"Forget Me Nots" was off Rushen's seventh studio album, 1982's Straight from the Heart. This record was her biggest commercial success, reaching #14 on the charts, led by "Forget Me Nots," which hit #23 on the singles chart. By the by, Rushon co-wrote the song (with Teri McFadden and Freddie Washington) and co-produced the LP (with Charles Mims).
While Rushen did not have another big hit, she had continued success on the R&B charts throughout the 1980's. She has sporadically released albums since then, and also transitioned to become a renowned music director. In addition to working with Janet Jackson, Rushen also became the first female musical director of the Grammy Awards. She remains active in the industry as of this writing.
Cool trivia fact: Patrice Rushen is a one hit wonder, as only "Forget Me Nots" broke the top 40.
Cool trivia fact #2: "Forget Me Nots" has been frequently covered, most notably by Will Smith in 1997's "Men In Black."