Perri "Pebbles" Reid Rhythm and blues Artist

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".

Personal details

Date of birth
August 29th, 1964
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
Oakland , California
pop. 406,253 (2013)

Family

Spouses
Children

Organizations founded

1. Savvy Records

Record label

Wikiedia article

Savvy Records was a record label founded in 1993 by singer Pebbles. The label was distributed through Perspective Records/A&M Records. The Atlanta performing arts quartet group 4.0 was signed to her label. Pebbles was executive producer of the album which featured mega producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Unfortunately, after the a dispute of taxes regarding the group TLC and a divorce from her husband, record mogul, LA Reid, she shut the label down in 1997.

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Straight From My Heart
Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
September 12th, 1995 Album on compact disc
Always
Rhythm and blues, Contemporary R&B, Pop music
September 11th, 1990 Album on compact disc 53 minutes
Love Makes Things Happen
November 6th, 1990 Single
Mercedes Boy
1988 Single on compact disc
Pebbles
Freestyle music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
November 16th, 1987 Album on compact disc
Giving You the Benefit
Single

Guest TV appearances

American Bandstand

Program genre

Music
Variety show
Talk show

External resources

American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer. The show featured teenagers dancing to Top 40 music introduced by Clark; at least one popular musical act—over the decades, running the gamut from Jerry Lee Lewis to Run DMC—would usually appear in person to lip-sync one of their latest singles. Freddy Boom Boom Cannon holds the record for most appearances at 110.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S31-E33 May 28th, 1988

Behind the Music

Program genre

Biographical film
Reality television
Documentary film
Historical fiction
Music

Official site

External resources

Behind the Music is a television series on VH1. The series places its generality on documentation of musical artists or groups who are interviewed and profiled, and discuss how their careers became successful and what hardships they undertook. On September 6, 2012, VH1 announced that the show's fifteenth season would premiere on Sunday, September 16 with an episode profiling band Train. Other new subjects include Toni Braxton, Carrie Underwood, Gym Class Heroes, Nicole Scherzinger, and Ne-Yo. T.I. and Pink will have their specials updated.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E26 April 18th, 1999

Soul Train

Program genre

Music
Variety show

Official site

External resources

Soul Train is an American musical variety television program, which aired in syndication from 1971 until 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists have also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.nProduction was suspended following the 2005–06 season, with a rerun package airing for two years subsequently.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S20-E18 February 16th, 1991
S17-E16 January 16th, 1988

Where Are They Now?

Program genre

Documentary film
Biographical film

Official site

External resources

Where Are They Now? was a television series on VH1 that featured past celebrities and updated on their current professional and personal status. Each episode was dedicated to another genre.nThough not always in sequence, some episodes were a continuation of the motif of episodes from the past. Those episodes sometimes had Roman numerals in their title to signify their sequel status.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E22 November 14th, 2002

Wikipedia

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