Alyson Williams was an R&B singer born in New York, New York. As the daughter of trumpeter Bobby Booker, Williams was immersed in music from a young age.
Williams began her career as a background vocalist, doing gigs for Curtis Hairston, Melba Moore, B.B. & Q., and more. She then went on to perform in the groups High Fashion and Affair.
In 1986, Alyson Williams went solo, doing a cover of the Pointer Sisters' "Yes We Can Can." After releasing the single, Alyson Williams signed with Def Jam in 1987 and did a duet with Chuck Stanley titled "Make You Mine Tonight." She followed this up with another duet on the track "How to Love Again," which was done with Oran Jones.
Alyson Williams released her debut album, Raw, in 1989. The album did well on the charts, with three successful singles being featured on it. Raw's first single, "Sleep Talk" reached #3 on the R&B charts, as well as on the dance charts. Alyson William's second single, "My Love Is So Raw" reached #12 on the R&B charts and her third single, "Just Call My Name" made it to the top ten again, peaking at #4 on the R&B charts.
Her sophomore effort, the self-titled Alyson Williams, came out in 1991 and had comparable charting success. The album's singles, "Just My Luck" and "Can't Have My Man" reached #6 and #7 on the R&B charts respectively.
After her second release, Alyson Williams faded from the R&B scene for a long time. However, in 2004, Williams returned with It's About Time.