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The greatest star to ever come out of Broadway, Barbra Streisand returns to her roots with the new Columbia Records release Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. The album features duets with movie stars like of Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Anthony Newley, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley and Patrick Wilson.
The legendary performer rose to unprecedented fame while starring on Broadway beginning with her stage debut inI Can Get It For You Wholesale in 1962 and then as comedienne Fanny Brice in the Broadway production of Funny Girl in 1964, earning Tony nominations for both turns. Streisand’s very first record album, 1963’s The Barbra Streisand album, which earned Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performances, featured several Broadway standards. In 1985 Streisand released The Broadway Album and in 1993 Back to Broadway; both albums went multi-platinum.
With the longest span of number one albums in history – six decades – Streisand has recorded 52 gold, 31 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career. She is the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling Artists list. With the release of her last album, Partners, Streisand has had 33 albums make the Top 10 on the US charts. She is the only female artist to have achieved this milestone, tying her with Frank Sinatra. With ten, Streisand is the female artist with the most number one albums in Billboard’s history.