Thursday, May 6, 2010

Puff Johnson

Puff Johnson (born Ewayna Johnson on December 10, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan) was a female singer\songwriter from the mid-90's. She collaborated with artists such as Tupac Shakur and Somethin' For the People.
In May of 1996, Puff released her debut album, "Miracle" which peaked at #34 on Billboard's Heatseekers albums chart and #61 on Billboard's R&B albums chart.
The first single, "Forever More" became Puff's biggest hit to date, peaking at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100, #31 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and #22 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart.
Puff's second single, "All Over Your Face" peaked at #57 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, but failed to make any impact on the Billboard Hot 100.

Puff released the single, "Over & Over" which flopped on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. The song was featured on "The First Wives Club" movie soundtrack. Internationally, the song was moderately successful in the UK, Australia, and the Netherlands.

In 1997, Puff toured as an opening act for Michael Jackson and 3T in Europe. Puff was one of the co-writers on Leela James' 2005 debut album, "A Change is Gonna Come."

Since January of 2009, Puff resided in South Africa following her concert in Johannesburg, attributing the decision to relocate there to the friendly & warm people she had met throughout her journey in the country.

Sadly on June 24, 2013, Puff passed away from cervical cancer. She was 40 years old. Puff was a talented singer and will be missed dearly.

To see the music video for "Forever More," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11GA0zE2hLI

To see the music video for "Over & Over," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18x7rerlMNc

To see the music video for "All Over Your Face," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsCdAB8XVAk

(Updated on 01\05\14)

1 comment:

lrob said...

Update-Sadly Puff passed away this year of cancer.