Cyndi Lauper wants more than just fun

Known for her debut solo single, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper wants to spread the message of empowerment to women

American artist Cyndi Lauper is behind the music and lyrics of Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which opened at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands yesterday.
American artist Cyndi Lauper is behind the music and lyrics of Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which opened at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands yesterday.PHOTO: GAVIN BOND

American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper found commercial and critical success with her debut solo single in 1983, Girls Just Want To Have Fun. It helped earn her a Best New Artist win at the 1985 Grammys and has since become a pop classic.

More than three decades on, the 65-year-old is still making an impact with her music.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2018, with the headline 'Lauper wants more than just fun'. Subscribe