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The WRLDFMS Tony Willams

Mar 19, 2022

10:30pm – 11:30pm CT

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The WRLDFMS Tony Williams is a five-time Grammy Award-winning artist, known for his acclaimed solo work as well as his featured appearances on songs by Jay Z, Kanye West, Nas, and others. A soulful innovator whose music bridges the gaps between R&B, gospel, funk,
and forward-thinking pop, he made his national debut on Kanye West's multi-platinum debut, The College Dropout, which featured Williams' vocals on multiple tracks. Released in 2004, the album launched both artists' careers. Williams contributed to Kanye's subsequent
six albums while collaborating with dozens of other artists, utilizing his talents not only as a vocalist but also as a songwriter. He sang on Jay-Z's "A Star Is Born," duetted with gospel queen Pati LaBelle, and co-wrote "Bonjour" for Nas. More importantly, he continued
creating his own music, marking his solo debut with 2012's King or the Fool - An Opera: Volume 1 — an album that featured collaborations with John Legend, Raheem DeVaughn, and Mint Condition's Stokley Williams — and turning a new leaf with 2021's "Everybody
Knows," recorded alongside rapper Wale.

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