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BIRTHDAY: March 18, 1959
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 2

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1980...# 22 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Irene Cara - "Fame" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit the Top 40 with "Fame."
from the
Fame soundtrack
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 - 22 - 17 - 16 - 14 - 12 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 10 - 20 - 23 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 20
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit the
Top 10 with "Fame."

September
Irene Cara - "Out Here On My Own" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit #1 for a week with "Fame."
button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit the Top 40 with "
Out Here On My Own."
from the
Fame soundtrack
ARC chart run: 39 - 32 - 27 - 26 - 23 - 20 - 16 - 15 - 14 - 22 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 111
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1981...

February
Fame soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Irene was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and Best Vocal Performance - Female ("Fame").

1982...

January
Irene Cara - "Anyone Can See" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit the Top 40 with "Anyone Can See."
from the LP
Anyone Can See
ARC chart run: 39 - 35 - 32 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 199
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1983...# 11 Singles Artist of the Year (# 1 Female Artist of the Year)

April
Irene Cara - "Flashdance... What A Feeling" (Single) button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit the Top 40 with "Flashdance... What A Feeling."
from the
Flashdance soundtrack
ARC chart run: 40 - 32 - 25 - 17 - 12 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 7 - 7 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 19 - 24 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 2
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit the Top 10 with "Flashdance... What A Feeling."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit #1 for 5 weeks with "Flashdance... What A Feeling."

October
Irene Cara - "Why Me?" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit the Top 40 with "Why Me?" from the LP What A Feelin'.
from the LP
What A Feelin'
ARC chart run: 39 - 34 - 23 - 17 - 13 - 10 - 9 - 14 - 20 - 27 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 99

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit the
Top 10 with "Why Me?"

1984...# 40 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Irene was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Single ("Flashdance... What A Feeling").
button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit the Top 40 with "
The Dream (Hold On To Your Dream)" from the LP What A Feelin'.

February
Flashdance soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Irene won 2 Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Flashdance... What A Feeling") and Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special (for her contribution to the Flashdance soundtrack) and was nominated for Record of the Year ("Flashdance... What A Feeling").

April
Irene Cara - "Breakdance" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit the Top 40 with "Breakdance."
from the LP
What A Feelin'
ARC chart run: 38 - 29 - 25 - 21 - 17 - 14 - 10 - 9 - 7 - 22 - 27 - 32 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Irene hit the Top 10 with "Breakdance."

2000...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Dance Songs included "Flashdance... What A Feeling" at # 67.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 164 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.



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