September 26: Cindy Herron with En Vogue is 50-years-old today.

Cindy Herron-Braggs is best known as a founding member of the R&B/Pop quartet En Vogue from Oakland, California. She began her musical career in the cabaret scene in San Francisco, during the 1980s.

Herron also worked as a background vocalist for local San Francisco Bay Area acts and  appeared in the original company of the Jerry Herman musical revue "Showtune" - then titled "Tune the Grand Up."

in 1968, Cindy was named "Miss San Francisco"and placed 2nd-Runner Up in the 1986 Miss California Pageant. She is also a former Miss Black California.

In 1988, Herron - a classically trained soprano - was chosen along with Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones to be in a three-woman girl group by producers Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy. After adding Terry Ellis to the line-up, the group become a quartet and chose the name En Vogue. Herron and Ellis are the only members of En Vogue to have appeared on every album the group has made.

The group have won more MTV Video Music Awards than any other female group in MTV history, a total of seven, along with four Soul Train Awards, six American Music Awards, and seven Grammy nominations. According to Billboard Magazine they were the 18th most successful act of the 1990s, and one of the most popular and successful female groups of all time.

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