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. In 2010, 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 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 established herself as a pop culture icon selling over 50 million albums and 20 million singles. 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). 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 of the era. 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 noted for managing wrestler Wendi Richter, who won the WWF Women's Championship in 1985.

Lauper has 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 US President Barack Obama's second-term inaugural.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 She’s So Unusual Cyndi Lauper 4.5 19
1986 True Colors Cyndi Lauper 9
1989 A Night to Remember Cyndi Lauper 7
1993 Hat Full of Stars Cyndi Lauper 3
1996 Sisters of Avalon Cyndi Lauper 3
1998 Merry Christmas... Have a Nice Life! Cyndi Lauper 2
2001 Shine Cyndi Lauper 2
2003 At Last Cyndi Lauper 2
2005 The Body Acoustic Cyndi Lauper 5
2008 Bring Ya to the Brink Cyndi Lauper 2
2009 Floor Remixes Cyndi Lauper 2
2010 Memphis Blues Cyndi Lauper 4
2016 Detour Cyndi Lauper 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 In Paris Cyndi Lauper 1
1989 The Best Remixes Cyndi Lauper 1
1990 She's So Unusual / True Colors Cyndi Lauper 2
1994 Twelve Deadly Cyns… and Then Some Cyndi Lauper 6
1998 Wanna Have Fun Cyndi Lauper 1
2000 Time After Time: The Best Of Cyndi Lauper 2 4
2001 Feels Like Christmas Cyndi Lauper 1
2001 Media Markt Collection: Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper 1
2002 Pop & Wave Cyndi Lauper 1
2003 The Essential Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper 2
2003 The Great Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper 3
2004 The Best Of Cyndi Lauper 1
2006 Collections Cyndi Lauper 1
2007 The Very Best of Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper 1
2008 Gold: Greatest Hits Cyndi Lauper 5 1
2009 Playlist: The Very Best of Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper 2
2009 True Colors: The Best of Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper 1
2009 Time After Time (The Cyndi Lauper Collection) Cyndi Lauper 1
21 Grandes Sucessos (disc 1) Cyndi Lauper 1
36 All-Time Favorites! Cyndi Lauper 1
Grandes Sucessos Cyndi Lauper 1
Greatest Hits Cyndi Lauper 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Live in Paris Cyndi Lauper 1
2005 2005-12-03: Lakewood Civic Auditorium, Lakewood, OH, USA Cyndi Lauper 1
2011 To Memphis With Love Cyndi Lauper 1
2015 The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland Ohio, 14 December 1983 Cyndi Lauper 1
2016 True Colours Live at Ripley's Music Hall Philadelphia 1983 Cyndi Lauper 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Hey Now! Remixes & Rarities Cyndi Lauper 2

Album + Soundtrack

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


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper 3
1985 The Goonies 'R' Good Enough Cyndi Lauper 2
1986 Change of Heart Cyndi Lauper 1
1986 What's Going On Cyndi Lauper 1
1988 Hole In My Heart Cyndi Lauper 1
1989 Heading West Cyndi Lauper 2
1989 I Drove All Night Cyndi Lauper 1
1989 My First Night Without You Cyndi Lauper 1
1992 The World Is Stone Cyndi Lauper 3
1993 Who Let in the Rain Cyndi Lauper 2
1994 Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun) Cyndi Lauper 2
1995 Come on Home Cyndi Lauper 1
1995 I'm Gonna Be Strong Cyndi Lauper 1
1997 You Don't Know Cyndi Lauper 1
1999 Disco Inferno Cyndi Lauper 1
2008 Into the Nightlife Cyndi Lauper 2
Ballad of Cleo & Joe Cyndi Lauper 1
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper 1
She Bop Cyndi Lauper 1
That's What I Think Cyndi Lauper 1
You Don't Know Cyndi Lauper 3

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 She Bop Cyndi Lauper 2
2012 Sex Is in the Heel (The Remixes) Cyndi Lauper 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Shine Cyndi Lauper 1
2003 Shine Remixes Cyndi Lauper 1
I Drove All Night Cyndi Lauper 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Disco Inferno DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark with Cyndi Lauper 1

Other + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Diva Series Starring Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper 1

Broadcast + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Live At The Summit Cyndi Lauper 1

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