CeCe Peniston

Genres: Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
Tags: dance house 90s female vocalists pop soul rnb Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Cecelia Peniston, 6 September 1969, Dayton, Ohio, USA. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona, Peniston started acting at school. She went on to appear in numerous talent contests and also won the beauty pageants Miss Black Arizona and Miss Galaxy. She worked as a backing singer for the Overweight Pooch, and while still at college wrote ‘Finally’, which would become her first solo single. The music that backed the song bore more than a passing resemblance to the Ce Ce Rogers underground hit, ‘Someday’. Fresh out of college, and with only the faintest hopes of a music career, ‘Finally’ broke her into the US Top 10 in late 1991 on the back of a speculative demo. She also sung backing vocals on Kym Sims’ US Top 40 hit, ‘Too Blind To See It’. A singer and dancer slightly reminiscent of late 70s soul, most of Peniston’s compositions are piano-based with strong similarities to Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. Her modelling...

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