Lee was a backing vocalist for the pop group Wham! in the early 1980s, but she left the group to work as a solo artist and also to join Paul Weller's band, The Style Council. She was later married to Weller for 10 years (but now divorced), they have two children, Leah and Natt, who is also a working musician and appeared on stage with his father at Hammersmith Apollo aged 12. Following her departure from Wham!, Lee released her first solo single, "Selina Wow Wow", in 1983. Despite considerable airplay, the single failed to reach the top 40.