Early life and Same Girl
Williams was born in 1990 in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota. She began singing at a young age but didn't aspire to be a professional singer until 2006. She began using many social networks and digital media to connect with her fans and to gain the attention of labels in 2007. After failing to sign to a label, she released her independent debut album Same Girl in late 2007, though it failed to chart. It was preceded by a single, "Ewww Ewww", featuring Chelli-B, which reached number six on the underground hip-hop chart at DJBooth.net.
Record deal and Debut major album
Williams failed to garner success with her independent debut album, but she gained the attention of J.R. Rotem with the album. In early 2010, Williams signed to Beluga Heights with distribution from Warner Brothers as the label's first female artist. She subsequently began work on her mainstream debut album.
Williams' first official single, "La La La", featuring Iyaz, was released on June 1, 2010. The single samples ATC's "Around the World (La La La La La)" and debuted at number seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of 2010. It has since peaked at number fifty-one on the chart. Her mainstream debut album is currently due for a release in the fall of 2010. She will also be the opening act for Jason Derulo's tour in the fall of 2010.