Cyndi Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist who achieved success in the mid-1980s with the release of the album She's So Unusual, becoming the first female singer to have four top-five singles released from one album.
The Top 5 hits "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", "She Bop", "All Through the Night" and number-one single "Time After Time" became some of the most important albums and singles of the 80s.
The album earned Lauper two 27th Grammy Awards in 1985, including Best New Artist.
She continued success with their follow-up, True Colors, which launched several hits including the number-one single "True Colors", and earned her two nominations at 29th Grammy Awards.
Lauper has released 11 albums and over 40 singles, and as of 2011 had sold more than more 50 million records worldwide and 1 million DVDs and 20 million singles.
Throughout her career, Lauper has won numerous awards, including Grammy, Emmy, MTV VMA, Billboard and AMA, which makes her one of the best selling artists of all time.
In 1999, Lauper ranked #58 of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll by VH1 and in 2008 she was elected by the British tabloid The Sun ranked #4 of the Singer Who Will Never Be Forgotten at All Times, according to a survey conducted in the same year.
In 2010 she was a contestant on the ninth season of the reality competition The Apprentice - better known as The Celebrity Apprentice 3.
Lauper has been married to David Thornton since 1991. They have one son, Declyn Wallace Thornton, born November 19, 1997.