Where is she from? Ozone Park, Queens
What’s she done? Lauper first achieved fame and success with the release of her first album: She’s So Unusual in 1983. It produced four top five hits on the Billboard Top 100 including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time.”
Why is she an icon? Lauper’s first album, She’s So Unusual, was the first to produce four top five hits for a female artist. Her second album, True Colors, produced two number one hits: “True Color” and “Change of Heart.” She has 14 Grammy Nominations, and won once in 1985 for Best New Artist.
Quote: “People can save the world by the way they think and by the way they behave and what they hold to be important.”
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