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Timeline of Barbra Streisand's Career
by Alex Cosper (9/24/14)


Barbra Streisand made history on September 24, 2014 when Billboard announced that her album Partners hit number one. That makes her the first artist in history to have a number one album every decade for six straight decades. It's her 10th top seller if you count compilations and soundtracks. She is now tied with Elvis Presley at number three for most top albums of all time, behind The Beatles (19) and Jay Z (13). The album Partners sold about 196,000 units its opening week, far ahead of the runner-up, Chris Brown. The album is a collection of duets on Columbia, the label she has been with throughout her career since the 1960s. Here is the album's track listing along with singing partners:



1. It Had To Be You (Michael Buble)
2. People (Steve Wonder)
3. Come Rain Or Come Shine (John Mayer)
4. Evergreen (Babyface)
5. New York State of Mind (Billy Joel)
6. I'd Want It To Be You (Blake Shelton)
7. The Way We Were (Lionel Richie)
8. I Still Can See Your Face (Andrea Bocelli)
9. How Deep Is The Ocean (Jason Gould)
10. What Kind of Fool (John Legend)
11. Somewhere (Josh Groban)
12. Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)

Additional tracks on deluxe edition

Lost Inside of You (Babyface)
I've Got a Crush On You (Frank Sinatra)
I've Finally Found Someone (Bryan Adams)
I Won't Be the One to Let Go (Barry Manilow)
Guilty (Barry Gibb)

