Maxi Priest (born Max Alfred Elliot), British reggae vocalist of Jamaican descent. He is known for singing reggae fusion (reggae music with R+B influence), and became one of the most successful reggae fusion acts of all-time. He is one of only two British reggae acts (along with UB40) to have an American Billboard #1. His hits include Close to You, Set the Night to Music (with Roberta Flack), That Girl (with Shaggy). He is cousin to Jacob Miller, frontman of the reggae group Inner Circle.