Platinum record-selling R&B singer and Actress known for her soulful lyrics in songs like "Hate on Me" and for her collaborations with Lupe Fiasco, among others.
She studied education at Temple University and planned on becoming a Teacher. Her journey towards a musical career began through spoken word performances.
She is a three-time Grammy Award winner and has been nominated for ten more Grammy Awards as well.
She had a son named Jeff with her ex-fiancé and Drummer John Roberts. She was married to Lyzel Williams from 2001 to 2007. In 2016, she married Mike Dobson; however they split the following year.
She acted alongside Janet Jackson in Tyler Perry's movie Why Did I Get Married? in 2007.