Barbra Streisand

  1. ASCAP President Paul Williams Documentary Headed For Theaters

    March 13, 2012 12:27 PM EDT The Paul Williams documentary will receive a theatrical release in June from Abramorama, the company that distributed "Pearl Jam Twenty," "Anvil!" and "Neil Young Trunk Show," director Stephen Kessler said Monday. Kes ...

  2. Barbra Streisand Re-Signs With Columbia Records, Will Celebrate 50 Years

    February 22, 2012 3:45 PM EST Barbra Streisand will remain on Columbia Records, the Sony Music-owned label has announced today. The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer and actress has been with the label for 50 years, having originally signed in the early 1960s. She released her ...

  3. Grammy's Ken Ehrlich on Adele Appearance, Paul Simon Snub, Paul McCartney's Performance

    January 31, 2012 8:30 AM EST The Recording Academy uses the two weeks prior to the Grammy Awards to announce performers and presenters, and executive producer Ken Ehrlich says Thursday should yield a "major interesting" announcement. Ehrlich tells Billboard.biz that ...

  4. Backbeat: Beyonce Kicks Off Her 2011 Highlights List With Billboard Music Awards

    December 16, 2011 11:49 AM EST Tis the season of year-end lists, typically delivered via critics and magazines (like this one). Team Beyoncé is changing things up a bit, and on Thursday (Dec. 15) kicked off their own Top 10 to countdown Bey's " most amazing moments &q ...

  5. Game's 'R.E.D.' Debuts at No. 1 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 31, 2011 11:00 AM EDT (This story was updated on Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. ET to reflect reprocessed SoundScan data. The sales figure for Streisand's "What Matters Most" changed, but its position did not. Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels" now debuts ...

  6. Barbra Streisand in 'Heated' Talks for Columbia Records Deal Renewal

    July 13, 2011 11:26 PM EDT Every Columbia Records employee knows about the "five Bs": Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Keeping this mega-selling group happy has long been a top priority at the venerable Sony Music label, ...

  7. Bruno Mars Plays Grammy Week Smeezingtons Party, Joined by Monica, Keri Hilson

    February 12, 2011 7:44 PM EST While much of the music industry was still schmoozing at MusiCares Person of the Year Gala paying tribute to Barbra Streisand , the industry's up-and-comers were lined up to get into the Smeezingtons Celebration (starting at 10 p.m.), salutin ...

  8. Prince, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder Represent For Barbra Streisand, 2011 MusiCares Honoree

    February 12, 2011 5:49 PM EST Last night at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in a room full of roses, hydrangeas and candles in glass vases, legend after recording artist legend stepped onstage to pay tribute to Barbra Streisand, one of the greatest singers of all time. Barb ...

  9. Barbra Streisand Eyeing Mama Rose Role in New 'Gypsy' Adaptation

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Barbra Streisand is in talks to star in "Gypsy," a new film adaptation of the 1959 Broadway play. The project is set up at Warner Bros., which made the 1962 adaptation that starred Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood, and is in the early s ...

  10. Susan Boyle's 'Gift' Tops Rihanna, Kid Rock on Billboard 200

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" scores a rare second-week increase from a No. 1 debut as it sells 335,000 (up 5%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and holds atop the Billboard 200. It bowed at No. 1 last week with 318,000. The last No. 1 d ...

  11. On the Billboard 200: SuBo's Still No. 1; Eight Albums Debut in Top 10

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" easily fended off all challengers as it holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, posting a second-week increase in sales with 335,000 (up 5%) sold according to Nielsen SoundScan .. ...

  12. Barbra Streisand Named 2011 MusiCares Person Of The Year

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand will be honored as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year. The Recording Academy and the MusiCares Foundation said Wednesday (Aug. 4) that Streisand will receive the award Feb. 11 at a dinner and concert in Los Angeles. The annual ...

  13. Producer Details 'We Are The World 25' On Eve Of Debut

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST "We Are the World - 25 for Haiti" will premiere in 3D on NBC prior to the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Spearheaded by Quincy Jones, producer, and Lionel Richie, co-writer, of the 1985 philanthropic anthem "We A ...

  14. Stars Remake 'We Are The World' For Haiti Victims

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Star-struck singers, rappers and actors, including Barbra Streisand, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus, checked their egos at the door to record a new version of "We Are The World" for Haiti earthquake victims, 25 years after the song raised aw ...

  15. 'New Moon' Rises At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 153,000 copies sold (up 33%) in its first full week of release while Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice" settles for a debut at No. 2 with 137,00 ...

  16. Streisand's 'Love' Climbs To No. 1 In U.K.

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand's "Love Is The Answer" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) climbed 4-1 on the new U.K. album chart, becoming her sixth No. 1 on that survey, but her first chart-topping studio album since 1980. Giving Sony labels a ...

  17. Barbra Streisand Surprises With Ninth No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While many were focused on a battle between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" for the top slot on the Billboard 200 this week, Barbra Streisand trumps them both. "Love ...

  18. Streisand Surprises With Ninth No. 1 Album

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While many were focused on what started as a battle for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," diva supreme Barbra Streisand trumps ...

  19. Tracklisting Revealed For Streisand's 'Answer'

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Columbia Records has revealed the full tracklisting for Barbra Streisand's forthcoming album - and her first with jazz singer Diana Krall - "Love is the Answer." Among the list of jazz standards is "Make Someone Happy" fro ...

