The Baltimore-raised Brave Williams was the co-founder of the girl group, RichGirl, which included fellow crooner Sevyn Streeter. In 2009, before going solo, Brave was signed to Jive records as part of RichGirl. Together, the group pumped out several Billboard hits including their first singles “24’s,” and “He Ain’t Wit Me Now.” They also toured as the opening act for Beyonce’s “I Am Sasha Fierce” tour, as the main acts for the National Burger King Summer Tour, and they collaborated with Rick Ross and Fabolous, on their hit single “Swagger Right” before ultimately breaking up in 2011. After the break-up, Brave took a brief hiatus from music and began to pursue a career in the arts, landing roles in both television and film, such as the character of Bambi on BET’s “The Start Up,” a featured singer in TLC’s, “Crazy Sexy Cool” film on VH1, a cast member on TV One’s successful franchise, R&B Divas LA, and a co-star in TV One’s feature film “Bad Dad Rehab.”
On her debut solo project, Fearless, Brave offered a mixture of sultry R&B melodic tunes with a hip hop edge that was raw and reveals all about love, life and fun times with friends. “Oooh Luv Ya,” produced by Milk N Sizz and Ivan Barias (Mary J Blige, Keyshia Cole, Jazmin Sullivan), was the first release from the EP and created an online buzz and incredible radio mixshow support. The “Oooh Luv Ya” video was directed by Lil’ Chris Robinson.
Shortly after the success of R&B Diva’s and the “Fearless” EP, there was a clear vision and purpose that couldn’t be denied. She began to work vigorously night and day in the studio creating new material as well as developing her acting career with an acting coach. She knew it was time to take her career into her own hands. Brave started her own independent record label “Brave New World” and secured a distribution deal with Empire Records.
Brave will release her debut album “Brave Williams” (BraveNewWorld/Empire) in the spring of 2018. The first release from the upcoming album is a Hip-Hop/R&B piano driven record called “U Tried It”, written by Brave Williams & Brittany Barber and produced by Gldmndz. The song focuses on the games that are played in relationships. The self-titled album will release eight records about the complications of love and the strength of a woman. Along with the excitement and anticipation of the new music, there are two films “Born in the Game” where Brave plays a store clerk and “Love Dot Com” which is Brave’s first lead role in a motion picture, both are set to release in 2018.
Despite her busy schedule, Brave still finds the time for those less fortunate through her work with associated Black Charities (ABC), as well as her own personal training fitness company (Brave Williams Fitness Club) which physically changes women’s lives through the healing of nutrition and exercise. Brave mentors young girls in Baltimore City through the St. Francis Mentorship program and the Baltimore City Women’s Shelter. Her public speaking about unity, self-love, and sister hood have graced the ears of thousands of women and young girls across the country.