Barbra Streisand: Partners

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Barbra Streisand Actress/singer/director/writer/composer/producer/designer/author/photographer/activist Barbra Streisand is the only artist ever to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody Awards and France’s Légion d'honneur as well as the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. She won Oscars for both Best Actress (“Funny Girl”) and Best Original Song (for her composition of “Evergreen” which has since become a standard.) She also was nominated for Best Actress for “The Way We Were.” The three films she directed received 14 Oscar nominations. An eight-time Grammy Award winner, she is the only performer to have number one albums in five consecutive decades. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, her 51 gold albums, 30 platinum and 18 multi-platinum exceed all other female singers. The RIAA also notes that her 72.5 million albums sales tops its list of album sales by a female singer. The debut at #1 of her “Love Is The Answer” album became her 9th record to reach that top spot.. Her most two most recent albums, “What Matters Most” and “Release Me,” became her 31st and 32nd to reach the Top Ten in the ratings charts. With that, she passed The Beatles (with whom she had been tied at 30) to become the third highest achiever in that significant statistic, exceeded only by the Rolling Stones and Frank Sinatra. She is the only female among the top ten album-selling recording artists. Her six most recent albums have all charted in the Top Ten on the Billboard chart. Her civil rights activism and philanthropic pursuits are just as impressive. The Streisand Foundation has given millions of dollars in 2100 grants to non-profit organizations and she has raised many millions more through her performances. -

1. It Had To Be You (w/ Michael Bublé) 2. People (w/ Stevie Wonder) 3. Come Rain Or Come Shine (w/ John Mayer) 4. Evergreen (w/ Babyface) 5. New York State Of Mind (w/ Billy Joel) 6. I'd Want It To Be You (w/ Blake Shelton) 7. The Way We Were (w/ Lionel Richie) 8. I Still Can See Your Face (w/ Andrea Bocelli) 9. How Deep Is The Ocean (w/ Jason Gould) 10. What Kind Of Fool (w/ John Legend) 11. Somewhere (w/ Josh Groban) 12. Love Me Tender (w/ Elvis Presley) "Partners" is Barbra Streisand's new album, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists. This is the legendary artist's first duets album in more than a decade, and debuts new studio recordings of Streisand classics and others songs. "Partners" is comprised of 12 songs, many of which are regarded as Streisand classics. Among the songs included are "New York State Of Mind," with Billy Joel, "Come Rain Or Come Shine," with John Mayer, "Love Me Tender," with Elvis Presley, "The Way We Were," with Lionel Richie, "What Kind Of Fool," with John Legend, "People," with Stevie Wonder, "I Can Still See Your Face," with Andrea Bocelli, "Evergreen," with Babyface, and Ms. Streisand's first studio-recorded duet with her son Jason Gould, on "How Deep Is The Ocean." Ms. Streisand is currently the best-selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling artists list. She has recorded 51 gold, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career, including nine #1s, and is the only recording artist to have accomplished #1 album in five consecutive decades. Recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Ms. Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, actor of stage and screen, concert performer, movie producer, film director, author and songwriter. In her accomplished career she has been awarded two Oscars, five Emmys, ten Golden Globes, eight Grammys, a special Tony award in 1970 as star of the decade, and two Cable Ace awards the only artist to receive honors in all of those fields of endeavor. Ms. Streisand is the recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Endowment for the Arts Medal, two Peabody Awards, A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Legend Award. Ms. Streisand is also the first film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. -

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