Cher is the only artist to have had a number one song in each of the past six decades, and she has won an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, three Golden Globes, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and a People’s Choice Award.
Cher first grabbed the world’s attention in 1965 with her number one hit “I Got You Babe,” a duet with Sonny Bono. Three more number one solo hits soon followed: “Half Breed,” “Dark Lady,” and “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.” At the same time, she was becoming a TV sensation on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, earning the first of her Golden Globes.
In 1982, she appeared in a Broadway production of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Director Robert Altman then cast her in the movie version, leading to a Golden Globe nomination. That led to roles in Silkwood, Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, and Suspect. For her performance in Moonstruck, 1987, Cher won the Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as a Golden Globe and a People’s Choice Award. In 1991, Cher starred in Mermaids, which featured her hit version of “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss).” In 1996, Cher co-executive-produced and directed a segment of the controversial HBO abortion drama If Walls Could Talk, once again earning a Golden Globe nomination for her acting.
In the late ‘80s, Cher released several major hits, including “I Found Someone,” “We All Sleep Alone,” “If I Could Turn Back Time,” and three multi-platinum albums. Cher’s 23rd studio album, the Grammy-winning Believe, 1998, was a critical and commercial smash, reaching number one in every country and selling 20 million copies.
Her world Farewell Tour from 2003–2005 became the most successful tour by any female artist. “Woman’s World,” from her 2013 Closer to the Truth album reached number one on the Billboard Club Play Chart. Cher also recently directed a documentary about her mother, singer Georgia Holt, which aired on Lifetime TV.