Mark Morrison was the most successful British R&B singer of the mid-90s. His breakthrough single, "Return of the Mack" became a Top Ten hit worldwide in 1996, and opened the US market for him the following year. Born in Hanover, Germany, to Barbadian parentage, Morrison lived in Leicester, before moving to Florida, US, at a young age, where he discovered his love for music.
In mid 1995 he released his debut single "Crazy", which became a Top-20 hit in the UK, and "Let's Get Down", the swing beat summer jam, entering the Top-40. They were followed in the spring of 1996 by the aforementioned "Return of the Mack", which became a smash hit worldwide, spending two weeks at number one in the UK charts. His debut album, also titled Return of the Mack, became a multi-platinum success. It reached number four in the UK chart, and sold 3 million albums worldwide. It spun off several more hit singles over the next year. "Crazy (Remix)", "Trippin", "Horny" and "Moan & Groan" would all reach the UK Top-10, making him the first artist in British pop history to have five Top-10s from their debut album.