After what seems like an awful long time, entertainment/media multi-tasker, VANESSA WILLIAMS is making a music comeback!

Her team have told us that Ms W has just  formed her own recording label, Mellian Music, set up her first publishing entities,  and signed a joint venture agreement  with Mod Squad, LLC, which is distributed by GoDigiPath, LLC, in association with  ADA Worldwide,  Warner Music Group’s independent label and artist services arm. To give the venture real heft, Vanessa has drafted in Steven C. Beer,  who’s worked with Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, to work as the label’s lawyer/management consultant.

Vanessa  says: “What a joy it is to be making new music behind the mike again with old friends. There’s a certain comfort in creating new works in the studio while reminiscing about how so many years in this business have brought successes, excitement, and lasting memories. Always moving forward is what drives me. Every challenge is exciting. And more new music to share with my fans is the fuel that lights my fire.”

The first fruit of the venture is an energized pop/soul/dance single, ‘Legs (Keep Dancing)’ which will be included on an upcoming full album!

While we wait for the long player, Vanessa will be in the UK playing the fictional fashion queen Miranda Priestlyin  in the London West End stage production of the musical version of ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ There are preview performances at the Theatre Royal Plymouth July 6- August 21st. The official opening takes place on October 24th at London’s  Dominion Theatre.  The musical features an original score by  Sir Elton John and lyrics by Shania Taub.

In the meantime, Vanessa Williams’ ‘Legs (Keep Dancing)’ is now on pre-order with full release to digital streaming platforms on April 26th.