21 Facts About Cyndi Lauper

1. On November 15, 2018 it was announced that Cyndi Lauper will receive the Icon Award at the Billboard's 13th annual Women in Music Event on December 6 in New York City.

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2. Together with singer Kesha, Cyndi Lauper performed, amongst others, the song 'Praying' at the Grammy Award Ceremony in January 2018.

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3. In January 2017, Cyndi Lauper was featured on Austin City Limits 42nd season performing some of her classic songs alongside country tunes from Detour.

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4. In October 2016, her son Dex Cyndi Lauper was the opening act for her Scottsdale, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada dates on her Detour Tour.

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5. In February 2016, Cyndi Lauper was nominated for an Olivier Award for her contribution to the UK production of Kinky Boots along with Stephen Oremus, the man responsible for the arrangements.

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6. In January 2016, Cyndi Lauper announced she would release a new album on May 6, 2016.

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7. In September 2012, Cyndi Lauper performed at fashion designer Betsey Johnson's 40 year Retrospective Fashion show.

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8. On November 17, 2009, Cyndi Lauper performed a collaborative work with Wyclef Jean called "Slumdog Millionaire", performing it on the Late Show with David Letterman.

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9. In 2009, Cyndi Lauper took a role and wrote a song for the Serbian movie Here and There, which stars her husband, David Thornton.

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10. On October 12, 2000, Cyndi Lauper took part in the television show Women in Rock, Girls with Guitars performing with Ann Wilson of Heart and with the girl group, Destiny's Child.

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11. In 2000, Cyndi Lauper contributed the song "I Want a Mom That Will Last Forever" to the children's movie Rugrats in Paris.

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12. On January 17, 1999, Cyndi Lauper appeared as an animated version of herself in The Simpsons episode "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken", singing the National Anthem to the melody of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun".

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13. On November 19, 1997, Cyndi Lauper gave birth to her son Declyn Wallace Thornton.

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14. In 1986, Cyndi Lauper appeared on the Billy Joel album The Bridge, with a song called "Code of Silence".

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15. In 1985, Cyndi Lauper released the single "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough", from the soundtrack to the movie The Goonies, and an accompanying video which featured several wrestling stars.

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16. In 1985, Cyndi Lauper participated in USA for Africa's famine-relief fund-raising single "We Are the World", which sold more than 20 million copies since then.

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17. On October 14, 1983, Cyndi Lauper released her first solo album, She's So Unusual.

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18. In 1978, Cyndi Lauper met saxophone player John Turi through her manager Ted Rosenblatt.

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19. In 1977, Cyndi Lauper damaged her vocal cords and took a year off from singing.

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20. In 2014, Cyndi Lauper was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for the cast recording.

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21. In 2013, Cyndi Lauper won the Tony Award for best original score for composing the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, making her the first woman to win the category by herself.

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