Multi-platinum-selling and four-time Grammy Award-winning musician who sang "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution" and "Baby Can I Hold You."
She started playing the guitar and writing songs when she was eight years old and had started playing ukulele five years earlier.
She is politically active and has been the special guest and performer for many charitable events, including Make Poverty History.
She briefly dated writer Alice Walker in the mid-1990s. She has a sister named Aneta.