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After winning a Grammy Award in 1985 for best new artist and becoming the first artist in history to have four top five singles from a debut album, Cyndi Lauper continues to win critical acclaim as a singer, musician, actor and writer. Cyndi has released 11 albums, over 40 singles and has sold more than 25 million records worldwide. She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 7 American Video Awards, and 18 MTV awards.
As a singer and musician, Cyndi Lauper took the world by storm with her 1983 debut album She's so Unusual which included her signature hits "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Time After Time". Her second album True Colors went platinum and the title track was an instant success. She continued making music with 1989's A Night to Remember, 1993's Hat Full of Stars, a greatest hits compilation entitled 12 Deadly Cyns... and Then Some and 1997's Sisters of Avalon. In 2003, Cyndi released an album of covers called At Last, which became a Top - 40 hit in the U.S. and Australia. She was nominated in 2005 for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Instrumental Composition Accompanying a Vocal for her interpretation of the song "Unchained Melody". Later that year, she released The Body Acoustic, an album that featured acoustic reinterpretations of tracks from her back catalog.
As an actor, Cyndi has appeared in such features as Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Life With Mikey, Off and Running, Vibes and opposite Christopher Walken in her critically acclaimed dramatic role in The Opportunist. Television credits include "Queer as Folk", "Live and Kicking" and "Noel's House Party" as well as her Emmy Award Winning performance (Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy Series) as Marianne Lugasso on "Mad About You". Cyndi also has lent her talents to other film and TV projects, voicing animated projects for Disney and The Simpsons as well as scoring soundtracks for the films Off and Running and Private Property, and the title song for Nick Cassavetes', Unhook The Stars. Cyndi made her Broadway debut in 2006, in the role of Jenny in The Threepenny Opera.
A devoted advocate for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community for over 25 years, Cyndi Lauper launched the annual True Colors Tour in 2007. In partnership with organizations like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), this North American tour brings people together to voice their solidarity for GLBT equality and raise awareness about the continued discrimination the community still faces. Cyndi also is a tireless participant in the struggle to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic that has ravaged the world and continues to speak out about the need for education and greater resources to fight this disease.
The one and only Cyndi Lauper will be the featured guest on A&E's Private Sessions. She performs her signature hits "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", "Time After Time", "True Colors", "All Through the Night" as well as "Grab A Hold" and "Set Your Heart" off of her new album Bring Ya to the Brink. Plus, she shares stories about her musical origins, making it big in the music industry, being recognized as a fashion icon and much more! Also, don't miss surprise guest appearances from Carson Kressley and Rosie O'Donnell!