Tameka Williams a.k.a Raquel, was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN. One of eleven children, Raquel was always considered the ‘Show Stopper’. She made her first debut as a singer at the tender age of 6 at her uncle’s church. From that moment, she knew she was born to have the mic in her hand. At a young age she began to experience life and the lessons that it would teach her. In order to express herself and convey her emotions, Raquel started writing poems and songs at the age of 12. Often referred to as ‘Miss Busy Body’, Raquel was always active in extracurricular activities. She participated in various organizations and clubs including the following: volleyball, soft ball, gospel choir, show choir, jazz choir, speech team, theater, dance, cheer-leading, modeling, and beauty pageants. In addition to this, she has participated in various solo competitions and talent shows. She is also known in her hometown for singing the National Anthem. As well as auditioning for American Idol, and currently recording her debut album, Raquel is guaranteed to be a ground-breaking artist.