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Cyndi Lauper rocketed to stardom with her debut album, "She's So Unusual" (1984). Her girlish voice and innovative fusion of pop, new wave, and punk earned her that year's Grammy for Best New Artist. Four songs from She's So Unusual became hits, and the album sold more than five million copies. The ballad "Time After Time" reached #1 on the pop charts; "She Bop" and "All Through the Night" broke into the Top Ten, and her best-known song, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," became an anthem for teenage girls. Fans, often the misfits and rebels who identified with Lauper's story, copied her trademark spiked hair, outlandish eye makeup, and eccentric outfits. Both Lauper's appearance and music popularized the traditionally abrasive punk and new wave music in America, making it acceptable to mass audiences. Despite her later successes, Lauper never quite matched the musical achievements of "She's So Unusual."

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  • Title: Record album:She's So Unusual
  • Creator: CBS Inc.
  • Date Created: 1983
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: Cyndi Lauper, shoe
  • Type: Entertainment and Music
  • Medium: printed cardboard, vinyl, printed paper
  • Object ID: 100.86

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