Vesta Williams

unsung_vesta2

With one of the biggest, brassiest voices in R&B and contemporary jazz, along with a four-octave range, Vesta Williams charged through the 80s from an A-list backup singer to a hit-making diva. But Vesta’s surging stardom overwhelmed her. Efforts to comfort herself with drugs and food made matters worse. When her weight ballooned, she was dropped by major labels. But Vesta vowed to clean up her act. As she completed the definitive profile of her life for Unsung, Vesta Williams was back in high spirits, optimistic that this filmed portrait would help re-ignite her career. Then on September 22, 2011, she suddenly died in her sleep, at age 53. 

What do you think of this Unsung story? Who do you think is unsung? Tell us in the comments, below.

MORE BLOGS

Southside With You & 7 Romantic Biopic...

Photo Credit: Matt Dinerstein We knew sooner or later there would be a film about the first African-American president and First Lady, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. Just look at them: What we didn’t expect…

READ MORE

Roland Schools White Lives Matter Prot...

It’s Roland moments like this that we live for. On Sunday, a group of White Lives Matter protesters — some carrying Confederate flags  and firearms — stood out front an NAACP chapter in Houston, TX….

READ MORE

Meet the Cast of “Ringside”

You’ve seen the trailer for our new original movie, but sometimes you need to get a little up close and personal. So, here’s a gallery of the Ringside cast and be sure to watch the…

#ringside

READ MORE