Cece Peniston

Cece Peniston BIOGRAPHY

Cece Peniston

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1991-1998

In January 1991, CeCe was recording background vocals for Overweight Pooch at A&M Records. Manny Lehman, A&R director, heard her and a demo she was doing of "Finally."

"Finally" was "an instant hit in the clubs." Rick Stone, A&M's serior VP of promotion, told Billboard that getting the record played on pop radio required "immense passion and belief in the music and the artist. We knew we had something special, so we decided to stick with it for a little while (September through December 1991), and try to spread the excitement we were felling from the street. We thought it had reached its peak in December, and then out of nowhere it resurged. IT got to a point when the single had taken on a life of its own."

Peniston supported her single and signing with nine months on tour in the U.S., Britain and Europe. She told Billboard, "I feel like I've been in constant motion since the first single came out. It's a little scary at times, but I try to never lose sight of how fortunate I am to have this opportunity."

CeCe was the leading nominee for the 1992 Billboard Music Video Awards for 1992. She had four nominations. "Finally" had three nominaitons in the dance categories. The "Keep on Walkin'" video was nominated in the best female artist in R&B/rap.

"We Got a Love Thang" was No. 1 on Billboard's Club Play chart within one month of its release in February 1992.

In 1994, CeCe was named Billboard's Top Dance-Music Club-Play Artist with three singles that charted.

SOURCE:
CeCe Peniston Grows from Club Roots. Larry Flick. Billboard, June 20, 1992.
Peniston Leads Field in B'board Music Vid Noms. Billboard, October 17, 1992.

OFFICIAL WEB SITE: CeCe Peniston

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
CeCe Peniston
   Born: Sep 06, 1969
   Instrument(s): vocals


Cece Peniston PHOTOS

Cece Peniston DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Cece Peniston U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionA&M Records60694908762001
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)A&M Records31458 20041996
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)A&M Records31458 20051996
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)A&M RecordsAMSAD 003381996
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)A&M RecordsAMSAD 003691996
FinallyA&M Records75021 53811992
FinallyA&M Records75021 72181991
Heart and Soul of CeCe Peniston Four Selections from "Finally" (the)A&M Records75021 73881992
Hit By LoveA&M Records31458 83291994
I'm in the MoodA&M Records31458 04991994
I'm in the MoodA&M Records31458 82261993
I'm in the MoodA&M Records31458 82341993
I'm Movin' OnA&M Records31454 05981996
I'm Not Over YouA&M Records31458 05751994
I'm Not Over YouA&M Records31458 82771994
Movin' OnA&M Records31458 16561996
Movin' OnA&M Records31458 16571996
Movin' OnA&M RecordsAMSAD 002541996
Somebody Else's GuyA&M Records31458 25111998
Thought Ya KnewA&M Records31454 01381994
We Got a Love ThangA&M Records75021 23951991

Cece Peniston U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)A&M RecordsAMPRO 003711996
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)/House Party/Movin' OnA&M RecordsAMPRO 003421996
Crazy LoveA&M Records31458 00341992
Crazy LoveA&M Records31458 80171992
FinallyA&M Records75021 23851991
Hit By LoveA&M Records31458 07651994
Hit By LoveA&M Records31458 83071994
I'm in the MoodA&M Records31458 04611993
I'm in the Mood/Keep on Walkin'A&M Records31458 04981993
I'm Movin' OnA&M RecordsAMPRO 002561996
Keep On Walkin'A&M Records75021 73821992
We Got a Love ThangA&M Records75021 73281992

Cece Peniston U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection20016069490876
Finally
We Got a Love Thang
Keep on Walkin'
Inside That I Cried
Crazy Love
I'm in the Mood
I'm Not Over You
Hit by Love
Movin' On
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)
House Party
Finally

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)1996AMSAD 00338
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Radio Edit with Intro)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (LP Version)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Radio Edit without Intro)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Instrumental)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)1996AMPRO 00371
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Radio Remix)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Grand Jury Mix)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Back of the Room Mix)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Radio Remix Instrumental)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Grand Jury Mix Instrumental)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Back of the Room Mix Instrumental)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)199631458 2004
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Radio Edit with Intro)
Movin' On (East Coast Flava Mix with Rap)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)199631458 2005
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Radio Edit with Intro)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (LP Version)
Movin' On (East Coast Flava Mix with Rap)
Finally (12" Choice Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)1996AMSAD 00369
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Radio Remix)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Grand Jury Mix)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (Back of the Room Mix)
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy)/House Party/Movin' On1996AMPRO 00342
Before I Lay (You Drive Me Crazy) (LP Version)
House Party (LP Version)
House Party (Instrumental)
Movin' On (East Coast Flava Mix with Rap)
Movin' On (East Coast Flava Mix Instrumental)
House Party (A Cappella)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Crazy Love199231458 0034
Crazy Love (12" Remix)
Crazy Love (Dub Version)
Crazy Love (LP Edit)
Crazy Love (B. Boy Mix)
Crazy Love (Krazy Dub)
Crazy Love (Hard Radio Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Crazy Love199231458 8017
Crazy Love (12" Remix)
Crazy Love (Dub Version)
Crazy Love (LP Version)
Crazy Love (B. Boy Mix)
Crazy Love (5 OH Beats)
Crazy Love (Hard Radio Mix)
Crazy Love (Kenlou 12")
Crazy Love (House Dub)
Crazy Love (Masters At Work Dub)
Crazy Love (Krazy Dub)
Crazy Love (Bass Dub)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Finally199175021 2396
Finally (7" Choice Mix)
Finally (12" Without Rap)
Finally (12" Choice Mix)