Queen Singing Althea

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Queen Singing Althea
Birth name Althea Williams
Origin Antigua and Barbuda
Genres Calypso

Althea Williams, also known as Queen Singing Althea, is a former Female Calypso Monarch of Antigua and Barbuda. She has captured that title a total of six times.

Excerpt by Petra Williams - April 4, 2021[edit]

"TODAY IN HISTORY - April 4, 1974 Althea Ann-Marie Williams was born to parents Margaret Abicombe Esdaille and Edward Williams. Originally from the village of Bolans she later migrated to Ottos. She attended the Ottos Comprehensive School. Some pundits suggest that a passion for the creative arts is embedded in DNA of the school.

Althea's foray into signing came was with the church choir at Holy Family Catholic Cathedral. She then expanded to various pageants. In 1992 she was a contestant in the Village Queen Pageant held as part of the annual carnival festivities. Her rendition of Singing Sandra's "The War Will Go On" drew the attention of many in the calypso fraternity who encouraged her to enter the following year's Female Calypso Competition.

Singing Althea (her stage moniker) won the Female Calypso Crown in her very first competition in 1993, going on to three-peat, 1994 and 1995 and again in 2006 - 2008. Queen Singing Althea has made it to the Calypso Monarch finals sixteen (16) times, earning 1st place four (4) times and 2nd place three (3) times. She won the Best Social Commentary Award 2012 and 2017.

Queen Singing Althea is the first woman to win the National Party (now Soca) Monarch Competition. Her 1998 hit song – “Love Me Up” earned her that title.

Among Althea’s honors and awards are : 1994 Winner of the Richard Stout Talented Teen Competition in Barbados, Caribbean Sunshine Award – Female Vocalist of Year 1999, Miss Port Management Association Queen 2001, recipient of the Star Project Award in 2005 and 2006.

Noteworthy in 1999 one of her songs “Nice Time” written by David Rudder was selected for a compilations CD in Trinidad called “Soca Midas.”

Queen Singing Althea was the lead singer of Synthesis Incorporated 25 plus years. She is currently employed as a Clerk at the Antigua Port Authority and celebrates every milestone with her two children. She is well known for her poised, outstanding sense of style.

{Special thank you to Vere Aaron for assistance with Queen Singing Althea's Biography}"[1]


  1. All Hail Queen Singing Althea Williams facebook.com Retrieved May 13, 2021