Detroit-based R&B singer who released the 1986 hit single "Sweet Love" and the album Rapture. She was a member of Chapter 8, a funk band.
She formed a band with Michael J Powell, who later became her producer.
She has won eight Grammy Awards, including one for her single "Sweet Love."
She married Walter Bridgeforth on December 24, 1988 and they divorced in 2008. They raised two sons.