Singer who scored an R&B hit with her 1989 chart-topper "Congratulations" and was known for her four-octave vocal range.
She worked with the band Wild Honey, formed by the former Fifth Dimension member Ron Townson.
She said in interviews that her size twenty-six dress was the reason her career declined, and she embarked on a dramatic weight loss program, eventually losing one hundred pounds.
His father was a disc jockey and her two sisters once appeared on the television show Jack and Jill.
She toured and performed with notable performers like Anita Baker.