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Meshell Ndegeocello is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and bassist who has made a significant impact on the music scene since her debut in 1993. Born Michelle Lynn Johnson, she adopted her stage name, which means "free like a bird" in Swahili. Her style encompasses a broad range of genres including funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae and rock.

Ndegeocello's career has been marked by critical acclaim and commercial success. She has released twelve studio albums and one EP to date. Her debut album "Plantation Lullabies" received three Grammy nominations and was followed by the equally successful "Peace Beyond Passion", which was nominated for Best R&B Album.

Throughout her career, Ndegeocello has collaborated with numerous high-profile artists such as Madonna, Alanis Morissette, John Mellencamp and Chaka Khan. Her cover of Bill Withers' "Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?" was a top 20 hit in the UK.

Despite being less recognized in mainstream media, Ndegeocello's influence on contemporary music is indisputable. She is credited with sparking the neo-soul movement of the late 90s and early 2000s. Furthermore, she is one of the first openly gay artists in the music industry.

Ndegeocello's work has earned her ten Grammy nominations over the years.