Cyndi Lauper Information
With her first album Sheâ€™s So Unusual (1983), Cyndi Lauper achieved worldwide success while simultaneously becoming the first female artist to have five top-ten singles from a debut album. Lauper became popular primarily among teenagers and critics, due to her hybrid punk image and rebellious nature. While her recording company was throwing tons of songs into her lap to record, Lauper went through each song, making chances that were more suited to her taste, which made a great deal of difference with the release of anthem â€œGirls Just Wanna Have Funâ€ and â€œTime After Timeâ€.
Since, she has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmys, 2 American Music Awards, 7 American Video Awards and 18 MTV Awards. On June 22nd, Lauper releases her 11th studio album titled Memphis Blues, with an array of bluesy cover songs, gritty references to personal experiences and vocal pairings with B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Allen Toussaint, Ann Peebles and Charlie Musselwhite. â€œThis is the album Iâ€™ve wanted to make for years,â€ says Lauper. â€œAll of these beautiful songs, and all of the great players on the album, were carefully chosen because Iâ€™ve admired them my entire life.
Cyndi Lauper has been known as an advocate for LGBT rights and founded the True Colors Fund in 2008 to coincide with her efforts of public awareness, a tireless participant for the struggle against HIV/AIDS and has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign, GLSEN, and PFLAG, alliances among the gay community. Most recently, Lauper joined Lady Gaga to be the spokesperson for the 2010 MAC Viva Glam Campaign to educate women about HIV/AIDS around the world. In promotion of her newest album, Lauper will be touring from June to September, coming to Bostonâ€™s House of Blues June 26th and hitting 35 other cities throughout the summer. Youâ€™ll be sure to catch her play tracks from every stage of her career, including her new collection of cover songs.