Barbra Streisand

Barbara Streisand, Barbara J. Streisand, Barbara Joan Streisand

643 songs 53 albums

Barbra Streisand is an Oscar-winning, Tony-winning, Emmy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Broadway legend, film star, movie director and one of the biggest-selling recording artists of all time - a staggering amount of accomplishments for someone whose mother insisted she not to go into show business.

By the time she was sixteen, she’d graduated high school and was living on her own in Manhattan. After winning a talent contest at a gay bar on West 9th Street, Streisand’s ‘spellbinding’ voice quickly became popular at New York clubs and in Broadway shows. After appearances on a number of popular television shows including The Tonight Show, Streisand signed with Columbia Records and released several top 10 albums in the 1960s, scoring two US top 40 hits with “People” and “Second Hand Rose”.

Her success as a recording artist continued through the 1970s with several more gold/platinum-certified albums and four US “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, “No More Tears”, the Oscar-winning “The Way We Were”, and the Academy Award-winning “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)”. The 1980s would begin with Streisand’s biggest-selling release of her career Guilty, a collaborative effort with BeeGees member Barry Gibb. It topped the albums chart in several countries and as did its lead single “Woman In Love”.