Award winning jazz and R&B singer whose hits "Ain't Nobody Like You" and "Ain't Nuthin' in the World" were number one on the US Billboard Top R&B Singles chart.
Her mother, gospel singer Josephine Howard of The Caravans, took her to the homes of many famous singers including Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples.
During the 1980's, her manager was Joe Jackson, patriarch of the legendary Jackson Family, including the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
She has three children, and married a man named Eddie Phelps in 1989. Their relationship was tumultuous, ending in 1996.
Her career kept her very close with Michael Jackson and his family. Jackson is rumored to be the father of Howard's oldest son Brandon "B" Howard, a singer who is often compared to Jackson for his singing, style, and dance moves.