Irene Cara


Irene Cara (b. March 18, 1959) is a highly acclaimed and veteran singer and actress who became famous during the early 1980s. Her long string of hits includes the chart-topping "Flashdance... What A Feeling" (1983), the title song from the movie which earned Cara an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. She co-starred and performed in the 1980 movie blockbuster, "Fame," which catapulted her to stardom.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Fame (1980)
  • Out Here On My Own (1980)
  • Anyone Can See (1981)
  • Flashdance... What A Feeling (1983)
  • The Dream (Hold On To Your Dream) (1983)
  • Why Me? (1983)
  • Breakdance (1984)
  • You Were Made For Me (1984)

Pop charts debut year: 1980

Years active: 1968 - present

Genres: R&B, pop, disco

Labels: RSO, Network, Casablanca, Geffen, Epic, Elektra



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