  20. Kennedy Center Honors Streisand, The Who

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Barbra Streisand got an awkward kiss on the cheek from the president, and yes, she gave him a smooch back. Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, was a guest Sunday at the White House just before one of Washington's few A-list ...

  21. Hot 100 Online Exclusive: Hitmakers On The Road

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at the Hot 100 since the 1950s shows a link between chart performance and touring muscle, although hits have been no guarantee of touring success. The artists with the most overall Hot 100 Number One hits are only infrequently among the wor ...

  22. Jones, Streisand, Townshend, Daltrey Nab Kennedy Honors

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Jones and Barbra Streisand, as well as Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who, will receive the Kennedy Center Honors for 2008. Actor Morgan Freeman and choreographer Twyla Tharp will also be honored. "With their extraordinary gen ...

  23. Lieberberg Wins Big At Germany's LEA Event

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Marek Lieberberg has been awarded tour promoter of the year 2007 at the third annual Live Entertainment Awards (LEA), which took place Tuesday in Hamburg's Color Line Arena. Frankfurt-based Lieberberg, who promoted concerts during the year by ...

  24. 'B' Acts Rule The Chart

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This week's Billboard 200 is brought to you by the letter "B." As Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" rises to No. 1 on the chart, the four highest debuts on the list belong to a bunch of "B" acts: Bone ...

  25. Streisand's U.K. Shows Sell Out In Minutes

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets for Barbra Streisand's first British shows in 13 years have sold out in minutes, despite the best seats costing £600 ($1,200), the star's representative said on Saturday. Streisand is playing London's O2 Arena, formerly know ...

  26. Streisand Strides Out To Europe

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand is to embark on her first-ever tour of Continental Europe this summer, and take in her first U.K. dates since 1994. The European tour, which will feature a 58-piece orchestra, begins June 21 at Vienna's Schloss Schonbrun, bef ...

  27. Streisand Live Album Chronicles Hit Tour

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand's hit fall tour will be chronicled on the appropriately named album "Live in Concert 2006," due May 8 via Columbia. The double-disc, 23-track collection was recorded on the tour's Oct. 4 opening night at Philad ...

  28. Streisand Puts Up Impressive Ticket Sales

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite initial talk of slow ticket sales, Barbra Streisand's first live performances in six years put up record-setting box office numbers. The 20 concerts grossed $92,457,062 and set house gross records in 14 of the 16 arenas played on the ...

  29. Streisand Puts Up Impressive Ticket Sales

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite initial talk of slow ticket sales, Barbra Streisand's first live performances in six years put up record-setting box office numbers. The 20 concerts grossed $92,457,062 and set house gross rec Despite initial talk of slow ticket sales ...

  30. Streisand Sets Record In Philly

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Grabs high mark in Wachovia Center history. Barbra Streisand’s tour-opening performance at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on Oct. 4 was the highest single event gross ever in the 10-year history of the arena. Streisand grossed $5,265,600 from 16, ...

  31. Fraudulent Streisand Tickets Nixed

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tickets bought with stolen credit card. More than one thousand tickets to Barbra Streisand's upcoming national concert tour that were fraudulently purchased from Ticketmaster using stolen credit card information have been invalidated, the tic ...

  32. Streisand Taking Il Divo On Fall Tour

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seats priced at $750, $350, $200 and $100. The initial round of dates for Barbra Streisand's tour have been announced. The 20-date trek will begin Oct. 4 at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center and will run through the end of November. Il Divo ...

  33. Streisand Mulls Fall Trek

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST After two years of industry speculation, talk is heating up that a fall tour by Barbra Streisand is in the works. It would be her first outing since performing Oct. 2005 at the Andre Agassi Grand Slam After two years of industry speculation, talk ...

  34. Major Labels Join For Hurricane Relief

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Double-disc benefit CD set for November. Coldplay, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt and Barbra Streisand are among the acts appearing on a double-disc benefit CD being released through the EMI, Sony BMG, Universal, Warner and Concord labels. The project, ...

  35. Disturbed's 'Fists' Earns No. 1 Debut

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act edges entries by Bon Jovi, David Banner. Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this week. Opening with U.S. sales of 239,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the group's "Ten Thousand Fi ...

  36. Disturbed's 'Fists' Earns No. 1 Debut

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this week. Opening with U.S. sales of 239,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the group's "Ten Thousand Fists" (Warner Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a ...

  37. Labels Band Together For Katrina Compilation

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The four major labels, Concord Music Group and the Recording Industry Association of America are teaming for a double-disc compilation to benefit victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "Hurricane Rel The four major labels, Concord Music Grou ...

  38. Update: Streisand, Diamond Not Planning Tour

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand will not embark on a co-headlining tour in 2005. Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand will not embark on a co-headlining tour in 2005. News Barbra Streisand , Neil Diamond ...

  39. Update: Streisand, Diamond Not Planning Tour

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry speculation that Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand would embark on a co-headlining tour in 2005 appears to be incorrect, according to a Diamond spokesperson. A spokesperson for Neil Diamond is denying that he will play a co-headlining tou ...

  40. Monheit Inks With Sony Classical

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jane Monheit has signed with Sony Classical. The 26-year-old jazz singer is recording an album for a fall release. The set will be prodcued by Al Schmitt (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Diana Krall, J Jane Monheit has signed with Sony Classical. T ...

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