She emerged on the music scene with the singles "Forever More", (produced by Narada Michael Walden and written by Walden, Puff Johnson and S.J. Dakota) which achieved its biggest success in New Zealand where it reached number 5, 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 also collaborated with the Bay Area based R&B group, Somethin' for the People; and with Tupac Shakur on 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.
She did not release any further material and slipped out of the limelight. However, Johnson was 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 lived in South Africa since January 2009, following her concert in Johannesburg. She attributed the decision to relocate to South Africa to the friendly and warm people that she met throughout her journey in the country.
Johnson died of cervical cancer on June 24, 2013 at the age of 40.
|Year||Title||Album||US Pop||US R&B||UK Singles Chart||Australia||Netherlands|
|1996||"All over Your Face"||Miracle||-||57||-||-||-|
|1997||"Over and Over"||The First Wives Club||118||114||20||29||20|
Other recorded songs
|"What Child Is This"||1994||Joyful Christmas|
|"Someday We'll All Be Free"||1995||The Promised Land|
|"Over and Over"||1996||The First Wives Club: Music From The Motion Picture|
|"Feel So Good"||1997||This Time It's Personal||
- "Puff Johnson succumbs to a battle with cervical cancer". Sowetan LIVE. 1972-12-10. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
- Roberts, David (2003). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 287. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.