Singer, Pebbles,’ Cousin Is A Famous Female Old School Music Lovers Know Well

Posted On : July 8, 2018

The name Perri “Pebbles” Reid still carries a lot of weight in the music industry. Although Pebbles is now an Atlanta-based minister focusing on religion, she spent many years solidifying the foundation for her music career.

As an accomplished singer/songwriter, Pebbles penned and recorded several hits including “Girlfriend”, “Mercedes Boy”, “Giving You The Benefit”, and “Love Makes Things Happens.” Pebbles is also responsible for the rise of TLC. Of course, Pebbles has worked with tons of artists and producers over the years, but there’s one famous singer she’s worked with that you may not know she’s related to….


Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 12.39.29 PMFor those who don’t know, R&B singer Cherrelle is actually Pebbles’ cousin. That’s right. The Detroit, MI native known for memorable hits like “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On”, “Where Do I Run To”, “Everything I Miss at Home” is one of Pebbles’ first cousins. Talk about talent! But, the famous family ties don’t stop there…


90's group, Blaque, Brandi (C)
90’s group, Blaque, Brandi (C)

During an interview with Freddy O., Brandy D. of the group Blaque revealed Cherrelle is actually her aunt. When asked who inspired her musical career, she mentioned Janet and Michael Jackson but also shared little-known facts about her family’s ties to the music industry.

“With my family I was so lucky to tour at a young age with my aunt Cherrelle, she had hits in the 80s and 90s. She toured with New Edition so I was able to experience that when I was young. My father was also a part of a band where he sang and my grandfather is one of the Miracles so I was just so blessed to be surrounded by music coming up.”

Cherrelle also has a well-known SISTER in the entertainment world and they look a lot alike!

However, there’s more. Cherrelle’s sister has also made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She’s none other than Marvel Britto (pictured above with Cherrelle). For those who don’t know, Britto is the President/CEO of The Britto Agency. She also works as a TV, film and theater producer. Over the years, The Britto Agency has worked with a number of top clients including Payless, Motorola, Mariah Carey, and athletes Gary Sheffield and Stephon Marbury.

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It’s quite obvious hard work and success runs deep in this family!