Cyndi Lauper Schedule
Cyndi Lauper burst onto the pop music scene with a string of hits like Girls Just Want to
Have Fun, Time After Time and All Through the Night. The quirky singer/songwriter enchanted audiences with her eclectic wardrobe,
flashily styled hair and infectious pop melodies.
Lauper took the world by surprise in the '80s, and she's still has
a few surprises up her sleeve today. Make sure you check out her upcoming schedule, which includes the Beacon Theatre and
the Highline Ballroom in New York City.
Cyndi Lauper Background
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Cyndi
Lauper grew up as a child of divorce. Raised by her mother, Lauper did not excel in school and was reportedly expelled from
multiple parochial schools. But despite her lack of success in school, Lauper developed a passion for music at an early age
and was even penning her own songs by the age of 12.
Lauper eventually earned her high school equivalency degree and
worked several jobs to stay afloat before her music career launched. Her odd jobs included working as a waitress, office assistant
and a singer at a Japanese restaurant. She also gigged in some bands. The band, Blue Angel, offered her first glimpse of fame
when it scored a record deal. They recorded one album before going their separate ways.
Once she started flying solo,
Lauper eclipsed the charts with her first album, She's So Unusual. The 1983 album sold nearly 5 million copies. And the album
produced what would become the anthem of party girls everywhere: Girls Just Want to Have Fun.
Between the catchy lyrics
and the video that received heavy airplay on MTV, Girls Just Want to Have Fun was truly an earmark of overnight success.
was celebrated for her efforts when she claimed the 1984 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
True Colors, Lauper's 1986
follow-up album, raked in album sales of close to 1 million copies. Unfortunately, sales for her successive albums, began
to taper off.
Lauper then focused her energies on other creative avenues. In 1988, she made her film debut with the
movie, Vibes. Lauper starred opposite Jeff Goldblum. The movie didn't do very well, and it turned out, that Lauper was more
successful with her small screen role on Mad About You - a popular TV series starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser. Lauper had
a recurring role on the sitcom, and she ended up winning an Emmy for her work. Later on, she made appearances on Bones and
That's So Raven.
Despite her ventures into other creative outlets, Lauper never deserted her first true love of music.
In 1993, Lauper came out with Hat Full of Stars. Critics were impressed with the album, which addressed difficult themes such
as homophobia and domestic abuse.
On the albums that followed, Lauper continued along that vein, writing about political
and social concerns as well as exploring various music styles. Her album, Memphis Blues (2010), put her own spin on multiple
classic blues songs.
Lauper has also added Broadway composer to her resume with her work on the smash hit, Kinky Boots.
A collaborative effort with Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots has claimed six Tony Awards, which include best leading man, best
original score and best musical.
Outside of her music, Lauper is a tireless advocate for the gay rights movement. "Civil
rights have to be afforded to every American, no matter what their color, gender or sexual preference. You can't say this
is a democracy if that isn't the case," she stated to WWD.
She also helped to found the True Colors Fund, with the purpose
of fostering awareness for equality.
Cyndi Lauper Hit Albums
The discography of Cyndi Lauper is comprised
of 11 studio albums, six compilation albums, three video albums and 46 singles. Globally, Lauper has sold close to 50 million
singles, albums and DVDs.
The coveted album, She's So Unusual, produced the hits Time After Time, Girls Just Want to
Have Fun and She Bop. Here sophomore album, True Colors, was also a success, spawning the hits, Change of Heart and True Colors.
Cyndi Lauper Trivia
Test your knowledge about pop diva Cyndi Lauper, and see if you already know the answers
to these questions:
Do you know which singing sensation Lauper toured with in 1999? She opened for Cher on Cher's Believe
Do you know which film Lauper's song Disco Inferno is in? It could only be A Night at the Roxbury.
which sport was Lauper into in the 1980s? The answer is wrestling. Lauper made lots of friends on the wrestling circuit, including
Captain Lou Albano. He happened to play Lauper's dad in the iconic video for Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
Lauper Concert Experience
For over three decades, pop singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper has been hypnotizing and surprising
fans all over the planet. A prolific artist and one of music's most admired icons, Lauper has netted 14 Grammy nods and has
claimed numerous other awards.
Don't miss out on her upcoming special performances in New York City, which highlights
her most coveted tunes and perennial radio favorites like Time After Time, She Bop, Money Changes Everything, All Through
the Night and of course, Girls Just Want to Have Fun.
Reserve your tickets now for the fun and bubbly Cyndi Lauper!