Cynthia Ann Stephanie “Cyndi” Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and LGBT rights activist with a career spanning over five separate decades. She first achieved success in the early 1980s with the release of her debut solo album, She’s So Unusual, in 1983, which was an instant commercial success. It spawned 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”. The album was subsequently record making as the first debut female album to chart four Top five hits. It earned Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with True Colors in 1986, which included two Billboard Hot 100 hits: The number one “True Colors” and “Change of Heart”, which peaked at number 3. She also earned two nominations at the 29th Grammy Awards in 1987.