Jamaican-born singer who backed up The Notorious B.I.G. on his song "Respect."
Her single "Shy Guy" reached #13 on the Billboard charts and even higher in the UK.
She publicly came out as a lesbian on her Facebook page in 2012.
She was raised in Jamaica by an Indian father and an African mother.
Her cover of Dionne Warwick's "I Say a Little Prayer" was a hit.