Black History Month: Star Love- Cheryl Lynn
Many of Us Know Cheryl Lynn for her hit "Got to Be Real." This song has been featured all over the world.
Cheryl Lynn was born in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 1957. In her youth she sang in her church choir. Her mom was the minister of music for their church.
Her professional career soared in 1976 when she obtained a job singing background for the national tour of "The Wiz" later going on to play the role of The Wicked Witch of the West. Cheryl Lynn blew everyone away with her performance of Joe Cocker's You Are So Beautiful on the gong show. She won the competition.
Cheryl Lynn signed with Columbia Records and release her self titled album "Cheryl." This album featured her # 1 single and biggest hit "Got To Be Real." Success continued for Cheryl Lynn with such songs such as "Star Love," "Shake it up Tonight" "If This World Was Mine" with Luther Vandross, and "Encore." In 2005 "Got To Be Real" was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.
Cheryl Lynn is still active in music. She travels to Japan and performs in her hometown of Los Angeles.