Cyndi Lauper

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Legal name: Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper


Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (; born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. Her career has spanned over 40 years. Her album She's So Unusual (1983) was the first debut album by a female artist to achieve 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"—and earned Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with the soundtrack for the motion picture The Goonies (1985) and her second record True Colors (1986). This album included the number-one single "True Colors" and "Change of Heart", which peaked at number three. Her cover of the Marvin Gaye song "What's Going On" was a moderate hit in 1987. In 1989, Lauper saw success with "I Drove All Night" and in 1993, had her first dance club hit with "That's What I Think".

Since 1983, Lauper has released eleven studio albums and participated in many other projects. In 2010, Memphis Blues became Billboard's most successful blues album of the year, remaining at number one on the Billboard Blues Albums chart for 13 consecutive weeks. In 2013, she won the Tony Award for best original score for composing the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, making her the first woman to win the category by herself. The musical was awarded five other Tonys including Tony Award for Best New Musical. In 2014, Lauper was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for the cast recording. In 2016, the West End production won Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards.

Lauper has sold over 50 million records worldwide. She has won awards at the Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, the New York's Outer Critics Circle, MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), Billboard Awards, and American Music Awards (AMAs). An inductee into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lauper is one of the few singers to win three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT). She won the inaugural Best Female Video prize at the 1984 VMAs for "Girls Just Want to Have Fun". This music video is recognized by MTV, VH1 and Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music videos of the era. She is featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame'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 known for her distinctive image, featuring a variety of hair colors and eccentric clothing, and for her powerful and distinctive four-octave singing range. She has been celebrated for her humanitarian work, particularly as an advocate for LGBT rights in the United States. Her charitable efforts were acknowledged in 2013 when she was invited as a special guest to attend U.S. President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

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1983She’s So UnusualCyndi Lauper4.527
1986True ColorsCyndi Lauper4.3514
1989A Night to RememberCyndi Lauper49
1993Hat Full of StarsCyndi Lauper43
1996Sisters of AvalonCyndi Lauper45
1998Merry Christmas… Have a Nice Life!Cyndi Lauper33
2001ShineCyndi Lauper42
2003At LastCyndi Lauper36
2008Bring Ya to the BrinkCyndi Lauper32
2010Memphis BluesCyndi Lauper34
2016DetourCyndi Lauper33

Album + Compilation

1986The 12″ TapeCyndi Lauper1
1990She’s So Unusual / True ColorsCyndi Lauper3
1994Twelve Deadly Cyns… and Then SomeCyndi Lauper9
1995She's so Unusual / A Night to RememberCyndi Lauper1
1998Wanna Have FunCyndi Lauper1
2000Time After Time: The Best OfCyndi Lauper24
2001Feels Like ChristmasCyndi Lauper1
2001Media Markt Collection: Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper1
200236 All-Time Favorites!Cyndi Lauper1
2002Best of Cindy LauperCyndi Lauper1
2002Pop & WaveCyndi Lauper1
2003The Essential Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper4
2003The Great Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper3
2004The Best of Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper1
2005The Body AcousticCyndi Lauper6
2006CollectionsCyndi Lauper1
2007The Very Best of Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper2
2008Gold: Greatest HitsCyndi Lauper51
2008Greatest HitsCyndi Lauper1
2008Original Album ClassicsCyndi Lauper1
2009Playlist: The Very Best of Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper3
2009True Colors: The Best of Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper42
2009FlashbackCyndi Lauper1
2009Time After Time (The Cyndi Lauper Collection)Cyndi Lauper1
2019Japanese Singles Collection: Greatest HitsCyndi Lauper2
21 Grandes SucessosCyndi Lauper1
Grandes SucessosCyndi Lauper1
Greatest HitsCyndi Lauper1

Album + Compilation + Remix

1989The Best RemixesCyndi Lauper1
2009Floor RemixesCyndi Lauper3

Album + Soundtrack

2013Kinky Boots: The New Musical Based on a True StoryCyndi Lauper3
2016Kinky Boots (Original West End Cast Recording)Cyndi Lauper2
2017Kinky Boots (2016 Japanese cast)Cyndi Lauper1
2024Let the Canary SingCyndi Lauper1

Album + Live

1988Live in ParisCyndi Lauper2
2011To Memphis With LoveCyndi Lauper1
2015The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland Ohio, 14 December 1983Cyndi Lauper3
2016True Colours Live at Ripley's Music Hall Philadelphia 1983Cyndi Lauper2
2016Grab a HoldCyndi Lauper1
2018She's So Unusual - Live & Remastered + bonus tracks (Live, The Summit, Houston, TX 10 Oct '84)Cyndi Lauper1

Album + Remix

2005Hey Now! Remixes & RaritiesCyndi Lauper2


1983Girls Just Want to Have FunCyndi Lauper58
1983Time After TimeCyndi Lauper2
1984She BopCyndi Lauper56
1985The Goonies 'R' Good EnoughCyndi Lauper4
1986Boy BlueCyndi Lauper = シンディ・ローパー2
1986Change of HeartCyndi Lauper52
1986True ColorsCyndi Lauper51
1986True ColorsCyndi Lauper1
1986What’s Going OnCyndi Lauper1
1987Maybe He'll KnowCyndi Lauper1
1988Hole In My HeartCyndi Lauper2
1989Heading WestCyndi Lauper2
1989I Drove All NightCyndi Lauper6
1989My First Night Without YouCyndi Lauper2
1989Mixed Emotions / My First Night Without YouThe Rolling Stones / Cyndi Lauper1
1990PrimitiveCyndi Lauper2
1992The World Is StoneCyndi Lauper3
1993That’s What I ThinkCyndi Lauper2
1993Who Let in the RainCyndi Lauper3
1994Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)Cyndi Lauper5
1995Come On HomeCyndi Lauper2
1995I'm Gonna Be StrongCyndi Lauper1
1997Ballad of Cleo & JoeCyndi Lauper1
1997You Don’t KnowCyndi Lauper4
1999Disco InfernoCyndi Lauper2
2008Into the NightlifeCyndi Lauper3
2008A Christmas DuelThe Hives & Cyndi Lauper1
2011Blue ChristmasCyndi Lauper1
2012Home for the HolidaysCyndi Lauper & Norah Jones1
2016Heartaches by the NumberCyndi Lauper1
2016Funnel of LoveCyndi Lauper1
2016Walkin’ After MidnightCyndi Lauper1
2016Misty BlueCyndi Lauper1
2019HopeCyndi Lauper1
2020Eve of DestructionCasey Abrams featuring Cyndi Lauper1
2022Sally’s Pigeons (redux 2022)Cyndi Lauper1
2023Gonna Be YouDolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan & Deborah Harry1
2023Put a Little Holiday in Your HeartCher with Cyndi Lauper1

Single + Soundtrack

2023Oh, DoloresCyndi Lauper1

Single + Remix

2012Sex Is in the Heel (The Remixes)Cyndi Lauper1


1985Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper1
2002ShineCyndi Lauper1
2003Shine RemixesCyndi Lauper1
2008True Colors Live 2008Cyndi Lauper1
2020Hope (Tracy Young Hopeful Mix)Cyndi Lauper1

EP + Remix

2004Disco InfernoDJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark with Cyndi Lauper1
2014She’s So Unusual: REMiXEDCyndi Lauper1

Other + Remix

The Diva Series Starring Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper1

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