Barbra Streisand and Columbia Records have announced that Streisand’s recording contract with the label has been extended.
Beginning with “The Barbra Streisand Album” in 1963 through the most recent, her 2012 Grammy nominated “What Matters Most”, Barbra Streisand sings the lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.” Columbia and Streisand have enjoyed arguably the most successful consecutive collaboration in the history of recorded music, which includes number one albums in five consecutive decades; a feat unequaled by any other recording artist.
From the day Goddard Lieberson signed me almost 50 years ago, Columbia Records has been my recording home, and I am thrilled to continue that partnership for many years to come,”
Streisand said in a statement.
She has released 62 albums with the music label, including number one albums: “People,” “The Way We Were,” “A Star Is Born,” “Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2,” “Guilty,” “The Broadway Album,” “Back To Broadway,” “Higher Ground,” and “Love Is The Answer.” Streisand’s music in film has also garnered multiple Academy Awards and Golden Globes.
Columbia will release a 12-set DVD to commemorate their 50th anniversary which will give “unprecedented access into her professional and personal life,” with “never-before-seen footage directly from Barbra’s archives, as well as milestones from her illustrious career.”
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