Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cynthia

Cynthia (born Cynthia Torres from Spanish Harlem, New York) is a freestyle\dance singer from the 80s & 90s.

As a young girl, her musical inspirations were Donna Summer and France Joli. Her family signed Cynthia up for opera lessons to strengthen her voice.

Cynthia's goal was to major in medicine in school and become a pediatrician, but when she saw her friend, fellow freestyle musician, Sa-Fire perform, she decided to audition for a few music producers. She signed a record contract to MicMac Records.
In 1988, she released her first single, "Change on Me" which peaked at #37 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in June of 1988 and #43 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
A year later in 1989, she released her second single, "Endless Nights" which peaked at #28 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
Her third single, "Thief of Hearts" peaked at #31 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
In 1990, Cynthia's self-titled debut album was released. It is unknown how or if the album made the charts.
In 1991, Cynthia's second album, "Cynthia 2" was released. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The first single, "Dreamboy\Dreamgirl" with freestyle musician Johnny O. peaked at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October of 1990 and #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Multi-Singles Sales chart.

The follow-up single, a cover version of the Stylistics' song, "Break Up to Make Up" peaked at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of 1991.
Another single, "Forever Missing You" was released in 1993, but didn't appear to make the charts at all.
In 1995, Cynthia's next album, "Cynthia the Remixes" was released, but it's unknown how the album charted.
The single, "How I Love Him" peaked at #15 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in April of 1995 and #28 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Multi-Singles Sales chart.

Despite Cynthia's good relationship with MicMac Records, she decided not to record any more albums for the label because she wanted to branch out other musical styles and also thought that the popularity of freestyle music would peak.

By the mid-1990's, she put music on hold while she went to school to pursue a degree in nursing, but she soon returned to music.
Cynthia signed to the Tommy Boy record label after being introduced to producers Tony Moran and Joey Gardner.

In 1997, she released the single, "Like A Star" which peaked at #28 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in November of 1997.
In 1998, Cynthia's next single "If I Had the Chance" peaked at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October of 1998 and #11 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
A year later in 1999, she released her third album, "Thinking About You" on the Robbins Entertainment record label.
The second single, the title song managed to peak at #49 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The third single from the album, "I Never Said" peaked at #33 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart in 2000.
In 2001, Cynthia's greatest hits album was released. In 2005, she teamed up with singer Lisette Melendez and together under the name, "LisCyn" released the single, "I Can't Change Your Mind."

According to Cynthia's official MySpace page, she's still performing. She has performed in states such as New York, Miami, Chicago, Hawaii, and Texas. She is married with two sons.

To see Cynthia's official MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/cynthiadreamgirl

To see a fan-made video for "Dreamboy\Dreamgirl," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebltx-vUxDM

To see a fan-made video for "Change on Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIORiY9JC6k

To see a fan-made video for "Endless Night," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxnKFPjxosA

To see a fan-made video for "Thief of Hearts," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRnNN6I7WXQ

To see a fan-made video for "Never Thought I'd Let You Go," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK67f5JVIY8

To see a fan-made video for "Break Up to Make Up," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qivfcoJ0bOY

To see a fan-made video for "Forever Missing You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFujLSjeW2I

To see a fan-made video for "How I Love Him," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bczPlbUTS00

To see a fan-made video for "If I Had The Chance," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcwXwvEn-tM

To see a fan-made video for "Thinking About You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8ZO8n8ln3E

To see a fan-made video for "I Never Said," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXK3sS6JwOw


[Updated on 04\03\12]

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