Cyndi Lauper

Singer + Actress
Born Jun 22, 1953

Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved success in the early 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".… Read More

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1953 Birth Born on June 22, 1953.


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 …  Music critics who saw Lauper perform with Blue Angel believed she had star potential due to her four-octave singing range, In 1981, while singing in a local New York bar, Lauper met David Wolff, who took over as her manager and had her sign a recording contract with Portrait Records, a subsidiary of Epic Records.


1983 30 Years Old On October 14, 1983, Lauper released her first solo album, She's So Unusual. … Read More
1984 31 Years Old 1 More Event
The video for "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" won the inaugural award for Best Female Video at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards, and made Lauper an MTV staple. … Read More
…  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 - 1988 2 More Events
1989 36 Years Old A Night to Remember – Lauper's third album – was released in the spring of 1989. … Read More
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
1991 38 Years Old On November 24, 1991, Lauper married actor David Thornton.


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


2003 - 2006 5 More Events
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.


Lauper has 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 US 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 March 2015 Lauper once again guest starred on the crime show Bones as Avalon Harmonia.
In January 2016, Lauper officially announced the May 6, 2016 release date of a new country album composed of her interpretations of early country classics entitled Detour. … Read More
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