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.