BARBRA STREISAND’S ‘PARTNERS’ ALBUM GOES PLATINUM


THIS IS BARBRA STREISAND’S 9TH PLATINUM ALBUM IN THE UK

BARBRA STREISAND’S ‘PARTNERS’ ALBUM GOES PLATINUM

 

THIS IS BARBRA STREISAND’S 9TH PLATINUM ALBUM IN THE UK

 

LEGENDARY ARTIST’S FIRST DUETS ALBUM IN MORE THAN A DECADE HAS NOW SOLD OVER 300K UNITS.

 

HISTORIC PAIRINGS FEATURE MUSIC WORLD’S GREATEST MALE VOCALISTS INCLUDING ANDREA BOCELLI, MICHAEL BUBLÉ, JOSH GROBAN, BILLY JOEL, JOHN LEGEND, LIONEL RICHIE, STEVIE WONDER, VIRTUAL DUET WITH ELVIS PRESLEY, AND MORE

 

 

 

Sony Music has announced that Barbra Streisand’s “Partners” album, released on September 15th 2014, and featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world’s greatest male vocalists, has now been certified platinum by the Official Chart Company.

 

Barbra Streisand ‘'I have always loved the UK, and I am so thrilled you have all loved the new album as much as I loved recording it. It was a thrill to sing with so many amazing artists, and to see how many of you 'liked' and 'tweeted' about it has been a blast. I am so proud to now have 9 platinum albums in the UK. Thank you and have a happy holiday season.”

 

 

 

When the album went to #1 in the US, it made history with Barbra becoming the only recording artist with Number One Albums in Six Consecutive Decades.

 

“Partners” is comprised of 12 songs, many of which are regarded as Streisand classics.  Among the songs included are “New York State Of Mind,” with Billy Joel, “It Had To Be You,” with Michael Bublé (which received its first global play on BBC Radio 2’s The Ken Bruce Show on Wednesday 13th August) , “Come Rain Or Come Shine,” with John Mayer, “Love Me Tender,” with Elvis Presley, “The Way We Were,” with Lionel Richie, “What Kind Of Fool,” with John Legend, “People,” with Stevie Wonder, “I Can Still See Your Face,” with Andrea Bocelli, “Evergreen,” with Babyface, and Ms. Streisand’s first studio-recorded duet with her son Jason Gould, on “How Deep Is The Ocean.” The UK version of the album has 5 additional bonus duets including the Streisand classic, “Guilty” with Barry Gibb.

 

Ms. Streisand is currently the best-selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling artists list, an honor which includes “Partners” duettist Elvis Presley.  Ms. Streisand has recorded 51 gold, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career, including ten #1s, and is the only recording artist to have accomplished #1 album in six consecutive decades in the US.

Recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Ms. Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, actor of stage and screen, concert performer, movie producer, film director, author and songwriter.  In her accomplished career she has been awarded two Oscars, five Emmys, ten Golden Globes, eight Grammys, a special Tony award in 1970 as star of the decade, and two Cable Ace awards – the only artist to receive honors in all of those fields of endeavor.  Ms. Streisand is the recipient of the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Endowment for the Arts Medal, two Peabody Awards, A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Legend Award.  Ms. Streisand is also the first film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.       

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All the artists featured on “Partners” have achieved global acclaim.  Below are just a few highlights from their prestigious careers:       

Babyface: Has written and produced over 26 No. 1 R&B hits throughout his career. He has won 10 Grammy Awards.

 

Andrea Bocelli: Has recorded fourteen solo albums, selling over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists. In 1999, he was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. “The Prayer”, his duet with Celine Dion for the animated film Quest for Camelot, won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category. Seven of his albums have since reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200.

Michael Bublé: Has won four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards. Bublé’s 2009 album Crazy Love debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 after three days of sales, and remained there for two weeks.

Babyface: Has written and produced over 26 No. 1 R&B hits throughout his career. He has won 10 Grammy Awards.

 

Jason Gould: Actor, director, producer, writer and singer, his self-titled EP garnered rave reviews in 2012, as did his live duets with Barbra Streisand on her 2012 fall tour and her live CD/DVD package of Ms. Streisand’s critically acclaimed 2012 “Back To Brooklyn” concert.

Josh Groban: His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and in 2007, he charted as the number-one best selling artist in the United States with over 21 million records in the nation. To date, he has sold over 25 million records worldwide.  Josh appeared on Ms. Streisand’s 2002 album, “Duets,” a compilation of her duet performances throughout her career, form 1963 to 2002.

Billy Joel:  Has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards throughout his career. He has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

John Legend: Has won nine Grammy Awards. He has gained chart topping hits from his solo work, including the Billboard Hot 100 No.1 peaking single, “All of Me”.

John Mayer: In 2003, he won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Your Body Is a Wonderland.”  He has sold over 10 million albums in the U.S. and over 20 million albums worldwide.

Elvis Presley: The king of rock n’ roll, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated album sales of 600 million units worldwide.  He was nominated for 14 Grammys and won three, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36.

Lionel Richie: Has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Has won two Grammys.

Blake Shelton: Has charted 24 country singles, including 11 #1’s. He has been nominated five times for a Grammy Award. Has won the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year twice.

Stevie Wonder: Has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the Top 60 best selling artists.

 

For more information please contact:

 

Daniel Hinchliffe at The Soundcheck Group

daniel@soundcheckentertainment.co.uk

0207 437 0290

www.soundcheckentertainment.co.uk

December 18, 2014 9:23am by The Soundcheck Group   Comments (0)

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