Pop Singer

Cher is an American singer, actress and television personality. Often referred to by the media as the "Goddess of Pop", she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry.

Full Name
Cherilyn Sarkisian
May 20, 1946
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California, is an iconic pop singer and actress. Her parents, John and Georgia Holt, divorced when she was young; her mother later married Gilbert LaPiere. She dropped out of high school to pursue a career in show business and moved to Los Angeles with her then-boyfriend, Sonny Bono. The couple formed the musical duo Sonny & Cher and released their first single, "I Got You Babe," which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1965. They had several more hit records over the next few years before they split up in 1974.

After their breakup, Cher pursued a solo career and released her debut album in 1979. She went on to release many more successful albums over the next two decades that spawned such hits as "Believe," "If I Could Turn Back Time" and "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)." In addition to her music career, she also starred in several films throughout the 1980s and 1990s including Moonstruck (1987) for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress. She has also been active in television appearing as one of the judges on The Voice UK from 2014-2015. 

Cher has sold more than 100 million records worldwide over her 50+ year career making her one of the best selling female artists of all time. She has been inducted into both the Grammy Hall of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame and has earned numerous awards for her music including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1946</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cher is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 20, 1946, Cher is born in El Centro, California to parents Georgia Holt and John Sarkisian.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1965</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of 1st Single</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cher releases her first single "Ringo, I Love You".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1966</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Solo Breakthrough with "Bang Bang"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cher's solo breakthrough came when she released the song "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Film Role in Chastity</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cher stars in her first film role as Chastity in Chastity. She also contributed to the soundtrack.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Grammy Award for Dark Lady</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cher wins her first Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the song "Dark Lady".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Oscar for Moonstruck</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cher wins an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Moonstruck.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cher receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cher is a legendary pop singer with an iconic presence in the music industry. Her influence has spanned across multiple genres and generations, inspiring countless artists to this day.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cher is known for her fearlessness and willingness to take risks, both musically and personally. She is unafraid to speak her mind and challenge conventions, paving the way for others who may be afraid to do the same.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Inspiring</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cher's success story is truly inspiring. She has worked hard to achieve her dreams and build a career that has withstood the test of time. Her passion, drive and resilience are inspiring to us all.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Solo Artist to Have a Number One Song in the US and UK</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cher is the first female solo artist to have a number one single in the US and UK with her song “Believe”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Grammy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cher has won a total of three Grammys, one for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for her song “Believe”, one for Best Dance Recording for “Believe”, and one for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for her album “Living Proof”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Guinness World Record Holder</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cher holds two Guinness World Records: one for having the longest career span of any female solo artist in history and one for having the most US Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles of all time with 28.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Donated $10 Million to Charities</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cher is a strong supporter of charities and has donated $10 million to various causes, including AIDS research, animal welfare, and human rights organizations.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Sold Over 100 Million Records Worldwide</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cher is one of the best selling music artists of all time and has sold over 100 million records worldwide.</p></div>


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