Actress Amber Riley attends the 13th Annual McDonald's 365Black Awards on July 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Amber Riley's powerful voice floors us once again in this clip for the upcoming production of Dreamgirls.

Sydney Scott
Jul, 26, 2016

Amber Riley floors us once again in this clip for the upcoming production of Dreamgirls in London. The actress-singer will play Effie in the West End production of the beloved musical.

In the clip, Riley talks about taking on the role, sharing, "I think the thing that excites me about Effie and this role is that it’s challenging – vocally, emotionally. Even though she’s young in the beginning, she has this full arch and a full evolution that happens and I haven’t been able to experience that."

The clip also includes a stellar performance of "I Am Changing" that will leave fans of Riley speechless once again. With a voice like that and acting chops to boot, Riley is an icon in the making.

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