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Cheryl Lynn

Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: August 21, 2008
Last Updated: October 13, 2011
 
 
Cheryl Lynn
Claim to fame: After being discovered on the Gong Show singing Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful", the big-voiced Lynn was immediately signed to a record contract in 1977.
The following year, her debut single Got to Be Real was unleashed on the record-buying public as disco was dominating the airwaves. It hit the Top 5 and her follow-up single Star Love also got steady club play.

After disco died, Lynn churned out a string of R&B/dance hits including Shake It Up Tonight (1980), Encore (1981), and If This World Were Mine (1982) (a duet with then newcomer Luther Vandross).

By 1986, however, her career was at a virtual standstill.
 
 
Cheryl Lynn
Where are they now? In 2004, her theme song Got to Be Real was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame (after being used in countless films and commercials).
That same year, she contributed a song to the soundtrack of the animated film Shark Tale (where Mary J. Blige also covered "Real").

On her MySpace page, Lynn states on her blog that she's "constantly working on new music".
 
 
 
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mook said:
November 8, 2008 10:51 AM
Cheryl Lynn performed her signature hit "Got to Be Real" for the 2008 PBS special Hit Man: David Foster & Friends (a tribute to the producer who discovered her).
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Mr. Kim White said:
October 26, 2012 10:53 PM
I love the song " Got To Be Real " and i'm happy to say that I meet Cheryl Lynn in 1977 - 78 in Jamaica , Queens at I belive it was at her road mang.. apartment she was beautiful then as i'm sure just as beautiful now. She was doing a show with other artists at a Budwiser concert
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I miss you cheryl lynn sing to us!! said:
November 20, 2014 3:46 PM
I mss you cheryl lynn. Please sing to us !!!!!!
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OMG, I LOVE Cheryl Lynn's To Be Real!!! Great son said:
December 4, 2014 9:14 PM
Cheryl - great singer, great band behind her - miss her on the radio!
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Markia Marlene said:
December 9, 2014 8:41 AM
I love Cheryl Lynn sooooo much. Not just for Got to real, but for her all her songs. My favorite song is Hurry Home. I still listen to this song today. I love knowing that she is still around. Love you.
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Auri712@gmail.com said:
March 6, 2015 11:47 PM
Miss Cheryl Lynn needs to be featured on Unsung. She voice is one of a kind. I'd love to see her story.
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DOWENS said:
June 29, 2015 10:40 AM
OHH MY GOD CHERL LYNN HER VOICE IS CRISTAL CLEAR AND VERY POWERFUL.IF THIS IS WHAT A ANGEL SOUNDS LIKE CHER LYNN IS IT!!! THIS WOMAN IS STILL A RECORDING PRIM EXAMPLE OF A ARTIST
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Been bee said:
December 13, 2016 10:50 AM
Is she died
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Been bee said:
December 13, 2016 10:52 AM
So she is not died
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come back and bring us somemore of that good music said:
May 1, 2017 7:04 PM
come back and bring us somemore of that good music
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frank Burns said:
July 31, 2017 11:19 PM
Sure miss hearing your voice Cheryl.
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Alan the A train Johnson said:
August 28, 2017 2:42 AM
I would love Cheryl make a comeback on the neo-soul music side as well and allow her music to be remixed in Soulful House, I am a DJ I already remade Got to be real back in the days, I sure would like to make a serious comeback, it would definitely be off the chain
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Loving Cheryl....?? said:
December 4, 2017 3:31 AM
I've never commented on these types of platforms before, but I just saw Cheryl Lynn sign "Got to be Real." I Love her and that song!!! It took me back to my college days!! I was up singing and dancing with Cheryl!
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Cheryl Lynn is alive and her voice is just as beau said:
June 25, 2018 1:12 PM
Cheryl Lynn is Alive and her voice is just as beautiful as it was 30 years ago! I saw her at the Bethesda Jazz & Supper Club in Maryland on 6/19/18 she was Amazing!! She is starting to tour more in the United States so hopefully you’ll see her soon!
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