Knowledge Identifier: +Cher



American recording artist,nbsp; actress, director, record producer and philanthropistadd

Category: Music

Born in 1946.

Countries: United States (57%), United Kingdom (12%), (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Closer to the Truth (Cher album), Sonny Bono, Stevie Nicks

Linked to: Bon Jovi, Columbia Records, Motown, Democratic Party




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Cher was born in 1946 add something


Cher had a relationship with actor Warren Beatty in the early 1960s. add something


Sonny Bono and Cher first met in 1962. add something


They said they were married as early as 1963, and they had a wedding ceremony in Tijuana, Mexico on October 27, 1964. add something


Through Sonny, Cher started as a session singer in 1963, and sang backup on several of Spector’s classic recordings, including The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Loving Feeling", Darlene Love's "A Fine, Fine Boy," The Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron" and The Ronettes’ "Be My Baby". add something


Following an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in the fall of 1965 in which Sullivan had infamously mispronounced her name 'Chur' during their introduction, the singer began spelling her name with an acute accent mark: Cher—a typographical feature she maintained through 1974. add something


Sonny and Cher charted eleven Billboard Top 40 hits between 1965 and 1972, including six Top 10 hits, and sold 80 million albums worldwide. add something


Later in 1965, Cher released her debut solo album, All I Really Want to Do, which reached 16 on the Billboard 200 album chart. add something


This album contained the overnight smash single "I Got You Babe" which reached 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1965. add something


The Byrds - Issued on June 14, 1965, while "Mr. Tambourine Man" was still climbing the U.S. charts, the single was rush-released by Columbia in an attempt to bury a rival cover version that Cher had released simultaneously on Imperial Records


Her third solo album Cher, released in 1966, was not as successful as its predecessors, but did include the European Top 10 hit "Sunny". add something


In 1966, Cher released her second solo album on the Imperial Records label, The Sonny Side of Cher. add something


Shot Me Down - The original version of the song, "Bang Bang ", was released by Cher in 1966 and was famously covered by Nancy Sinatra in the same year


Sonny and Cher's only child together, Chaz Bono, was born Chastity Bono on March 4, 1969. add something


Their only child is Chaz Bono, previously named Chastity Bono, born on March 4, 1969. add something


Dr. John - John's song "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" was covered in 1969 by Marsha Hunt and produced by Tony Visconti; in June 1969 by Cher on her "3614 Jackson Highway" album, and was released as a single; and in July 1970 by Johnny Jenkins, whose supporting musicians included slide guitarist Duane Allman and drummers Butch Trucks and Jai_Johanny_Johanson; Allman performed on "Ton Ton Macoute", the album that contained it


In 1970, Sonny and Cher starred in their first television special, The Sonny and Cher Nitty Gritty Hour. add something


Tony Levin - A prolific session musician since the 1970s, Levin has played on 500 albums, including those of Cher, Alice_Cooper, John Lennon, Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Nicks, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Buddy Rich, The Roches, Todd Rundgren, Seal, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Warren Zevon, Kevin Parent, Laurie Anderson, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Gibonni, and Jean-Pierre Ferland


Carol Parks - Parks was a Hollywood studio singer in the 1970s and worked with Andy Williams and Tom Jones in shows and was in the choir for Sonny & Cher, Cher, and Danny Kaye


The duo revived its recording career, releasing four more albums for Kapp Records and MCA Records that included two more Top 10 hits: "All I Ever Need Is You" in 1971, and "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" in 1972. add something


Released in September 1971, the album of the same name peaked at 16 on the Billboard 200, and remained on the chart for 45 weeks. add something


Another single from the album, "The Way of Love" peaked at 7 in March 1972. add something


Cher scored her second number one with "Half-Breed" in 1973 which became a signature song from the gold-certified album of the same name. add something


Cher won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour in 1974. add something


In 1974, Cher had her third 1 solo hit with "Dark Lady", from the album of the same name. add something


