International Recording Artist CeCe Peniston
CeCe Peniston’s storybook beginning is magical in that CeCe spent most of her formative years in Phoenix, Arizona and got her first start singing before her church congregation. CeCe elevated to the level of true artist when a friend and Phoenix-based record producer, Felipe “DJ Wax Dawg” Delgado, asked her to record back-up vocals for a female rapper slated to release an album on A&M Records. Soon after, CeCe showed her willingness to make her own individual mark in the business and landed her solo project commissioned by then A&M Records music executive, Manny Lehman. CeCe’s hit single known, today as “Finally”, was born and CeCe accomplished what all talented artists only dream of – inking a deal for her own debut album. CeCe became an international sensation and considered to be one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Charts. CeCe was successful at scoring five major number one hits within three years. Her signature dance hit “Finally” reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #2 on the UK Top 75. It became one of the biggest dance records in history selling over 3 million copies worldwide.
The first single off of her new album is entitled “Nothing Can Stop Me Now”, a title truly fitting for the next phase of CeCe’s life. The song is already gaining momentum and heating up at radio stations in New York City, Richmond, Charlotte, Augusta, Columbus, Little Rock, and Oklahoma City. Music Choice and Sirius Radio are also among the stations playing the single.
Jahlisa A. Ross
Jahlove Serrano aka Jahlisa A Ross is a health educator, youth advocate, HIV/AIDS activist, androgynous model, runway coach, drag queen, background dancer, and choreographer to the stars. A Guatemalan/American native of Bronx New York, he contracted HIV a few days shy of his 16th birthday. At that point, he decided to take a leadership role among his peers and community and to be very public with his HIV status to combat the ignorance and stigma around HIV/AIDS. He works in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention, outreach and research and he is working hard on the global, national, city and local levels to address the needs of HIV positive and HIV negative youth. Jahlove has worked with New York City AIDS institute, the National Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition, The Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS North America (GNP+NA), the AIDS ALLIANCES, The White House, and The Department of Health. Currently, he is part of a national campaign called “HIV Stops With Me”, the New York City “In Care” campaign, and the Janssen “Positively Fearless” global campaign. Jahlove uses his entertainment platform to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and education throughout the United States and beyond.
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