U.K. soul singer who released the original tracks "If I Love U 2 Nite" and "I Wanna Hold On To You." She also covered many classics.
She grew up rooted in soul and gospel music, singing in church choirs; her distinctive voice soon gave her national recognition.
She became a presenter on BBC Radio 2, also presenting a Channel 4 documentary on gospel music.
After divorcing her first husband, she began a relationship with millionaire Francesco Niccolato. She later said her life with him was hell.
She collaborated with Prince on the 2000 track called "Just My Imagination" and he wrote several of her songs.