From 1975 to 1978, Cher released a series of unsuccessful albums: Stars, I'd Rather Believe in You and Cherished. add something


Dickey Betts - The pair was divorced in 1975 and Betts married Paulette, a close friend and personal assistant of entertainer Cher


Joey Heatherton - A brief high point came in July 1975 when she headlined "Joey & Dad", a four-week Sunday night summer replacement series for Cher's 1975-76 variety show in which she performed alongside her own father


Their son Elijah Blue Allman was born on July 10, 1976. add something


Sonny Bono - From 1976 to 1977, the couple returned to performing together on "The Sonny and Cher Show" despite being divorced


Dolly Parton - A highly publicized candid interview on a "Barbara Walters Special" in December 1977 was followed by appearances in 1978 on Cher's ABC television special, and her own joint special with Carol Burnett on CBS, "Carol and Dolly in Nashville, Tennessee "


In 1978, she legally changed her name from Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman to Cher, with no surname or middle name. add something


Special, in 1978 (for which guest star Dolly Parton was nominated for an Emmy Award) and Cher . add something


Later in 1979, Cher would capitalize on the disco craze, signing with Casablanca Records, and racking up another Top-10 single with "Take Me Home". add something


Les Dudek - He later collaborated with Cher, Stevie_Nicks, and with two other Columbia Artists, Mike Finnegan and Jim Krueger, with whom he formed DFK in 1978


Dolly Parton - In 1979 she received an Emmy *award nomination as "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Variety Program" for her guest appearance in a Cher special


In 1980, Cher penned her last disco song for the film Foxes, called "Bad Love. add something


Maurice White - In addition he co-wrote with Barry Manilow his song "Only In Chicago," which was included on his 1980 platinum album "Barry" the track Tip of My Tongue for the rock band The Tubes which appeared on their album "Outside Inside" and contributed vocals on Cher's 1987 platinum album entitled "Cher"


Peter-John Vettese - In the 1980s he worked with and produced a diverse range of artists including Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Go West, Pet Shop Boys, Bee Gees, Cher, Foreigner, Carly Simon and Clannad


Peter Asher - In the 1980s, Asher worked on hit albums for artists as diverse as Cher and 10,000 Maniacs


Georgia Holt - The album, which includes a duet with Cher titled "I'm Just Your Yesterday", was recorded in the early 1980s but had never been released


In 1981, Cher released her first Top 5 hit in UK in ten years: "Dead Ringer for Love", a duet with Meat Loaf for his album Dead Ringer. add something


In 1982, Cher landed her first major role in a Broadway production of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. add something


In 1982, Cher released I Paralyze, promoting it on American Bandstand and Solid Gold, but with lack of radio support, sales were disappointing. add something


Tico Torres - Before joining Bon Jovi in 1983 he had already played live with Joe Cerisano aka Silver Condor in the New Jersey Rock circuit, and in the studio with Franke and the Knockouts, Pat Benatar, Chuck Berry, Cher, Alice_Cooper and Stevie Nicks, recording a total of 26 albums with these artists


Les Dudek - Dudek wrote and performed some of the music for the 1984 movie "Mask" starring Cher, Sam_Elliott, Eric Stoltz, and Laura Dern


Cher's next film was a starring role in Mask in 1985, directed by Peter Bogdanovich. add something


In 1985, Cher was honored with Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award. add something


Workers for Freedom - By 1987, Workers for Freedom was opening a store within Bergdorf Goodman in New York, set to feature a mural of the Mississippi on the walls and with an opening party to be attended by Cher and Tatum O'Neal


She Loves You - In 1987, Cher features the "She loves you/yeah, yeah, yeah" chorus and chord progression in the bridge of the track "Working Girl", from her self-titled album


Late Night with David Letterman - Sonny & Cher reunited on his show in 1987 and sang together for the first time in 11 years, at his request in an impromptu performance which had audience members in tears


