Cher

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Legal name: Cherilyn LaPiere, Cherilyn Sarkisian

Wikipedia

Cher (; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer, actress and television personality. Often referred to by the media as the "Goddess of Pop", she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. Cher 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 throughout her six-decade-long career.

Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song "I Got You Babe" peaked at number one on the US and UK charts. By the end of 1967, they had sold 40 million records worldwide. Her solo career was established during the same time, with the top-ten singles "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" and "You Better Sit Down Kids". She became a television personality in the 1970s with her CBS shows; first The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and then the eponymous Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows.

While working on television, Cher released the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", and "Dark Lady", becoming the female artist with the most number-one singles in United States history at the time. After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, she released the disco album Take Me Home (1979) and earned $300,000 a week for her 1979–1982 concert residency in Las Vegas.

In 1982, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and starred in its film adaptation. She subsequently garnered critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and Moonstruck (1987), the last of which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She then revived her music career by recording the rock-inflected albums Cher (1987), Heart of Stone (1989), and Love Hurts (1991), all of which yielded successful singles such as "I Found Someone", "If I Could Turn Back Time", and "Love and Understanding". Cher contributed to the soundtrack for her next film, Mermaids (1990), which spawned the UK number-one single "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)". She made her directorial debut with a segment in the abortion-themed anthology If These Walls Could Talk (1996).

Cher reached a new commercial peak in 1998 with the dance-pop album Believe, whose title track topped the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1999 and became the biggest-selling single of all time by a female artist in the UK. It features pioneering use of Auto-Tune to distort her vocals, known as the "Cher effect". Her 2002–2005 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time, earning $250 million. In 2008, she signed a $60 million deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. During the 2010s, she landed starring roles in the films Burlesque (2010) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) and released studio albums Closer to the Truth (2013) and Dancing Queen (2018), both of which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200.

Having sold 100 million records, Cher is one of the world's best-selling music artists. Her achievements include a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, the Billboard Icon Award, and awards from the Kennedy Center Honors and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She is the only artist to date to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in six consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2010s. Aside from music and acting, she is noted for her political views, social media presence, philanthropic endeavors, and social activism, including LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS prevention.

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Discography

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YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
Farewell Tour (DVD Rip)Cher1
Many Rivers To Cross (DVD Rip)Cher1

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1965All I Really Want to DoCher22
1966The Sonny Side of ChérCher12
1966Chér (1966 album)Cher3
1968BackstageCher2
1968With Love, CherCher12
19693614 Jackson HighwayCher5
1971Gypsys, Tramps & ThievesCher23
1972Foxy LadyCher32
1973Bittersweet White LightCher31
1973Half‐BreedCher45
1974Dark LadyCher32
1975StarsCher52
1976I'd Rather Believe In YouCher1
1977CherishedCher51
1979Take Me HomeCher43
1979PrisonerCher42
1982I ParalyzeCher43
1987Cher (1987 album)Cher54
1989Heart of StoneCher512
1991Love HurtsCher48
1995It’s a Man’s WorldCher55
1998BelieveCher411
2000not.com.mercialCher1
2001Living ProofCher47
2013Closer to the TruthCher9
2018Dancing QueenCher44

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1968Cher’s Golden GreatsCher2
1974Greatest HitsCher5
1974Cher's Greatest HitsCher1
1989Greatest HitsCher1
1990Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - The Best Of CherCher1
1991Golden GreatsCher1
1992Cher's Greatest Hits: 1965-1992Cher52
1992All I Really Want to Do / The Sonny Side of CherCher2
1992Greatest HitsCher1
1992Half Breed (Compilation - Not the 1973 album)Cher3
1992The CollectionCher1
1993Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves 25 Great SongsCher1
1993Half Breed / Dark LadyCher1
1993Take Me Home / PrisonerCher2
1994Cher Guest: SonnyCher Guest: Sonny1
1994Gypsies, Tramps and ThievesCher1
1995All I Ever Need: The Kapp/MCA AnthologyCher & Sonny & Cher2
1995Basic: Original HitsCher1
1996The Casablanca YearsCher1
1996The Long and Winding RoadCher1
1998Cher and Sonny & Cher: Greatest HitsCher and Sonny & Cher3
1999If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher’s Greatest HitsCher3
1999The Greatest HitsCher45
1999Blue: The All Time Great Love SongsCher1
1999Bang, Bang: The Early YearsCher3
1999Bittersweet: The Love Songs CollectionCher2
1999Singles CollectionCher1
200020th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of CherCher2
2000Cher: The Story (1964-1972)Cher1
2000Holdin' Out For LoveCher1
2000The Way of Love: The Cher CollectionCher2
2001Essential CollectionCher2
2001Holdin' Out for LoveCher1
2002Absolutely the Best, Volume 1Cher1
2003The Very Best of CherCher11
2003Behind the DoorCher1
2003The Best of CherCher1
200420th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher, Volume 2Cher1
2005GoldCher2
2007The Best of Cher: The Imperial Recordings, 1965–1968Cher2
2011ICONCher1
2012The Triple Album CollectionCher1
Collection 2000Cher1
CherCher1

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2013ChastityCher1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1999Live in ConcertCher2
2003Live: The Farewell TourCher1
Do You Believe Tour (DVD Rip)Cher1

Album + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1987OutrageousCher1
2018Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Midnight Mixes)Cher1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1965All I Really Want to DoCher1
1965Where Do You GoCher1
1966Alfie / She's No Better Than MeCher1
1966Mama (When My Dollies Have Babies)Cher1
1966Sunny / Will You Love Me TomorrowCher1
1967You Better Sit Down Kids / Elusive ButterflyCher1
1968Take Me for a Little WhileCher1
1968The Click Song Number One / But I Can't Love You MoreCher1
1969I Walk on Gilded SplintersCher1
1973Dark Lady / Two People Clinging to a ThreadCher1
1973Half-BreedCher1
1974A Woman's Story / Baby, I Love YouCher1
1975A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knockin' Every Day)Nilsson & Cher1
1982RudyCher51
1987I Found SomeoneCher2
1988Main ManCher1
1988Skin DeepCher1
1988We All Sleep AloneCher1
1989If I Could Turn Back TimeCher1
1990Just Like Jesse JamesCher1
1990You Wouldn't Know LoveCher1
1991Could’ve Been YouCher1

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