CeCe Peniston

African American Recording Artist
Born Sep 6, 1969

CeCe Peniston is an African American recording artist and former beauty queen. At the beginning of the nineties, she was considered to be one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, scoring five major number one hits in the chart within three years.… Read More

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1969 Birth Born on September 6, 1969.


1987 17 Years Old She attended Trevor G. Browne High School, class of 1987, in Phoenix, and landed a part in a local theater group’s production of Bubblin' Brown Sugar, (playing the young Sweet Georgia Brown). … Read More
1989 19 Years Old She was crowned Miss Black Arizona in 1989 and Miss Galaxy in 1990. … Read More


1991 21 Years Old Her music career began in January 1991, when Felipe "DJ Wax Dawg" Delgado, her friend and a record producer based also in Phoenix, asked Peniston to record back-up vocals for Tonya Davis, a black female rapper known after her childhood nickname as Overweight Pooch. … Read More
I gave her the chance, but I didn't give her a voice," the rapper insisted for Phoenix New Times in July 1992, and Peniston, interviewed by the same newspaper in the meantime, reacted by her own words. "I feel like anything's possible and I know one thing. … Read More
1994 24 Years Old At the end of the year Peniston was named the No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Artist, summarizing all her songs released in 1994 ("I'm Not Over You" #9, "Hit by Love" #24, and I'm in the Mood" #44). … Read More
1995 25 Years Old …  Good News in Hard Times (produced by Jennifer Cohen and Lois Walden) was released in August 1995 on Warner Bros, and the album brought Peniston an entry also in the Billboard Top Gospel Albums list, where it reached in October No.#29, remaining in the chart for 6 weeks.
1996 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1996, the Billboard posted information that singer was putting the finishing touches to her new studio album, I'm Movin' On, slated for its release in May. … Read More


2001 31 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The composition almost revived her No. 1 status in February 2001, returning her into the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play list, and delivering her a Top 3 entry also in the millennium (No. 2). … Read More
2003 33 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The modern soul set was to be made in England, released on Dôme Records in 2003, and one of the compositions performed by Peniston, "For My Baby", was later given also a treatment for the dance floor with stand-out house mixes from Dave "Leggz" Longmore and Sam Junior Bromfield known as Ruff ’N’ Tumble, and duo KT & C. … Read More
Gimme the Mike! and Hit Me, Baby, One More Time Back to the States on 2 June 2005, Peniston appeared on the NBC network as a contestant of the summer's reality TV Hit Me, Baby, One More Time. … Read More
2006 36 Years Old "You Are the Universe" and Music Is Our Way of Life Interviewed by 5 Chicago magazine in June 2006, singer stated that she was, "working on another album," with George Jackson (a former manager of the Silk Entertainment label), Tre, and Ron Carroll, and expressed her wish to work with Steve Hurley as well back again. … Read More
"EP Live" and Divas of Disco On April 25, 2007, her icon stood on the stage of Avalon, Hollywood on the occasion of a five star concert Divas of Disco – Live, which included Thelma Houston, Linda Clifford, A Taste of Honey, France Joli and herself. … Read More
2008 38 Years Old "Above Horizons" However, the year of 2008 also passed with no significant news regarding her new solo studio project, the following June Peniston released "Above Horizons", a national PTA anthem as a tribute to the families, teachers and communities who help children reach their dreams through the PTA, Parent Teacher Association, which resulted from her role being a National Ambassador of the US largest volunteer child advocacy organization. … Read More
2009 39 Years Old On June 17, 2009, Chicago Defender interviewed the artist, who declared that after over a decade she was about to finish recording her comeback album. … Read More


2011 41 Years Old 1 More Event
"Make Me Say Oh", "Stoopid!" and "Celebrate" On February 4, 2011, Peniston signed a recording contract with the independent label West Swagg Music Group (WWMG), established by Lupe Rose in 2010. … Read More
2015 45 Years Old Based on her appearance for reality TV series Celebrity Wife Swap in August 2015, she is now engaged to personal trainer Marcus Matthews. … Read More
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