The legendary R&B soul singer and actor Christopher Williams, recently Inked a distribution deal with the Chicago based Independent distribution company KES Music & Video Distribution. “We are proud to team up with Christopher and his company; Thy Will Media Group, LLC. “KES is all about giving great artist and talent like Christopher Williams the major Infrastructure needed to create and release the type of product they want, without the politics. KES leaves the politics at the door, we create freedom deals, we stick to the basics; which is making both physical and digital product available through retail stores along with making promotional support available,” says Karvin Johnson founder and CEO of KES. Check out the full version of the song Christopher sang on Bravo’s The Real Housewives Of Atlanta “Not A Perfect Man” also his new release “Not Conditional”.
Williams, who emerged during the late 1980s as a recording artist for Geffen Records, has scored many hit singles, notably “Promises, Promises” (1989), “Talk to Myself” (1989), and “Every Little Thing U Do” (1993). The single “I’m Dreamin’” (1991), from the New Jack City soundtrack, became a #1 single on Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts.
In between solo pursuits, he has been a contributor to Alex Bugnon‘s “As Promised,” with a smooth jazz version ofMary J. Blige‘s “All That I Can Say”, featured on “In Your World” with Twista & The Speedknot Mobstas, a very up-tempo track on the soundtrack of “Doctor Dolittle”, and on the Cafe Soul All-Stars CD with a single entitled “Used To Be.” Other soundtrack contributions include: “Tha 2 of Us” from the film “Bulletproof”, “Superhero” from the film “Butter”, “Boom and the Bang” (featuring R&B songstress Monifah) and “I’m Yours” from the soundtrack of the stage play “Men Cry in the Dark”, and “Stranger In My Life” from the film “Gunmen”. Additional collaborations throughout his career include: “Round and Round” and “No Sunshine” from the CD “Phuture Flava”, “Love You More Than Words Can Say” from the CD “Soul Blitz Allstars”, the duet with Mikki Howard, “I Hope That We Can Be Together Soon”, the duet with Shae, “You Are So Fine”, “Can’t Wait To Be With You” from the DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince release “Code Red”, “I Wanna B Ure Lover” from the F.S. Effect release “So Deep It’s Bottomless”, and “Sexual Healing”, the duet with reggae dancehall queen Patra. Countless artists from several genres give full credit to him for writing lyrics, performing, producing, editing, collaborating, and simply “doing a favor for a friend.”
Williams appeared in the 1991 film New Jack City. He portrayed the role of Kareem Akbar, one of Nino Brown’s assistants. He also had a cameo appearance in the 1990s police drama, New York Undercover as “the singer,” performing “Stranger In My Life,” in the episode entitled “The Shooter.” He had another cameo in Gunmen, starringChristopher Lambert and Mario Van Peebles, singing a song entitled “Stranger In My Life”.
He has also starred or co-starred in several successful off Broadway theatre productions during the 2000s, including A Good Man is Hard to Find, A House is Not a Home, Men Cry in the Dark, and The Man He Used to Be. Recently, Williams played a main character in the stage play The Clean Up Woman, written by JD Lawrence, and played alongside actress Telma Hopkins and Jackee. Williams also appeared in plays Guilty Until Proven Innocent, starring K-Ci & JoJo, and The Man of Her Dreams, starring Shirley Murdock and Dave Hollister of Blackstreetfame.
He also played the role of “Ned” in the Reuben Rox 2002 B movie comedy/horror/thriller film “Revenge of the Unhappy Campers” (bootleg alternate title “Night of the Unhappy Campers”), with the tagline: “Tonight they get EVEN.” it can be rented in some larger markets.
Williams is the nephew of legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald