Artist 


Cher
   
Number of songs: 13 | Total weeks on charts: 181
Appearing in a total number of: 34 charts | Total period running: 3012 days
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Cher (/ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. Recognized for having brought the sense of female autonomy and self-actualization into the entertainment industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in various areas of entertainment, as well as continuously reinventing both her music and image, which has led to her being nicknamed the Goddess of Pop. 

Cher became prominent in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband–wife duo Sonny & Cher, who popularized a particular smooth sound that successfully competed with the dominant British Invasion and Motown sounds of the era. From 1965, she had established herself as a solo artist with successful singles such as "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", and "Dark Lady", songs that deal with subjects rarely addressed in American popular music. Goldmine magazine's Phill Marder described her as the leader of an effort in the 1960s to "advance feminine rebellion in the rock world [and] the prototype of the female rock star, setting the standard for appearance [and] attitude". After the duo's drug-free lifestyle had lost its popular appeal in the United States owing to the drug culture of the 1960s, she returned to stardom in the 1970s as a television personality with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and Cher, both of which attained immense popularity. She became a fashion trendsetter with her daring outfits. After Cher and Sonny divorced in 1975, Cher experimented with various musical styles, including disco and new wave, before becoming a successful live act in Las Vegas. 

In the early 1980s, Cher made her Broadway debut and starred in the film Silkwood, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1983. In the following years, she starred in films such as Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1988. She made her directorial debut in the 1996 film If These Walls Could Talk. At the same time, she established herself as a rock singer by releasing platinum albums such as Heart of Stone (1989) and successful singles such as "I Found Someone" and "If I Could Turn Back Time". Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Cher continued to experiment with musical styles, including R&B and dance. She reached a new commercial peak in 1998 with the song "Believe", which features the pioneering use of Auto-Tune, also known as the "Cher effect". She has not toured since the 2002–2005 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour. In 2008, she signed a $60 million per-year deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. The 2010s kicked off with Cher's return to film in Burlesque. In 2013, she released her first studio album in over eleven years, Closer to the Truth. It became her highest-charting solo album in the US to date. 

Cher has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, among several other honors. Her other ventures have included fashion designing, writing books and managing the film production company Isis. Recognized as one of the best-selling music artists of all time, she has sold more than 100 million solo albums and over 40 million records as Sonny & Cher worldwide. She is the only artist to date to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Cher in the news
The Rock And Roll Playhouse Announces Inaugural Shows In Philadelphia At The Ardmore Music Hall (14/12/2017) Cherish Lee Joins Charlene Tilton, 3 Doors Down, 38 Special, More On Christmas 4 Kids Bus Tour (08/12/2017)
New Jimi Hendrix Album Out March 9 "Both Sides Of The Sky" Completing The Trilogy Started With Valleys Of Neptune And People, Hell And Angels (07/12/2017) Grammy Nomination For Rhonda Vincent (06/12/2017)
Johnny Hallyday: France's 'Elvis Presley' Dies At 74 (06/12/2017) Bleacher Days Release New Music Video - "A Home-Run For The Pop Punk Community" (04/12/2017)
Wishbone Ash's 'Twin Barrels Burning' And 'Raw To The Bone' Given First Official And Remastered Definitive Edition Re-Release! (30/11/2017) The 60th Annual Grammy Nominations 2018: Complete List (28/11/2017)
New Single Review: Blue Apollo - "Circles" (22/11/2017) The Theta Girl, A New Independent Micro-Budget Gore Thriller, Ravages Festival Circuit This Winter (22/11/2017)
Bill Nelson's "Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks From Echo Observatory" 3-Disc Boxed Set Available December 1, 2017 (21/11/2017) Empire Featuring Peter Banks & Sydney Fox The Complete Recordings - Out Now (21/11/2017)
Empire Featuring Peter Banks & Sydney Fox The Complete Recordings - Out Now! (20/11/2017) Downes Braide Association Release New Album 'Skyscraper Souls' Ft. Guest Appearances By Andy Partridge (XTC), Marc Almond & Kate Pierson (B52s)! (19/11/2017)
Decca/UMe Marks The Tenth Anniversary Of Larger-Than-Life Opera Legend Luciano Pavarotti's Passing With Massive Limited Edition 101-Disc Box "Luciano Pavarotti: The Complete Opera Recordings" (14/11/2017)
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