Nine-time Grammy nominated R&B and jazz singer in categories that include Best R&B Album, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song.
She formed a group called Anibade in 1995. She released her first solo album called Soulsinger: The Revival in 2000.
She has released acclaimed albums titled Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue, Lost & Found, Turn Me Loose, Pieces of Me, and The Truth.
Her father is soul singer Larry Sanders. Her mother was a R&B singer of her own right. Her stepfather, who helped raise her, was a drummer.
She landed the role of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in the 2014 film Selma.