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Cyndi Lauper

About

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper Thornton (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 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. In 1989, she had a hit with "I Drove All Night".

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-term inauguration.

Articles

August 1, 2022

Cyndi Lauper Joins Amazon Series ‘The Horror of Dolores Roach’

Based on the popular podcast, the series stars Justine Machado as the title character.

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June 27, 2022

Cyndi Lauper shares rerecorded version of abortion rights song ‘Sally’s Pigeons’ in wake of Roe v. Wade reversal

‘Sally’s Pigeons’ was famously inspired by a childhood friend of Lauper’s who passed away after a back-alley abortion The post Cyndi Lauper shares rerecorded version of abortion rights song ‘Sally’s Pigeons’ in wake of Roe v. Wade reversal appeared first on NME.

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June 25, 2022

Cyndi Lauper Shares New Version of Abortion Rights Song ‘Sally’s Pigeons’ After Roe Repeal

"In my childhood, women didn't have reproductive freedom and 50 years later we find ourselves in a time warp," singer says

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June 8, 2022

The Music That Made Cyndi Lauper

From classic Broadway musicals to Joni Mitchell’s vivid songwriting to the genius of Missy Elliott, here are the sounds that shaped the pop eccentric’s life, five years at a time.

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June 2, 2022

Cyndi Lauper Pays Tribute to Late Mother Catrine: ‘She Rocked and Wrestled With Us’

Catrine famously appeared in the video for her daughter's breakthrough 1983 hit, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."

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May 4, 2022

Cyndi Lauper documentary ‘Let the Canary Sing’ is in the works

"Her story is one of hard knocks, hard work and dogged determination," said director Alison Ellwood The post Cyndi Lauper documentary ‘Let the Canary Sing’ is in the works appeared first on NME.

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May 3, 2022

Cyndi Lauper Documentary Let the Canary Sing in the Works

Alison Ellwood, who directed Showtime’s 2019 Go-Go’s documentary, is leading the project

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May 3, 2022

Cyndi Lauper Gets Her Own Documentary, ‘Let the Canary Sing’

The film chronicling the singer's rise to stardom will be directed by Alison Ellwood

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May 3, 2022

Cyndi Lauper’s Career Gets the Doc Treatment With ‘Let The Canary Sing’

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Alison Ellwood, the feature-length doc is a production of Sony Music Entertainment’s Premium Content Division.

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April 4, 2022

Watch Joni Mitchell sing in public for the first time since 2013

She joined Beck, Brandi Carlile, Jon Batiste, Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Stills and more to sing her 1970 classics ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ and ‘The Circle Game’ The post Watch Joni Mitchell sing in public for the first time since 2013 appeared first on NME.

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March 18, 2022

Beck and St. Vincent to perform at MusiCares event honouring Joni Mitchell

Other names set to celebrate the iconic singer-songwriter include Jon Batiste, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter and Leon Bridges The post Beck and St. Vincent to perform at MusiCares event honouring Joni Mitchell appeared first on NME.

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January 24, 2022

Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ Joins YouTube One Billion Club

The 1983 song was Lauper's debut single from her first album, 'She's So Unusual.'

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January 19, 2022

Mark Ruffalo, Jane Fonda, Cyndi Lauper, and More Back Abortion Within Reach Campaign

Among the Abortion Within Reach campaign's demands is access to "compassionate, affirming abortion care for people of all identities"

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November 15, 2021

Mabel releases cover of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’

The song soundtracks this year's McDonald's Christmas advert The post Mabel releases cover of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’ appeared first on NME.

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November 13, 2021

Britney Spears Gets Love From Missy Elliott, Cher, Cyndi Lauper & More as Conservatorship Ends

As Britney Spears finally sees the termination of her conservatorship after nearly 14 years, she's being celebrated by her peers in pop music and beyond on social media.

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October 15, 2021

‘True Colors’ at 35: How Cyndi Lauper Reimagined Her Career With Her Sophomore Album

On the 1986 album's 35th anniversary, Lauper looks back on how she went from being the girl who just wanted to have fun, to becoming an artist with a message.

