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Legal name: Cherilyn LaPiere, Cherilyn Sarkisian


Cher (/ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long career, which has led to her being nicknamed the Goddess of Pop.

Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song "I Got You Babe" reached number one on the American and British charts. She began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows. While working on television, she established herself as a solo artist with the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", and "Dark Lady". After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, Cher launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco-oriented album Take Me Home and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980–82 residency show in Las Vegas.

In the early 1980s, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, and then starred in the film adaptation of the same title. In the ensuing years, she starred in films such as Silkwood, Mask, and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1988. At the same time, she revived her musical career by recording the rock-inflected albums Cher, Heart of Stone, and Love Hurts, all of which yielded several successful singles. She reached a new commercial peak in 1998 with the song "Believe", which features the pioneering use of Auto-Tune, also known as the "Cher effect". Her 2002–05 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time, earning $250 million. In 2008, she signed a $180 million deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. After seven years of absence, she returned to film in the 2010 musical Burlesque. Cher's first studio album in 12 years, Closer to the Truth (2013), became her highest-charting solo album in the U.S. to date at number three.

Cher has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a special CFDA Fashion Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Cannes Film Festival Award, among several other honors. Throughout her career, she has sold 200 million records worldwide. She is the only artist to date to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each decade from the 1960s to the 2010s. Outside of her music and acting, she is noted for her political views, philanthropic endeavors and activism for LGBT rights.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1965 All I Really Want to Do 2 1
1966 The Sonny Side of Chér 1 1
1966 Chér (1966 album) 1
1968 Backstage 1
1968 With Love, Cher 1 1
1971 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves 2 1
1972 Foxy Lady 3 1
1973 Half-Breed 4 2
1973 Bittersweet White Light 3 1
1974 Dark Lady 3 1
1975 Stars 5 2
1976 I'd Rather Believe In You 1
1977 Cherished 5 1
1979 Take Me Home 4 1
1979 Prisoner 4 1
1982 I Paralyze 4 2
1987 Cher (1987 album) 5 2
1989 Heart of Stone 5 3
1991 Love Hurts 4 4
1995 It's a Man's World 5 2
1998 Believe 3.65 8
1999 A Tribute To The Greatest Hits Of 1
2001 Living Proof 4 4
2003 3614 Jackson Highway 2
2013 Closer to the Truth 5
Cher 1 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1974 Greatest Hits 3
1990 Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - The Best Of Cher 1
1991 Golden Greats 1
1992 Cher's Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 5 1
1992 Greatest Hits 1
1992 Half-Breed 1
1992 The Collection 1
1994 Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves 1
1996 The Casablanca Years 1
1996 The Long and Winding Road 1
1997 Black Rose 1
1997 Take Me Home / Prisoner 1
1999 Greatest Hits: If I Could Turn Back Time 2
1999 The Greatest Hits 4 2
1999 Bang, Bang: The Early Years 1
1999 Blue: The All Time Great Love Songs 1
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher 1
2000 Basic: Original Hits 1
2000 Cher: The Story (1964-1972) 1
2000 Holdin' Out For Love 1
2000 The Way of Love 1
2001 Essential Collection 1
2001 Holdin' Out for Love 1

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