Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

80s Pop Female Vocalists New Wave Rock
Cyndi Lauper (born Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper on June 22, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, United States), is a Grammy Award-winning singer (who possesses a four-octave vocal range) and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. She was lead singer of the rockabilly band Blue Angel before her rise to fame as a solo singer. Her melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s and New Wave — the decade and genre in which she first came to fame. More Info »

Top Albums

  • She's So Unusual
    She's So Unusual
  • True Colors
    True Colors
  • The Essential Cyndi Lauper
    The Essential Cyndi Lauper
  • Time After Time: The Best Of
    Time After Time: The Best Of
  • Time After Time: The Cyndi Lauper Collection
    Time After Time: The Cyndi Lauper Collection
  • Bring Ya to the Brink
    Bring Ya to the Brink
  • Twelve Deadly Cyns...And Then Some
    Twelve Deadly Cyns...And Then Some
  • The Body Acoustic
    The Body Acoustic
  • Twelve Deadly Cyns... and Then Some
    Twelve Deadly Cyns... and Then Some
  • A Night to Remember
    A Night to Remember
  • True Colors: The Best of Cyndi Lauper
    True Colors: The Best of Cyndi Lauper
  • Memphis Blues
    Memphis Blues
  • Playlist: The Very Best of Cyndi Lauper
    Playlist: The Very Best of Cyndi Lauper
  • At Last
    At Last
  • Discover Cyndi Lauper
    Discover Cyndi Lauper
  • Sisters of Avalon
    Sisters of Avalon
  • Shine
    Shine
  • Hat Full of Stars
    Hat Full of Stars
  • Collections
    Collections
  • Time After Time: The Best of Cyndi Lauper
    Time After Time: The Best of Cyndi Lauper
  • To Memphis With Love
    To Memphis With Love
  • She's So Unusual/True Colors/Hat Full Of Stars (3 Pak)
    She's So Unusual/True Colors/Hat Full Of Stars (3 Pak)
  • Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life!
    Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life!
  • Love Songs
    Love Songs
  • Merry Christmas...Have A Nice Life
    Merry Christmas...Have A Nice Life
  • Original Album Classics
    Original Album Classics
  • Sex Is in the Heel (The Remixes)
    Sex Is in the Heel (The Remixes)
  • Les Indispensables
    Les Indispensables
  • Twelve Deadly Cyns ...and Then Some
    Twelve Deadly Cyns ...and Then Some
  • The Full Discover Package
    The Full Discover Package
  • Greatest Hits
    Greatest Hits
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun
    Girls Just Want To Have Fun
  • She's So Unusual/True Colors
    She's So Unusual/True Colors
  • Wanna Have Fun
    Wanna Have Fun
  • Feels Like Christmas
    Feels Like Christmas
  • Live At The Summit
    Live At The Summit
  • Hey Now! (Remixes & Rarities)
    Hey Now! (Remixes & Rarities)
  • The Best Of
    The Best Of
  • Into The Nightlife
    Into The Nightlife
  • Discover Further
    Discover Further
  • Best Remixes
    Best Remixes
  • Disco Inferno
    Disco Inferno
  • Shine Remixes
    Shine Remixes
  • Blue Christmas
    Blue Christmas
  • The World is Stone
    The World is Stone
  • Same Ol' Story
    Same Ol' Story
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Digital 45)
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Digital 45)
  • Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)
    Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)

Cyndi Lauper. Artist Bio

Cyndi Lauper (born Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper on June 22, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, United States), is a Grammy Award-winning singer (who possesses a four-octave vocal range) and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. She was lead singer of the rockabilly band Blue Angel before her rise to fame as a solo singer. Her melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s and New Wave — the decade and genre in which she first came to fame.

Born in Queens, New York to Swiss German-American Fred Lauper and Sicilian Italian-American Catrine Dominique, she began her career in a cover band, but soon began performing her own songs (though she almost quit singing altogether due to strained vocal chords in 1977). By 1980 she'd released a rockabilly album on Polydor with the band Blue Angel. Despite much critical acclaim, the album "went lead," as Lauper says, and the band split as Lauper filed for bankruptcy.

In 1983 she started dating her manager David Wolff with whom she released She's So Unusual, a worldwide hit album which made Lauper a household name. A mixture of teen-friendly pop-rock and edgier, almost punky sounds, the album's biggest hit, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, quickly established itself as a female anthem. Lauper won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards of 1984 for her work on the album. Lauper was the first female artist to have four consecutive Hot 100 Top 5 hits from one album.

Subsequent albums (such as True Colors, A Night to Remember, Hat Full of Stars) did not sell as well, but Lauper remains active to the present day and still retains a very strong fan base.

Lauper's latest album Memphis Blues was released in June 2011, premiering at #1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart where it remained for 14 consecutive weeks. The album also reached #26 on the Billboard Top 200, and was later named the Billboard Blues Album of the year, also earning Lauper a Grammy nomination. This brought her total Grammy nominations to 13 with one win.

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