Johnna Lee Cummings was a member of US girl group Boy Krazy, whom she had some club and dance chart success with between 1991-1993.
In the UK, Boy Krazy
never caught on at all, however.
After leaving her
band mates, Cummings
signed a record deal in 1995 with PWL International (Opus III, 2 Unlimited, Undercover ). Under the name Johnna
debut single, the techno-house flavoured 'Do What You Feel' , in 1996 and it stalled just outside of the top 40, reaching number 43 on the UK singles chart.
The follow-up single, another bangin' up-tempo house-pop track, 'In My Dreams' (video), faired worse despite some initial dance club success, and only managed number 66 on the chart.
then released her
only album, 'Pride', which was comprised entirely of up-tempo dance tracks.
When I was introduced to Johnna 's solo stuff, I was told her
album sounds, "like Deuce meets 2 Unlimited ", and that's a pretty good description! 'Out Of The Dark' is my favourite track on the album.
The album was a complete flop, with the press and record-buying public completely snubbing it.
It failed to make any impact on the chart at all.
Nevertheless, PWL continued to promote the album with another single release, this time 'Let The Spirit Move You', which hit an abysmal number 126.
The album's title track, 'Pride' (a gay-by-numbers club anthem - video) was released as the fourth and final single offering from Johnna
It was produced by Motiv 8 but once again, Johnna
dodged any kind of chart success, the track only hitting number 85.
Johnna's album, along with Boy Krazy
's output, is now available to purchase on iTunes
Click here to buy the whole album!
If you want to, anyway...
Now out of the music business, Johnna 's current lifestyle is examined in the short documentary, 'Expect Less' here.
was briefly engaged to a former kickboxing champion, Mike Vieira.
was a girl vocal group based in New York City, comprised of Kimberly Blake, Josselyne Jones, Johnna Lee Cummings
, Renée Veneziale and Ruth Ann Roberts (a former Miss Junior America ). Their debut single, 'That's What Love Can Do' (video), was written and produced by Hit Factory trio Stock, Aitken & Waterman
and was released in 1991.
A fourth single, 'Love Is A Freaky Thing', was planned and remixes were even commissioned but the release was abandoned when prominent singer Cummings left the band in late 1993 for a solo career.