Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
22 June 1953
New York
Pop, rock, new wave, blues, soul
Years active

Cynthia Ann Stephanie “Cyndi” Lauper is an American singer, songwriter and actress.
She was born in Queens, New York and she grew up listening such artists as The Beatles and Billie Holiday. At the age of 12, she began writing songs and playing acoustic guitar.

In the early 1970s, Lauper performed as a vocalist with different cover bands, but singing covers didn’t make her happy even though she was performing on stage.

In 1978, she met John Turi, formed the band Blue Angel and recorded a demo tape of original music. Later, the band broke up and due to her financial problems, she worked as a waitress and sang in local clubs.

In 1983, Lauper released her first solo album, called “She’s So Unusual“, which reached No. 4 in the US and became a worldwide hit. The album included songs like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “Time After Time”, “She Bop” and “All Through the Night”. The tracks were a great success and earned her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1985.

Lauper continued her success with a second album, True Colors, which sold 2 millions of copies in the US and brought up new hits like “Change of Heart” and “What’s Going On”.

Later, she released other successful albums like A Night To Remember, Hat Full of Stars, Sisters of Avalon, etc.

Cyndi Lauper is one of only twenty artist to achieve “GET” status by winning Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards, and she was ranked No. 58 on the list of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll by VH1.