Caron Melina Wheeler (born 19 January 1963) is an English singer, songwriter, record producer and musician. Born and raised in London, she performed in various singing competitions as a teenager and began her recording career as one of the founding members of Brown Sugar. She was also one of the founding members of the female backing vocalist group Afrodiziak. She officially rose to fame in the late 1980s as lead singer of R&B group Soul II Soul. Managed by her bandmate, Jazzie B, the group became one of the London’s best-selling groups in the 1990s. Their debut album, Club Classics Vol. One (1989), which established them as a global success worldwide, earned two Grammy Awards and featured the UK and Billboard number-one singles «Keep on Movin'» and «Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)».

Following the exit from the group in 1990, she released her debut solo album, UK Blak (1990), which contained hits «Livin’ in the Light», «UK Blak», and «Don’t Quit». She continued her solo career with the release of her second album, Beach of the War Goddess (1993). Wheeler reunited with Soul II Soul in 1994, but left in 1995 due to creative differences. Throughout her career, she has performed on and off with Soul II Soul but officially rejoined them in 2013.

Described as a pioneer of the British soul scene, her musical repertoire is often characterized by themes of love, relationships, and empowerment, as well as black history. Her dynamic on-stage performances have led many critics[who?] to consider her one of the most effective singers in popular music. Throughout a career spanning 40 years, she has sold over 6 million records collectively as a solo artist and as a member of Soul II Soul. In June 2012, Wheeler was honored with the Heritage Award from Performing Right Society along with the members of Soul II Soul.

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trodding seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit
Oh, no, don’t you quit
Whoa, no
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt
But you never can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far, ooh
Gotta stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
And when things go wrong, oh, you must not quit
Oh, no, don’t you quit
Oh, no
Don’t quit, no
Well, you must not quit, no
You got to stick to the fight
When you’re hardest hit
And when things go wrong
No, oh, no, don’t you quit
Don’t give up the fight
Don’t give up
You better not give up the fight
Don’t give up
Oh, no, no
Don’t give up the fight
Don’t give up
You better not give up the fight
(Better not give up)
Don’t give up, no
Don’t give up
(We can win)
Don’t give up
(If we don’t give in)
You better not give up
(Oh, yeah, oh, yeah)
Don’t give up
Don’t give up the fight
Don’t give up
(Oh, yeah)
Not give up the fight…

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