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“In a world forever striving for peace, could Barry Manilow be the answer?” – Washington Post after Barry Manilow’s headlining performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway.
“Among the few things one can count on in life: the taste of McDonald’s cheeseburgers, “I Love Lucy” reruns are still funny—and Barry Manilow never wearing out his welcome at the top of the charts,” -Billboard Magazine.
With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music. His concerts sell out instantly. He is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records) and Billboard Magazines. Rolling Stone crowned him “a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation.” Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters stated that “Barry Manilow is the coolest motherf***er in the world,” and Frank Sinatra summed up Manilow best when Ol’ Blue Eyes told the British press, “He’s next.” Get in touch with Command Talent, a Barry Manilow Booking Agent to discuss pricing for private parties, corporate events and concerts.
Music is Manilow’s passion — both in the studio and in the classroom. While he has released over 40 albums, Manilow has also raised millions of dollars through his Manilow Music Project. In response to drastic budget cuts in arts programs across the U.S., the Manilow Music Project is keeping the music alive by ensuring that middle school and high school students have instruments in their hands to use in their music classes. Get in touch with Command Talent, a Barry Manilow Booking Agent to discuss pricing for private parties, corporate events and concerts.
Manilow’s roots are in his native Brooklyn, where music was an integral part of his life. By the age of seven, he was taking accordion lessons and playing on a neighbor’s piano. Choosing a career in music while still in his teens, he attended New York College of Music and the Julliard School of Music while working in the mailroom at CBS. He subsequently became musical director for a CBS show named “Callback” (the predecessor of American Idol) which led to a lucrative sideline on New York’s advertising jingle circuit. Get in touch with Command Talent, a Barry Manilow Booking Agent to discuss pricing for private parties, corporate events and concerts.
In 1971, Barry Manilow met Bette Midler and became her music director, arranger and pianist. The following year, he signed with Bell Records to record his debut solo album.
In 1974, Clive Davis founded a new label, Arista, along with Columbia Pictures. Davis had the right to choose any artist on the Columbia Pictures-owned Bell Records to bring to Arista. Davis chose Manilow
and the rest is history. He famously brought Manilow a recent U.K. hit rock song entitled “Brandy” (by its writer Scott English). Clive and Barry changed the title to “Mandy” so it wouldn’t be confused with the Looking Glass U.S. hit “Brandy.”
Manilow, using his arranging and producing abilities, changed the rock song into the sweeping ballad that the world knows and when the Arista single reached Number One in early 1975, it ignited one of the most incandescent careers in pop music. Get in touch with Command Talent, a Barry Manilow Booking Agent to discuss pricing for private parties, corporate events and concerts.
Manilow would describe himself as a musician before he would call himself a singer. From the beginning, his love of music was, and still is in arranging, composing and songwriting. All of which are evident in his latest album – his first original album in 10 years, 15 MINUTES. More than two years in the making, Manilow produced the recording with Michael Lloyd and reunited with lyricist Enoch Anderson for the June 14th, 2011 release. Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote: “In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes,” this edgy, guitar-driven pop album is a captivating musical odyssey exploring the perils and pinnacles of fame’s double edged sword. Since its release, 15 MINUTES has seen great success; the album debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Independent Chart.
On May 12, 2012, Manilow released his highest charting live album since 1974, LIVE IN LONDON. This album features several of his most popular hits, including “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Mandy,” and “Copacabana (At The Copa).” LIVE IN LONDON has seen great success, earning the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Internet Albums, #5 Indie Albums, and #24 of Billboard’s Top 200. LIVE IN LONDON is the highest charting live album since 1977. Get in touch with Command Talent, a Barry Manilow Booking Agent to discuss pricing for private parties, corporate events and concerts.
Beginning in 2006, Manilow triumphed with his hugely successful series of albums celebrating the great songs of four decades starting with the platinum album, THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE FIFTIES, which entered at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Next came the platinum THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE SIXTIES released October 31, 2006, entering the chart at #2 and was the all-time highest first sales week debut chart entry of Manilow’s career. With the “FIFTIES” and “SIXTIES” albums, Manilow became the first artist since 1981 to have two albums in the top two positions in one calendar year on the Billboard chart. Get in touch with Command Talent, a Barry Manilow Booking Agent to discuss pricing for private parties, corporate events and concerts.
The success of the decades series continued with THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE SEVENTIES. Released September 18, 2007, the chart debut of this album made Manilow the only artist to have three Top four debuts on the Billboard 200 chart in two years.
THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE EIGHTIES marked the fourth album of the decades series to enter in the Top 10.
In the winter of 2010, Manilow completed his remarkable decades series with a Grammy® nomination for THE GREATEST LOVE SONGS OF ALL TIME, co-produced by Manilow, Clive Davis, and Michael Lloyd (Somewhere in Time and Dirty Dancing).
To date, twenty-nine albums by Manilow have been certified platinum, while BARRY MANLOW/LIVE (1977), EVEN NOW (1978), and GREATEST HITS (1978) are each certified triple platinum.
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