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Willa Ford

Singer and Actress; Known for her Hit "I Wanna Be Bad" & for Competing on "Dancing with the Stars"

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 Willa Ford Biography

During her early childhood years growing up in Ruskin, Florida, Amanda Williford, born twenty years ago, dreamed of pursuing a musical career. Almost twenty years later, Willa Ford has managed to fulfill that childhood dream with the help of her smash hit single, "I Wanna Be Bad."

As the youngest child of four, Willa began performing at a very early age. This young talent began to pursue her dream at the ripe age of 8, as she began singing with the Tampa Bay Children's Choir.

By the time she reached 11 years of age, she started her professional career with the Tampa-based children's performing arts troupe, Entertainment Revue. This group consisted of 20 girls, ranging in age from 5 to 16.

As a group, the girls managed to gain much exposure by performing in variety shows throughout the region. These shows included top venues, such as Walt Disney World and Busch Gardens. Willa performed her little heart out and eventually moved her way up from chorus member to the role of featured soloist.

At the age of 15, however, she left the group to pursue other challenges, including a short-lived stint with a local foursome who dubbed themselves FLA. Willa claims that she was so intent on becoming successful in the music business, she was willing to sacrifice everything to make it. Eventually, she made the big move, and headed out to LA to pursue her dream.

In 1999, Willa landed herself a record deal with Lava/Atlantic and eventually went into the studio to record her debut album, Willa Was Here. She landed a spot on tour with the Backstreet Boys and managed to attract a great deal of attention.

At the time, much of this attention could be attributed to the relationship that ensued with Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. Fits of jealous rage and other related nonsense provoked female fans from all over to boycott the young singer, and even put up hate websites targeted at Willa.

While working on her debut album, Willa collaborated with a wide array of writers and producers, including DJ Skribble and Anthony Acid. Her first single and music video -- the title track, "I Wanna Be Bad" -- includes an appearance from Royce Da 5'9", an up-and-coming hip-hop star. Royce, a prot×™g×™ of hip-hop super-villain Eminem, lays down vocals on the hit single, adding to the whole "Bad" vibe. If Willa really wants to be bad, this guy could surely help her out.

While Willa's first release is in the midst of climbing the music charts, a second release is soon to follow. If she was intent on being bad on the first single, one could only imagine what her plans are for her follow-up. Only Willa herself could answer that one. Surely I speak for all males when I say: let's hope for the worst.

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Willa Ford?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Willa Ford for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Willa Ford for your next private or corporate function.
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Willa Ford

Singer and Actress; Known for her Hit "I Wanna Be Bad" & for Competing on "Dancing with the Stars"

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Willa Ford Biography

During her early childhood years growing up in Ruskin, Florida, Amanda Williford, born twenty years ago, dreamed of pursuing a musical career. Almost twenty years later, Willa Ford has managed to fulfill that childhood dream with the help of her smash hit single, "I Wanna Be Bad."

As the youngest child of four, Willa began performing at a very early age. This young talent began to pursue her dream at the ripe age of 8, as she began singing with the Tampa Bay Children's Choir.

By the time she reached 11 years of age, she started her professional career with the Tampa-based children's performing arts troupe, Entertainment Revue. This group consisted of 20 girls, ranging in age from 5 to 16.

As a group, the girls managed to gain much exposure by performing in variety shows throughout the region. These shows included top venues, such as Walt Disney World and Busch Gardens. Willa performed her little heart out and eventually moved her way up from chorus member to the role of featured soloist.

At the age of 15, however, she left the group to pursue other challenges, including a short-lived stint with a local foursome who dubbed themselves FLA. Willa claims that she was so intent on becoming successful in the music business, she was willing to sacrifice everything to make it. Eventually, she made the big move, and headed out to LA to pursue her dream.

In 1999, Willa landed herself a record deal with Lava/Atlantic and eventually went into the studio to record her debut album, Willa Was Here. She landed a spot on tour with the Backstreet Boys and managed to attract a great deal of attention.

At the time, much of this attention could be attributed to the relationship that ensued with Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. Fits of jealous rage and other related nonsense provoked female fans from all over to boycott the young singer, and even put up hate websites targeted at Willa.

While working on her debut album, Willa collaborated with a wide array of writers and producers, including DJ Skribble and Anthony Acid. Her first single and music video -- the title track, "I Wanna Be Bad" -- includes an appearance from Royce Da 5'9", an up-and-coming hip-hop star. Royce, a prot×™g×™ of hip-hop super-villain Eminem, lays down vocals on the hit single, adding to the whole "Bad" vibe. If Willa really wants to be bad, this guy could surely help her out.

While Willa's first release is in the midst of climbing the music charts, a second release is soon to follow. If she was intent on being bad on the first single, one could only imagine what her plans are for her follow-up. Only Willa herself could answer that one. Surely I speak for all males when I say: let's hope for the worst.

FAQs on booking Willa Ford

  • How to book Willa Ford?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Willa Ford for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Willa Ford, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Willa Ford or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Willa Ford?

    Booking fees for Willa Ford, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Willa Ford, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Willa Ford?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Willa Ford for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Willa Ford for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Willa Ford or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Willa Ford or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Willa Ford is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Willa Ford for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Willa Ford generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Deloach, Hayley Orrantia, Lennon and Maisy Stella, Rumer Willis and Laura Bell Bundy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Willa Ford for an upcoming event.

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