R&B singer who received a Grammy Award for Best New Album in 1987 and was nominated for many MTV Video Music Awards. Her video for "Real Love" received six Video Music Award nominations.
She was on the TV show Soul Train when she was fourteen years old. She went on to be in the band Shalamar.
She was in the Broadway musical Loving the Silent Tears.
She has two children and has been married to André Cymone, a musician who used to play bass with Prince.
She was influenced by Diana Ross.