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Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper in 2011
Personal information
Birth nameCynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
OriginOzone Park, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresPop, pop rock, dance-pop, dance-rock, New Wave, blues, adult contemporary
OccupationSinger, songwriter, producer, actress (film & stage)
InstrumentsVocals, Appalachian dulcimer, zither, guitar, recorder, omnichord, trombone, percussion, electric bass, piano, banjo, ukulele
Years active1977 present
LabelsPortrait, Epic, Daylight, Downtown, Mercer Street
Associated actsBlue Angel
SpouseDavid Thornton (1991 present)

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Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist. She achieved success in the mid-1980s with the release of the album She's So Unusual and became the first female singer to have four top-five singles released from one album. The Top 5 hits "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", "She Bop", "All Through the Night" and number-one single "Time After Time" became some of the most important albums and singles of the 80s. The album earned Lauper two 27th Grammy Awards in 1985, including Best New Artist. She continued success with their follow-up, True Colors, which launched several hits including the number-one single "True Colors", and earned her two nominations at 29th Grammy Awards. Lauper has released 11 albums and over 40 singles, and as of 2011 had sold more than more 50 million records worldwide, and 1 million DVDs and 20 million singles. Throughout her career, Lauper has won numerous awards, including Grammy, Emmy, MTV VMA, Billboard and AMA, which makes her one of the best selling artists of all time. In 1999, Lauper ranked #58 of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll by VH1 and In 2008 she was elected by the British tabloid The Sun ranked #4 of the Singer Who Will Never Be Forgotten at All Times, according to a survey conducted in the same year.


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