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Cyndi Lauper: A Pop Icon

Cyndi Lauper: A Pop Icon

Cyndi Lauper: A Pop Icon

Album: Essentials,

Genre: Pop

After a brief stint fronting a little-heard New York new wave band, Cyndi Lauper exploded into the national consciousness like a multicolored glitter bomb at the dawn of the MTV era. The Queens native scored four Top 5 hits from 1983’s She’s So Unusual and maintained that success through the rest of the decade. Rather than fade into the nostalgia circuit, Lauper continued making varied and inventive records, dabbled in acting, and in 2013, she became the first woman to win a Tony for Best Original Score for her adaptation of the film Kinky Boots.

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Early Life and Career

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper was born on June 22, 1953, in Queens, New York. From a young age, she was fascinated by music and performed in various bands throughout her teenage years. She attended Richmond Hill High School but dropped out at the age of 17 due to complications with dyslexia and to help support her family.

Lauper’s early career included working odd jobs and performing in cover bands. In 1977, she joined the rockabilly band Blue Angel as the lead vocalist. The band released their self-titled album in 1980, but it was not commercially successful, leading to the band’s disbandment.

It wasn’t until 1983 when Cyndi Lauper released her debut solo album, She’s So Unusual, that she achieved widespread fame. The album included hit singles like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” and “She Bop,” which became anthems of the era.

 

Career and Achievements

Throughout the 1980s and beyond, Lauper continued to release albums that showcased her versatility as a singer and songwriter. Her albums include True Colors (1986), A Night to Remember (1989), and Memphis Blues (2010), which won her a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.

In addition to her music career, Cyndi Lauper has appeared in several films and TV shows, including Vibes (1988) and Mad About You (1994-1999). She is also known for her philanthropic work, particularly for LGBTQ+ rights and advocacy.

 

Featured Tracks

H&S Magazine’s Top 4 Tracks From This Artist

No. 1. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Official Video)

 

No. 2. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time (Official HD Video)

 

No. 3. Cyndi Lauper – True Colors (Official HD Video)

 

No. 4. Cyndi Lauper – I Drove All Night (Video)

 

Track List

 

Follow The Link Below To Listen To Cyndi Lauper’s Essential Tracks On Apple Music

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