Cher has always defined herself as an anti-war activist; she demonstrated against the Vietnam War, and the video for "Turn Back Time" in 1989 was sometimes interpreted as an admonition against the military: "Make love, not war. add something


Cher launched the Heart of Stone Tour, which played throughout 1989 and 1990 in various parts of the world. add something


In 1989, Cher released the album Heart of Stone. add something


Vmas - "'1989"': Controversial comic Andrew Dice Clay's appearance at the 1989 Video Music *awards to promote his new movie, "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane", earned him a "lifetime ban" from the network when he introduced Cher with some of his already-notorious nursery rhymes that contained vulgar language and references


Little Richard - However, at an AIDS benefit concert hosted by Cher in March 1989, Penniman performed his classic, "Lucille" for the first time in 13 years


Cher was involved with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora for two years in the early 1990s, and was linked to musicians Eric Clapton and Mark Hudson and actor Ray Liotta. add something


In 1990, Cher starred in the modest box office success Mermaids with Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci. add something


Roger Davies (manager) - Davies began working with Cher in the late 1990s, around the time of her massive international smash hit "Believe" in 1999


Betty Everett - In 1990, her signature hit, "The Shoop Shoop Song " had been used in the movie, "Mermaids" for the end credits, recorded by the star of the film, Cher


Patty Dann - In 1990, it was made into a movie starring Cher, Winona_Ryder, Bob Hoskins and Christina Ricci


Tina Brown - One of her editorial decisions was in October 1990, two months after the first Gulf War had started, when she removed a picture of Marla Maples from the cover and replaced it with a photograph of Cher


In 1991, Cher completed her Geffen recording contract by releasing the album Love Hurts. add something


Richard Page (musician) - He performed a duet with Cher, "One Small Step", as well as backing vocals on her 1991 album "Love Hurts"


Cher embarked on the Love Hurts Tour throughout 1992. add something


In 1992, Cher took some time off, following what was widely reported as a case of Epstein-Barr virus or chronic fatigue syndrome. add something


In 1992, the European compilation Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 became a huge success, again peaking at 1 in the United Kingdom for seven non-consecutive weeks, and charting in the Top 10 in several other countries. add something


Rita Pavone - In 1992, Pavone returned to the United States, where she sang during a multiple artists concert that included Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, the Bolshoi Ballet and Cher at the Sands hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey


In 1993, Cher participated in a humanitarian effort to Armenia, bringing much needed food and medical supplies. add something


In 1994, she collaborated with MTV's cartoons Beavis and Butt-head for a rock version of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe". add something


This album was written mostly by Cher after attending a songwriting retreat in France in 1994. add something


In 1995, she recorded an album, mainly of covers, titled It's a Man's World. add something


It's a Man's World was released in Europe at the end of 1995 and in North America in the summer of 1996. add something


Melle Mel - In 1996, he contributed vocals to the US edition of Cher's hit "One By One"


Rob Dickins - He brought Seal, Simply Red, Vangelis, Mike Oldfield, Enya, and Cher to the UK label and in 1997-98 Warner added Mark Morrison, Brit Award winner Shola Ama, indie group Catatonia, and teenage girl band Cleopatra to the UK.


Cher published her first memoir in late 1998, titled The First Time. add something


In 1998, Cher was honored with a GLAAD Media Award and in November 1999, The Advocate named Cher as one of the '25 Coolest Women'. add something


In 1998, Sonny & Cher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television. add something


In 1998, she co-hosted the annual Amfar AIDS Benefit at the Cannes Film Festival with Elizabeth Taylor. add something


Cher was in London in January 1998 when a call from daughter Chastity brought news of Sonny Bono's death in a skiing accident. add something


T-Pain - Music critic Andy Kellman compared T-Pain's singing style to that of Cher in her 1998 hit "Believe", in which Cher used voice enhancements


In January 1999, Cher performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of the Super Bowl XXXIII television audience. add something


By March 1999, the song reached 1 in 23 countries around the world including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Australia. add something


