Cyndi Lauper Names Billie Eilish & Lizzo as Her Favorite New Acts

Cyndi Lauper caught up with Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs and Lele Pons on the red carpet at Billboard’s Women in Music event on Thursday night (Dec. 12), chatting about presenting Billie Eilish with the Woman of the Year award, who her favorite new acts are, and more.

“I'm excited about tonight,” Lauper says at the start of the interview. “I'm excited about the solidarity of women in music.”

The singer adds that she is excited to present Eilish with the Woman of the Year award, pointing out that she is the youngest recipient to receive the honor.

“I think she's very emotional,” Lauper says of Eilish. “I think her voice is stunning because of how emotional it is. I mean, my favorite new acts are Billie and Lizzo. So those are my favorite gals right now. I'm so excited that people are about something.”

Asked what advice she might have for Eilish, Lauper replies she just needs to keep going. “2019, they say is her year, but it's a long path and as long as she continues, that's what's important.”

You can watch the full interview above, and watch Lauper presenting Eilish with the Woman of the Year award below.

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