Ten time Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter credited with the inception of the 'Neo-soul' movement. In 1996, she had a no. 1 dance hit with a cover of the
Growing up in Washington D.C., she attended
She played bass on the Madonna track "I'd Rather be Your Lover", and she also performed a rap in the song.
She was involved in a long-term relationship with author Rebecca Walker who was actively involved in raising her son, Solomon, who was born in 1989.
One of her biggest hits was a cover of Van Morrison's "Wild Night" which she sang with John Mellencamp.