CeCe Peniston’s music career began in 1990 when she signed to A&M Records. She got her initial exposure doing featured vocals on Phoenix female rapper Overweight Pooch’s 1991 single I Like It. The label was so impressed with Peniston’s vocals, that they wanted her to release her own solo single “Finally”, which dropped in the fall of 1991.
“Finally” is an uplifting anthem that speaks to finally finding true love. Discovered by famed deejay/remixer Manny Lehman, Peniston released her debut album, “Finally”, in 1992. The album, released on A&M Records, sold over three million copies worldwide. Her first single, “Finally”, achieved #1 chart status on three Billboard charts and also hit No. 2 in the UK. In the U.S. her album went No. 70 on the Billboard 200 and No. 10 in the UK. “Finally” (the single) was re-released in Europe in 1997 as a remix, reaching No. 26 on the UK singles chart. “Finally” was also used in the cult Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert as well as the television show The L Word (Season 2, Episode 5) and over 30 compilations of hit dance music.
Release date: 1997
Label: AM PM