Heather Small is a British singer-songwriter and actress best known as the lead vocalist of the band M People. Born on January 20, 1965, in London, England, Heather Small has had a successful music career spanning several decades. In 1990, Heather Small joined forces with Mike Pickering and Paul Heard to form M People. The band's unique blend of dance, pop, and soul music quickly gained popularity, and they went on to achieve significant success in the 1990s. M People released several hit songs, including "Moving on Up," "One Night in Heaven," and "Search for the Hero," which showcased Heather Small's powerful and soulful vocals. The band's uplifting and positive sound resonated with audiences and earned them numerous awards, including Brit Awards and a Mercury Music Prize. Heather Small also pursued a solo career outside of M People. In 2000, she released her debut solo album titled "Proud," which featured the hit single of the same name. "Proud" became an anthem for various events and causes, including the London 2012 Olympic bid and the LGBTQ+ community. Heather Small's solo work showcased her versatility as a vocalist and her ability to deliver emotionally charged performances. Aside from her music career, Heather Small has also ventured into acting. She appeared in various stage productions, including the musicals "Chicago" and "The Vagina Monologues," demonstrating her talent in both singing and acting. Heather Small continues to perform as a solo artist and collaborates with other musicians. Her powerful voice and soulful delivery remain her trademark, and she is highly regarded as one of the prominent voices in British music.