Cher

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Legal name: Cherilyn LaPiere, Cherilyn Sarkisian

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Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. Commonly referred to by the media as the Goddess of Pop, she has been 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 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" reached number one on the American and British charts. By the end of 1967, they had sold 40 million records worldwide and had become, according to Time magazine, rock's "it" couple. 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, Cher 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, she launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco album Take Me Home and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980–1982 concert residency in Las Vegas.

In 1982, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and starred in its film adaptation. She subsequently received critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and Moonstruck (1987), with the latter having earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She then revived her musical 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 reached a new commercial peak in 1998 with the dance-pop album Believe, whose title track became the biggest-selling single of all time by a female artist in the UK. It features the pioneering use of Auto-Tune, also 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 $180 million deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. In 2018, Cher returned to film for her first on-screen role since 2010's Burlesque, starring in the musical romantic comedy film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Inspired by the film, the album Dancing Queen (2018) debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, tying with 2013's Closer to the Truth for Cher's highest-charting solo album in the U.S.

Cher has won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an award from the Kennedy Center Honors and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, among several other honors. She has sold 100 million records worldwide to date, becoming one of the best-selling music artists in history. 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. Outside of her music and acting, she is noted for her political views, philanthropic endeavors, and social activism, including LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS prevention.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 All I Really Want to Do Cher 2 1
1966 The Sonny Side of Chér Cher 1 1
1966 Chér (1966 album) Cher 2
1968 Backstage Cher 1
1968 With Love, Cher Cher 1 1
1969 3614 Jackson Highway Cher 3
1971 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves Cher 2 2
1972 Foxy Lady Cher 3 1
1973 Half-Breed Cher 4 3
1973 Bittersweet White Light Cher 3 1
1974 Dark Lady Cher 3 1
1975 Stars Cher 5 2
1976 I'd Rather Believe In You Cher 1
1977 Cherished Cher 5 1
1979 Take Me Home Cher 4 1
1979 Prisoner Cher 4 1
1982 I Paralyze Cher 4 2
1987 Cher (1987 album) Cher 5 2
1989 Heart of Stone Cher 5 7
1991 Love Hurts Cher 4 7
1995 It's a Man's World Cher 5 2
1998 Believe Cher 4 9
1999 Take Me Home Cher 1
2000 not.com.mercial Cher 1
2001 Living Proof Cher 4 5
2013 Closer to the Truth Cher 5
2018 Dancing Queen Cher 4 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Cher’s Golden Greats Cher 1
1974 Greatest Hits Cher 3
1990 Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - The Best Of Cher Cher 1
1991 Golden Greats Cher 1
1992 Cher's Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 Cher 5 2
1992 All I Really Want to Do / The Sonny Side of Cher Cher 2
1992 Greatest Hits Cher 1
1992 The Collection Cher 1
1993 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves 25 Great Songs Cher 1
1993 Half Breed / Dark Lady Cher 1
1994 Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves Cher 1
1995 Basic: Original Hits Cher 1
1996 The Casablanca Years Cher 1
1996 The Long and Winding Road Cher 1
1997 Take Me Home / Prisoner Cher 1
1999 If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits Cher 2
1999 The Greatest Hits Cher 4 3
1999 Bang, Bang: The Early Years Cher 2
1999 Blue: The All Time Great Love Songs Cher 1
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher Cher 1
2000 Cher: The Story (1964-1972) Cher 1
2000 Holdin' Out For Love Cher 1
2000 The Way of Love Cher 1
2001 Essential Collection Cher 1
2001 Holdin' Out for Love Cher 1
2002 Absolutely the Best, Volume 1 Cher 1
2003 The Very Best of Cher Cher 8
2003 Behind the Door Cher 1
2003 The Best of Cher Cher 1
2004 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cher, Volume 2 Cher 1
2005 Gold Cher 2
2007 The Best of the Imperial Recordings: 1965-1968 Cher 1
2011 ICON Cher 1
2012 The Triple Album Collection Cher 1
Cher Cher 1
Collection 2000 Cher 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Live in Concert Cher 2
2003 Live: The Farewell Tour Cher 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Outrageous Cher 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 All I Really Want to Do Cher 1
1966 Alfie / She's No Better Than Me Cher 1
1974 A Woman's Story / Baby, I Love You Cher 1
1975 A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knockin' Every Day) Nilsson & Cher 1
1982 Rudy Cher 5 1
1987 I Found Someone Cher 2
1990 The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) Cher 2 2
1991 Could’ve Been You Cher 1
1991 Love and Understanding Cher 4 1
1991 Love Hurts Cher 1
1992 Oh No Not My Baby Cher 1
1993 I Got You Babe Cher with Beavis and Butt‐Head 2
1994 It Ain't Necessarily So Cher & Larry Adler 1
1995 Love Can Build a Bridge Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton 2
1995 Walking in Memphis Cher 5 2
1996 One by One Cher 5 2
1996 Not Enough Love in the World Cher 3 1
1996 The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore Cher 3 1
1996 Paradise Is Here Cher 1
1998 Believe Cher 5 6
1999 Strong Enough Cher 5 4
1999 All or Nothing Cher 5 5
1999 Dov'è l'amore Cher 3 2
2001 The Music's No Good Without You Cher 5 4
2001 Alive Again Cher 1
2001 Più Che Puoi Eros Ramazzotti Duetto Con Cher 1
2001 Song for the Lonely Cher 1
2002 A Different Kind of Love Song Cher 1
2003 When the Money's Gone Cher 1
2013 Woman's World Cher 1
2013 I Hope You Find It Cher 1
2013 Take It Like a Man Cher 2
2018 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) Cher 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2017 Ooga Boo Cher 1

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