Entrepreneur, philanthropist and radio host, are just a few of the hats renowned Harlem raised recording
artist Alyson Williams wears. With a voice so hauntingly pure, Alyson is able to transport you to your
very own utopia while effortlessly showcasing she really can do it all.
Growing up, Alyson was surrounded by and exposed to great music. Her father, celebrated Jazz trumpeter
and bandleader, Bobby Booker was a major influence in her life. With a passion for performing, Alyson
was inspired to study dance. Alyson first attended Marymount Manhattan College and later, City
University of New York. Before she knew it, she became a featured member of the 80's vocal group
"High Fashion" on Capital Records.
Following her path of success, Alyson instantly grabbed the attention of Def Jam label CEO, Russell
Simmons and became the first female R&B artist to sign with the label. Alyson recorded two albums on
Columbia Record's Original Black Records label. Her first album, "Raw" spent an impressive 67 weeks
on the Billboard charts, matched only by Madonna's "Like a Prayer" and went gold in the UK.
Altogether, the album produced four top five singles, one of which is the ever popular hit, "Just Call My
Name." Next, Alyson pursued Broadway and starred in "Rollin on the TOBA," "One Mo Time" and the
"25th Anniversary Revival of the Wiz" directed and choreographed by George Fashion.
After leaving Def Jam, Alyson collaborated with Marcus Johnson and together they produced Alyson's
third solo album, "It's About Time." Soon after, she launched her production company, A.W.P, A Woman's
Prerogative. Alyson has most recently become an on-air radio personality on WHCR 90.3 FM The Voice
of Harlem and has featured stand-out musical guests.
Alyson had the honor of being mentored by the late Dr. Maya Angelou. Following Dr. Angelou's death,
Alyson was asked to perform at memorials that were given in her honor. Alyson was also invited by the
United States Postal Service to perform The National Anthem and The Black National Anthem with the
National Color Guard as a "Forever Stamp" was dedicated to Dr. Angelou.
Alyson has caught the attention of several other dignitaries and celebrities including First Lady Michelle
Obama, as well as Ms. Oprah Winfrey. Alyson was hand-picked by Ms. Winfrey to perform for her
students visiting from Africa on their United States college tour. Other past iconic appearances include,
Soul Train, The Jay Leno Show, BET on Jazz and the Mo'nique Show. Alyson has also appeared in Fox
Searchlight Pictures, "Black Nativity" starring alongside Academy Award-winning actors Forest
Whitaker, Angela Basset and Jennifer Hudson.
Currently, she is in the studio completing a Jazz project titled, "Summer Nights in Harlem" featuring
Christian McBride. She has also had the honor of completing four new gospel songs. Future endeavors
include an exciting R&B project, house music tracks, a blues/southern soul project and a Christmas CD.
Additionally, Alyson is working on launching a jewelry line as well as a line of inspirational notecards.
Blessed with an impeccable and soulful voice, Alyson is well respected by industry royalty and fans
worldwide for her innovative mind and honest lyrics. Her ambition and determination to create her own
opportunities is precisely why she is successful, admired by many and is the next bankable brand. Love
and light, peace and blessings, miracles and music all define the Alyson Williams experience.
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