Salt-N-Pepa is a famous girl hip-hop group that formed in 1985. The band group is Salt (Cheryl James), Pepa(Sandra Denton), and DJ Spinderella(Deidra Roper). The Hip-hop group included in the list of VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. It is one of the first all-female rap crews. The band is a highly successful group known for their musical performance. Salt-N-Pepa is known for hits like Shoop and Wahatta Man.
The band sold more than 15 million records worldwide. The group received a nomination in Grammy various times.
In 1985, Cheryl met Sandra, both girls studying at the Queensborough Community College. They together worked at Sears and became close friends. Their Co-Worker Hurby asked the record for his class project. The first recording of the pair was The Showstoppa. In 1985, they called themselves Super Nature with DJ Latoya Hanson. The song melody based on Revenge of the Nerds, which is a 1984 film. The song became a hit and ranked no-46 on the Billboard R&B chart.
The group signed a deal with Next Plateau Entertainment and changed their band name Salt-N-Pepa. The first album of group Hot, Cool & Vicious, released in December 1986. Hanson left the band in 1987. After the departure of the singer, they included 15-year-old student Deidra Roper in the group. The album became a platinum hit and sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. The band members Denton, James and Roper became the first female rap artist to get platinum.
The next album of the band was A Salt with a Deadly Pepa. The second album released on July 26, 1988. The group song Twist & Shout became hit in the United Kingdom. The group sold more than 800,000 copies across the world and became Gold Status.
The third album Black’s Magic of the group released on March 19, 1990. Pepa announced about her pregnancy. The collection contains six songs like Do You Want Me, Let’s Talk About Sex, and many more. The album sold more than 1.6 million copies across the world. The next collection of the trio was Very Necessary. It released on October 12, 1993.
The album became a hit and sold more than 7 million copies across the world. The group member Salt worked in the movie Who’s the Man? Whereas Pepa appeared in the film Joe’s Apartment. The group ended their deal with London Records. They signed a deal with Red Ant Records. The group album Brand New was released on October 21, 1997. The album soon became certified gold in the United States. In 2002, the group disbanded. The group did not unite for more than five years.
In 2005, VH-1’s Hip Hop Hours honoured the band. In 2007, the reformed after six years. The group performed in Honolulu on May 09, 2009, with SMV and Lisa Lisa. In 2010, they played in the Good Vibrations Festival in Australia. On November 21, 2011, the perfumed on The X Factor Australia Third Season.
The group together appears on the commercial of Geico Insurance in 2014. The Salt-N-Pepa song featured in the Marvel movie Deadpool. In 2018, the trio toured on various locations like United Kingdom Wembley Arena, Glasgow SSE, Liverpool Echo Arena, and Birmingham. The group performed on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2018.
Awards & Achievements
The group achieved great success through their music. They nominated for American Music Award in 1989 and 1995. In 1995, the group won Grammy Award in category Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in for their album None of Your Business. They won the MTV Video Music Award three times in 1994. The group nominated Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in 1989. In 1995, the group won Soul Train Music Awards in category Entertainment of the Year.
Net Worth of Salt-N-Pepa in 2023
We did know they have information about the Salt-N-Papa band group net worth. They sold millions of albums across the world. As of June 2023, The net worth Salt-N-Papa band group is $30 million. The DJ Latoya Hanson replaces the DJ Spinderella. The debut album of the band sold more than one million copies across the world. The band signed a deal with several music companies after getting famous and toured worldwide.
The accidentally formed band group reaches a massive height of success. They performed in several parts of the world. The brand also went for a break of five years but return with a bang. The group received the title of The First Ladies of Rap and Hip Hop. In January 2020, they terminated the DJ Spinderella. The termination reason is still known.