Making her acting debut on Broadway in Aida (2003), she has since starred in the sitcom series Half & Half (2006) and the musical productions: The Color Purple (2007), Chicago (2009–10), What My Husband Doesn't Know (2011) and Fela! Furthermore, she was a featured judge on MTV's Top Pop Group, a contestant in series 8 of Strictly Come Dancing and co-stars alongside Deitrick Haddon in the Oxygen reality television series Fix My Choir.She has earned several awards and accolades including a Grammy Award and star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with Destiny's Child; a solo MOBO Award and Stellar Award.After the much-publicized turmoil, Williams, alongside backup dancer Farrah Franklin—officially joined the group in early 2000, replacing Le Toya Luckett and La Tavia Roberson without notice.Buoyed by the group's breakout success, Luckett and Roberson had both attempted to split with the group's manager in late 1990s, claiming that he kept a disproportionate share of the band's profits and unfairly favored Knowles and Rowland.In support of the album, Destiny's Child embarked on a 2005 Destiny Fulfilled ...And Lovin' It world tour, which started in April to September of the same year.The album's other number-one hits are "Bootylicious" and the title track "Survivor", the latter earning the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.After releasing their holiday album, 8 Days of Christmas, the group announced their temporary break-up to pursue solo projects.
Months later Beyoncé asked an acquaintance if she knew anyone who could sing for the possible spot with the group and was referred to Michelle.
The album was later re-released, including previously unreleased songs, to find greater success but did not re-chart; its same-titled lead single also failed to chart.
As of March 2008, Do You Know has sold 78,000 copies in the US as of 2008.
Williams rose to fame in the 2000s as a member of R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling female groups of all time During their hiatus, she released her debut solo album Heart to Yours (2002) which topped the US gospel album chart and became the best-selling gospel release of the year.
Also in 2002, Billboard, named her the fifth Top Gospel Artist of the year and she received a MOBO Award for "Best Gospel Act".