BARRY MANILOW Biography - Musicians


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Name: Barry Manilow                                                                     
Birth name: Barry Alan Pincus                                                           
Born: 17 June 17, 1943 Brooklyn, New York City,                                         
Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1943 as Barry Alan Pincus) is an American singer           
and songwriter best known for such recordings as "I Write the Songs," "Mandy," "Weekend 
in New England", and "Copacabana."                                                     
Manilow's career achievements include sales of more than 75 million records             
worldwide. In 1978, five of his albums were on the best-selling charts                 
simultaneously; a feat equalled only by Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis. He has         
recorded a string of Billboard hit singles and multi-platinum albums that have         
resulted in his being named Radio & Records number one Adult Contemporary artist       
and winning the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist for three       
consecutive years. Several well-known entertainers have given Manilow their "stamp     
of approval," including Sinatra, who was quoted in the 1970s regarding Manilow,         
"He's next." In 1988, Bob Dylan stopped Manilow at a party, hugged him and said,       
"Don't stop what you're doing, man. We're all inspired by you." Arsenio Hall           
cited Manilow as a favorite guest on The Arsenio Hall Show and admonished his           
audience to respect him for his work.                                                   
As well as producing and arranging albums for other artists, such as Bette             
Midler, Dionne Warwick and Rosemary Clooney, Manilow has also written songs for         
musicals and movies.                                                                   
Since February 2005, he has been the headliner at the Las Vegas Hilton, and has         
performed hundreds of shows since.