Cyndi Lauper

~ Person

Legal name: Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper


Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT activist. Her career has spanned over 30 years. Her debut solo album She's So Unusual (1983) was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—"Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time", "She Bop", and "All Through the Night" earned Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with the soundtrack for the motion picture The Goonies and her second record True Colors (1986). This album included the number one hit of the same name and "Change of Heart" which peaked at number 3.

Since 1989, Lauper has released nine studio albums and participated in many other projects. Her most recent album, Memphis Blues, became Billboard's most successful blues album of the year, remaining at #1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart for 13 consecutive weeks. In 2013, Lauper won the Tony Award for Best Original Score for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, making her the first woman in history to win the composing category by herself. She became the first artist in over 25 years to top the dance charts with a Broadway tune. In 2014, Lauper was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for the cast recording.

Lauper has established herself as a pop icon winning awards at the Grammy, Emmy, Tony, New York's Outer Critics Circle, MTV VMA, Billboard, and AMA awards. Lauper won the inaugural Best Female Video prize at the 1984 VMAs for Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. This music video is recognized by MTV, VH1 and Rolling Stone as one of the greatest ever music videos. She is featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum's Women Who Rock exhibit. Her debut album is included in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, while Time After Time is included in Vh1's list of the 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 years. VH1 has ranked Lauper No. 58 of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll. Lauper is also one of only twenty artists to achieve "GET" status by winning competitive Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards. In 2015 the Lauper was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. To date she has sold over 50 million records and 20 million singles.

Lauper has also been celebrated for her humanitarian work, particularly as an advocate for gay and transgender rights in the United States. Her charitable efforts were acknowledged in 2013 when the singer was invited as a special guest to attend President Barack Obama's second-term inaugural.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1983 She's So Unusual 4.5 16
1986 True Colors 7
1989 A Night to Remember 7
1993 Hat Full of Stars 4
1996 Sisters of Avalon 2
1998 Merry Christmas... Have a Nice Life! 2
2003 At Last 2
2005 The Body Acoustic 5
2008 Bring Ya to the Brink 2
2009 Floor Remixes 2
2010 Memphis Blues 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 The Best Remixes 1
1994 Twelve Deadly Cyns... and Then Some 6
1998 Wanna Have Fun 1
2000 Time After Time: The Best Of 2 2
2001 Feels Like Christmas 1
2001 Media Markt Collection: Cyndi Lauper 1
2002 Pop & Wave 1
2003 The Essential Cyndi Lauper 3
2003 The Great Cyndi Lauper 3
2005 The Best Of 1
2006 Collections 1
2007 The Very Best of Cyndi Lauper 1
2008 Gold: Greatest Hits 5 1
2009 Playlist: The Very Best of Cyndi Lauper 1
2009 True Colors: The Best of Cyndi Lauper 1
2009 Time After Time (The Cyndi Lauper Collection) 1
2014 She's So Unusual (A 30th Anniversary Celebration) 1
21 Grandes Sucessos (disc 1) 1
36 All-Time Favorites! 1
Grandes Sucessos 1
Greatest Hits 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Live in Paris 1
2011 To Memphis With Love 1

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 Hey Now! (Remixes & Rarities) 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
2013 Kinky Boots: The New Musical Based on a True Story 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1983 Girls Just Want to Have Fun 2
1985 The Goonies 'R' Good Enough 2
1986 Change of Heart 1
1986 What's Going On 1
1989 I Drove All Night 1
1989 My First Night Without You 1
1992 The World Is Stone 3
1993 Who Let In the Rain 1
1994 Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun) 2
1995 I'm Gonna Be Strong 1
1999 Disco Inferno 1
2008 Into the Nightlife 1
Ballad of Cleo & Joe 1
Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1

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