List of awards and nominations received by Cyndi Lauper

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This is a list of awards and nominations received by Cyndi Lauper. Among her numerous accolades, Lauper has won two Grammys (1985, 2014) an Emmy (1995) and a Tony (2013), which are three of the four major annual American entertainment awards (EGOT).

Cyndi Lauper awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Grammy Awards
2 15
Billboard Awards
21 39
MTV Video Music Award
10 26
American Music Awards
2 3
Emmy Award
1 2
BMI Awards
10 10
Tony Award
1 1
Totals
Awards won 46
Nominations 79

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Lauper won two awards from 15 nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1985 Cyndi Lauper Best New Artist Won
She's So Unusual Album of the Year Nominated
"Time After Time" Song of the Year Nominated
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" Record of the Year Nominated
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
1986 "What A Thrill" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
1987 "True Colors" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
"911" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
1988 "Cyndi Lauper in Paris" Best Performance Music Video Nominated
1990 "I Drove All Night" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
1999 "Disco Inferno" Best Dance Recording Nominated
2005 "Unchained Melody" Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Nominated
2009 "Bring Ya To The Brink" Best Electronic/Dance Album Nominated
2011 Memphis Blues Best Traditional Blues Album Nominated
2014 Kinky Boots Best Musical Theater Album Won

Billboard Awards[edit]

  • 1984 - Best New Artist (Won)
  • 1984 - Best Female Performance for Time After Time (Won)

MTV Video Music Award[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. Lauper won three awards from 16 nominations, being the first win in the category Best Female Video.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1984 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Video of the Year Nominated
Best New Artist Nominated
Best Female Video Won
Best Concept Video Nominated
Viewer's Choice Nominated
Best Overall Performance Nominated
"Time After Time" Best New Artist Nominated
Best Female Video Nominated
Best Direction Nominated
1985 "We Are the World" Video of the Year Nominated
Best Group Video Won
Viewer's Choice Won
Best Overall Performance Nominated
"She Bop" Best Female Video Nominated
1987 "True Colors" Best Female Video Nominated
"What's Going On" Best Cinematography Nominated

People's Choice Awards[edit]

  • 1986 - Favorite New Song for "We Are the World" (Won)

American Music Awards[edit]

  • 1985 – Favorite Pop/Rock Female Video Artist (Won)
  • 1985 – Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist (Won)
  • 1986 - Song of the Year for "We Are the World" (Nominated)

Rolling Stone Awards[edit]

  • 1985 – Best New Artist (Won)
  • 1985 – Best Female Video Artist (Won)

Emmy Award[edit]

Tony Award[edit]

Women in Film Crystal Awards[edit]

  • 1985 – New Directions Award (Won)

Apex Awards[edit]

  • 1996 - Original Song Comedy for "Unhook The Stars!" (Nominated)[1]
  • 2000 - Original Song Comedy for "I Want A Mom That Will Last Forever" (Nominated)

Fennecus Awards[edit]

  • 1988: Song Performance for "Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China)" (Nominated)
  • 2000: Original Song for "I Want A Mom That Will Last Forever" (Nominated)
  • Song Performance for "I Want A Mom That Will Last Forever" (Nominated)

OUTMUSIC Awards[edit]

  • 2011 - Person of the Year Award (Won)

GLSEN The Respect Awards[edit]

  • 2010 - Inspiration Award (Won)

New York Music Awards[edit]

  • 1988 - Best Female Rock Vocalist (Won)

Photography Annual[edit]

  • 1988 - For Excellence in Art Direction with Stacey Drummond for "What's Going On" (Won)

Art Directors' Club 67th Annual Exhibition[edit]

  • 1988 - Merit Award for "What's Going On" (Won)

FM Tokyo Pops Best 10[edit]

  • 1989 - Song of the Year for "I Drove All Night" (Won)

PFLAG Awards[edit]

  • 2005 - PFLAG NYC 2005 Celebrity Leadership Award (Won)

HRC Awards[edit]

  • 2007 - National Equality Award (Won)

Black Tie Awards[edit]

  • 2009 - Black Tie Media Award for Longstanding Support of the LGBT Community (Won)

Out 100 Awards[edit]

  • 2009 - Ally of the Year for Her Continuing Advocacy for LGBT Equality (Won)

Ms Magazine[edit]

  • 1984 - Woman of the Year (Won)

BMI Awards[edit]

The Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI) Awards is an annual award show hosted for the purpose of giving awards to songwriters. Songwriters are selected each year from the entire BMI catalog, based on the amount of performances during the award period.

  • 1984 - Pop Award for "Time After Time" (Won)
  • 1985 - Pop Award for "She Bop" (Won)
  • 1988 - Pop Award for "Change Of Heart" (Won)
  • 2008 - BMI Millionaire Award for 5 Million Spins on US radio for "Time After Time" (Won)
  • 2009 - Pop Award for "Time After Time" (Won)

Performance Magazine Awards (Readers Poll)[edit]

  • 1983 - Most Promising Female Vocalist (Won)
  • 1984 - Pop Breakout of the Year (Won)

National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences[edit]

  • 1985 - Vocalist on Record Of The Year for "We Are The World" (Won)

Pro Canada Awards[edit]

  • 1985 - Most Performed Foreign Song for "Time After Time" (Won)

NARM Awards[edit]

  • 1984 - Best Selling Album by a New Artist for She's So Unusual (Won)
  • 1984 - Best Selling Album by a Female Artist for She's So Unusual (Won)
  • 2010 - Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement (Won)

American Video Awards[edit]

  • 1983 - Best Female Performance for "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (Won)
  • 1984 - Best Female Performance for "Time After Time" (Won)
  • 1984 - Best Pop Video for "Time After Time" (Won)

Ms. Magazine[edit]

  • 1993 - Women of the Year [2]

Juno Awards[edit]

The Juno Awards is a Canadian awards ceremony presented annually by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Lauper has received one nomination.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1984 "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" Best Selling Single Nominated

Slammy Award[edit]

In December 1986, the World Wrestling Federation presented a "Slammy Award" for "Best Producer", which was won by Lauper (as "Mona Flambe'").

New York’s Outer Critics Circle[edit]

Best score for the musical Kinky Boots

Ride of Fame[edit]

  • 2011 - The Ride of Fame honored Lauper by dedicating a double decker tour bus to her in New York City [3]

Songwriters Hall of Fame[edit]

Other recognitions[edit]

Year By List Work Ranked
1993 Rolling Stone The 100 Top Music Videos[4] "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" #22
1999 VH1 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll[5] Cyndi Lauper #58
MTV 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made[6] "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" #39
Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums of the '80s[7] She's So Unusual #75
2000 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Pop Songs[8] "Time After Time" #66
MTV
2001 VH1 100 Greatest Videos[9] "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" #45
2002 Rolling Stone 50 Essential "Women In Rock" Albums[10] She's So Unusual #41
2003 VH1 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years[11] "Time After Time" #22
Rolling Stone The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time[12] She's So Unusual #494
2006 VH1 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's[13] "Time After Time" #19
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun" #23

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