Bonafide is 1990 album by pop/reggae singer Maxi Priest. It was released on Charisma Records; his first for the label, though his fifth recording overall. It reached a peak of number 47 on the Billboard 200, while its biggest hit, "Close to You", was a smash, peaking at number one that year.
Three more singles were issued: "Human Work of Art" ("Close to You"'s predecessor, which did not chart in the States), "Just a Little Bit Longer" (a minor hit at 62) and "Space In My Heart" (failed to chart). However, the success of "Close to You" (a gold single on October 30, 1990) drove the parent album to gold status, which it received on January 30, 1991 by the RIAA.
The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 2 stars stating "Priest scored a #1 pop hit with "I Just Want to Be Close to You" from this album, which is more pop/R&B with a reggae touch than it is real reggae.".