R&B singer/songwriter Vesta Williams
shot to success with her 1986 hit "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"; Vesta 4 U
, issued two years later, launched another smash, "Congratulations." Subsequent efforts were less successful, however, and after 1993's Everything-N-More
, she left longtime label A&M; a five-year hiatus preceded the release of Vesta
's next LP, Relationships
, and the covers set Distant Lover
followed in 2007.