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Cheryl James Wray

Rapper, Salt-N-Pepa

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Cheryl James Wray Biography

She entered our lives as “Salt”, a member of internationally known female hip-hop and pop group, Salt-N-Pepa. From entertaining kings and queens, standing before the great Frank Sinatra to creating a worldwide “AIDS Awareness” campaign, she has made an undeniable impact on our culture. Welcome to the light and life of World Renowned Entertainer Extraordinaire, Cheryl James-Wray aka Salt. She is a hip-hop legend, an icon for women, and an advocate for today’s youth culture.

Growing up in the boroughs of New York City, she lived among individuals like LL Cool J, Spike Lee, Kid-N-Play and Martin Lawrence, which have become some of the most influential players in entertainment today. Unknowingly, what was originally a product of a school music project would land her to become a member of the most successful female hip hop group of all time.

For over ten years, Salt-N-Pepa followed in the footsteps of greatness. Their mass appeal and dedication have allowed them to share the stage and collaborate with artists like Queen Latifah, Sheryl Crow, En Vogue, and many more. Although most of their songs were party and love anthems, their commitment to the issues facing society always stood out in their music, a place where Cheryl found herself the most. Even after winning a Grammy, three MTV Music and Video Awards, the Lady of Soul Honors, and showing sales of over fifteen million records worldwide, Salt still believes that the best is yet to come.

In 1997, she recorded “Stomp” with Contemporary Gospel Sensation, Kirk Franklin and God’s Property. This non-traditional, out-of-the-box sound crossed over into every radio format, mix-tape and even played in most nightclubs around the world. After witnessing this phenomenon, Salt’s vision for the next stop on her journey became clearer.

During Cheryl’s timeout from the industry she began to paint her own self-portrait. In her own words, she is ‘much wiser now, happier and has a new outlook on life’. She left the industry on top, and has spent the past ten years building her faith with God, sharing life with her family, building her businesses, empowering our youth and community activism. She has been speaking around the globe at Universities, churches, youth rally’s, and women’s organizations. Salt is a speaker, writer, producer philanthropist and entertainer, but prides herself most on being a wife and a mother. She has two children Corin and Chapele with her husband Gavin Wray.

In 2007 Cheryl became painfully aware that she needed to mend fences with her partner in rhyme Sandra Denton aka Pepa. The two old friends came together and decided to do a reality show. The Salt-N-Pepa show aired on Vh1 it was an opportunity for them to explain to their fans the reason for their sudden disappearance. The show allowed them to explore and heal old wounds and gain some perspective on the issues plaguing their friendship. Cheryl and Sandy concluded that neither one of them felt appreciated by the other and had zero communication skills. The show also allowed the world to see who they were as individuals, Cheryl chose to be open about her faith and her convictions, setting the platform for her to move fully into her passion, philanthropy and ministry.

Cheryl wants everything she does to creatively represent her testimony, convictions, struggles and the victories life can bring. Surely Salt is a woman on the move. She understands her reach and worldwide influence and intends to use it to touch the lives of many. From working on her children’s book series, her biography, and multiple television opportunities, you will always find her representing “Salt and Light”.

Speaking Topics
  • An Evening with Cheryl "Salt" James-Wray

  • Breaking the Vinyl Ceiling

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  • How do I book Cheryl James Wray to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Cheryl James Wray for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Cheryl James Wray, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Cheryl James Wray or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Cheryl James Wray

    Speaking fees for Cheryl James Wray, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Cheryl James Wray are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Cheryl James Wray, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Cheryl James Wray speak about?

    Cheryl James Wray is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Diversity Speakers, Influential Women, Inspirational Speakers, Motivation, Personal Growth, University Speakers, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Cheryl James Wray travel from?

    Cheryl James Wray generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Cheryl James Wray’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Cheryl James Wray for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cheryl James Wray for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Cheryl James Wray or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Cheryl James Wray Biography

She entered our lives as “Salt”, a member of internationally known female hip-hop and pop group, Salt-N-Pepa. From entertaining kings and queens, standing before the great Frank Sinatra to creating a worldwide “AIDS Awareness” campaign, she has made an undeniable impact on our culture. Welcome to the light and life of World Renowned Entertainer Extraordinaire, Cheryl James-Wray aka Salt. She is a hip-hop legend, an icon for women, and an advocate for today’s youth culture.

