Bonafide is the fifth studio album by the English pop/reggae singer Maxi Priest, released in June 1990 by Charisma Records. The album was his first for the Charisma label. 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 other 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.".