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 Morrison was the first black male solo artist to reach #1 in the UK in the '90s when this song topped the British chart.

Mark Morrison stated in the '1000 UK #1 Hits' "When I wrote that song, it was all about my moving from the negative to the positive. And that's how it turned out. Within the space of a year, I went from the lowest point of my life to return as The Mack and move forward to what's become the highest point of my life."

After spending three months in jail back in 1995 ( for a nightclub disturbance) Mark  decided to become a singer.

In 1997 he was given a community service order for attempting to take a stun-gun onto a plane. It was discovered Morrison was paying somebody else to complete his order on his behalf and was sentenced to a year in jail.