Deniece Williams is a singers’ singer, whose five octave range thrilled listeners on songs that ranged from ballads like Black Butterfly to gospel standards like God is Amazing to pop hits like “Lets Hear it for the Boy.” She’s a songbird whose career started in Gary Indiana, cutting local singles at age 17, then moving on to make her mark with Stevie Wonder’s band Wonderlove, and ultimately emerging as a songwriter of uncommon gifts, as evidenced by modern day standards like “Silly” and “Free”.
But Deniece’s refusal to compromise her ideals and put music first came with a heavy cost – ostracized from her church, three marriages that ended in divorce, and ultimately the dissolution of her career as a pop star. In this personally revealing episode of Unsung, Deniece tells her story with poignancy and humor, and is helped along by exclusive interviews with an all-star cast of her admirers that includes Johnny Mathis, Ray Parker Jr., Phillip Bailey, Verdine White, George Duke – and Stevie Wonder.
Airs on TV One June 6 @ 10pm eastern
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