Perri 'Pebbles' Reid was born in 1966 and raised in Oakland, California. As a child, she was nicknamed 'Pebbles' because she resembled the cartoon character Pebbles Flintstone.
Pebbles started her music career as a backup singer and writer for musical groups like Con Funk Shun and Sister Sledge. In 1988, Pebbles released her self-titled album on MCA records. The album featured contributions from Babyface, Michael Sembello and L.A. Reid. The album went platinum and featured hit singles 'Take Your Time,' which reached #3 on the R&B charts, 'Mercedes Boy,' which topped the R&B charts and reached #2 on the Hot 100, and 'Girlfriend,' which topped the R&B charts as well and reached #5 on the Hot 100.
In 1990, Pebbles released her second album, Always, which went gold. The album had hit singles 'Giving You The Benefit' which topped the R&B charts and reached #4 on the Hot 100 and 'Love Makes Things Happen' featuring Babyface which was Pebbles last R&B #1 hit. The album scored two more hits with 'Backyard,' which reached #4 on the R&B charts and 'Always' which reached #13.
During the same year, Pebbles married producer Antonio Reid and then started her own production company, Pebbitone, in 1991. She produced the group TLC which went on to sell over 11 million copies. However, conflicts arose between TLC and Pebbles that led to the group's bankruptcy and the end of Pebble's marriage.
In 1993, Pebbles started a record label, Savvy Records. In 1995, she returned to her own musical career and released the album Straight From The Heart. The album featured production from Sean 'Puffy' Combs, Kyle West and Organized Noize, but failed reach the commercial success of previous releases.
Pebble's closed her record label in 1997 after embracing Christianity. Today, she is known as Sister Perri Reid and is a born again Christian. She started the women-focused minstry known as Women of God Changing Lives Through Christ in Atlanta, Georgia. If she was to ever return to music, Perri Reid would be a Gospel artist.