R&B singer and actress whose song "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" set the record for longest-running number one single on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart at 14 weeks. The record stood for nearly eight years. In 2016, she began starring in the American tour of The Bodyguard, the musical based on the film of the same name.
She started out as a backup singer for Celine Dion.
She starred in a musical version of Jekyll & Hyde.
She married her longtime boyfriend and manager Lascelles Stephens in 2008. They have three children: Kaila, Sumayah, and Isaiah.
Her hit song "Absolutely Not" was featured in Dr. Dolittle 2, which starred Eddie Murphy.