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Vanessa Williams: The Sweetest Days (Wing/Mercury)

Richard C. Walls, Musician, March 1995

VANESSA WILLIAMS' career has been marked by a series of noteworthy precedents — as the first black woman to be named Miss America, as the first Miss America to be dethroned after a nude photos scandal, and finally and most remarkably, as the first Miss America to have a career which has overshadowed her original claim to fame.

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