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CeCe Peniston (born Cecilia Veronica Peniston; September 6, 1969)<ref name="whoswho"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> is an American recording artist and former beauty queen.<ref name="virgin"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="deseretnews"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name="penistonbio"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="closeup"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name="missblackarizona"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="5Mag"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name="saywhatnews.com"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In the early 1990s, she was one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, scoring five number one hits in the chart within three years.<ref name="allmusic"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="billboard"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Her signature song “Finally” (#5 in the Hot 100<ref name="billboard"/> and #2 in UK Top 75<ref name="chartstats"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>) became one of the biggest dance singles, selling three million copies worldwide.<ref name="last fm"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Peniston has performed at private engagements for Aretha Franklin's private birthday party in Detroit, Michigan, Pope John Paul II in Rome at the Vatican (as a member of the gospel band Sisters of Glory) and the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, during both of his inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C.<ref name="firstclassent">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> She was the first foreign female entertainer to perform in post-apartheid South Africa.<ref name="firstclassent"/><ref> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

On February 4, 2011, Peniston signed a record deal with West Swagg Music Group/Bungalo Records, with full distribution through Universal Music Group Distribution, and announced release of a new solo album 15 years after her last studio set (I'm Movin' On from 1996 on A&M Records).<ref name="inmag"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> By the end of the year, however, only three digital singles had been issued including a new song called "Stoopid!",<ref name="redplanet"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and two cover versions of her prior hits, "Keep On Walkin'" and "Finally".<ref name="kof"/><ref name="f11">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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CeCe Peniston (born Cecilia Veronica Peniston; September 6, 1969)<ref name="whoswho"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> is an American recording artist and former beauty queen.<ref name="virgin"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="deseretnews"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name="penistonbio"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="closeup"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name="missblackarizona"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="5Mag"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name="saywhatnews.com"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In the early 1990s, she was one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, scoring five number one hits in the chart within three years.<ref name="allmusic"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="billboard"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Her signature song “Finally” (#5 in the Hot 100<ref name="billboard"/> and #2 in UK Top 75<ref name="chartstats"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>) became one of the biggest dance singles, selling three million copies worldwide.<ref name="last fm"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Peniston has performed at private engagements for Aretha Franklin's private birthday party in Detroit, Michigan, Pope John Paul II in Rome at the Vatican (as a member of the gospel band Sisters of Glory) and the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, during both of his inauguration ceremonies in Washington, D.C.<ref name="firstclassent">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> She was the first foreign female entertainer to perform in post-apartheid South Africa.<ref name="firstclassent"/><ref> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

On February 4, 2011, Peniston signed a record deal with West Swagg Music Group/Bungalo Records, with full distribution through Universal Music Group Distribution, and announced release of a new solo album 15 years after her last studio set (I'm Movin' On from 1996 on A&M Records).<ref name="inmag"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> By the end of the year, however, only three digital singles had been issued including a new song called "Stoopid!",<ref name="redplanet"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and two cover versions of her prior hits, "Keep On Walkin'" and "Finally".<ref name="kof"/><ref name="f11">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


CeCe Peniston sections
Intro  Biography  Discography  Filmography  Personal life  Controversies  Charity work  See also  References  External links  

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