Barry Manilow

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Legal name: Barry Alan Pincus

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Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You", and "Copacabana (At the Copa)".

In 1978, five of his albums were on the best-seller charts simultaneously, a feat equalled only by Herb Alpert, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Mathis. He has recorded a string of Billboard hit singles and multi-platinum albums that have resulted in his being named Radio & Records' No. 1 adult contemporary artist, and winning three straight American Music Awards for favorite pop/rock male artist. Between 1974 and 1983 Manilow had three No. 1 singles and 25 that reached the top 40. Although not a favorite of music critics, several well-known entertainers have praised Manilow, including Sinatra, who was quoted in the 1970s saying, "He's next." In 1988, Bob Dylan stopped Manilow at a party, hugged him and said, "Don't stop what you're doing, man. We're all inspired by you."

As well as producing and arranging albums for other artists, including Bette Midler and Dionne Warwick, Manilow has written songs for musicals, films, and commercials. From February 2005 to December 30, 2009, he was the headliner at the Las Vegas Hilton, performing hundreds of shows before ending his relationship with the hotel. Since March 2010, he has headlined at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas. He has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. On July 4, 2013, he performed live on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol as part of A Capitol Fourth on PBS.

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Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1973 Barry Manilow I 4
1974 Barry Manilow II 3
1975 Tryin' to Get the Feeling 3
1976 This One's for You 4
1978 Even Now 5
1979 One Voice 3
1980 Barry 3
1981 If I Should Love Again 2
1982 Here Comes the Night 1
1984 2:00 AM Paradise Café 6
1987 Swing Street 5 2
1989 Barry Manilow 1
1990 Because It's Christmas 1
1990 Eolia: Love Songs 1
1994 Singin' With the Big Bands 1
1996 Summer of '78 1
1998 Manilow Sings Sinatra 1
1998 Manilow Talks 1
2001 Here at the Mayflower 3
2006 The Greatest Songs of the Fifties 3
2006 The Greatest Songs of the Sixties 2
2007 The Greatest Songs of the Seventies 1
2007 In the Swing of Christmas 1
2008 The Best of Barry Manilow: Music & Passion 1
2008 The Greatest Songs of the Eighties 1
2010 The Greatest Love Songs of All Time 1
2010 The Very Best of Barry Manilow 1
2011 15 Minutes 1
2011 15 Minutes: Fame... Can You Take It? 1
2011 Duets 1
A Christmas Gift of Love 1
Manilow Magic 1
Showstoppers 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 The Best of Barry Manilow 1
1980 The Very Best of Barry Manilow 1
1989 Greatest Hits, Volume 2 1
1990 The Songs 1975-1990 1
1992 The Complete Collection and Then Some 2
1993 Greatest Hits: The Platinum Collection 2
2002 Ultimate Manilow 1
2004 Ultimate Manilow 1
2004 Scores (Song from Copacabana and Harmony) 1
2005 The Essential Barry Manilow 2
2006 Live (Legacy Edition) 1
2011 Super Hits 1
A Touch More Magic 1
Barry Manilow Especial 1
From Manilow to Mexico 1
Greatest Hits 1
Greatest Hits II 1

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