Cheri Dennis: Portrait of a bad girl

After a chance meeting at a party in NYC with Bad Boy Records’ Sean “Diddy” Combs, singer Cheri Dennis has been no stranger to the music industry or the Bad Boy Family.

First appearing on rapper Mase’s tracks, “No Matter What,” “All I Ever Wanted” and “If You Want To Party” from his 1999 album Double Up, Cheri went on appear on several tracks from the label’s lengthy catalog. Despite numerous credits under her belt, her long-awaited self-titled debut album was halted, ultimately being pushed back several times.

Now after a several delays, management issues and label politics to match, Cheri Dennis is seemingly next up to bat with the long overdue release of In And Out of Love, which is finally set to hit stores February 2008.

In a landmark move, Bad Boy Records and iTunes have released the album exclusively through the Apple music store three full months before its physical release hits stores. This is noted as being the first-ever major label R&B album to receive an early digital release through iTunes. Available digitally since November of 2007, In And Out Of Love was trumpeted by the Rodney Jerkins producer single, “Remind You,” as the iTunes Store’s Single of the Week. To date, the track has already proven to be a hit, with nearly a quarter of a million free downloads thus far.

If a part of success is effort and time, then Cheri Dennis should be well on her way, in Bad Boy — “can’t stop, won’t stop” — fashion.

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