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Cheryl Lynn

Biography

Possibly the lone artist who got her start The Gong Present and continued to be credible, Cheryl Lynn’s searing, frequently fascinating voice and great range were showcased in some marvelous dance hits in the later ’70s and early ’80s. She authorized with Columbia in 1978, and her debut LP Cheryl Lynn presented the anthem “SURELY GOT TO Be Genuine,” which topped the R&B graphs and reached quantity 12 pop. The follow-up, “Celebrity Like,” was a high 20 R&B strike, and Lynn held things choosing “Tremble It Up Tonight” in 1981, another Top 10 R&B smash. She teamed brillantly with Luther Vandross to get a remake of “If This Globe Had been Mine” in 1982, another Top 10 hit, and Lynn topped the R&B graphs in 1983 with “Encore.” She remained on Columbia until 1987, after that shifted to Manhattan, where in fact the 1987 solitary “IN THE EVENT THAT YOU Were Mine” managed to get to quantity 11. She also do history vocals with Lenny Williams.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cheryl Lynn
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Parents Opal Smith
Music Songs Got to be Real, If This World Were Mine, Encore, Shake It Up Tonight, Star Love, Keep It Hot, You Saved My Day, If You'll Be True to Me, All My Lovin', I've Got Faith in You, Georgy Porgy, Give My Love to You, Sweet Kind of Life, Come in From the Rain, I've Got Just What You Need, Every Time I Try to Say Goodbye, I Just Wanna Be Your Fantasy, You're the One, To Be Real, It's Gonna Be Right, Sleep Walkin’, No One Else Will Do, Hurry Home, Day After Day, Hide It Away, Loafin', Fade to Black, Fool a Fool, Love's Been Here Before, With Love on Our Side, Look Before You Leap, Slipped Me a Mickey
Albums Instant Love, In the Night, Preppie, It's Gonna Be Right, In Love, Cheryl Lynn, Start Over, Whatever It Takes, Broken Glass, Good Time, Honky Tonk Grill, The Best of Cheryl Lynn: Got to Be Real, Got to Be Remixes !, The Real Thing
Movies Armed and Dangerous


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#Fact
1 Landed the role of the Wicked Witch of the West in the national touring company play of "The Wiz" in 1976.
2 Cheryl's signature record, "Got To Be Real", was inducted into the "Dance Music Hall Of Fame" on September 19, 2005.
3 Cheryl recorded a version of the Lynsey de Paul/Barry Blue song, "Love Bomb", for her album, "In Love", produced by Barry. This track is featured, along with "Got To Be Real" and the Melissa Manchester/Carole Bayer Sager song, "Come in from the Rain", on the Cheryl Lynn compilation, "The Real Thing".


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atlanta 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Coronation Street TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2016 writer - 2 episodes, 2016
A Hologram for the King 2016 lyrics: "Got To Be Real" / music: "Got To Be Real" / performer: "Got To Be Real"
South Park TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Scandal TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Night at the Museum 3 2014 performer: "Got to Be Real" / writer: "Got to Be Real"
Vestido Pra Casar 2014 writer: "Got To Be Real"
The X Factor Philippines 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Dad! TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Holiday 2006 performer: "Got to Be Real" 1978 / writer: "Got to Be Real" 1978
The Pink Panther 2006 performer: "Got to Be Real" / writer: "Got to Be Real"
Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Crossing Jordan 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shark Tale 2004 performer: "Sweet Kind of Life" / writer: "Got to Be Real", "Sweet Kind of Life"
The Cookout 2004 performer: "Got to Be Real" / writer: "Got to Be Real"
Mulheres Apaixonadas 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Get Up! 2003 performer: "Got To Be Real" / writer: "Got To Be Real"
The Disco Ball 2003 TV Special performer: "Got to Be Real" / writer: "Got to Be Real"
Undercover Brother 2002 performer: "Got To Be Real" / writer: "Got To Be Real"
Sex and the City TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Keeping the Faith 2000 performer: "Got to Be Real" / writer: "Got to Be Real"
The Wood 1999 performer: "If This World Were Mine"
Will & Grace TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Safe Men 1998 performer: "Got To Be Real" / writer: "Got To Be Real"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV 1998 TV Movie performer: "Encore", "Keep It Hot", "Got To Be Real" - uncredited / writer: "Keep It Hot", "Got To Be Real" - uncredited
The Last Days of Disco 1998 performer: "Got to Be Real" / writer: "Got to Be Real"
Carlito's Way 1993 performer: "Got To Be Real" / writer: "Got To Be Real"
Queens Logic 1991 performer: "Got to Be Real" / writer: "Got to Be Real"
Paris Is Burning 1990 Documentary performer: "Got To Be Real" / writer: "Got To Be Real" - as C. Lynn
Ghost Dad 1990 performer: "Everytime I Say Goodbye"
Armed and Dangerous 1986 performer: "STEPPIN' INTO THE NIGHT"
Heavenly Bodies 1984 performer: "At Last You're Mine"
The Last Married Couple in America 1980 performer: "Got to Be Real" / writer: "Got to Be Real"
Roseland 1977 performer: "Super Cool"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ivy League Exorcist: The Bobby Jindal Story 2012 Short Alice

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The View 2015 TV Series Herself
The Talk 2015 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Black Girls Rock! 2015 TV Movie Herself
Unsung 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Great Performances 2008 TV Series Herself
Queens of Disco 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Disco Ball 2003 TV Special Herself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Soul Music Festival: Part IV 1998 TV Movie Herself
Soul Train 1979-1989 TV Series documentary Herself / Singer
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1983 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Herself - R&B Vocalist
The Midnight Special 1979 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself

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