Willie Carter Jr., is a 36-year-old male from Baltimore, Maryland. Known professionally as "Will Star", this R&B artist stems from a family with a steep heritage and tradition in the church. He credits the Lord, genetics, and exposure to Gospel music for his vocal talents.
After much success in local talent and community showcases in the midst of upcoming stars like, Dru Hill, Ruff Endz, Mario, Richard Burton and many more, he left Baltimore and went to Las Vegas with his group at that time, Sons of Soul.
The group later went to Hollywood, CA where they stayed in a studio apartment. Will demonstrated his sheer love for singing and ability to captivate any audience by going to the LaMontrose Hotel everyday, sitting in the lobby and singing for everybody who came in or out of the Hotel. A few recording contracts were offered but, the group disbanded leaving Tony Davis and Willie Carter, who formed the group "279". They both then relocated to Atlanta, Georgia.
In Atlanta, "279" threw themselves at the music business learning the whole gamut; networking, engineering, recording and producing. During their grind "279" had the good fortune to meet DMG Records and their Co-founders, Lu Walker and Darik Miller. DMG instantly recognized their gifts and felt compelled to bring their talents to light.
"279" became part of the DMG family and after the first album, entitled "279", they decided to do solo projects. Will jumped into the project with both feet. He released feelings from inside and developed them into many songs, creating his first solo album, "Willie Carter Jr".
Will Star melts the hearts of women, both young and old with his sexy soulful sounds. His amazing harmonic ranges have stopped people dead in their tracks. Most recently, he was called to record the vocals for Lenny Agutin, the Michael Jackson of Russia, at the Hit Factory in Miami. The song called "Cuba-Africa" features "279" and is scheduled for world-wide distribution.
Although Will Star is at the mid stages of his career, he joined the group Ruff Endz and toured all over doing shows and there hits "No More" and "Someone to love you". He is back at with another solo album "Where there's a Will there's a way" filled by more singles and plans for another album in the near future. He is set to blaze trails throughout the entire music industry with his style of raw and sexy lyrics and powerful delivery. His lyrics are passionate and his harmonies are truly heart-felt. Will Star believes that one day all of his hard work will soon be rewarded. This rising star will be nothing less than a Phenomenon.