PROFILES host Mickey Burns interviews dance divas Martha Wash, Ce Ce Peniston, Taylor Dayne and Samantha Fox
Singer Martha Wash perhaps best known for her 1982 mega hit “It’s Raining Men” that she recorded with “The Weather Girls.” The hit is still being played on radio stations to this day and was nominated for a Grammy in 1982. Because so many of Martha’s recordings were dance hits - she’s often referred to as “The Queen of Club Land.”
Ce Ce Peniston is a former beauty queen turned singer. Much of her success came in the 90s, having five major club hits in the span of three years. Her signature song, “Finally” sold three million copies worldwide. After taking a 15 year break from recording, Peniston is back and releasing new singles today.
When multi-platinum recording artist Taylor Dayne signed with Arista Records in 1987, she became an international star. Dayne’s first seven singles hit the top ten on the Billboard charts. Her first song was the dance-pop hit, “Tell It to My Heart,” which was an instant smash worldwide. Mega hits such as “Don’t Rush Me,” and “Love Will Lead You Back,” followed.
British recording artist Samantha Fox began her career modeling at 16 years-old and would evolve to become England’s most popular pin-up girl of all time. In 1986, she launched her music career with her debut single, “Touch Me,” which would become a number #1 hit in 17 countries. Since then, Fox has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
See these talented ladies speak more about their music and careers right here