TIMELINE

1942 - Born April 24 in Brooklyn, New York
1955 - Made her first demo recordings at age 13
1959 - Appeared in the play Driftwood with Joan Rivers in New York City
1961 - Made her TV debut on The Tonight Show with Jack Parr
1961 - Began making regular appearances on the variety TV talk show PM East/PM West
1962 - Made her Broadway debut in musical I Can Get It From You Wholesale
1962 - First singe is the radio only promo "Miss Marmelstein" from I Can Get It From You Wholesale
1962 - Made several appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
1962 - Signed by Goddard Lieberson at Columbia Records with clause she could pick her material
1962 - Recorded and released single of cover "Happy Days are Here Again"
1963 - Released her debut The Barbra Streisand Album in February
1963 - Released The Second Barbra Streisand Album
1964 - Released The Third Album
1964 - Scored her first number one album with People
1964 - Sang on Funny Girl album
1964 - Released top 5 single "People" from the musical Funny Girl
1964 - Released single "Funny Girl," which was not from the musical
1965 - Hit top three with album My Name Is Barbra
1965 - Released single "Why Did I Choose You" from the musical The Yearling
1965 - Released cover of Fanny Brice hit "My Man"
1965 - Reelased single "He Touched Me" from the musical Drat! The Cat
1965 - Released cover single of Fanny Brice hit "Second Hand Rose"
1965 - Released single "Where Am I Going" from the musical Sweet Charity
1965 - Hit top three with album My Name Is Barbra, Two ...
1966 - Released single "Free Again"
1966 - Hit top three with album Color Me Barbra
1966 - Hit top five with album Je m'appelle Barbra
1967 - Released cover single of "Stout-hearted Man"
1967 - Released album Simply Barbra
1967 - Released Billie Holiday cover single of "Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be)
1967 - Released album A Christmas Album
1968 - Starred as Fanny Brice in the film Funny Girl
1968 - Sang on Funny Girl original soundtrack
1968 - Released Fanny Brice cover single "I'd Rather Be Blue Over You"
1968 - Released single "Funny Girl" from film, a different song from 1964 single
1968 - Released live album A Happening in Central Park
1969 - Released Beatles cover single "Honey Pie"
1969 - Starred as Dolly Levi in the film Hello, Dolly!
1969 - Sang on Hello, Dolly! soundtrack
1969 - Released album What About Today?
1969 - Released single "Before the Parade Passes By" from film Hello, Dolly!
1970 - Starred in the film On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
1970 - Sang on soundtrack On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
1970 - Starred in the film The Owl and the Pussycat
1970 - Sang on The Owl and the Pussycat soundtrack
1970 - Released Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits album
1971 - Hit top ten with album Stoney End
1971 - Released Laura Nyro cover single "Stoney End," which makes top 20
1971 - Released Laura Nyro cover single "Time and Love"
1971 - Released Laura Nyro cover single "Flim Flam Man"
1971 - Released Carole King and Toni Stern composition single "Where You Lead"
1971 - Released John Lennon cover single "Mother"
1971 - Hit top 20 with album Barbra Joan Streisand
1972 - Released live album Live Concert at the Forum
1972 - Released live single "Sweet Inspiration/Where You Lead"
1972 - Starred in the film What's Up, Doc?
1972 - Starred in the film Up the Sandbox
1972 - Released live single "Sing a Song/Make Your Own Kind of Music"
1973 - Released live single "Didn't We"
1973 - Starred in the film The Way We Were
1873 - Released album Barbra Streisand ... And Other Musical Instruments
1974 - Scored her first number one single "The Way We Were"
1974 - Hit number one with album The Way We Were
1974 - Released Stevie Wonder penned single "All In Love Is Fair
1974 - Released album Butterfly
1974 - Starred in the film For Pete's Sake
1975 - Starred in the film Funny Lady
1975 - Sang on Funny Lady soundtrack
1975 - Released single "How Lucky Can You Get" from the film Funny Lady
1975 - Released Rupert Holmes penned song "My Father's Song"
1975 - Released album Lazy Afternoon
1976 - Co-Produced and Starred in the film A Star Is Born
1976 - Released album Classical Barbra
1976 - Sang on number one album, A Star Is Born soundtrack
1977 - Scored her second number one single with "Evergreen" from the film A Star Is Born
1977 - Released top 5 single "My Heart Belongs To Me"
1977 - Hit top three with album Streisand Superman
1978 - Released single "Songbird"
1978 - Released album Songbird
1978 - Released single "Prisoner" from the film Eyes of Laura Mars
1978 - Scored third number one single "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" in duet with Neil Diamond
1978 - Hit number one with Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 album
1979 - Hit top ten with album Wet
1979 - Sang on The Main Event soundtrack
1979 - Starred in the film The Main Event
1979 - Released top three single "The Main Even/Fight" from the film The Main Event
1979 - Scored fourth number one single "No More Tears" in duet with Donna Summer
1980 - Released single "Kiss Me In The Rain"
1980 - Scored fifth number one single "Woman In Love"
1980 - Released single "Guilty," a duet with Barry Gibb
1980 - Hit number one with album Guilty
1981 - Released single "What Kind of Fool," a duet with Barry Gibb
1981 - Starred in the film All Night Long
1981 - Hit top ten with Memories album
1982 - Released top 20 single "Comin' In and Out of Your Life"
1982 - Released single "Memory" from the musical Cats
1983 - Sang on the top ten Yentl soundtrack
1983 - Directed, Produced, Wrote Screenplay and Co-Starred in the film Yentl
1983 - Released single "The Way He Makes Me Feel" from the film Yentl
1984 - Released single "Make No Mistake, He's Mine" in duet with Kim Carnes
1984 - Released album Emotion
1985 - Released single "Somewhere" from the musical West Side Story
1985 - Hit number one with The Broadway Album
1985 - Released cover single "Send In The Clowns" from the musical A Little Night Music
1987 - Released live top ten album One Voice
1987 - Produced and Starred in the film Nuts
1987 - Sang on the Nuts soundtrack
1988 - Released single "'Till I Loved You" in duet with Don Johnson from the musical Goya
1988 - Hit top ten with album 'Till I Loved You
1988 - Released single "All I Ask of You" from the musical Phantom of the Opera
1989 - Released single "We're Not Makin' Love Anymore"
1989 - Released cover single of "Someone That I Used To Love"
1991 - Directed, Produced and Co-Starred in the film The Prince of Tides
1991 - Sang on the The Prince of Tides soundtrack
1991 - Released single "Places That Belong To You" from the film The Prince of Tides
1993 - Hit number one with album Back to Broadway
1994 - Released live top ten album The Concert
1994 - Released single "The Music of the Night" from the film Phantom of the Opera
1995 - Released live album The Concert: Highlight
1996 - Directed, Produced and Starred in the film The Mirror Has Two Faces
1996 - Sang on the The Mirror Has Two Faces soundtrack
1996 - Released top 10 single "I Finally Found Someone," a duet with Bryan Adams
1997 - Gains airplay from unreleased single "Tell Him," a duet with Celine Dion
1997 - Hit number one with album Higher Ground
1999 - Released single "If You Ever Leave Me," a duet with Vince Gill
1999 - Hit number one with album A Love Like Ours
2000 - Released live album Timeless: Live In Concert
2001 - Released Christmas single "It Must Have Been the Mistletoe"
2001 - Released top 20 album Christmas Memories
2002 - Released Duets album
2003 - Hit top five with The Movie Album
2004 - Appeared in the film Meet the Fockers
2005 - Achieved top three dance single "Night of My Life
2005 - Released single "Stranger In a Strange Land," a duet with Barry Gibb
2005 - Hit top five with Guilty Pleasures album
2007 - Released live top ten album Live in Concert 2006
2009 - Released single "In The Wee Small Hours of Morning"
2009 - Hit number one with Love Is The Answer album
2010 - Sung on top three single "We Are the World 25 for Haiti," featuring various artists
2010 - Appeared in the film Little Fockers
2011 - Hit top five with What Matters Most album
2012 - Starred in the film The Guilt Trip
2012 - Hit top ten with Release Me album
2013 - Released live album Back to Brooklyn
2014 - Hit number one with Partners album


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