Cher

Cher performing in London during her [[Here We Go Again Tour]] in October 2019 Cher (; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer, actress and television personality. Commonly referred to by the media as the Goddess of Pop, she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. Cher is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances throughout her six-decade-long career.

Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song "I Got You Babe" peaked at number one on the US and UK charts. By the end of 1967, they had sold 40 million records worldwide and had become, according to ''Time'' magazine, rock's "it" couple. She began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)". She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows ''The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour'', watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and ''Cher''. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows.

While working on television, Cher established herself as a solo artist with the US ''Billboard'' Hot 100 number-one singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves", "Half-Breed", and "Dark Lady". After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, she launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco album ''Take Me Home'' and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980–1982 concert residency in Las Vegas.

In 1982, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play ''Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean'' and starred in its film adaptation. She subsequently garnered critical acclaim for her performances in films such as ''Silkwood'' (1983), ''Mask'' (1985), ''The Witches of Eastwick'' (1987), and ''Moonstruck'' (1987), the latter of which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She then revived her music career by recording the rock-inflected albums ''Cher'' (1987), ''Heart of Stone'' (1989), and ''Love Hurts'' (1991), all of which yielded successful singles such as "I Found Someone", "If I Could Turn Back Time", and "Love and Understanding".

Cher reached a new commercial peak in 1998 with the dance-pop album ''Believe'', whose title track became the biggest-selling single of all time by a female artist in the UK. It features pioneering use of Auto-Tune to distort her vocals, known as the "Cher effect". Her 2002–2005 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time, earning $250 million. In 2008, she signed a $180 million deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. In 2018, Cher returned to film for her first on-screen role since 2010's ''Burlesque'', starring in the musical romantic comedy film ''Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again''. Inspired by the film, the album ''Dancing Queen'' (2018) debuted at number three on the ''Billboard'' 200, tying with 2013's ''Closer to the Truth'' for Cher's highest-charting solo album in the US.

Having sold 100 million records to date, Cher is one of the world's best-selling music artists. Her achievements include a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and awards from the Kennedy Center Honors and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She is the only artist to date to have a number-one single on a ''Billboard'' chart in six consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2010s. Outside of her music and acting, she is noted for her political views, social media presence, philanthropic endeavors, and social activism, including LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS prevention. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 1991
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 2001
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 1998
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 1998
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Book
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 2000
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 1989
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 1975
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 1998
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 1971
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 1972
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 1987
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 2003
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by Cher, 1946-
Published 1998
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by Ng, Buan-Cher, 1946-
Published 1989
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Published 1997
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Published 1972
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by Bono, Sonny.
Published 1969
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by Bono, Sonny
Published 1900
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Published 1972
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Published 2004
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