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Salt-N-Pepa (sometimes stylized as Salt 'N' Pepa) is an American hip hop group formed in New York City in 1985, that comprised Salt (Cheryl James), Pepa (Sandra Denton), and DJ Spinderella (Deidra Roper). Their debut album, Hot, Cool & Vicious (1986), sold more than 1 million copies in the US, making them the first female rap act to achieve gold and platinum status by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album included the single, "Push It", which was released in 1987 as the B-side to their single "Tramp", and peaked within the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Salt-N-Pepa's second album A Salt with a Deadly Pepa (1988), was certified gold by the RIAA. The Trio's third album, Blacks' Magic (1990), featured the singles "Expression" and "Let's Talk About Sex". In 1993, they released the album, Very Necessary, which sold more than 7 million copies worldwide (5 million of those in the U.S.), and was the highest-selling rap album by a female act (solo or group) in history at the time. The album included the hit singles "Shoop" and "Whatta Man" with En Vogue. They won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for their song "None of Your Business", making them one of the first female rap acts to win a Grammy Award, along with Queen Latifah, who won later during the same ceremony. In 2021, they won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Salt-N-Pepa have sold more than 15 million records worldwide, making them one of the best selling rap acts of all time. Their success in rap and hip hop culture has earned them the honorific title "The First Ladies of Rap".

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1986Hot, Cool & ViciousSalt‐N‐Pepa37
1988A Salt With a Deadly PepaSalt‐N‐Pepa36
1990Blacks’ MagicSalt‐N‐Pepa34
1993Very NecessarySalt‐N‐Pepa48
1997Brand NewSalt‐N‐Pepa42

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1991The Greatest HitsSalt ’n’ Pepa3
1999The Best OfSalt ’n Pepa2
200820th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Salt-N-PepaSalt‐N‐Pepa3
2011IconSalt-N-Pepa1
2013Push It (Best Of)Salt‐N‐Pepa1

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1990Salt‐N‐PepaSalt‐N‐Pepa1

Album + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1990A Blitz of Salt-N-Pepa Hits: The Hits RemixedSalt‐N‐Pepa6
1992Rapped in Remixes: The Greatest Hits RemixedSalt‐N‐Pepa1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1987Push ItSalt‐N‐Pepa5
1987Tramp / Push ItSalt‐N‐Pepa1
1988Get Up Everybody / Twist and ShoutSalt‐N‐Pepa1
1988Push ItSalt‐N‐Pepa / Antoinette1
1988Twist And ShoutSalt‐N‐Pepa1
1991BackyardPebbles With Salt-N-Pepa1
1991Do You Want MeSalt ’n’ Pepa2
1991Let’s Talk About SexSalt‐N‐Pepa3
1991You Showed MeSalt‐N‐Pepa2
1992ExpressionSalt ’n’ Pepa2
1992Start Me UpSalt‐N‐Pepa1
1993ShoopSalt ’N’ Pepa4
1993Whatta ManSalt ’n’ Pepa with En Vogue4
1994None of Your BusinessSalt‐N‐Pepa3
1994Heaven ’n HellSalt‐N‐Pepa1
1995Ain’t Nuthin’ but a She ThingSalt‐N‐Pepa2
1996ChampagneSalt‐N‐Pepa3
1997R U ReadySalt‐N‐Pepa2
1998Gitty UpSalt ’n Pepa1
1999Push It [Again]Salt‐N‐Pepa1
1999The Brick Track Versus Gitty UpSalt‐N‐Pepa1
2023Shoop (Re‐Recorded) [Sped Up]Salt‐N‐Pepa1

Single + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2021Whatta Man (the remixes)Salt‐N‐Pepa with En Vogue1

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