Cheri Dennis

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Cheri Dennis
Cheri Dennis at the 2008 Festival events in Norfolk Virginia.
Cheri Dennis at the 2008 Festival events in Norfolk Virginia.
Background information
Birth name Cheri Dennis
Born (1978-08-23) August 23, 1978 (age 38)
Origin Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Genres R&B, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1997–present
Labels Bad Boy/Atlantic
Associated acts Diddy, Danity Kane, Da Band, Day 26

Cheri Dennis (born August 23, 1978), is an American R&B singer from Cleveland, Ohio.

Early life[edit]

Cheri Dennis was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio and was initially a member of a group named Spoiled. When the group broke up, Dennis left Shaker Heights and moved to New York where she began her recording career.


Dennis first appeared on the Mase tracks "No Matter What", "All I Ever Wanted" and "If You Want to Party" from his album Double Up (1999), after running into Diddy during a party in New York City. After appearing briefly on Puff Daddy's Forever album ("Is This the End? (Pt. 2)") also in 1999, in 2001 she reappeared signed to Bad Boy Entertainment with her first solo track "So Complete" from the P. Diddy and The Bad Boy Family album "The Saga Continues...". Afterwards she was heard on several mixtapes, before finally releasing her first single, the Ryan Leslie produced track "I Love You", in fall 2005. The music video was filmed in March 2006 before premiering on BET's 106 & Park on May 1. "I Love You" peaked at #38 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Dennis' second single "Portrait of Love" peaked at #55 before her debut album In and Out of Love finally released in February 2008, debuting at #74 on the Billboard 200. Her song "Ooh La La" was originally used as an opener for Making The Band 3, which suggested that the final band recorded the song. The girls often referred to the song in competitions.

She now goes by Cheri Coke[1] and has collaborated with MeLo-X on "The Garden of Eden", a song that will appear on Dennis' upcoming project, X/Coke.



In and Out of Love[2]
  • Released: February 26, 2008 [3]/November 13, 2007 (iTunes Exclusive Release)[4]
  • Chart positions: #74 Billboard 200 #11 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
  • U.S. sales: 77,000+
  • RIAA Certification: N/A
  • Singles: "I Love You", "Portrait of Love", "Pretend"


Year Title Chart position Album
US R&B/Hip-Hop Hot Adult R&B
2004 "Freak" (feat. Babs) In and Out of Love
2006 "I Love You" (feat. Jim Jones & Yung Joc) 38
2007 "Portrait of Love" (feat. Yung Joc & Gorilla Zoe) 55 22
2008 "Pretend" (feat. Maino) 116
"Ooh Ooh" [5]1 115
  • 1 "Ooh Ooh" appeared on the charts due to high download sales.

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Artist Album Title (s) Notes
1999 Mase Double Up "If You Want To Party", "All I Ever Wanted", "No Matter What"
Puff Daddy Forever "Is This The End (Pt. 2)"
2001 Faith Evans Faithfully "Faithful (Interlude)" Co-writer
P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family The Saga Continues... "Incomplete (Interlude)", "So Complete", "Back For Good Now"
Olivia Olivia "Look Around" Co-writer
2005 The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter "Living The Life", "Spit Your Game"
Black Rob The Black Rob Report "B.R."
2006 Danity Kane Danity Kane "Back Up" Co-Writer, Originally recorded by Cheri Dennis
Yung Joc New Joc City "Flip Flop
Diddy Press Play Outro to "Diddy Rock"
2010 Machine Gun Kelly Lace Up! "Been Through It All"


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