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Cheryl Pepsii Riley

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Cheryl Pepsii Riley topped the R&B graphs using the heart-stirring ballad “Thanks a lot for My Kid,” a melody that linked to and appeared to speak for one mothers around the world. Due to the poignant lyrics, some thought that Riley composed the song. In fact, “Thanks a lot for My Kid” was compiled by Total Drive, the six-man executing/songwriting/production group from East Flatbush/Brooklyn, NY, who acquired a long operate of strikes for themselves, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, UTFO, Jasmine Man, Lala, Samantha Fox, and the elements Young ladies. Though Riley’s interpretation was without doubt improved by her a decade being a nurse who caused handicapped kids. The genesis of “Thanks a lot for My Kid” started with Total Drive member Bowlegged Lou’s knowledge with the problems of his wife’s initial being pregnant. As pivotal as “Thanks a lot for My Kid” was for the singer’s profession, it wasn’t the very first song Lou wanted to her. She refused his give to record “I Question If I Consider You House” because she didn’t wish to spread herself as well slim, but after it became a million-selling strike for Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam in 1985, she believed she’d skipped her big break. After that Lou provided her “Thanks a lot for My Kid.” Riley still acquired her nurse’s work when it one went to number 1 during fall 1988. The name track one to her debut LP Me Myself and I managed to get to amount 18 R&B in early 1989. Another one, “ALL THINGS About You,” peaked at amount 55 R&B in afterwards that calendar year. Her second LP Chapters was released and yielded the singles “HOW WILL YOU Hurt the main one YOU LIKE” along with a cover of Aretha Franklin’s 1968 strike “Ain’t NO CHANCE” (with support vocals by another FF-produced action, Ex-Girlfriend). Her third record ALL OF THAT! premiered by Reprise, and highlighted the singles “Gimme” and “Figure I’m in Like.” Through the ’90s, Riley made an appearance in nationally touring gospel has.

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Full Name Cheryl Pepsii Riley
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter, Gospel singer
Nationality American
Spouse Mike Grace
Children John Grace
Music Songs Father Can You Hear Me, Thanks for My Child, How Can You Hurt the One You Love, Guess I'm in Love, One of Us, Come Turn Me On, This Love Affair Is Over, Let Me Be Me, I Wanna Swing, No, but I Want to So Bad, I Need You to Know, Take a Chance on Me, Full Version, In God's Hands, Mommy Loves Johnny, Ain't No Way, Call On Him, Give U Me, Not Like Every Other Woman, I Don't Wanna Be Alone, I've Got to Have You, A House Is Not a Home, Nobody but You, Still Believe in Love, Radio Version, Trust Your Gift, Just Can't Stop, Come Over, Unbelievable Lover, I'm Here, Daddy's Song: Interlude, Damn !
Albums Let Me Be Me, Chapters, Still Believe
Movies Madea Gets a Job, Madea's Big Happy Family, Tyler Perry's Laugh to Keep from Crying, Madea's Class Reunion, Colorz of Rage, Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned 2014 Video Anita Lincoln
Madea Gets a Job 2013 Carla
A Madea Christmas 2011 Video
Laugh to Keep from Crying 2011 Video Carol
Madea's Big Happy Family 2011 Choir
Madea's Big Happy Family 2010 Video Joyce
Madea Goes to Jail 2006 Video Wanda
Why Did I Get Married? 2006 Video Sheila (as Cheryl 'Pepsii' Riley-Grace)
Diary of a Mad Black Woman 2005 Singer at Banquet (uncredited)
Madea's Class Reunion 2003 Video Stephanie
Colorz of Rage 1999

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Can Do Bad All by Myself 2009 performer: "Rock Steady", "Oh Lord I Want You to Help Me"
Diary of a Mad Black Woman 2005 performer: "I Wanna Swing", "One of Us", "Ain't It Funny", "Father Can You Hear Me" - as Cheryl Pepsi Riley
House Party 1990 performer: "House Party" - as Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley

Music Department

Music Department

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2015 NBA All-Star Game 2015 TV Special singer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
The Mo'Nique Show 2011 TV Series Herself
Soul Train 1988-1991 TV Series documentary Herself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Presenter

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