Best-Selling Pop-Gospel Star Michelle Williams Joins Luther Vandross Summer Tour

Destiny's Child Singer's Solo Debut, Heart To Yours, Reaches #1 On SoundScan's Gospel Album Sales Chart


Michelle Williams, solo artist and Destiny's Child member, has come aboard the BK Got Music Summer Soul Tour starring Luther Vandross. Other artists on the tour include Angie Stone and Gerald LeVert.

Released on April 6, 2002, Heart To Yours, Michelle Williams' debut solo album on Music World Music/Columbia Records, debuted on the Top 200 Album Sales chart at #57. In July, the album rose to the #1 slot on the SoundScan Gospel Album Sales chart and is still charting in the Top 10.

Since welcoming Michelle Williams to the group in February 2000, Destiny's Child has taken home Grammy Awards, Soul Train Awards including the Sammy Davis, Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year (2001), Billboard Music Awards including Artist of the Year (2000, 2001), American Music Awards, a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Singing Group (2001), Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group (2001, 2002). Over the course of the group's career, Destiny's Child has sold more than 20 million albums and 8 million singles worldwide.

  Michelle Williams/Luther Vandross Concert Itinerary

   08/23/02  Cincinnati, OH        Riverbend Music Center
   08/24/02  Detroit, MI           Pine Knob Music Theatre
   08/25/02  Rosemont, IL          Allstate Arena
   08/30/02  Charlotte, NC         Verizon Wireless Pavilion
   08/31/02  Norfolk, VA           Nissan Pavilion
   09/01/02  Raleigh, NC           Alltel Pavilion
   09/06/02  Wantagh, NY          Jones Beach Theatre
   09/07/02  Holmdel, NJ           PNC Bank Arts Center (Garden State Arts
   09/08/02  Philadelphia, PA      First Union Center
   09/13/02  Houston, TX           Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion
   09/14/02  Dallas, TX            Smirnoff Music Centre
   09/15/02  Kansas City, MO       Starlight Theatre
   09/17/02  Maryland Heights, MO  UMB Bank Pavilion
   09/20/02  Las Vegas, NV         Mandalay Bay


SOURCE: Columbia Records

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