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Cinderella (band) Biography

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Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years Active: 1983-present, (Hiatus: 1995-1996)
Genres: Glam Metal, Hard Rock, Blues-rock, Heavy Metal

Cinderella is an American heavy metal band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation. They were famous for being a glam metal band, but then shifted over towards a more hard rock/blues-rock sound. By the mid-1990s, the band's popularity declined severely due to personal setbacks and public changes in musical tastes. Nonetheless, after a period of hiatus the band reunited and is still active at present.

The band's debut album, “Night Songs,” was released on August 2, 1986 and eventually achieved triple platinum status, selling 50,000 copies per week at one point. The album reached #3 on the Billboard charts in February 1987.

Cinderella's second album, “Long Cold Winter,” was released in 1988. It reached #10 in the US and became double platinum for selling 2 million copies in the US by the end of the year and eventually reached triple platinum. The album features four singles, which all charted in the US. "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)", which was to be Cinderella's highest-charting single, reached #12, "The Last Mile", reached #36, "Coming Home" reached #20, and "Gypsy Road" hit #51.

Cinderella's third album, “Heartbreak Station,” was released in 1990. It hit #19 in the US and went platinum for selling a million albums there the same year. The album featured three singles, which were "Shelter Me", hitting #36 in the US, the title track, which made #44, and "The More Things Change", which didn't chart.

“Still Climbing,” their fourth studio album, was released in 1994 through Mercury Records. Despite featuring the minor hits "Bad Attitude Shuffle" (which was released as a single), "Hard to Find Words", and "Hot and Bothered" from the “Wayne's World” soundtrack, the album had disappointing sales, and ultimately was the band's last studio album.