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 Penistons compositions are piano-based with strong similarities to Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. Her modelling...