Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963), known professionally as Vanessa L. Williams or Vanessa Williams, is an American singer, actress, producer and former fashion model. In 1983, she became the first African-American woman crowned Miss America, but a scandal arose when Penthouse magazine bought and published nude photographs of her. She relinquished her title early and was succeeded by the first runner-up, Suzette Charles of New Jersey. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations. She is arguably the most successful former Miss America winner in the field of entertainment.
Williams released her debut album The Right Stuff in 1988, which spawned the hit “The Right Stuff”, the crossover single was very successful and became a top five hit on the soul singles chart, as well as making the Hot 100. “The Right Stuff” also went to number one on the dance charts for one week. It peaked at no. 71 on the British Single Charts and re-entered the charts in 1989, this time peaking at no. 62 with remixes by Norman Cook (Beats International).
The Right Stuff (Extended Remix) 6:20
The Right Stuff (Bonus Beats) 4:42
The Right Stuff (Acappella) 2:01
Darlin’ I (Album Version) 4:07