Cynthia Ann Stephanie “Cyndi” Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT activist.
Her career has spanned over 30 years. Her debut solo album She’s So Unusual (1983) was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—”Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “Time After Time”, “She Bop”, and “All Through the Night” earned Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985.
Her success continued with the soundtrack for the motion picture The Goonies and her second record True Colors (1986). This album included the number one hit of the same name and “Change of Heart” which peaked at number 3.