Barbra Streisand

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The following releases were restored and remastered, and re-released on CD on October 19, 1993 as Columbia Records' 11 Essential Barbra Streisand Releases:
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1962 original Broadway cast) (1962)
Pins and Needles (25th Anniversary studio cast) (1962)
The Barbra Streisand Album (1963)
The Second Barbra Streisand Album (1963)
The Third Album (1964)
Harold Sings Arlen (With Friend) (1966)
What About Today? (1969)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
The Way We Were (1974)
A Star Is Born (1976)
The Main Event (1979)


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Legal name: Barbara Joan Streisand


Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. During a career spanning six decades, she has become an icon in multiple fields of entertainment, winning numerous awards, which has earned her recognition as Mother of All Contemporary Pop Divas or Queen of The Divas. She has been recognized with two Academy Awards, ten Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors prize, four Peabody Awards, and eleven Golden Globes. She is among a select group of entertainers who have been honored with all the major industry prizes.

Streisand is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 72.5 million albums in the United States and with a total of 245 million records sold worldwide, making her the best-selling female artist among the top-selling artists recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America. (The only female in the top ten, and the only artist outside of the rock 'n' roll genre.)

After beginning a successful recording career in the 1960s, Streisand ventured into film by the end of the decade. She starred in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl, for which she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Her other films include The Owl and the Pussycat, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born, for which she received her second Academy Award, composing music for the love theme "Evergreen", the first woman to be honored as a composer. With the release of Yentl in 1983, Streisand became the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a major studio film. The film won an Oscar for Best Score and Best Motion Picture Musical; Streisand received the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the first (and to date only) woman to win that award.

The RIAA and Billboard recognize Streisand as holding the record for the most top-ten albums of any female recording artist: a total of 33 since 1963. Streisand is the only recording artist to have a number-one album in each of the last six decades, having released 53 Gold albums, 31 Platinum albums, and 14 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1963 The Barbra Streisand Album 6
1963 The Second Barbra Streisand Album 4
1964 The Third Album 5
1964 People 5
1965 My Name Is Barbra 3
1965 My Name Is Barbra, Two… 2
1966 Color Me Barbra 3
1966 Je m'appelle Barbra 1
1967 A Christmas Album 3
1967 Simply Streisand 5
1969 What About Today? 2
1971 Stoney End 3
1971 Barbra Joan Streisand 2
1973 Barbra Streisand … and Other Musical Instruments 2
1974 The Way We Were 3
1974 ButterFly 2
1975 Lazy Afternoon 3
1976 Classical Barbra 5
1977 Streisand Superman 4
1978 Songbird 2
1979 Wet 5
1980 Guilty 8
1984 Emotion 3
1985 The Broadway Album 5 5
1988 Till I Loved You 3
1993 Back to Broadway 1
1997 Higher Ground 2
1999 A Love Like Ours 2
2001 Christmas Memories 2
2003 The Movie Album 2
2005 Guilty Pleasures 4
2009 Love Is the Answer 5
2011 What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman 3
2012 Release Me 2
2013 The Classic Christmas Album 1
2014 Partners 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1970 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits 2
1976 Grand Prix 20 1
1978 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 2 3
1981 Memories (aka Love Songs) 5 6
1989 A Collection: Greatest Hits... and More 2
1990 14 Great Songs + Additional Hit-Medley 1
1991 Just for the Record… 5 7
1991 The Beginning Period 1
1996 Love Songs 2
2002 The Essential Barbra Streisand / The Ultimate Collection 2 7
2002 Duets 3
2002 The Very Best of Barbra Streisand 1
2010 The Ultimate Collection 2
Streisand Singles 1

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