Cheryl Lynn

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Cheryl Lynn (born Lynda Cheryl Smith; March 11, 1957) is an American singer. Lynn is best known for her songs during the late–1970s through the mid–1980s; including disco/club classic "Got to Be Real" (1978). Lynn's singing career began when she was a young girl with her church choir. However, her professional singing career started during 1976 when she obtained a job as a backing vocalist for the national touring company of the musical drama The Wiz.

Eventually she would obtain the role of Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, during the six-month national tour. Prior to her appearance on The Wiz, Cheryl taped an episode of the Gong Show during the early part of 1976. She scored a perfect 30 singing Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful", a previous act (a singing juggler) had also scored 30 and in the audience applause tie-break the juggler was deemed the winner. After the episode was broadcast, during the autumn of 1976, record industry executives were calling to contract her.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Cheryl Lynn 4
1981 In the Night 2
1983 Preppie 2
1987 Start Over 1
1989 Whatever It Takes 1
1992 It's Gonna Be Right 1
1996 Good Time 1
1998 In Love 1
2012 Instant Love 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 The Real Thing 1
1996 The Best of Cheryl Lynn: Got to Be Real 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Got to Be Real 4
1985 Fidelity 1

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