Kiely Williams is an American singer, actress, and dancer who became popular after being a member of the girl’s groups “3LW” and “The Cheetah Girls.”
1999, Williams teamed up with Adrienne Bailon and Naturi Naughton to form the girl group 3LW and began performing at shows. That same year, their music caught the attention of Epic Records, with whom they signed.
Williams made a name for herself in both the music and film industries. She appeared as an actor in several films and television shows. Kiely was a member of the 3LW group from 1999 to 2007. In the meantime, she was part of the girl group “The Cheetah Girls” from 2005 to 2008.
Kiely Williams Biography
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Age||37 years old|
|Born||June 9, 1986|
|Country||United States of America|
Kiely Alexis Williams was (born on July 9, 1986), in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. She was raised by her mother, Jan, who later became the manager of the 3LW group. Kiely grew up with three younger brothers and an older sister, Michelle Williams, a former guardian.
She discovered her passion for singing at an early age. As a child, Kiely always participated in local music shows. At 12, Kiely collaborated with Adrienne Bailon and Naturi Naughton to form the girl group “3LW.”
In 1999, the 3LW began working on their debut project and released their first single, “No More (Baby I’m a Do Right),” which came out in the fall of 2000. That track earned them success, reaching #30 on the Billboard Hot 100. 3LW followed that up by dropping another song, “Playas Gon’ Play.”
In 2000, the group signed a record deal with Epic Records and released their debut album “3LW.” The project reached number 29 in the US and was certified platinum by the RIAA. It became a commercial success and sold over 1.3 million copies in the United States alone.
Later, the group had many arguments with each other, and some members from 3LW left the group. In early 2003, singer Jessica Benson joined the group and performed Live with Regis & Kelly. Later that year, the group signed a new deal with Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def label after departing from Epic Records.
The trio released its first “Cheetah-licious Christmas” album in October 2005 under Walt Disney Records. It went viral, peaking at #74 on the US Billboard 200 and selling 400k copies in the US. They signed a new contract with Hollywood Records the following year after leaving Walt Disney.
In September 2006, The Cheetah Girls released their second studio album, “TCG,” which contains the hit single “Fuego.” Williams and Adrienne were still recording music with the 3LW group during that period.
In 2008, The Cheetah Girls group departed from the So So Def roster and was disbanded immediately after that. From then on, Williams and Bailon continued working in the Cheetah Girls franchise.
That same year, Kiely Williams decided to kick-start her solo music career. She departed from the Cheetah Girls and recorded her debut solo track, “Make Me a Drink,” in November of that year.
- 3LW, girl group (1999-2007)
- No More (Baby I’m a Do Right) (3LW’s first single, 2000)
- The Cheetah Girls group (2005-2008)
- 3LW (Group’s debut album, 2000)
- Cheetah-Licious Christmas (Cheetah’s first album, 2005)
- The Cheetah Girls: One World (Film, 2008)
- Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (Film, 2010)
- Stomp the Yard: Homecoming (Film, 2010)
In the summer of 2001, 3LW teamed up with Destiny’s Child, Nelly, Dream, Eve, and Jessica Simpson and embarked on the MTV Total Request Live tour. That year, they collaborated with several high-profile artists, including Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, and many more.
Kiely Williams made her first TV show appearance as Lia in an episode of the Nickelodeon sitcom “Taina.” She followed this up by appearing as herself in an episode of the comedy series “The Jersey.” In 2003, Williams and Bailon appeared in the musical TV film “The Cheetah Girls” by Disney Channel.
Williams and Adrion reprised their roles in the film sequel “The Cheetah Girls 2,” which premiered in August 2006. It became Disney Channel’s highest-rated film, bringing 8.1 million viewers.
In 2008, she played the role of Aquanette “Aqua” Walker in “The Cheetah Girls: One World,” which was the Cheetah Girls franchise. The “Circle Game” was the film’s soundtrack album recorded by Williams as a solo. In 2010, she had a starring role of Kandi Kane in the musical drama film “Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale.”
In 2011, Kiely Williams and her best friend Sabrina Bryan starred in the web series “Dinner With Friends.” Later, she appeared in several more web series, leading her to some headlines. Despite this, Williams worked in the BET Presents The Encore, which formed the R&B crew “BluPrint.” In August 2021, their self-titled debut EP was released.
Kiely Williams has been married to her longtime boyfriend, Brandon “BJ” Cox. The couple first met many years ago and began dating in 2009. After dating for about seven years, the two got married in December 2016. Williams gave birth to her first daughter “Rowan” in March 2018. Then, in March 2022, their second daughter was born.
Kiely Williams is a talented American singer, actress, and dancer with a net worth of $2 Million. She gained popularity after joining the girl’s groups “3LW” and “The Cheetah Girls.” Kiely’s success in the music industry comes from her deals with record labels, songs, and collaborations, in addition to her acting career in films and TV shows.