Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

Pop Singer

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper Thornton is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. Her career has spanned over 40 years.

Full Name
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Jun 22, 1953
5′ 3″
Net Worth


Cyndi Lauper was born on June 22, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York. She is of German and Italian descent. Her father Fred was a fireman and her mother Catrine (a seamstress) was an Italian immigrant. They divorced when Lauper was 5 years old and she was raised by her mother.

Lauper developed an interest in music at a young age, taking piano lessons from the age of 5 and singing in choirs around the city. She attended Richmond Hill High School in Queens and became involved with the school's theater group. After graduating high school, Lauper moved to Manhattan and worked as a waitress while studying at the New York City Technical College for two semesters. In 1978, she joined an all-girl band called Blue Angel and released their debut album “Cindy & The Blue Angel” the following year.

In 1983, Lauper released her debut solo album “She’s So Unusual” which went on to become a major success with singles such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Time After Time” featuring on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. During this time she also made history as being one of the first female artists to write their own songs and be credited as sole composer on both tracks that reached number one on the Billboard Top 100 chart.

Throughout her career, Lauper has gone on to release 10 studio albums, numerous singles and even ventured into acting with roles in films such as Vibes (1988), Life With Mikey (1993) and Spaceballs (1987). She has received multiple awards including two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Big C (2010), four MTV Video Music Awards and many more accolades during her long-standing career spanning over four decades.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1953</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cyndi Lauper is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 22, 1953, Cyndi Lauper was born in Queens, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1983</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Solo Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lauper releases her debut solo album, She's So Unusual, which goes on to sell over six million copies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Grammy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lauper wins the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Third Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lauper releases her third album, True Colors, which goes on to become her best selling album.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Human Rights Organization</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lauper starts the True Colors Tour and the True Colors Fund to benefit LGBT rights.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lauper is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lauper receives a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her musical success and activism.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Pioneer of Pop Culture</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cyndi Lauper is a pioneer in the pop culture world. She broke barriers for women and minorities in the music industry, paving the way for others to follow. Her music touched generations and changed the course of pop music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> Her Unique Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cyndi Lauper has an iconic style that is unique and instantly recognizable. From her signature hair to her colorful fashion, she stands out among her peers and blazes her own trail in the world of music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her Charitable Work</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cyndi Lauper has done a lot of charitable work throughout her career. She’s worked with organizations like the True Colors Fund to help homeless LGBTQ youth and raise awareness about equality. Her commitment to giving back makes her even more endearing.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Artist to Have Four Top 10 Singles</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cyndi Lauper became the first female artist to have four top 10 singles from one album with her 1983 album She's So Unusual.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Wrote a Bestselling Memoir</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cyndi Lauper wrote a bestselling memoir, Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir, which was published in 2012 and topped the New York Times Bestseller list.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won a Tony Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2013, Cyndi Lauper won a Tony Award for Best Original Score for her work on the Broadway musical Kinky Boots.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Founded Her Own Records Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1993, Cyndi Lauper founded her own record label, Blue Angel Records, and went on to release several of her own albums.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Grammy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cyndi Lauper has won two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.</p></div>


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