Barbra Streisand

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Barbra Streisand is the only artist to have a number-one hit in six consecutive centuries, a fact which underlines the ongoing greatness she stands for. Although her last live tour in Europe dates back to 2013, her fans strive for her to come back and produce more everlasting experiences. Find out more facts about the one and only Barbra Streisand.

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Who is Barbra Streisand?

Barbra Joan Streisand was born on April 24th 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA into a Jewish family. At an early age she already got in contact with music, taking part in the youth choir at her school and starting to record her own demo tapes at the age of 13. When getting older, she had her first on-stage experience at local nightclubs and played her first musical roles.

How did Barbra Streisand get famous?

At the age of 19, she had her first engagements at the world famous Broadway, starring at I Can Get It for You Wholesale. Her first music album was released in 1963 and it was the beginning of an instant success story. Barbra convinced her audience with an unprecedented voice, a unique sense of transferring emotions into her music and an authentic and approachable nature.

What are Barbra Streisand’s most famous albums and singles?

Over the span of 46 years, Barbra Streisand released the astonishing number of 34 albums, 117 singles and numerous compilations. She was awarded 179 platinum and 93 golden discs for her music sales, adding up to a total of 145 million copies. Her most famous album “Guilty”, which was published in 1980 and got produced by former Bee-Gee Barry Gibb, was sold more than 15 million times and stayed in the UK charts for more than one and a half years. She is also well known for her single “Woman in Love”, which appeared on the same album, was sold more than 1.5 million times within one year and managed to conquer the music charts around the world by storm. Her latest album “Walls” in 2018 couldn’t replicate former successes but still managed to satisfy her audience with the unmistakable Barbra-Streisand sound.

What does Barbra Streisand do besides music?

Despite her constant musical success, Barbra found her second mainstay in the film industry, taking responsibility for numerous movies as a director or actress or both. From 1968 to 2012 she appeared in more than 20 movies. She was awarded an Oscar for her role in “Funny Girl” (1968) and the title song for “A Star is Born” (1976). Barbra Streisand gets mentioned frequently in the famous cartoon series “Southpark” and the DJ-duo of Duck Sauce dedicated a whole song to the unofficial queen of entertainment industry.