Maxi Priest is known as the "King of Lovers Rock." His music is sometimes closer to R&B, and this song peaked at #2 in the Billboard R&B chart.
Maxi Priest was born Max Elliott in London of Jamaican parentage. He was christened Max because his mother was a fan of the English 1950s all-round entertainer Max Bygraves and he took his professional name after his conversion to Rastafarianism. His other hits include a 1988 cover of the Cat Stevens song "Wild World
" (#5 in UK, #25 in US), which was produced by Sly & Robbie, and "Set The Night To Music," a duet with Roberta Flack (#6 in US).