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Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. Her career has spanned over 40 years. Her album She's So Unusual (1983) was the first debut album by a female artist to achieve 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"—and earned Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with the soundtrack for the motion picture The Goonies (1985) and her second record True Colors (1986). This album included the number-one single "True Colors" and "Change of Heart", which peaked at number three. In 1989, Lauper saw success with "I Drove All Night" and in 1993, had her first dance club hit with "That's What I Think".
Since 1983, Lauper has released eleven studio albums and participated in many other projects. In 2010, Memphis Blues became Billboard's most successful blues album of the year, remaining at number one on the Billboard Blues Albums chart for 13 consecutive weeks. In 2013, she won the Tony Award for best original score for composing the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, making her the first woman to win the category by herself. The musical was awarded five other Tonys including Tony Award for Best New Musical. In 2014, Lauper was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for the cast recording. In 2016, the West End production won Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards.Lauper has sold over 50 million records worldwide. She has won awards at the Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, the New York's Outer Critics Circle, MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), Billboard Awards, and American Music Awards (AMAs). An inductee into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lauper is one of the few singers to win three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT). She won the inaugural Best Female Video prize at the 1984 VMAs for "Girls Just Want to Have Fun". This music video is recognized by MTV, VH1 and Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music videos of the era. She is featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Women Who Rock exhibit. Her debut album is included in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, while "Time After Time" is included in VH1's list of the 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 years. VH1 has ranked Lauper No. 58 of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.Lauper is known for her distinctive image, featuring a variety of hair colors and eccentric clothing, and for her powerful and distinctive four-octave singing range. She has been celebrated for her humanitarian work, particularly as an advocate for LGBT rights in the United States. Her charitable efforts were acknowledged in 2013 when she was invited as a special guest to attend U.S. President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

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    June 9, 1984: “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper Hits #1 on the US Billboard Charts

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    A Night to Remember (1989)

    Title: A Night to Remember Artist: Cyndi Lauper Genre: Pop Released: 1989 Tracks: 1 - Intro - 0:27 2 - I Drove All Night - 4:11 3 - Primitive - 3:48 4 - My First Night Without You - 3:01 5 - Like a Cat - 3:25 6 - Heading West - 3:55 7 - A Night to Remember - 3:43 8 - Unconditional...
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    Today May 9 1989, A Night to Remember by Cyndi Lauper Made It's Appearance

    On this day May 9 1989, Cyndi Lauper's third album, "A Night to Remember," made its debut. While it reached #37 on the Billboard charts, it achieved an impressive #3 spot in Japan. Interestingly, Lauper's journey to success was marked by resilience; she earned her GED and bravely left home at 17...
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    1984: Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" Dominates Charts

    On this day January 27, 1984, Cyndi Lauper's song "Time After Time" became the #1 song in the USA, holding the top spot from June 9 to 22. It also reached #1 in Canada, Chile, and Zimbabwe.
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    True Colors (1986)

    Title: True Colors Artist: Cyndi Lauper Genre: Pop Released: 1986 Tracks: 1 - Change of Heart - 4:24 2 - Maybe He'll Know - 4:27 3 - Boy Blue - 4:46 4 - True Colors - 3:47 5 - Calm Inside the Storm - 3:54 6 - What's Going On - 4:38 7 - Iko Iko - 2:09 8 - The Faraway Nearby - 2:59...
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    Top Hits of the 80s for Your Next Karaoke Party

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