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Deniece Williams was born as June Deniece Chandler on the 3rd June 1950 in Gary, Indiana, USA, and is a musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, who is probably best recognized for releasing hit singles such as “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” (1978), “It’s Gonna Take A Miracle” (1982) and “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” (1984). She is also known for her collaboration with singer Johnny Mathis. Her career has been active since 1968.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Deniece Williams is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Deniece’s net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through her successful involvement in the music industry.
Deniece Williams Net Worth $3 Million
Deniece Williams spent her childhood in her hometown, the daughter of a security guard and a nurse. Upon matriculation, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she enrolled at Morgan State University, but only studied for a year and half, after which she quit education. At that time, she began to perform at local clubs, and soon her professional musical career began.
In 1968, Deniece had signed a contract with The Toddlin’ Town’s Lock Records, through she released the song “I’m Walking Away”, which marked the beginning of her net worth. In the following decade, thanks to her cousin John Harris she met Stevie Wonder, and began performing as a backup vocalist for his “Wonderlove”, until 1975, a boost to her net worth.
Upon leaving, Deniece signed a contract with Columbia Records, and released her debut album “This Is Niecy” in 1976. The album’s single entitled “Free” peaked at No. 2 on the Black Singles chart, as well as No. 1 on the British singles chart. Another hit single from the album “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Two years later, she released with Johnny Mathis her album “That’s What Friends Are For”, that achieved both gold status by RIAA, and gold status by BPI, which added a considerable amount to her net worth.
During the next decade, Deniece released “My Melody” (1981) via the American Recording Company (ARC), and it achieved gold certification; the hit single of the album was “Silly”. In 1984 out came “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”, achieving platinum status by RIAA and the title song peaked No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, also being used in the soundtrack for the film “Footloose” (1984), increasing her net worth by a large margin.
To speak further about her musical career, Deniece tried herself as a gospel singer, recording one song for each of her studio albums. Subsequently, she performed alongside Billy Davis, Maruly McCoo and Philip Bailey at a gospel show called “Jesus At The Roxy” in a Los Angeles club. In 1986, she released her first gospel album entitled “So Glad I Know”, which earned her Grammy Award two times. Notably in both 1991 and ’93 she performed for Pope John Paul, despite her less than catholic lifestyle. Her next gospel album came out in 1999 under the title “This Is My Song”, for which she also won Grammy Award in the category for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. This had a huge influence on her wealth.
Most recently, Deniece released the album “Love, Niecy Style” in 2007, through Shanachie Records label, peaking No. 41 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. In the same year, she recorded the gospel song “Grateful-The Rededication”, which reached success as well, and also increased her fortune.
To talk about her personal life, Deniece Williams has been married three times, firstly to Ken Williams, with whom she has two children, then to Brad Westering, with whom she also has two children, and thirdly to Christopher Joy.
