Soul singer who earned a #1 R&B album with The Art of Love & War in 2007. She has collaborated with a variety of artists, including D'Angelo.
Her first musical experience was singing gospel music in church. She performed with the R&B group The Sequence in the 1980s.
She is a three-time Grammy Award nominee, including for Best R&B Performance for a duet with Betty Wright.
She has a daughter named Diamond with her ex-husband Rodney Stone and a son, Michael, with singer D'Angelo.
She and Snoop Dogg collaborated on her 2004 single "I Wanna Thank Ya."