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Perri "Pebbles" Reid

Singer-songwriter from United States of America

Perri A. Reid, formerly known as Pebbles (born Perri Arnette McKissack, August 29, 1964) is an American dance-pop and urban contemporary singer-songwriter. "Pebbles," a childhood nickname, had an early brush with industry success in the early 1980s as a backup singer for percussionist/band leader Bill Summers and the funk outfit Con Funk Shun, helping to co-write "Body of Lover", one of the band's biggest hits. In 1987 she scored her first breakthrough with Pebbles, her self-titled solo debut for MCA Records. "Pebbles" yielded a Platinum-plus album featuring the hits "Girlfriend" and "Mercedes Boy" (which Pebbles wrote), both Top Five Pop and #1 R&B smashes. The videos for both songs, featuring Pebbles’ signature modern glam style, were in heavy rotation on MTV, VH1 and BET. During this time Pebbles married L.A. Reid, who would co-found LaFace Records with Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. Pebbles also sang background vocals on Paula Abdul's album Forever Your Girl in 1988. In 1990 Pebbles released Always, a well-received set that included the Top Five hit "Giving You the Benefit", "Always", and "Love Makes Things Happen". The latter song, featuring Babyface, was a Top 20 Pop & R&B hit and  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Perri Arnette McKissack,Perri Nixon,Perri Alette McKissack,Perri McKissack,Sister Perri,Pebbles
Date of birth
1964-08-29
Place of birth
Oakland
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Otis Nixon George Smith Antonio M. Reid Excel Sharrieff
Children
Ashley Victoria Winzer Aaron Reid
Profession
Singer-songwriter, Singer

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