Vanessa Williams takes a break from playing Wilhelmina Slater on ABC's Ugly Betty and gets back to making music. She releases The Real Thing, on Concord Records, June 2.
Her first album in four years has touches of jazz, samba, salsa, pop and R&B.
"I had been wanting to do a Latin-flavored album since I played a ballroom dancer in the (salsa) movie Dance With Me," Williams says.
She called on old friends, including Keith Thomas, who did such hits as "Save the Best for Last" and "Colors of the Wind", and Rob Mathes, who worked on Williams' Christmas albums. She also sings Babyface songs "Loving You" and "Just Friends."
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