Never Knew Love Like This Before” is a song written and produced by songwriters James Mtume and Reggie Lucas for American R&B recording artist Stephanie Mills’ second studio album Sweet Sensation (1980). The song became Mills’ biggest hit on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart, where it peaked at No. 6, outperforming her previously highest charting single, “Whatcha Gonna Do with My Lovin'”, which peaked at No. 22. The single was also successful on the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts, peaking at No. 12 and No. 5, respectively. It was a bigger success in the UK where it peaked in the top five (#4). The record won Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1981 Grammy Awards.