Written by | Ray Cornelius

Grammy award-winning gospel siren Michelle Williams celebrated the release of long-awaited album, Journey to Freedom, Wednesday night at Atlanta’s Suite Lounge. The VIP event was hosted by eOne Music and several Radio One Praise stations.  It was also attended by a number of secular and gospel industry singers and personalities’ including Trin-i-tee 5:7’s Angel Taylor, Pastor Taffi Dollar, Marica Chisolm, Isaiah Freeman, Keyondra Lockett of Zie’l and Sunday Best Winner, LeAndria Johnson.

Also spotted were Meelah Williams from R&B DivasD. Woods formerly of Danity Kane; LeLee of SWV; dance choreographer, Sean Bankhead; famed photographer, Derek Blanks; and Kim G of Jubilee Magazine.

Michelle also participated in an interview with a Praise Radio One announcer where she talked about the making of the album, having balance as an artist and much more.  Check out the exclusive “unedited” versions of the interviews along with photos from the red carpet:

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Say Yest

 Michelle Williams’ Journey to Freedom  debuted on Tuesday

Angel Taylor Shawn Bankhead

Angel Taylor of Trin-i-tee 5:7/Dance Choreographer Sean Bankhead

Twin Towers

 Gospel duo, Twin Towers

Ted from Ted and Sherry Liandrea

 Ted Winn of Ted and Sheri/Sunday Best Winner LeAndria Johnson

OMG Girlz

 The OMG Girlz

Pastor Taffy Dollar

 Pastor Taffi Dollar

Derek Blanks Meelah with Cutie

 Derek Blanks/Meelah with her A Mother’s Love co-star, Olrick “OJ” Johnson

Michelle with Brie Janelle

 Michelle talking about the new album


Michelle with Kia of Sister2Sister Magazine

Marcelia Gospel Artist

Marica Chisolm

Michelle With Dwoods

 Michelle with D. Woods

Praise Announcers

Mitchell Henry (Reach Media); Gina Miller (eOne); Bri Nicole (ASCAP); KD Bowe (ATL Praise 102.5/102.9)

Michelle with LeLee

 Michelle with LeLee

RC with LeeLee

 RC with LeLee

 Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com