In May 1999, Cher was presented with the Lifelong Contribution to the Music Industry Award, at the World Music Awards. add something


VH1 - The most successful of these "diva" shows was produced in 1999 featuring Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Cher, LeAnn_Rimes, Mary J. Blige, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Brandy, and special "divo" Elton John


Fergie (singer) - From June 16 to August 28, 1999, they opened for Cher's "Do You Believe- Tour" alongside Cyndi Lauper, which took them to 52 cities across the USA and Canada


Cher guest-starred as herself twice on the sitcom, in 2000 and 2002. add something


In 2000, she released an independent alternative-rock album titled add something


In 2002, she portrayed God in Jack's imagined version of Heaven. add something


The event was held in Las Vegas in 2002 and 2004, Los Angeles in 2006, and in 2008 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. add something


In May 2002, Cher performed on the VH1 television special VH1 Divas Las Vegas, with Shakira, Celine Dion, The Dixie Chicks, Anastacia, Cyndi Lauper and Mary J. Blige. add something


Shakira - Also in 2002, Shakira joined the likes of Cher, Whitney_Houston, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Anastacia, and the Dixie Chicks for "VH1 Divas Live Las Vegas"


Anastacia - Anastacia joined Celine Dion, Shakira, Cher, Dixie Chicks, and Stevie Nicks for "VH1's Divas Live" in 2002 and she contributed the song "Love Is a Crime" to the "Chicago" soundtrack


Fox Broadcasting Company - Controversy surrounded the network in 2002 and 2003 over obscenities, expressed respectively by Cher and Nicole Richie, aired live on the network's broadcasts of the Billboard Music Awards on its affiliates in the Eastern and Central Time Zones despite the use of five-second audio delays; the indecent material was edited out on broadcasts in the Mountain Time Zone and westward


Also in 2003, Cher recorded a duet of "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" for Rod Stewart's As Time Goes By.. add something


It was the highest-rated network-TV concert special of 2003, and earned Cher an Emmy Award as Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. add something


She released the album Live: The Farewell Tour later in 2003, a collection of live tracks taken from the tour. add something


She found success on television once again in the spring of 2003 with Cher: The Farewell Tour Live, an NBC special taped on and November 7 and 8, 2002 at Miami's American Airlines Arena and aired in April 2003, attracting 17.3 million viewers. add something


Frankie Muniz - In 2003, he made a cameo appearance as Cher's underage boyfriend in "Stuck on You


During 2004, a Sonny & Cher DVD was released with nine Sonny & Cher shows from the famous Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and The Sonny and Cher Show, featuring some of the best shows during the 1970s. add something


In 2004, Cher released the album Gold, a 2-CD collection of all her greatest hits, spanning from her days as one-half of Sonny & Cher to her Living Proof era. add something


In February 2004, she received another Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording for her song "Love One Another". add something


The B-52's - In late 2004 the band opened for Cher on a few dates of her Farewell Tour


Christophe Mae - Maé opened for Seal at the Grand Rex in Paris and for Cher at the Zénith de Paris, both in 2004


Cher closed the farewell tour in April 2005 at the Hollywood Bowl. add something


Bob Meaders on C-SPAN again on June 14, 2006. add something


She appeared with him on Capitol Hill on June 15, 2006. add something


In April 2006, it was reported that Cher had purchased a condominium in the Sierra Towers in West Hollywood, California, for $3.5 million. add something


Cher appeared on The Ed Schultz Show in May 2006 to discuss her work in support of US troops fighting abroad, as well as returning veterans. add something


In July 2006, it was announced that Cher, in conjunction with Sotheby's and Julien's Auctions, was planning to auction about 800 of her personal possessions from her Italian Renaissance-themed Malibu estate, including numerous antiques, art collectibles, paintings, career memorabilia, furniture as well as numerous pieces of jewelry, clothing, stage costumes, gowns, a 2003 Hummer H2 and her 2005 Bentley. add something


