable talent and versatility in categories like Best New Artist and Record of the Year.

Transitioning into the next phase of her iconic career, Vanessa Williams is back for a triumphant return to the music industry. Launching her own recording label, Mellian Music, she’s taking creative control and charting her own path in the industry. After a 15-year hiatus since the release of her last album The Real Thing, fans eagerly anticipate her comeback album, set to drop later this year. The excitement mounts as her first single, “Legs (Keep Dancing),” debuts on streaming platforms on April 26th, signaling a resurgence of the iconic Vanessa Williams sound.

Image: courtesy of Mellian Music.

With each step, Vanessa Williams continues to captivate audiences with her talent and determination. As she embarks on this new chapter with music she continues to solidify her status as a true legend in the industry

Updated: April 18, 2024 — 3:02 pm