CeCe Peniston

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CeCe Peniston (born Cecilia Veronica Peniston; September 6, 1969) is an American recording artist and former beauty queen. In the early 1990s, she was one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, scoring five number one hits in the chart within three years. Her signature song “Finally” (#5 in the Hot 100 and #2 in UK Top 75) became one of the biggest dance singles, selling three million copies worldwide.

Peniston has performed at private engagements for Aretha Franklin's private birthday party in Detroit, Michigan, Pope John Paul II in Rome at the Vatican (as a member of the gospel band Sisters of Glory) and the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, during both of his inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C. She was the first foreign female entertainer to perform in post-apartheid South Africa.

On February 4, 2011, Peniston signed a record deal with West Swagg Music Group/Bungalo Records, with full distribution through Universal Music Group Distribution, and announced release of a new solo album 15 years after her last studio set (I'm Movin' On from 1996 on A&M Records). By the end of the year, however, only three digital singles had been issued including a new song called "Stoopid!", and two cover versions of her prior hits, "Keep On Walkin'" and "Finally".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Finally Ce Ce Peniston 2
1994 Thought 'Ya Knew CeCe Peniston 2
1996 I'm Movin' On CeCe Peniston 3
2008 Cece Peniston CeCe Peniston 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of CeCe Peniston CeCe Peniston 2
The Best Of CeCe Peniston 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Finally CeCe Peniston 4
1991 We Got a Love Thang CeCe Peniston 2
1994 I'm Not Over You CeCe Peniston 1
1994 Hit by Love CeCe Peniston 1
1994 I'm in the Mood CeCe Peniston 1
1997 Finally '97 CeCe Peniston 1
2011 Stoopid CeCe Peniston 1
2011 Stoopid (Remix) CeCe Peniston 1
Keep Givin' Me Your Love CeCe Peniston 1

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