Monday, September 12, 2016
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Christopher Williams
Album:Music From The Motion Picture New Jack City
I'm Dreamin' was the biggest hit from the soundtrack of the film New Jack City and it was also the biggest hit for singer Christopher Williams. He released three albums on three different labels and it's hard to get consistency when you're bouncing around like that. After that he got into production and acting. He was born Aug. 22, 1967 in The Bronx, NY but he grew up in Richmond, VA. He is a nephew of Ella Fitzgerald. Apparently he dated Halle Berry before signing with Geffen Records. His debut album Adventures In Paradise was released in 1989. Talk To Myself and Promises, Promises were both top ten R&B hits. He worked mostly with producers Alton Wokie Stewart and Timmy Gatling of Guy. For his 1992 album Changes, Williams moved to Andre Harrell's Uptown label. While he was working on the album, Williams was asked to record I'm Dreamin' for the film New Jack City. It was written and produced by Stanley Brown. Brown had already produced Kid 'N Play and later would have success with Dru Hill. I'm Dreamin' topped the R&B charts. Uptown added it to Changes but I don't think the album did as well as Williams' first album. Changes is out of print but you can get I'm Dreamin' on the New Jack City soundtrack CD. Williams also appeared in New Jack City and he has also done quite a bit of stage acting. Williams' third CD Not A Perfect Man was released on Giant Records in 1995. It didn't do well enough for him to keep a record deal. Since then he has produced other artists, most significantly Shanice in 1998. But mostly he has worked in a lot of gospel stage plays with other R&B singers like Dave Hollister and Shirley Murdock. He has also appeared on reality TV like Real Housewives of Atlanta. Here's the video for I'm Dreamin' by Christopher Williams.