Cher Lyrics – All Songs & Albums
Cherilyn Sarkisian (born May 20, 1946) was born in El Centro, California, United States. She is an American singer, actress and television personality. She is professionally known as Cher. Her journey to fame began in 1965 when she emerged as one half of the beloved folk rock duo Sonny & Cher, captivating audiences with their timeless hit, "I Got You Babe." Remarkably, Cher simultaneously embarked on her solo career, and in 1966, she achieved stardom with the release of "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)," marking the beginning of her remarkable solo success.
The 1970s saw Cher reinvent herself as a television sensation, hosting shows like "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" and "Cher," attracting a massive viewership of over 30 million weekly. Her impeccable fashion sense became a hallmark of her persona, with her elaborate outfits setting trends in the industry. Amid her television triumphs, Cher secured her status as a solo artist with chart-topping singles like "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves," "Half-Breed," and "Dark Lady."
Cher's personal life took center stage after her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, which led to a temporary career setback. Nevertheless, she staged a remarkable comeback in 1979 with the disco-infused album "Take Me Home" and a lucrative Las Vegas residency.
The 1980s saw Cher venture into Broadway and deliver a memorable performance in the film "Silkwood," earning an Academy Award nomination in 1983. Subsequent years showcased her acting prowess in notable films such as "Mask," "The Witches of Eastwick," and the Oscar-winning "Moonstruck." Notably, she expanded her repertoire by stepping into the director's chair for the 1996 film "If These Walls Could Talk."
Cher's musical journey continued with platinum-selling albums like "Heart of Stone" in 1989, yielding hits such as "I Found Someone" and "If I Could Turn Back Time." In 1998, she soared to new heights with the groundbreaking track "Believe," featuring the pioneering use of Auto-Tune, forever associated with the "Cher effect." Her 2002–2005 "Living Proof: The Farewell Tour" became the highest-grossing music tour by a female artist at the time.
In 2008, Cher signed a monumental $60 million per-year deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, marking a triumphant return to the stage. Following a seven-year hiatus from film, she graced the silver screen once again in the 2010 musical "Burlesque." Cher's 2013 studio album, "Closer to the Truth," marked her return to the music scene, achieving her highest-charting solo album in the United States to date.
Cher's enduring legacy as a multifaceted entertainer and cultural icon remains unparalleled, with her contributions spanning music, film, fashion, and beyond. Her ability to continually reinvent herself and captivate audiences makes her a true legend in the world of entertainment. Browse A to Z all Cher Lyrics, songs, and albums below.