Salt 'N' Pepa

Salt 'N' Pepa

Profile:
Successful pop-rap group from the U.S.

In the mid-'80s Cheryl "Salt" James met Jamaican-born Sandy "Pepa" Denton, both working at Sears in New York City. Another co-worker Hurby Luv Bug was studying record production at the Center of Media Arts and asked Cheryl and Sandy to record for him as a class project. This resulted in the single "The Showstopper" (an answer record to The Show) in late 1985 and reached no. 46 on the Billboard R&B chart.

In 1986 they signed to Next Plateau Records, recruited female high-school student-DJ named "Spinderella" and adopted the stage name Salt'N'Pepa.
Their first album languished until DJ's began playing "Push It" in 1987, sending it to no. 19 and pushing the record to platinum sales, resulting in their international breakthrough.

Sandra left the group in 2001, and they officially disbanded in 2002 and reformed in 2007.

Line-up:
Cheryl James (1986-2002; 2007-present)
Sandra Denton (1986-2001; 2007-present)
Deidra Roper (1987-2002 2007-present)
Latoya Hanson (1986-1987)
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Salt 'N' Pepa Discography

Albums

PL1007 Salt 'N' Pepa Hot, Cool & Vicious (Album) Next Plateau Records Inc. PL1007 US 1986 Sell This Version
PACLZ 4154 Salt 'N' Pepa A Salt With A Deadly Pepa (Album) FFRR, Next Plateau Records Inc., Next Plateau Records Inc. PACLZ 4154 Barbados 1988 Sell This Version
P4 28362, 422 828 362-4 Salt 'N' Pepa Blacks' Magic (Album) Next Plateau Records Inc. P4 28362, 422 828 362-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
828 454-2 Salt 'N' Pepa Very Necessary (Album) FFRR 828 454-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
828-959-2 Salt N' Pepa* Brand New (Album) London Records 828-959-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SNIPIV001 Salt 'N Peppa* Open Ended Interview For International Promotion(CD, Promo, Smplr) FFRR SNIPIV001 UK 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NP50043 Salt -N- Pepa* I'll Take Your Man Next Plateau Records Inc. NP50043 US 1986 Sell This Version
NP 50053 Salt 'N' Pepa Beauty And The Beat / Part II At Warp Speed Next Plateau Records Inc. NP 50053 US 1986 Sell This Version
NP50055 Salt 'N' Pepa My Mike Sounds Nice / It's Alright Next Plateau Records Inc. NP50055 US 1987 Sell This Version
NP50071 Salt - N - Pepa* I Am Down / Chick On The Side Next Plateau Records Inc. NP50071 US 1987 Sell This Version
KF315 Salt-N-Pepa* Tramp (Remix) / Push It (Single) Next Plateau Records Inc. KF315 US 1987 Sell This Version
886 327-7 Salt 'N' Pepa Push It (Maxi, Single, EP) FFRR, FFRR 886 327-7 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
FFRCD 16 Salt 'N' Pepa Get Up Everybody (Single, Maxi, EP) Next Plateau Records Inc. FFRCD 16 UK 1988 Sell This Version
FFRX 2 DJ, 886 250-1 Salt-N-Pepa* / Antoinette Salt-N-Pepa* / Antoinette - Push It / Hit 'Em With This / I Am Down (EP, Maxi) Metronome FFRX 2 DJ, 886 250-1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
2801 274 Run-DMC / Salt 'N' Pepa Run-DMC / Salt 'N' Pepa - Mary, Mary / Push It(12", Promo) London Records 2801 274 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
FFR 16, 886 407 7 Salt 'N' Pepa Twist And Shout (Single, EP) High Fashion Music, Dureco FFR 16, 886 407 7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
NP 50077, NP50077 Salt-N-Pepa* Shake Your Thang / Spinderella's Not A Fella (But A Girl DJ) (Single) Next Plateau Records Inc., Next Plateau Records Inc. NP 50077, NP50077 US 1988 Sell This Version
FFRXDJ 11 Salt 'N' Pepa Shake Your Thang (Maxi, Single) High Fashion Music, Next Plateau Records Inc. FFRXDJ 11 UK 1988 Sell This Version
FFRXDJ 16 Salt-N-Pepa* Everybody Get Up / Twist And Shout(12", Promo) FFRR FFRXDJ 16 UK 1988 Sell This Version
NPCD50101 Salt 'N' Pepa Expression (Single, Maxi, EP) Next Plateau Records Inc. NPCD50101 US 1989 Sell This Version
886 621-1 Salt 'N Pepa* Megamix(12", Maxi) FFRR 886 621-1 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
NP50137W-DJ, NP50137 RE-1 Salt-N-Pepa* Featuring Hurby Luv Bug Salt-N-Pepa* Featuring Hurby Luv Bug - Do You Want Me (Maxi, Single) Next Plateau Records Inc. NP50137W-DJ, NP50137 RE-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
JDM50121 Salt-N-Pepa* Special Guest Performance By Sybil Salt-N-Pepa* Special Guest Performance By Sybil - Independent (Remix) (Single, EP) Next Plateau Records Inc., FFRR JDM50121 US 1990 Sell This Version
FX 174, 869599.1 Salt 'N' Pepa You Showed Me (Maxi, Single) FFRR, FFRR FX 174, 869599.1 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CD45-1182 Pebbles with Salt 'N' Pepa Pebbles with Salt 'N' Pepa - Backyard (Single, Maxi) MCA Records, MCA Records CD45-1182 US 1990 Sell This Version