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In the mid–1980s, Brooklyn–native Cheryl "Salt" James met Queens–native Jamaican rapper Sandra "Pepa" Denton, both studying nursing at Queensborough Community College. The pair became close friends and co–workers at Sears. Another co-worker Hurby Luv Bug was studying record production at the Center of Media Arts and asked Cheryl and Sandra to record for him as a class project. This resulted in the single "The Showstopper" (an answer record to Doug E. Fresh's The Show) in late–1985 and reached No. 46 on the Billboard R&B chart. In September 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 released in December 1986 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.
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Salt 'N' Pepa - Mixx-It 7 album art Various Push It Various - Mixx-It 7 (Comp) Mixx-it US 1987 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Turn It Up album art Various Chick On The Side (as Salt-N-Pepa) Various - Turn It Up Next Plateau Records Inc. US 1987 Sell This Version
5001 655 Salt 'N' Pepa - Promomix album art Various Push It Various - Promomix(12", Promo) Polygram 5001 655 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
RR 17 Various Push It Various - Remixed Records 17(2x12") Remixed Records RR 17 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
MFMM 30 Salt 'N' Pepa - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue No. 30 album art Various Push It (as Salt N' Pepa) Various - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue No. 30(2x12") Music Factory MFMM 30 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Grand' 88 album art Ben Liebrand Shake Your Thang Ben Liebrand - Grand' 88 The Disc Jockey Association UK 1989 Sell This Version
5001 685 Salt 'N' Pepa - Untitled album art Various Expression (Half Step) Various - Untitled(12", Promo) PolyGram 5001 685 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
2801 327 Salt 'N' Pepa - Disco Promocional Mix album art Various Twist And Shout Various - Disco Promocional Mix(12", EP, Promo) Mercury 2801 327 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
DMC 72/1 Salt 'N' Pepa - January 89 - Mixes 1 album art Various I Am Down (as Salt N Pepa) and 1 more… Various - January 89 - Mixes 1(12") DMC DMC 72/1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
GT2 Salt 'N' Pepa - Metro Mix - Issue GT2 album art Various Expression (as Salt N' Pepa) Various - Metro Mix - Issue GT2(2x12", Promo) Metro Mix GT2 US 1990 Sell This Version
MFMM CD 61 Salt 'N' Pepa - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 61 album art Various Let's Talk About Sex Various - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 61(CD, Comp) Music Factory MFMM CD 61 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 64 album art Various Do You Want Me and 4 more… Various - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 64 (Comp) Music Factory UK 1991 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 66 album art Various Don't You Want Me Various - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 66 (Comp) Music Factory UK 1991 Sell This Version
SPP-1059, SPP 1059 Salt 'N' Pepa - Mid-Summer Madness album art Various Do You Want Me (European Club Remix) (as Salt-N-Pepa) Various - Mid-Summer Madness(12", EP, Promo) Polygram Records, Polygram Records SPP-1059, SPP 1059 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
CP-37 Salt 'N' Pepa - Mixx-it 37 album art Various Push It (Cameron Paul Remix) Various - Mixx-it 37(12", Promo) Mixx-it CP-37 US 1991 Sell This Version
DMC 102/1 Salt 'N' Pepa - July 91 - One album art Various Do You Want Me and 4 more… Various - July 91 - One(12") DMC DMC 102/1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
5002 005 Salt 'N' Pepa - Only For Dee Jays album art Various You Showed Me (The Born Again Club Mix) Various - Only For Dee Jays(12", Promo) Polygram 5002 005 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - MTV™ Party To Go Volume 2 album art Various Let's Talk About Sex (Original Recipe Club Mix) (as Salt-N-Pepa) Various - MTV™ Party To Go Volume 2 (Comp) Tommy Boy, Columbia House US 1992 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Ultimix 43 album art Various Push It (as Salt-N-Pepa) Various - Ultimix 43 (Comp) Ultimix US 1992 Sell This Version
515 325-1 Various Let's Talk About Sex (as Salt'n'Pepa) Various - Tørst På Danselivet - Jolly Hot Dance Music(12") Polydor 515 325-1 Denmark 1992 Sell This Version
CP-60 Salt 'N' Pepa - Mixx-it 60 album art Various Start Me Up Various - Mixx-it 60(12", Promo) Mixx-it CP-60 US 1992 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Clubfffloor's Most Wanted album art Various Let's Talk About Sex (Universal Power Mix) (as Salt N Pepa) Various - Clubfffloor's Most Wanted (Comp) FFRR, Next Plateau Records Inc., PolyGram Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Runaway Love album art En Vogue Whatta Man (as Salt-N-Pepa) En Vogue - Runaway Love (EP) EastWest Records America Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 97 album art Various Do You Want Me Various - Music Factory Mastermix - Issue 97 (Comp) Music Factory UK 1994 Sell This Version
Salt 'N' Pepa - Woodstock 94 album art Various Shoop Various - Woodstock 94 (Comp, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records Australia 1994 Sell This Version