Cyndi Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who has been a pop icon for over three decades. She is known for her powerful vocals, catchy songs, and flamboyant style. Lauper has won numerous awards, including a Grammy Award, Tony Award, Emmy Award, and two MTV Video Music Awards. She has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Cyndi Lauper was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 22, 1953. She grew up in Queens, New York, with her parents and two older sisters. Lauper was a troubled child and often skipped school. She eventually dropped out of high school in the tenth grade.
After dropping out of school, Lauper began working at various jobs, including waitressing and singing in nightclubs. She also began writing her own songs. In 1977, Lauper joined the band Blue Angel, which played a mix of rockabilly, punk, and new wave music. The band released one album, “Blue Angel,” before breaking up in 1980.
In 1983, Lauper released her debut solo album, “She’s So Unusual.” The album was a commercial success, spawning the hit singles “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” and “All Through the Night.” Lauper won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist for her work on the album.
Lauper continued to release successful albums throughout the 1980s, including “True Colors” (1986), “Brats on Broadway” (1989), and “A Night to Remember” (1993). She also appeared in several films during this time, including “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” (1985) and “Oliver & Company” (1988).
In the 1990s, Lauper’s career slowed down somewhat. However, she continued to release new music and appear in films and television shows. In 2008, she co-founded the True Colors Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports LGBTQ youth.
In 2022, Lauper released her 13th studio album, “Detour”. The album was a critical and commercial success, and it debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 2023, Lauper will embark on a North American tour in support of her new album. The tour will begin on April 20, 2023, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and will conclude on June 17, 2023, in Los Angeles, California.
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