Barbra Streisand to Release Second "Duets" Album
By Adam Hetrick
Award-winning performer Barbra Streisand will release a follow-up to her 2002 "Duets" album, according to Billboard Magazine.
Representatives for the multi-award-winning artist confirmed to Billboard that a second "Duets" album was underway, but could not confirm a release date or who would appear on the album with Streisand.
Attitude Magazine cited a post on Grammy-winning producer Walter Afanasieff's website that stated such artists as Willie Nelson, Usher, Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie, Yo Yo Ma, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Michael Bublè, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncè, Billy Joel, John Mayer and more were involved. The post has since been removed.
"My apologies for releasing information and photos of a project that is in the making and has not been finalized. I will keep you posted on the progress of this extraordinary Duets album when the time is right. Stay tuned," Afanasieff said in a follow-up post.
Streisand's first "Duets" album featured new and existing duets with Celine Dion, Ray Charles, Barry Gibb, Judy Garland, Donna Summer, Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Michael Crawford, Josh Groban and more. Her recent albums include "Release Me" and the live album of her Back to Brooklyn concerts.
Streisand is an artist in multiple disciplines. She is an award-winning actress, recording artist, concert performer, film director, producer, screenwriter, songwriter, philanthropist, designer, photographer, author and activist. Streisand is the only artist ever to receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody Awards as well as France's Legion d'Honneur and the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the recipient of two Oscars, five Emmys, 10 Grammys, a Tony and 12 Golden Globes including the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. The three films she directed received 14 Oscar nominations.
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