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|Birth date:||June 3, 1950|
|Birth place:||Gary, Indiana, United States|
|Profession:||Singer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor|
|Education:||Morgan State University|
|Children:||Logan Westering, Kevin Williams, Kenderick Williams, Forrest Westering|
|Movies:||Live by Request: Johnny Mathis, Hallelujah Gospel, Chapel of Love: Jeff Barry and Friends|
|Family Ties||1983-1989||TV Series singer - 149 episodes|
|Don't Ask Me, Ask God||1984||TV Movie musician|
|Dancing with the Stars||2014||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Goldbergs||2014||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Dancing on Ice||2009-2014||TV Series performer - 4 episodes|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||2012||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Footloose||2011||performer: "Let's Hear It for the Boy"|
|20 to 1||2010||TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode|
|American Dad!||2006||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Sjans||1992||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Collision Course||1989||performer: "BACK TOGETHER THEME FROM COLLISION COURSE"|
|The Magic of David Copperfield 10: The Bermuda Triangle||1988||TV Special performer: "Let's Hear it for the Boy"|
|The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz||1987||TV Special performer: "Let's Hear it for the Boy"|
|DTV 'Doggone' Valentine||1987||TV Movie performer: "Let's Hear It For The Boy"|
|Lace II||1985||TV Movie performer: "Tell Me No More Lies"|
|The 57th Annual Academy Awards||1985||TV Special documentary performer: "Let's Hear It for the Boy"|
|The Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familiares||1985||TV Special performer: "Let's Hear it for the Boy"|
|Saturday Night Live||1984||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Footloose||1984||performer: "Let's Hear It for the Boy"|
|Don't Ask Me, Ask God||1984||TV Movie performer: "Don't Ask Me...Ask God"|
|Family Ties||1982||TV Series performer: "Without Us"|
|Top of the Pops||TV Series performer - 10 episodes, 1977 - 1978 writer - 2 episodes, 1977|
|Miracle at Gate 213||2013||TV Movie||Gate Attendant|
|Basketball Wife||2013||TV Series|
|The Hunting of the Snark||1987||The Beaver|
|Throb||1987||TV Series||Thelma Gray|
|Unsung||2011-2014||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Way Black When: Primetime||2011||TV Series||Herself - Performer|
|BET Awards 2010||2010||TV Special||Herself|
|The Mo'Nique Show||2010||TV Series||Herself|
|This Is David Gest||2007||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Testimonies of Faith: Humble Journey's||2007||Documentary|
|Celebrity Duets||2006||TV Series||Herself - Musical Guest|
|The 4th Annual TV Land Awards||2006||TV Special||Herself|
|Higher Ground: Voices of Contemporary Gospel Music||2004||Video documentary||Herself|
|VH-1 Where Are They Now?||2000-2002||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Oh Drama!||2002||TV Series||Herself|
|Child of Mine: Songs to Our Children||1992||TV Movie||Herself|
|Dionne and Friends||1990||TV Series||Herself|
|The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards||1990||TV Special||Herself - Presenter|
|The 5th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards||1990||TV Special||Herself|
|Lou Rawls Parade of Stars||1985-1989||TV Series||Herself|
|Grammy Living Legends||1989||TV Movie||Herself|
|Ebony/Jet Showcase||1986-1989||TV Series||Herself|
|21st NAACP Image Awards||1989||TV Special||Herself - Performer|
|Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.||1988||TV Special||Herself|
|New American Bandstand 1965||1979-1987||TV Series||Herself|
|The New Hollywood Squares||1987||TV Series||Guest Appearance|
|The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards||1987||TV Special||Herself|
|The 4th Annual Black Gold Awards||1987||TV Special||Herself - Performer|
|The 57th Annual Academy Awards||1985||TV Special documentary||Herself - Performer|
|The 27th Annual Grammy Awards||1985||TV Special||Herself|
|Solid Gold||1984||TV Series||Herself|
|Top of the Pops||1977-1984||TV Series||Herself|
|Saturday Night Live||1984||TV Series||Herself - Musical Guest|
|The 10th Annual American Music Awards||1983||TV Special||Herself|
|Soul Train||1976-1988||TV Series documentary||Herself / Guest / Herself - Guest|
|The Goodwill Industries Telethon||1981||TV Special|
|The Midnight Special||1979||TV Series||Herself|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1977-1979||TV Series||Herself - Vocalist / Herself|
|The 6th Annual American Music Awards||1979||TV Special||Herself|
|The 1st Annual Black Achievement Awards||1978||TV Special||Herself|
|The Val Doonican Music Show||1978||TV Series||Herself|
|The Basil Brush Show||1977||TV Series||Herself|
|Soul Alive||1977||TV Series||Herself|
|Top of the Pops||1977-1978||TV Series||Herself|
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|1||Has a four octave range.|
|2||Was recognized by Indiana State Representative Vernon G. Smith as an Outstanding Hoosier (October 13, 2007).|
|3||Attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.|
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