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Cyndi Lauper

Brooklyn NY, United States (1980 – present)

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.

Her birth name is Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper.
She sang in dance cover bands in the '70s until she lost her voice in 1977. Doctors told her she'd never sing again.
In 1984, she won a Grammy for Best New Artist.
In the mid-'80s, she was part of the "Rock And Wrestling Connection" in the WWF (now the WWE). She managed ladies champion Wendy Richter and wrestling personality Captain Lou Albano appeared in her videos for "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" and "Time After Time."
She sang the theme song to Pee Wee's Playhouse, uncredited.
Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an Americansinger-songwriter and actress
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
Lauper has released 11 albums and over 40 singles, and as of 2008 had sold more than 25 million records worldwide


80's Hits

Girls Just Want To Have Fun
She Bop
Time After Time
True Colors


Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Silent Night

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