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rosco 357


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my words : i did not know to put this in music or here(chit chat) since the music is mostly vids i put it here, im not a fan of hers especially but the longevity of her career is astounding,u go Barbara,,
She also became the first artist to top the chart in five consecutive decades.

Barbra Streisand tops U.S. pop chart for ninth time
Wed Oct 7, 2009 6:17pm EDT
http://www.reuters.com/article/musicNews/idUSTRE5966D720091007

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Barbra Streisand scored her ninth No. 1 album on the U.S. pop chart on Wednesday with a jazz release that overshadowed high-profile releases by some much-younger artists.

Streisand's "Love Is the Answer," her first studio recording in four years, sold 180,000 copies during the week ending October 4, according to her Columbia Records label, a unit of Sony Corp.

Industry observers said the surprisingly strong figure was bolstered by sales in non-traditional outlets like coffee retailer Starbucks Corp, Liberty Media Corp's QVC home-shopping network and Streisand's own website.

The crown had been expected to go to pop-rock band Paramore, which settled for a close No. 2 with sales of 175,000 for "Brand New Eyes."

Pop singer's Mariah Carey's new album "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" was considered a disappointment, starting at No. 3 with 168,000 copies.

Streisand extended her lead as the female act with the most No. 1 releases on the Billboard 200. She also became the first artist to top the chart in five consecutive decades.

"You'd think that getting the news that you've been Number One in five consecutive decades would make you feel old, but this makes me feel young," Streisand said in a statement.

At 67, she also is the second-oldest living artist to top the U.S. chart. The record was set earlier this year by her labelmate Bob Dylan, who is 11 months her senior.

Streisand last topped the chart in 1997, when "Higher Ground" started off with 207,000 copies. The music industry has plummeted in the ensuing decade, making Streisand's latest sales tally all the more noteworthy.

Streisand promoted the album last month by playing a free concert at the Village Vanguard, the tiny New York jazz club she last played in 1962. The audience included former U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, the 168,000-unit tally for Carey's "Memoirs" ended the chart-topping streak of her previous two albums, both of which started off with more than 400,000 copies. It marked her worst debut since the 2001 flop "Glitter" opened at No. 7 with 116,000 units. Carey records for Island Def Jam, a unit of Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group.

Yet another pop diva also underperformed. Madonna's hits collection "Celebration," which fulfills her contact with Warner Music Group Corp, opened at No. 7. Her previous hits package, 2001's "GHV2," also opened at No. 7. But while that set sold 150,000 copies, "Celebration" managed only 72,000.

gypsy


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I like some of Barbara's songs/music~Good for her,at her age an still going strong~

runawayhorses


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Barbra Streisand, to me, has one of the greatest voices I ever heard. Great singer. I actually have a video (VHS tape) of her live in concert from her backyard. Many celebs there that night. Also, I have a stack of LPs of her too that were my mom and dads.

gypsy


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I agree Tyler I loved her in the movie A Star is Born`

runawayhorses


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gypsy


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Beautiful cheers

rosco 357


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runawayhorses wrote:Barbra Streisand, to me, has one of the greatest voices I ever heard. Great singer. I actually have a video (VHS tape) of her live in concert from her backyard. Many celebs there that night. Also, I have a stack of LPs of her too that were my mom and dads.

ihave a stack of lps, some are mine, from long ago, and as i said some are from the early 60s that were my dads, he loved his stereo as i have talked about he got one of the first in the appliance store, best i remember, he loved eddie armold and floyd cramer,chet atkins and the sound track of " Exodus" and the documatary from " victory at sea" i watched that whole documentary on tv with him, and it took many nites, he liked boots randolf the sax player. gee i need to look at his stack of music again, as i have it, i know he had a patty page album i think, well there are alot, just being nostalgic.. take care

gypsy


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Tyler what other movies did Barbara star in, I can't think of them..

rosco 357


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gypsy wrote:Tyler what other movies did Barbara star in, I can't think of them..

well im not tyler, but unless i have forgot another good one the 2 main movies of hers i loved and can watch over and over, are "THE WAY WE WERE " with robert redford, the second one some may not have seen but i have about 5 times, it was the movie with nick nolte " THE PRINCE OF TIDES" where he is married and so is she to a famous violinist, and he goes to New York to see her and helps her son not be a sissy and teaches him football. nolte and Barbara fall in love,but in the end he returns to his wife, nick in the movie was born and raised in charleston ,SC so his roots are there, so that is how the movie got it name ,, the end of the movie showed him driving over the same long bridge to MT Pleasant i believe is the name i drove on vacation , we spent a vacation there and drove that bridge alot, and actually stayed just off the end of the bridge at the time in a new Hampton Inn, anyway, those are my 2 favorites, actually as good as THE WAY WE WERE was i like THE PRINCE OF TIDES better i think she produced and directed that movie, take care,

gypsy


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yes, I remember now, Loved all those movies.I could have looked it up but was getting a convo going~ LOL
Thanks Rosco.

rosco 357


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This song is a very hard song for me to listen to and makes me extremely sad, this is the first time i have listened to it since my divorce, so it brought back memories in my life that hurt. but anyway at the very end when they show the audience see if u can see the a young George Forman, i just noticed him in the crown, kinda to the right side, up a few rows, this tube has over 3 and half million view, take care

gypsy


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So Beautiful! I do believe she has the most beautiful voice of any female singerin the business
.so clear an sweet~ I like the woman also~
Wish I had the words Rosco,to help your hurt.

yes, that I believe was George Foreman..

rosco 357


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2 of the best in the music industry,,
what great lyrics,

Guest


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Well gents, I don't agree. That flat, nasal, "Noo Yokk" accent ruins her music for me. Iffen I wanted to hear that, I would drive all the way to Brooklyn and stomp on a yankee's foot (and haul ass).

runawayhorses


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That was funny Moon!

Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion, however, had you insulted my Avril like that I would have to go outside with you and straighten you out, something along the lines of cracking you're skull..



Last edited by runawayhorses on Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:13 pm; edited 1 time in total

Guest


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I would no more insult Avril than I would insult a fine dish (if you get my drift)

runawayhorses


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careful

gypsy


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Another Beautiful Song Rosco~ Barbara an Celine sound good together, but I like Barbara's voice better..

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