There can be absolutely no denying that the ’80s was one of the most influential decades for music, and it was undoubtedly the decade in which female singers truly shone. From the first rapper to feature in an R&B song to the first woman to grace the MTV stage, these female artists were true trailblazers. They bagged hit after hit, and some even picked up the odd Grammy or two. So, here are some of the biggest names from music’s golden years – then, and now.
Pop sweetheart Tiffany was just 15 when she made waves in the charts with her number one hit “I Think We’re Alone Now.” And while most bands were busy playing large venues, Tiffany reached her audience through performances at U.S. malls. Tiffany’s subsequent albums were never quite as successful as her debut, but she is still on the road today.
19. Cyndi Lauper
A string of hits and a Best New Artist Grammy Award defined Cyndi Lauper’s career in the ’80s. The singer achieved success with songs such as the contagious “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” and “Time After Time.” And since the ’80s, she’s sold more than 50 million albums. Plus, she even picked up a Tony Award for composing music for the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots.