In 1980, Irene's appearance in the feature film Fame catapulted her to stardom. As struggling dancer/singer Coco Hernandez she sang both the title song Fame and the film's second hit single Out There On My Own, resulting in a multi-platinum soundtrack that shot to the top of the charts. She went on to make Academy Award history that year when, for the first time, two songs from one film were nominated in the same category. Things only got better when, in 1983, Irene co-wrote and performed "What A Feeling", the title song from the blockbuster film Flashdance. "What A Feeling" brought Irene industry accolades, including an Academy Award, two Grammys, a Golden Globe, plus a nod from fans via a People's Choice won all within the same year.
Irene recently embarked on a whole new musical career as the leader of a group of female musicians, song writers, producers, and singers aptly called Hot Caramel. The group's unique blend of hip-pop/R&B/Rock/Jazz/Latin Dance can be heard on the record simply titled Irene Cara Featuring Hot Caramel.
Irene Cara is also performing:
"I'm Outta Love" (Anastacia)