Barbra Streisand

Jazz Music

Jazz has been living all through the years in the music industry. It’s considered as one of the most influential genre in music mainly because of its distinct sound and creativity above other genres. Some jazz songs do not even need a lot of lyrics, it’s mostly based on sounds.

One of the best jazz divas in the world is Barbara Streisand. She is popular for bringing jazz music into mainstream media and in this industry where people seem to divulge into pop, these artists remained passionate as jazz singers.

Barbra Streisand (real name: Barbara Joan Streisand was born on April 24, 1942. She is a well-known award winning singer and songwriter. Her awards include two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award,a Peabody Award, four Golden Globes trophies, and is among the noted fifteen entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. To note, the said four awards are the most prestigious award giving bodies in the world.

Streisand is considered as one of the many best-selling music artists of all time. Her record states that she has sold more than 71.5 million albums in the United States and 245 million records all over the world. In the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) Top Selling Album Artists list, Streisand is the only female musician who belong to the top ten. She is also the only singer outside of the rock and roll genre.

In the 1960s, during her booming years in the music industry, she decided to enter the world of film. She was part of the film, Funny Girl. Her performance earned her an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. she was also part of other films including Evergreen, The Way We Were, A Star is Born, and The Owl and the Pussycat. Later on, she became the first woman in the film industry who was able to direct, produce, write, and star in her own movie.

Streisand was famous for her charity works. Her foundation, The Streisand Foundation, has been donating millions for “national organizations working on preservation of the environment, voter education, the protection of civil liberties and civil rights, women’s issues, and nuclear disarmament”. She was also known for her 1 billion dollar donation to the US Government during Bill Clinton’s advocacy on climate change.

Streisand has some notable songs and up to now, they are still known all over the world. She is one talented woman – a songwriter, singer, producer, actress, director, philanthropist, and many more. Her contribution to the music industry will definitely be never forgotten.

Her Grammy Awards include:
1963 Grammy Awards Album of the Year The Barbra Streisand Album Best Female Vocal Performance
1964 Best Female Vocal Performance People
1965 Best Female Vocal Performance My Name Is Barbra
1970 AGVA Georgie Award Entertainer of the Year
AGVA Georgie Award Singing Star of the Year
1975 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Female Singer of the Year
1977 Best Pop Female Vocal Performance “Evergreen” (from A Star Is Born) Song of the Year
AGVA Georgie Award Singing Star of the Year
1980 Guilty (with Barry Gibb)
AGVA Georgie Awards Singing Star of the Year
1985 People’s Choice Awards Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer
1986 Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Female Performance The Broadway Album
1988 People’s Choice Awards Favorite All-Time Musical
1992 Grammy Legend Award
1994 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award