Friday, April 17, 2009

Cece Peniston


Cece Peniston (born Cecelia Peniston on September 6, 1969 in Dayton, Ohio) is a female dance singer from the 90s. Before becoming a singer, she was crowned Miss Black Arizona in 1989.

A year later, Cece signed to A&M Records and got some exposure by singing on Phoenix rapper Overweight Pooch's 1991 single, "I Like It."
In 1992, she released her debut album, "Finally" after being discovered by DJ\remixer Manny Lehman.

The album peaked at #70 on the Billboard 200 and #13 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. It also peaked at #10 on the U.K. Albums chart.
Cece's first single, "Finally" became a dance hit, peaking at #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

The song also became a hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #5 and peaked at #26 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.

In the U.K., the song peaked at #29 on the U.K. Singles chart, but when the song was re-released in 1992, it peaked at #2 on the chart.
The second single, "We Got a Love Thang" peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100, became Cece's 2nd #1 dance hit, and peaked at #38 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks. The song also peaked at #6 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The third single, "Keep on Walkin" peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, became Cece's 3rd #1 dance hit, and peaked at #3 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. In the U.K., the song peaked at #10 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The fourth single, "Inside That I Cried" peaked at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. The song also peaked at #42 on the U.K. Singles chart. The last single, "Crazy Love" peaked at #97 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #31 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks. The song also peaked at #44 on the U.K. Singles chart.In 1994, Cece released her sophomore album, "Thought 'Ya Knew" which peaked at #96 on the Billboard 200 chart and #20 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The album also peaked at #31 on the U.K. Albums chart.
The first single, "Searchin" was released as a promo single in the United Kingdom, but didn't appear to chart at all.
The second single (and the first commercial single from the album,), "I'm in the Mood" peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100, #20 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi Singles Sales chart, became Cece's 4th #1 dance hit, and peaked at #7 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in January of 1994, staying on the chart for 22 weeks.

In the U.K., the song peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song, "I Will Be Received" received airplay in Japan.
The third single, "Keep Giving Me Your Love" peaked at #101 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, #4 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #40 on both Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic Top 40 charts.

The song also peaked at #36 on the U.K. Singles chart and was moderately successful in New Zealand and Canada.
The fourth single, "I'm Not Over You" peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, #31 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #10 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 25 weeks.
The fifth and last single, "Hit By Love" peaked at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100, became Cece's 5th #1 dance hit, and peaked at #47 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.

In the U.K., the song peaked at #33 on the U.K. Singles chart. In 1995, Cece was featured on the Sisters of Glory's album, "Good News in Hard Times."
In 1996, she released her third album, "I'm Movin' On" which peaked at #48 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Movin' On" peaked at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100, #10 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #29 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
The second single, "Before I Lay" (featuring JoJo Hailey of K-C & JoJo) peaked at #120 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #52 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.

In 1998, Cece released her greatest hits compliation album, "The Best of Cece Peniston" which didn't appear to make the charts.
Her cover version of Jocelyn Brown's "Somebody Else's Guy" peaked at #13 on the U.K. Singles chart, but failed to chart in the United States.
A remixed version of Cece's first hit, "Finally" was moderately successful in the U.K., peaking at #13 on the U.K. Singles chart.

In 1998, there were rumors about Cece releasing a fourth album, but those plans never materialized. She continued to release dance singles that reached moderate or no impact on the Billboard charts.

In 2011, Cece signed a record deal with West Swagg Music Group\Bunaglo Records with full distribution through Universal Music Group Distribution and is planning on releasing a new album soon.

To see the music video for "Finally," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk8mm1Qmt-Y

To see the music video for "We Got a Love Thang," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__ugaiz323k

To see the music video for "Keep on Walkin," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heW3TziyFLI

To see the music video for "Inside That I Cried," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQdBGNBAtm0

To see the music video for "Crazy Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mngPNv5Qwhg

To see the music video for "I'm in the Mood," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImkLeWuigKk

To see the music video for "I'm Not Over You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48qbUfclzxs

To see the music video for "Hit By Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElL67nIrj5U

To see the music video for "Keep Givin' Me Your Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz0lts5AcEM

To see the music video for "Movin' On," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsrgDfoJ0og



[updated on 05\21\13]

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