Puff Johnson

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American R&B singer born on December 10, 1972.

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Puff Johnson (Born Ewanya Johnson December 10, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American singer-songwriter. She emerged on the music scene with the singles "Forever More", and "Over & Over" which appeared on the soundtrack of the film The First Wives Club, the single was a huge smash in Europe and Australia reaching Top 20. She released her first and critically acclaimed album, Miracle, in 1996. She has also collaborated with Bay Area-based R&B group, Something For The People, and with Tupac Shakur on his first Deathrow Records release, All Eyez on Me, his hit single, "Me Against the World", which was featured on the Bad Boys movie soundtrack and his album of the same name.

In 1997 Johnson toured Europe as an opening act for Michael Jackson and 3T. Her debut album was also certified Silver in the UK. Towards the end of the year Miracle reached Top 40 in Holland and the single "Over & Over" hit the Top 20.

To date she has not released any further material and has slipped out of the limelight. However Puff Johnson is listed as co-writer on 3 tracks on the 2005 album 'A Change Is Gonna Come' by US singer Leela James (Track 3 - 'Good Time' along with Gordon Williams, James herself and Kenton Nix, Track 7 'When You Love Somebody' with Gordon and James and Track 13 'Prayer' alongside Chucky Thompson and James).

You can hear audio and see videos of her here: http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/PuffJohnson/

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Puff Johnson (born Ewanya Johnson, December 10, 1972, Detroit, Michigan) is an American singer-songwriter. She emerged on the music scene with the singles "Forever More", and "Over & Over" which appeared on the soundtrack of the film The First Wives Club, the single was a hit in Europe and Australia reaching the Top 20 in both continents. She released her first and critically acclaimed album, Miracle, in 1996. The album was produced by Randy Jackson of American Idol fame. She has also collaborated with the Bay Area based R&B group, Somethin' for the People; and with Tupac Shakur on his first Deathrow Records release, All Eyez on Me, his hit single, "Me Against the World", which was featured on the Bad Boys movie soundtrack and his album of the same name.

In 1997 Johnson toured Europe as an opening act for Michael Jackson and 3T. Her debut album was also certified silver in the UK. Towards the end of the year Miracle reached Top 40 in the Netherlands and the single "Over & Over" hit the Top 20.

To date she has not released any further material and has slipped out of the limelight. However Johnson is listed as co-writer on three tracks on the 2005 album A Change Is Gonna Come by U.S. singer Leela James (track 3 - "Good Time" along with Gordon Williams, James herself and Kenton Nix, track 7 "When You Love Somebody" with Gordon and James and track 13 "Prayer" alongside Chucky Thompson and James).

Johnson is currently in studio recording songs for her sophomore album which she has said "will be pretty much like the first one, full of great ballads". The official release date hasn't been announced yet.

Puff has been living in South Africa since January 2009 after her concert in Johannesburg. She attributes the decision to relocate to South Africa to the friendly and warm people that she's met throughout her journey in the country.

"I have never met a people as friendly and welcoming as South Africans .. ," she says.

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