Just watch", and in a 2007 'Top Ten Gay Icons', formed by Digital Spy, it was stated that: "US comedian Jimmy James was spot-on when he quipped: "After a nuclear holocaust, all that will be left are cockroaches and Cher". add something


The Cher Expo, a biennial event that began in 2007, brings Cher fans together for a two-night, one-day event. add something


Cher owns several pieces of real estate, including homes in Aspen, Colorado, US, and London, UK, and maintains a home in Malibu, California, US, which she listed for sale in 2008 at $45 million. add something


As of June 11, 2009, Chaz Bono came out as a transgender individual, and his transition to male was legally finalized on May 6, 2010. add something


The 2009 Cher Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, will benefit "Keep a Child Alive. add something


Patti Russo - In 2009-2010, Patti performed in Cher's Las Vegas shows


Andy Desmond aka Miten - Yoga International featured the duo in a 2009 article on Yoga Rock Stars: "They are the Johnny and June Carter Cash of sacred music, with more than a dozen albums and a fan base that includes both Cher and the Dalai Lama


Cher made her return to the big screen in the November 2010 musical, Burlesque. add something


Dianna Agron - Also in 2010, Agron played the small role of Natalie, fiancée to main character Ali's love interest Jack, in the film "Burlesque" alongside Christina Aguilera, Cher, and Stanley Tucci


Julianne Hough - Hough appears in the 2010 musical "Burlesque", starring Cher and Christina Aguilera


Kristen Bell - She co-starred with singers Christina Aguilera and Cher in the film musical "Burlesque" which was released on Thanksgiving in 2010


Glamour (magazine) - The 2010 Glamour Woman of the Year was Cher


Kip Fulbeck - Fulbeck's fourth book entitled "Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids", was published by Chronicle Books in March 2010, and features a foreword by Dr. May a Soetoro-Ng and an afterword by Cher


As of 2011, Cher is recording her first studio album since Living Proof in 2001. add something


The Three Stooges (2012 film) - In February 2011, Cher was considered but Jane Lynch secured the role


Cher plans to release the album early 2012. add something


On June 18, 2013, Cher released "Woman's World", the first single off her upcoming album of the same name, due to be released on September 24, 2013 add something


On June 30, 2013, Cher headlined the Gay Pride annual Dance on the Pier benefit add something


Cher's latest studio album "Closer to the Truth" was released in September 2013 add something


In November 2013, she became a guest performer and judge on the seventeenth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars", during it's eighth week which was dedicated to her add something


Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles - A song titled "Lovers Forever", which Cher wrote along with Shirley Eikhard for the film's soundtrack, got rejected as Pitt was ultimately cast for the role, though a dance-pop version of the song was released on Cher's 2013 album, "Closer to the Truth"


Scissor Sisters - Also, Jake Shears was invited to sing a duet on pop diva Cher's 2013 album "Closer to the Truth"


Matt Morris (musician) - Most recently, Morris co-wrote the song, Woman's World, the first single from Cher's upcoming 2013 release


The Last Song (film) - In September 2013, the song received media attention for being covered by Cher for her 26th studio album "Closer to the Truth"


Closer to the Truth (Cher album) - The second single, "I Hope You Find It", premiered on September 23, 2013 during Cher's "Today Show" concert, where she performed "Woman's World" and "Believe"


The 2014 Dressed to Kill Tour in support of "Closer to the Truth" was announced on September 23, 2013 add something


The 2014 Dressed to Kill Tour with special guests Pat Benatar and Cyndi Lauper in support of "Closer to the Truth" is set to debut on March 22, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona add something


In April 2014, Cher confirmed that the musical was still in development, stating "I'm reading the new script of it now add something


On May 7, 2014, it was confirmed that Cher collaborated with American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan on two songs of an upcoming album, titled "The Wu - Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" add something


Skylar Grey - On January 20, 2014, Grey released "Shot Me Down" with David Guetta, a cover of Cher's "Bang Bang "


