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|Birth name||Frederick Brandon Williams|
|Born||February 13, 1966|
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Labels||Columbia Records (1993 - 1997)|
RMD Entertainment/Mega Bop (2004 - present)
|Associated acts||C+C Music Factory|
Frederick Brandon Williams (born February 13, 1966), better known by his stage name Freedom Williams is an American rapper, singer and songwriter, who gained fame as the lead vocalist on C+C Music Factory's biggest hits.
Williams' rapping can be prominently heard on many of C+C's songs from their debut album, including Billboard Hot 100 #1 "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)," as well as other major hits "Here We Go (Let's Rock & Roll)" and "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..." All three of those songs hit #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. According to C+C Music Factory founder Robert Clivillés, he and (co-founder) David Cole had asked him in 1994 to work on new C+C Music Factory material but he refused.
Williams' solo debut, Freedom was released on June 1, 1993 on Columbia Records. The single "Voice of Freedom" peaked at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1993, and its follow-up "Groove Your Mind" also charted on the Club Play chart, peaking at #33. In 2004 he enjoyed chart success again in the UK with his single "Sweat the Remixes" on RMD Entertainment. The song got national airplay and peaked at #8 on the UK Dance Charts that year. Williams contributed all the rap vocals for Eurodance act Masterboy's digital-only best-of-release "US Album" from 2006.
Williams has since continued to work, writing solo material and performing.
In addition to music, he has written and directed a short film called Freedom Williams' Life Goes On which was released in early 2011. He also was an actor in an episode of Red Shoe Diaries.
- Freedom (1993, Columbia Records)
- Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) (2004, RMD Entertainment/Mega Bop)
- "Voice of Freedom"
- "Groove Your Mind"
- "Proud Warrior"
- "Back In"
- "Sweat the Remixes"
- "Another Night"
- "Into the Future" collaboration with Mark E Walker (who has a hit with Stevie B)
- List of number-one hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the Hot 100 (U.S.)
- List of number-one dance hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Dance chart