Jamaican R&B and soul singer-songwriter who in addition to her eight UK charting singles between 1986 and 1995, including the track "I'd Rather Go Blind," achieved the rare feat for a British singer of reaching #1 on the US R&B chart with her song "It's Gonna Be Alright."
She recorded with UB40 early in her music career and first signed as a solo artist with Jive Records. She was previously a backing vocalist on Culture Club's From Luxury to Heartache.
She has performed on stage and on screen and was featured on BBC Television's Jools Holland's Hootenanny from 2007 to 2014.
She was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and moved with her family to Handsworth, Birmingham, England when she was 9 years old.