CeCe Peniston Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 31, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Jun 23, 2022
Keep reading for all the details on American singer, Cece Peniston's personal life, career, family life, and net worth!
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About Cece Peniston

Cecilia Veronica, popular as 'CeCe' Peniston is an American singer, actress, former beauty queen and recording artist from the United States.

Five of her singles reached No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot Dance Music / Club Play chart in the early ’90s. 'Finally,' her featured single, peaked at number five on the Hot 100 and second on the UK's Top 75.

Peniston performed at Aretha Franklin's private birthday celebrations in Detroit in Michigan, Pope John Paul II's opening two ceremonies at the Vatican in Rome, and for Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the USA. She is the first foreign performer in South Africa since the end of the apartheid system. Peniston claims to have a vocal range of 'five - seven octaves'.

Peniston announced the release of a new solo album 15 years after creating her last studio on February 4, 2011, when she signed a contract with Bungalo Records/West Swagg Music Group with complete distribution through Universal Music Group Distribution. The planned release of 'Still I', an R&B song after a long hiatus, was initially canceled, but the completed record was leaked after one of the producers enabled the Adrenaline Music company to sell the song.

Cece Peniston Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Cece Peniston's net worth?

Cece Peniston's estimated net worth is $1.5 million as of 2022.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Cece Peniston?

Cece's height is 6 ft 1 in (185 cm).

How old is Cece Peniston?

Cece Peniston is 52 years old as of 2021.

Childhood And Education

CeCe Peniston is a well-known American singer and pop songwriter who was born on September 6, 1969. She's a recording artist and her single 'Finally' ranked No.2 on the UK Top 75 and No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

She grew up in Ohio. She has performed at her local church in Ohio. She went to Phoenix College and majored in Liberal Arts. Tonya Davis was one of her first professional music engagements, and she sang backup for her.

Cece married Frank Martin Jr. since 2003 until 2011. She had a small marriage to Malik Byrd, which lasted only a year in the early 90's. On the reality TV series 'Celebrity Wife Swap', aired in August 2015, she was in a relationship with Marcus Matthews, her personal trainer. 

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Cece Peniston's partner?

After publishing her debut album 'Finally' in 1992, Peniston married Malik Byrd, who co-wrote 'Inside That I Cried' and was featured beside her in the video. Peniston married Frank Martin, a real estate professional from Halifax, Massachusetts, in 2003. In 2011, the couple divorced.

She was dating Marcus Matthews, a personal trainer on the reality TV show 'Celebrity Wife Swap' in August 2015. Soon after the series concluded, this romance terminated.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

CeCe Peniston is a well-known American pop singer. In the early ’90s, five of her singles reached No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot Dance Music / Club Play chart . 'Finally,' her featured single, peaked at number five on the Hot 100 and second on the UK's Top 75.

Charity Work

The CeCe Peniston Youth Foundation was formed in 1997 by the singer and her friend Heather to assist collect cash for a variety of causes, including HIV/AIDS, women and children in need, hunger, and human equality. The nonprofit was renamed the LOTS (Lifting Others To Succeed) Foundation later in 2006.

What awards has Cece Peniston won?

Peniston only released three solo studio albums during her nearly two-decade career: 'Finally', 'Thought 'Ya Knew' and 'Movin' On', all on A&M Records. Peniston earned three ASCAP awards; At the Annual Winter Music Conference, she won three more prizes (Best Dance Solo Artist, Best New Dance Artist, and Best 12′′ Dance Record), one Billboard Music Video Award, and a BMI Award in addition to being a Soul Train Music Award contender in 1993.

She was named Top Dance Music Club Play Artist Of The Year in 1994 and achieved five sales certifications. Before entering the music industry, Peniston competed in beauty pageants, winning Miss Black Arizona in 1989 and Miss Galaxy in 1990. She was also inducted into the Phoenix College Hall of Fame and received the Governor's Key to the State of Arizona.

Other Interesting Cece Peniston Facts And Trivia

  • While taking piano lessons, she competed in local karaoke contests and singing talent events.
  • She was crowned Miss Galaxy in 1990.

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CeCe Peniston Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Cecilia Veronica Peniston

Date of Birth




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185 cm


Pop Singer


Marcus Matthews


Barbara Anne Quick, Ronald Peniston


Linda Peniston, Gregory Dereck Peniston
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