First Album Released: 1992
Last Album Released: 1996
Popular 90's Song: finally
CeCe Peniston (born Cecilia Veronica Peniston) is an African American recording artist and former beauty queen. At the beginning of the 1990s, she was considered to be one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, scoring five major number one hits in the chart within three years. Her signature song “Finally” (#5 in the Hot 100 and #2 in UK Top 75) became one of the biggest dance singles, selling three million copies worldwide.
Both, the single and album entered the US Hot 100, as well as the UK Top 75 chart (at No.#5 and No.#2 for single, respectively at No.#70 and at No.#10 for album release), and ultimately earned Peniston a gold, or silver certification in both countries. By the end of 1992 her debut (in Europe re-released in 1997 with a bonus remix "Finally '97") sold over 540,000 in United States.