Soul and R&B singer who has sold more than 60 million records over the course of her career. She released singles like "You're Makin' Me High" and played Belle in the Broadway rendition of Beauty and the Beast.
She began performing with the singing group The Braxtons. She later attended Bowie State University to pursue a teaching degree.
She topped the Billboard 200 with her hit single "Un-Break My Heart."
She married Keri Lewis on April 21, 2001 and they had two children together, Denim and Diezel, before divorcing in 2013. In 2018, she got engaged to rapper Birdman after dating for two years; however, they later called it quits in early 2019.
She recorded a new version of the song "We Are The World" with many of its original singers like Lionel Richie.