Ann Bennett Nesby is an American R&B, gospel, and dance music singer and actress. Born in Joliet, Illinois, she gainied notoriety as a lead vocalist for the Sounds of Blackness. Nesby had several big dance hits as part of the Sounds of Blackness in the nineties but left to pursued a solo career. She earned four consecutive Top 5 hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "Hold On" (#5, 1997), "Love Is What We Need" (#2, 2000), "Lovin' Is Really My Game" (#1, 2000) and "Let Your Will Be Done" (#3, 2002).
In 2003, she appeared in the film The Fighting Temptations.
Her granddaughter, Paris Bennett, was a top five contestant on American Idol 's fifth season.
1996 I'm Here for You
2001 Love Is What We Need: The Essentials
2002 Put It on Paper
2003 Make Me Better
2006 In the Spirit
2007 This Is Love