American singer-songwriter best known as the frontwoman for the indie band Gossip, best known for singles like "Heavy Cross" and "Perfect World."
She had a falling out with her mother at the age of thirteen and afterwards lived with her aunt.
Gossip reached Platinum-certified sales in Australia, France, and Switzerland with the album Music for Men.
She is the middle child of seven siblings. She is openly a lesbian.
She won a 2008 Glamour Women of the Year Award, as has Leona Lewis .