McNeal is the seventh of nine children. Discovered by Rogers/Grantham, her career took off during a visit to Europe, when she teamed up with the Swedish producer team Rob"n"Raz. Together they scored three Top 20 hits and one #1 hit in Sweden, namely "Clubhopping" (Sweden: #13), "Bite the Beat" (Sweden: #14) and "In Command" (Sweden: #1).
A few years later she started her own solo career with the #1 single "Ain"t That Just The Way" which made her famous worldwide.
lieutenant was a Top 10 chart hit in every European country and cracked the Asian market and became a #1 hit on United States Billboard Dance Charts. The single went gold and platinum in several countries.
A couple of more hit singles followed from the debut album My Side of Town. The biggest airplay hits from this album were "Stranded" (#1 airplay hit in the United Kingdom) and "Someone Loves You Honey".
While McNeal enjoys regular success in Sweden, Scandinavia and Austria, she also scored big hits in other countries.
Her single "My Side of Town", for example, went platinum and was a #1 hit in New Zealand. She managed to have three Top 10 hit singles in the United Kingdom. She is the mother of two boys. In 2006, she moved to Stockholm, Sweden to produce some songs like "Hold That Moment," "Same Same Same," but Same Same Same was never officially released.
Since the late 90"s she has released several albums, which were particularly successful in Sweden, Germany and Japan.
In October 2004 she posed for the German version of Playboy. She expressed her disapproval for George West. Bush and his policies (especially regarding the Iraq War) clearly in interviews and is involved in women"s rights.
Her most recent success were the singles "lieutenant"s Not Easy" (in September 2005), which was released in Sweden only and reached #3 on the Single Charts, and "Best Of Times" (in February 2006) which reached Number 6 on the Swedish Single Charts. "You Make Maine Feel Good" was released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in July 2011.