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October 14, 2021

Cyndi Lauper on 35 Years of ‘True Colors,’ Pride Anthems, and the Next Crop of Innovators

Lauper is dropping new expanded digital version of her iconic album at midnight Friday featuring two bonus tracks

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September 13, 2021

Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Cyndi Lauper Raise Awareness About HIV, Women’s Rights at 2021 MTV VMAs

Musicians used their acceptance speeches and performances as an opportunity to address women’s rights and raise awareness about HIV at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.

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June 21, 2021

‘The Breakdown’: Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman Recall Making of ‘Time After Time’

"There were real moments of humanity in it," pop star says of early hit single

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March 8, 2021

Celine Dion, Cher, Becky G and Cyndi Lauper Team Up For International Women’s Day Initiative ‘We All Rise’

Celine Dion, Cher, Becky G, Cyndi Lauper and many more stars have teamed with United Nations Human Rights on International Women's Day (March 8) for the "We All Rise" campaign for gender equality.

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February 15, 2021

Ari Gold, Trailblazing Queer Dance Music Artist, Dead at 47

He sang with Diana Ross and Cyndi Lauper, collaborated with Boy George, and opened for Chaka Khan during his career

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January 3, 2021

Cyndi Lauper delivers hopeful speech during New Year’s Eve show

Fans were left deeply unimpressed with the performance itself, however The post Cyndi Lauper delivers hopeful speech during New Year’s Eve show appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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January 1, 2021

Cyndi Lauper Offers Optimistic Words During ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Performance: ‘I Have Hope’

Cyndi Lauper hit the stage on Dec. 31 to perform not one, but two songs during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."

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December 28, 2020

Andra Day to Headline an All-Digital Times Square New Year’s Eve

Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, and Machine Gun Kelly will perform on ABC's broadcast

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December 15, 2020

Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter to Perform on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, Ciara, Jessie James Decker, Lucy Hale will also appear on show hosted by Ryan Seacrest

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December 10, 2020

Cyndi Lauper Looks Back on 10 Years of Her Home For the Holidays Benefit: ‘I Can’t Believe What We’ve Done’

Billboard chatted with Lauper ahead of her annual benefit show about how Home for the Holidays went digital this year, the continued issue of homelessness in the LGBTQ community, and her role as a queer ally.

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December 8, 2020

Drummer Sterling Campbell on His Years With David Bowie, Duran Duran, and Soul Asylum

He was Bowie's go-to dummer for the last 20 years of his career, but Campbell also toured with Cyndi Lauper and played on Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train"

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December 8, 2020

Kylie Frey Grew Up Competing in Rodeo. Now She’s Singing About It on a Great New EP

Louisiana songwriter's 'Rodeo Queen' looks at life from a saddle — and includes a twangy cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

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Discs

Sally's Pigeons (Redux 2022)

June 24, 2022

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True Colors (35th Anniversary Edition)

October 15, 2021

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Hope (Tracy Young Hopeful Mix)

October 2, 2020

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Hope (Radio Edit)

December 6, 2019

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Spotify Sessions

June 24, 2016

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Detour

May 6, 2016

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Misty Blue

April 22, 2016

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Walkin' After Midnight

March 25, 2016

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Funnel of Love

February 18, 2016

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Heartaches by the Number

January 29, 2016

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Hard Candy Christmas

December 11, 2015

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She's So Unusual: REMiXED

October 10, 2014

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She's So Unusual - Spotify Commentary

April 1, 2014

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She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration (Deluxe Edition)

March 28, 2014

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Sex is in the Heel (The Remixes)

June 4, 2013

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Blue Christmas

November 1, 2011

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To Memphis With Love

October 25, 2011

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Just Can't Stop

January 21, 2011

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Memphis Blues

June 21, 2010

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A Christmas Duel

December 1, 2008

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True Colors Live 2008

November 4, 2008

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Same Ol' Story

July 29, 2008

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Bring Ya To The Brink

May 23, 2008

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The Body Acoustic

November 18, 2005

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At Last

November 18, 2003

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Shine Remixes

July 2, 2002

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Shine

July 2, 2002

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Disco Inferno

January 1, 1999

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Merry Christmas...Have A Nice Life

October 27, 1998

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Sisters Of Avalon

July 1, 1996

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Hat Full Of Stars

March 1, 1993

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The World Is Stone

May 25, 1992

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A Night To Remember

May 9, 1989

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True Colors

October 14, 1986

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She's So Unusual

October 14, 1983

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