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Precious Williams

Precious Williams

Born in London in the ‘70s, Precious Williams is a British journalist and author living in New York. Specializing in celebrity interviews, she has interviewed a diverse array of musicians, from Roxy Music to Lauryn Hill. Precious’s work has appeared in a variety of international publications including Korean VOGUE, the NEW YORK POST, the TELEGRAPH, French COSMOPOLITAN, British ELLE and MARIE CLAIRE and the EVENING STANDARD. Precious is now a regular contributor to the MAIL ON SUNDAY and working on her first book, a memoir, to be published in 2007. Her essay about hip-hop journalism, "Two Dollars A Word", appears in the anthology Sex & Sensibility (Simon & Schuster, February 2005).

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Mary J. Blige: The Ballad Of Mary J

Interview by Precious Williams, Scotland on Sunday, 31 August 2003

MARY J BLIGE'S daunting reputation as a volatile, prickly diva has always threatened to eclipse her extraordinary vocal talent. Legend has it that her record ...

Bon Jovi: Jon Bon Jovi Has a Nice Day

Interview by Precious Williams, Daily Telegraph, 16 September 2005

GONE is the once fearsome mane of highlighted hair and without it Jon Bon Jovi is almost unrecognizable. Strolling into Beverly Hills' Four Seasons ...

Destiny's Child: The Joys Of Child-ish Behaviour

Interview by Precious Williams, Evening Standard, The, 23 April 2001

THE SASSIEST girl group in the world are slumped on a sofa lamenting the "awfulness" of how they look. Destiny's Child – Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly ...

Jaheim: Soul Boy Not Short On Confidence

Interview by Precious Williams, Evening Standard, The, 14 March 2001

Jaheim Hoagland's smooth, soulful vocals have been likened to those of music legends Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross – but he's not too happy about ...

Lenny Kravitz: 'Don't Call Me A Sex Symbol'

Interview by Precious Williams, Evening Standard, The, 27 November 2000

LENNY KRAVITZ is late. His "people" (a personal chef, band manager, tour manager, personal manager, publicists, fixers, press officers and assorted attractive but apparently purposeless ...

Nina Simone

Interview by Precious Williams, Big Issue, The, December 1998

NINA SIMONE is furious that there is no alcohol left in the house. It's not even 11 o'clock in the morning and yet the 65-year-old ...

Ike & Tina Turner, Ike Turner: Ike Turner

Interview by Precious Williams, Scotland on Sunday, 16 September 2001

"IF YOU KNOW ME, you love me," boasts Ike Turner, reclining in the sizzling sunshine and sipping a glass of water. An interesting claim ...

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