Closer to the Truth (Cher album) - Later, Cher embarked on her eighth concert tour entitled the Dressed to Kill Tour on March 22, 2014


Cindi Lauper - She will be a special guest performer on 36 dates of Cher's Dressed to Kill Tour, starting April 23, 2014


Liza Minnelli - On May 9, 2014, Minnelli had a guest appearance on Cher's Dressed to Kill Tour in Brooklyn, performing "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" alongside Cyndi Lauper and Rosie O'Donnell


After appearing as Marc Jacobs' surprise guest at the 2015 Met Gala, it was announced on May 27 that Cher would be the face of the brand's Fall/Winter advertising campaign add something


In what could be the early stages of her 26th studio album, Cher revealed plans to work with Mark Taylor on a new song in an August 2015 interview with "Billboard" add something


It entered the 2016 edition of "Guinness World Records" book as the most valuable album in existence add something


On November 7, 2016, CBS News reported Cher told attendees at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser held in New York City, if Trump wins the presidential election, "I'm going to have to leave the planet add something


On May 21, 2017, Billboard Icon award for being "one of the most dominant figures in music and entertainment for more than six decades" add something


Nargis Fakhri - In October, 2017 Fakhri was selected as a One Young World Counsellor alongside Kofi Annan, Doutzen Kroes, and Cher to speak at their summit in Bogota


My Heart Will Go On - In the United Kingdom, the song sold 1,681,023 copies , becoming Dion's second million-selling single in Britain following "Think Twice" in 1995 and Britain's second best-selling single of 1998 behind Cher's "Believe"


Ajit Pai - In a speech two weeks before the FCC's scheduled December 2017 vote on net neutrality, Pai was critical of celebrities including Cher, Mark_Ruffalo, and Alyssa Milano for boosting opposition to the planned repeal


An official announcement of Cher being the headliner was made on January 12th, 2018 add something


On March 4th, 2018 Cher headlined the 40th Sydney Mardi Gras after already hinting it on her Twitter account in December 2017 add something


On May 7, 2018, it was announced via various media outlets that Cher would go on an australian tour named "Here We Go Again Tour" add something


Cher's rendition of the ABBA song "Fernando" was digitally released on June 21, 2018 add something


The film will be released on July 20, 2018 add something


The album, "Dancing Queen", will be released on September 28, 2018 add something


On December 2, 2018, Cher will receive a Kennedy Center Honors prize, the annual Washington distinction for artists who have made extraordinary contributions to culture add something


Stephanie J. Block - In March 2018, it was announced that Block will play singer Cher in the biomusical, "The Cher Show"


Reba McEntire - On July 25, 2018, it was announced that Reba would be one of four honorees for the 41st annual Kennedy Center Honors, along with Cher, Philip_Glass, and Wayne Shorter


Brisbane Entertainment Centre - On 28 and 29 September 2018 Cher will perform at this arena as part of the Here We Go Again Tour


Rod Laver Arena - On 3 and 5 October 2018 Cher will perform at this arena as a part of her Here We Go Again Tour


Adelaide Entertainment Centre - On 9 October 2018 Cher will perform at this arena as a part of her Here We Go Again Tour


Perth Arena - On 12 October 2018 Cher will perform at this arena for a first time as a part of her Here We Go Again Tour


" Cher's "Mom, I am a rich man" quote was included in Taylor Swift's 2019 music video "You Need to Calm Down" add something


On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Cher among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something


Stephanie J. Block - Block is currently portraying the role of Star in "The Cher Show" on Broadway, a performance for which she is nominated for the 2019 Drama Desk *award, Drama League *award, and Outer Critics Circle *award


Bob Mackie - In 2019, Bob won the Tony *award for Best Costume Design in a Musical for his work on The Cher Show


Jake Owen - During gay pride month in June 2019 Jake released a video performing a cover of Believe, a song made popular by Cher and one of the anthems used by LGBT community