Growing up in the boroughs of New York City, she lived among individuals like LL Cool J, Spike Lee, Kid-N-Play and Martin Lawrence, which have become some of the most influential players in entertainment today. Unknowingly, what was originally a product of a school music project would land her to become a member of the most successful female hip hop group of all time.

For over ten years, Salt-N-Pepa followed in the footsteps of greatness. Their mass appeal and dedication have allowed them to share the stage and collaborate with artists like Queen Latifah, Sheryl Crow, En Vogue, and many more. Although most of their songs were party and love anthems, their commitment to the issues facing society always stood out in their music, a place where Cheryl found herself the most. Even after winning a Grammy, three MTV Music and Video Awards, the Lady of Soul Honors, and showing sales of over fifteen million records worldwide, Salt still believes that the best is yet to come.

In 1997, she recorded “Stomp” with Contemporary Gospel Sensation, Kirk Franklin and God’s Property. This non-traditional, out-of-the-box sound crossed over into every radio format, mix-tape and even played in most nightclubs around the world. After witnessing this phenomenon, Salt’s vision for the next stop on her journey became clearer.

During Cheryl’s timeout from the industry she began to paint her own self-portrait. In her own words, she is ‘much wiser now, happier and has a new outlook on life’. She left the industry on top, and has spent the past ten years building her faith with God, sharing life with her family, building her businesses, empowering our youth and community activism. She has been speaking around the globe at Universities, churches, youth rally’s, and women’s organizations. Salt is a speaker, writer, producer philanthropist and entertainer, but prides herself most on being a wife and a mother. She has two children Corin and Chapele with her husband Gavin Wray.

In 2007 Cheryl became painfully aware that she needed to mend fences with her partner in rhyme Sandra Denton aka Pepa. The two old friends came together and decided to do a reality show. The Salt-N-Pepa show aired on Vh1 it was an opportunity for them to explain to their fans the reason for their sudden disappearance. The show allowed them to explore and heal old wounds and gain some perspective on the issues plaguing their friendship. Cheryl and Sandy concluded that neither one of them felt appreciated by the other and had zero communication skills. The show also allowed the world to see who they were as individuals, Cheryl chose to be open about her faith and her convictions, setting the platform for her to move fully into her passion, philanthropy and ministry.

Cheryl wants everything she does to creatively represent her testimony, convictions, struggles and the victories life can bring. Surely Salt is a woman on the move. She understands her reach and worldwide influence and intends to use it to touch the lives of many. From working on her children’s book series, her biography, and multiple television opportunities, you will always find her representing “Salt and Light”.

Cheryl James Wray Speaking Topics

  • An Evening with Cheryl "Salt" James-Wray

  • Breaking the Vinyl Ceiling

FAQs on booking Cheryl James Wray

  • How do I book Cheryl James Wray to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Cheryl James Wray for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Cheryl James Wray, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Cheryl James Wray or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Cheryl James Wray

    Speaking fees for Cheryl James Wray, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Cheryl James Wray are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Cheryl James Wray, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Cheryl James Wray speak about?

    Cheryl James Wray is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Diversity Speakers, Influential Women, Inspirational Speakers, Motivation, Personal Growth, University Speakers, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Cheryl James Wray travel from?

    Cheryl James Wray generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Cheryl James Wray’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Cheryl James Wray for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cheryl James Wray for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Cheryl James Wray or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Cheryl James Wray is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as An Evening with Cheryl "Salt" James-Wray and Breaking the Vinyl Ceiling. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cheryl James Wray for your event is available upon request. Cheryl James Wray generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cheryl Brown Henderson, Lucille O'Neal, Dr. Tererai Trent, Marlen Esparza and Kathy LeMay. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cheryl James Wray for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Cheryl James Wray Speaking Topics

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  • Breaking the Vinyl Ceiling

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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