Vesta Williams

Pop music, Composer

1957 – 2011

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Who was Vesta Williams?

Mary Vesta Williams was an American recording artist and songwriter, who performed across genres such as pop, jazz, adult contemporary and R&B. Originally credited as Vesta Williams, she was sometimes simply billed as Vesta beginning in the 1990s. She was known for her four-octave vocal range. She once sang The Star Spangled Banner for the Los Angeles Lakers game opener using all four of those octaves. Although Williams never had any albums certified gold nor any Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, she scored six Top 10 hits on the United States Billboard R&B chart from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. Williams was known for the hits "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", "Sweet Sweet Love", "Special", and her 1989 hit and signature song, "Congratulations".

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Born
Dec 1, 1957
Coshocton
Also known as
  • Williams, Vesta
  • Vesta
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Sep 22, 2011
El Segundo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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