[b]Soul - pop - jazz singer - songwriter[/b]
Daughter of [a=Nat King Cole], cousin of [a=Eddie Cole] and niece of [a=Freddy Cole]. Married [a=Marvin Yancy], from the songwriting/producer duo [a=Chuck Jackson (2)] & Marvin Yancy, who produced much of her stuff in the beginning of her career.
Born on February 6 1950, in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died December 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Her vocal style gained her the tag of "new [a=Aretha Franklin]" in the mid-70's.
She was noted by the production and songwriting duo of [a=Chuck Jackson (2)] and [a=Marvin Yancy].
She started recording in 1976 at [l=Capitol Records].
She married [a=Marvin Yancy] in 1976 - divorced in 1980.
She married the producer [a=Andre Fischer (2)] in 1989 - divorced in 1995.
Since 1976 she has received 9 Grammy Awards, the last one in 2009.
Among her many hits, highlights include "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)", "I've Got Love On My Mind", "Our Love", her duet with [a=Ray Parker Jr.], "Over you", her duet with [a=Freddie Jackson], "I Do", her duets album with [a=Peabo Bryson] and the "virtual" duets albums with her late father [a=Nat King Cole].
Also of note are her covers of [a=Bruce Springsteen]'s "Pink Cadillac", her highly successful comeback single after her troubles with drug addiction, [a=Beatles] "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", [a=Percy Sledge]'s "When A Man Loves A Woman", [a=Billie Holiday]'s "Good Morning Heartache", [a=Fleetwood Mac]'s "Oh, Daddy", [a=Ella Fitzgerald]'s "Stairway To The Stars", [a=Guess Who]'s "These Eyes" etc.