Entertainment Salt-N-Pepa to Perform With En Vogue at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

18:22  10 may  2018
18:22  10 may  2018 Source:   billboard.com

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Salt - N - Pepa new songs, albums, biography, chart history, photos, videos, news, and more on Billboard , the go-to source for what's hot in music . Salt - N - Pepa Featuring En Vogue . Peaked at #3 on 2.26.1994.

In 1994, they collaborated with Salt - N - Pepa on their Top 3 platinum single “Whatta Man” and in 1996 they contributed to the Set It Off soundtrack with their hit single “Don’t Let Go (Love)” which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Popular En Vogue songs. Whatta Man. Salt - N - Pepa . 2018 . Soul Flower.

a group of people standing on a stage: Salt N' Pepa perform at the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Oct. 19, 2016. © Rebecca Smeyne/Getty Images Salt N' Pepa perform at the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Oct. 19, 2016.

The Billboard Music Awards has yet another major act to add to this year's all-star performance lineup: Salt-N-Pepa. The legendary rap trio will team up with vocal group En Vogue for a special performance celebrating the 30th anniversary of becoming the first female rap artists to hit the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Cheryl James (Salt), Sandra Denton (Pepa) and DJ Spinderella made their chart debut in 1987, and one year later, their iconic track “Push It" became the first rap song by a female act to hit the top 40 of the Hot 100 -- eventually making it all the way to No. 19.

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"What a Man" is a song written by Dave Crawford, and originally recorded for Stax Records' Volt imprint by Linda Lyndell, whose recording reached No. 50 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1968. The song was sampled and reinterpreted as "Whatta Man" in 1993 by Salt - n - Pepa with En Vogue

Salt - N - Pepa Featuring En Vogue . Peaked at #3 on 2.26.1994. 4 of 14. Billboard .com is a member of Billboard Music , a division of Billboard -Hollywood Reporter Media Group.

“Thirty years later, we’re still Pushing It all over the world and we’re still loved and celebrated by fans we grew up with as well as new fans,” Salt-N-Pepa said in a statement. “Looking back at all the barriers we’ve broken as women in this very male dominated genre of music, being the first two female rappers to break the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 is right up there as one of the best moments of our amazing career. We are blessed.”

The group reached even higher heights on the chart in 1994, teaming up with En Vogue for the No. 3-peaking Hot 100 hit "Whatta Man."

Other performers announced for the 2018 BBMAs include host Kelly Clarkson, Camila Cabello, BTS, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes and Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato. The ceremony takes place May 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The three-hour telecast will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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Salt N ' Pepa perform at the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Oct. The act landed a string of top 40-charting hits on the Billboard Hot 100 that decade with songs like “Shoop,” “Whatta Man” (featuring En Vogue ), “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Expression,” “Do

Cardi B and Ozuna perform onstage at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on April 26, 2018 in Las Vegas. Salt of Salt - N - Pepa & John Legend in New York City.

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