You had so much fun dancing to the CTRL DJs at our SPANDEX pride party, that we’ve asked the boys to come back to entertain you once more. This Saturday, CTRL is teaming up with Breakfast Club to bring you an ’80s-infused night of pop mayhem. To celebrate, we’ve asked CTRL to provide us with some pregame mixes as we round up eight ’80s Divas Still Going Strong Today. Just like CTRL, these divas have staying power.
Eight ’80s Divas Still Going Strong Today
Two-time Grammy Winner in the 1980s became a Tony winner (Best Score for Kinky Boots) in 2013.
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Multiply nominated, Madonna never won a Grammy in the 1980s but has won three this decade (and four in the 1990s). In 2008, she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Tina won her first Grammy in 1972 (and six of them in the ’80s), plus her most recent win in 2008. In 2005, she received a Kennedy Center Honor. Shake it, girl.
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Twice nominated for an Academy Award in the 1980s (her first nomination for playing a lesbian in Silkwood), Cher won the Best Actress Oscar in 1988 for Moonstruck. Her only Grammy came in 2000 for Believe, and Cher earned an Emmy in 2003 – making the actress one of the few people just shy of an EGOT.
First exploding in the 1970s, Grace Jones was everywhere in the ’80s as a model, singer, actress, and performance artist. The 1990s saw a few comeback attempts, but the last few years has really seen a Grace Jones resurgance, with the release of Hurricane and her performance last year at Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Jones is currently working on a new album, so obviously that’s exciting.
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It was for Cindy Crawford that pop culture writers first coined the term “Supermodel” in the 1980s. There was no one bigger in the modeling world, and her fame only grew in the ’90s with shows such as “House of Style” on MTV. While Crawford quit modeling in 2000, she continued to grow herself as a business woman. In 2011, she decided to return to modeling by landing on the cover of Vogue Mexico.
Not all divas are ladies. Enter Sir Elton John. With an Oscar, a Tony, and six Grammies, Elton John was knighted in the ’90s and received a Kennedy Center Award in 2004.
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Neil Patrick Harris
NPH earned his first Golden Globe nomination in 1989 for starring in Clara’s Heart alongside Whoopi Goldberg. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he won the hearts of pre-teens everywhere on Dougie Howser, M.D. NPH won two Emmy’s in 2010 and will certainly be in contention for a Tony when he takes the lead in the Broadway adaptation of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 2014.
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