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Cyndi Lauper

Singer + Actress
Female
Born Jun 22, 1953

Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved success in the mid-1980s with the release of the debut solo album She's So Unusual in 1983, which included four Billboard Hot 100 top five songs: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop," and "All Through the Night. " It became the first album to have four top-five singles by a female, and earned Lauper Best New Artist at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1953 Birth Born on June 22, 1953.

TWENTIES

1977 24 Years Old In 1977, Lauper damaged her vocal cords and took a year off from singing. … Read More
1978 25 Years Old In 1978, Lauper met saxophone player John Turi through her manager Ted Rosenblatt. … Read More
1981 28 Years Old …  Her most frequent gigs were at El Sombrero.

THIRTIES

1983 - 1984 3 More Events
…  Her debut solo album She's So Unusual (1983) was the first debut female album to chart 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" earned Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. … Read More
Lauper received two nominations at the 1986 Grammy Awards: Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "What a Thrill" and Best Long Form Music Video for Cyndi: Live in Paris.
1987 - 1989 3 More Events
Lauper received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 1990 Grammy Awards for "I Drove All Night", but overall album sales for A Night to Remember were down. … Read More

FORTIES

1993 - 1998 5 More Events
1999 46 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 17, 1999, Lauper appeared as an animated version of herself in The Simpsons episode "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken". … Read More
2000 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, Lauper contributed the song "I Want a Mom That Will Last Forever" to the children's movie Rugrats in Paris. … Read More
2001 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, Lauper prepared a new album Shine. … Read More

FIFTIES

2003 - 2004 2 More Events
2005 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, under a new contract with Sony Music, Lauper released The Body Acoustic, an album that featured acoustic reinterpretations of tracks from her repertoire. … Read More
2006 53 Years Old On October 16, 2006, Lauper was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. … Read More
Lauper's sixth studio album, Bring Ya to the Brink was released in the United States on May 27, 2008. … Read More
Lauper's TV appearances in 2009 included the American soap opera As the World Turns, performing "Time After Time" as a duet with Allison Iraheta, on the season 8 finale of American Idol and at the 2009 TV Land Awards on April 19 dressed as the "Empress of Evil" for a musical tribute to Sid and Marty Krofft.
In January 2010, Mattel released a Cyndi Lauper Barbie doll as part of their "Ladies of the 80s" series.
2011 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Lauper made international news in March 2011 for an impromptu performance of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" while waiting for a delayed flight at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires. … Read More
2012 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2012, Lauper made her first appearance for WWE in 27 years, to promote WWE Raw's 1000th episode to memorialize "Captain" Lou Albano.

LATE ADULTHOOD

Lauper has also been celebrated for her humanitarian work, particularly as an advocate for gay and transgender rights in the United States. Her charitable efforts were acknowledged in 2013 when the singer was invited as a special guest to attend President Barack Obama's second-term inaugural. … Read More
In 2014, Lauper was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for the cast recording. … Read More
In 2015 Lauper was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. … Read More
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