U.K. soul vocalist who released the initial tracks “EASILY Appreciate U 2 Nite” and “I Wanna RETAIN You” and protected many classics. She was raised rooted in spirit and gospel music, performing in cathedral choirs; her distinctive tone of voice soon provided her national identification. She became a presenter on BBC Radio 2, also delivering a Route 4 documentary on gospel music. After divorcing her initial hubby, she was for some time associated with the millionaire Francesco Niccolato, but she stated her lifestyle with him was hell. She collaborated with Prince in the 2000 monitor called “Simply My Creativity” and he composed many of her songs.