Cher is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and entertainer. Among her many accomplishments in music, television, and film, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy, and Emmy and three Golden Globe Awards.
Cher first rose to prominence in 1965 as one half of the pop/rock duo Sonny & Cher. She also established herself as a solo recording artist, releasing 26 albums, numerous compilations and tallying 22 Billboard Top 40 entries over her career.
These include 12 Top 10 singles and four number one singles.
She became a successful television star in the 1970s, and a well-regarded film actress in the 1980s. In 1988, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the romantic comedy Moonstruck.
In a career that has now surpassed 40 years, Cher has established herself as a legendary pop culture icon and one of the most popular female artists in music history.
Since her debut in 1964 Cher has sold over 180 million albums worldwide solo and 80 million as part of the Sonny & Cher duo.