Cherilyn Sarkisian, popularly known as Cher is an American singer and actress.

Cherilyn Sarkisian, popularly known as Cher is an American singer and actress. She is referred to as the Goddess of Pop. She rose to prominence in 1965 as one-half of the folk-rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher. She is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment during her six-decade-long career. She also pursued her solo career simultaneously in 1966. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold 100 million records worldwide to date. She became a television personality in the 1970s becoming a fashion trendsetter. She made her Broadway debut in 1982 and has appeared in numerous critically acclaimed films. She has won numerous accolades including a Grammy, an Emmy, an Academy, 3 Golden Globes, among others. She is also known for her political views, philanthropic endeavors, and social activism, including LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS prevention. She has over 1.1 million followers on her Instagram.

What is Cher well-known for?

Identified as the “Goddess of Pop.”

One of the most successful musicians of all time.

From the 1960s to the 2010s, he was the first artist to have a number-one hit on the Billboard chart in six consecutive decades.

Cher’s birthplace is unknown.

Cher was born on May 20, 1946, in New York City. Cherilyn Sarkisian is her given name. She has a mother, Georgia Holt, and a boyfriend, John Sarkisian. Her birthplace is in the United States, in the city of El Centro. She is a citizen of the United States. Taurus is her zodiac sign. Her father was of Armenian ancestry, and her mother was of Irish, English, German, and Cherokee descent. When she was ten months old, her parents split. Her mother later married John Southhall, a comedian. Georganne, her mother’s half-sister, is the product of her mother’s second marriage. Her mother was a part-time model and actress who had her daughters acting roles as extras on television shows. When she was nine years old, her mother and Southall split up.

Gilbert LaPierre, a bank manager, married her mother. Cher and Georganne were adopted by LaPierre and enrolled at Montclair College Preparatory School in Encino. In school, she was bright and inventive. She did exceptionally well in both French and English schools. She dropped out of high school when she was sixteen years old. She moved to Los Angeles with a friend after leaving her mother’s home.

Begin your career

She began taking acting lessons after relocating to Los Angeles. She performed as a dancer in small clubs to make ends meet.

In November 1962, she met musician Sonny Bono. Sonny was employed by Phil Spector, a record producer. “Ringo, I Love You,” her first single, was produced by Spector. Her first single was a commercial disappointment. Bonnie Jo Mason was the name she used for her first song.

Cher persuaded Sonny to perform with her because she had stage fright and he decided to introduce her as a solo artist.

In late 1964, they formed the Caesar and Cleo duo.

“The Message” is the duo’s first single.

“Do You Wanna Dance?” “Love is Strange,” and “Let the Good Times Roll” were all poorly received songs.

In early 1965, the couple adopted the moniker Sonny & Cher.

In 1965, the duo’s single “I Got You Babe” reached number one on the American and British charts, catapulting them to fame.

In 1964, she pursued her solo career at the same time.

Look at Us, Sonny and Cher’s debut album, was released in 1965.

All I Really Want to Do, her debut album, was released in 1965 and peaked at number 16 on the Billboard 200.

Between 1965 and 1972, Sonny and Cher had ten Billboard top 40 singles, including five top ten hits: “I Got You Babe,” “Baby Don’t Go,” “The Beat Goes On,” “All I Really Need Is You,” and “A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Finished.”

In the early 1980s, she founded the “Black Rose” band. Black Rose was the band’s first and only self-titled album.

About 1982, she took a break from music to concentrate on her acting career.

In 1987, she returned to music.

To date, she has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

Sonny and Cher have released five studio albums, four compilation albums, one soundtrack album, two live albums, and twenty-one singles as a duo.

They’d sold 40 million albums all over the world.

She has 26 studio albums, 9 compilation albums, 4 soundtrack albums, and 3 live albums to her credit as a solo artist.

As a solo artist, she has four number one singles, 12 Top 10 singles, 22 Top 40 singles, and a total of 33 charted singles.

Sonny & Cher have five number one singles, 17 Top 10 singles, 32 Top 40 singles, and 51 singles that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100 as a couple.

Her 2005 Farewell Tour, which grossed $250 million, is one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time.

A Career in Film

She made her acting debut in Television in the 1967 television series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

She made her film debut in a minor film in the 1965 film, Wild on the Beach.

She moved to New York in 1982 to take acting lessons with Lee Strasberg but never enrolled after her plans changed.

She made her Broadway debut in Robert Altman’s Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean in 1982.

Her major films are Chastity, Silkwood, Mask, Suspect, The Witches of Eastwick, Moonstruck, Mermaids, Faithful, Tea with Mussolini, Stuck on You, Burlesque, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, among others.

Awards and Achievements

She is one of the few artists to win three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT – Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony).

Cher has won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, among others.

Her honorary awards include the 1985 Woman of the Year Award by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Society at Harvard University, the Vanguard Award at the 1998 GLAAD Media Awards, the Legend Award at the 1999 World Music Awards, a special award for influence on fashion at the 1999 CFDA Fashion Awards, the Artist Achievement Award at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Glamour Awards, the Legend Award at the 2013 Attitude Awards, the Award of Inspiration at the 2015 amfAR Gala, the Icon Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, and the 2018 Kennedy Center Honor.

She received the honor of placing her handprints and footprints in cement in the courtyard in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in 2010.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of the duo Sonny & Cher.

Who is Cher Married to?

Cher first married American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and politician Sonny Bono. They first met in November 1962. They performed their own unofficial wedding ceremony in a hotel room in Tijuana, Mexico, in October 1964. They got married in 1969. The couple had one child, Chaz Bono. Chaz came out as a lesbian at the age of 17. The couple had marital problems since late 1972. Sonny filed for separation in 1974 and their divorce was finalized in June 1975.

During her divorce proceedings, she had a two-year romantic relationship with record executive David Geffen. Four days after finalizing her divorce from Sonny, she got married to rock musician Gregg Allman on 30 June 1975. She filed for divorce from Allman just nine days later of her marriage. She filed for divorce because of his heroin and liquor problems. But, they reconciled within a month. The couple had one son, Elijah Blue, born in 1976. The couple later got divorced in 1979.

Her first husband, Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident in 1998.

She received controversies for her lifestyle, her tattoos, plastic surgeries, exhibitionist fashion sense, and affairs with younger men including Val Kilmer, Eric Stoltz, Tom Cruise, Ron Duguay, Josh Donen, Richie Sambora, Rob Camilletti, among others.

What are Cher’s Body Measurements?

Cher stands at a height of 1.74 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 and a half inches tall. She has a bodyweight of 134.5 lbs i.e. 61 kg. She has a slim body build. Her body measurements are 36026036 inches. She has hazel eyes and her hair color is black. She wears a dress of size 8 (US) and shoes of size 8 (US). She has 6 tattoos on her.

What is Cher’s Net Worth?

She has endorsed numerous brands and has starred in infomercials launching health, beauty, and diet products. As a fashion trendsetter, she has ventured into the fashion industry as well. Her 2005 Farewell Tour is one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time earning $250 million.

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