CSPC: Barbra Streisand Popularity Analysis

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Academy Award, Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award. At 28, Barbra Streisand had already won them all, the first female artist ever to do so. She is also the only winner ever to have won an Oscar in both a music and an acting category. Nearly half a century, she continues to be successful. Wow!

At the start of the 60s, Streisand had brief appearances in a pair of unsuccessful soundtracks / cast recordings. It is in 1963, when her proper debut LP was released, that she broke the main audience. The success never really left her. Through movies and albums, she was inevitable among the American entertainment industry for decades to come.

Her trajectory followed the one of the music industry. Her early albums were issued only in English-speaking countries. Each of the soundtracks Funny Girl (1968), The Way We Were (1974) and A Star Is Born (1976) opened new markets to her. In 1980, the Barry Gibb-powered Guilty transformed Streisand into a global superstar.

As she started her career 2 decades before Madonna, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey, she is rarely mentioned into female rankings. It doesn’t mean she has not sell enough to be featured on them!

As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge her results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for all Streisand‘s albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming, but it will also determine their true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.

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Rell

Hi MJD, How do you explain the poor sales of the “Je m’appelle Barbra” album ? I remember reading articles about the exposure she had in french-speaking countries for that album sung in English and French. Do we have any information about its rankings in France, Belgium, Switzerland or Israel ? It was mostly made for those countries (its sales in America are quite huge, considering it wasn’t made for the US). I own that record and there is a note from Maurice Chevalier complimenting Barbra’s voice. BTW, she also released an LP calles “Barbra Streisand chante en français” only… Read more »

SkkyWill

Will you studied Barbra Streisand Popularity Analysis in France as other Album Sales article

SkkyWill

Thank you so very much!

ILFMUSIC

Yes! Anthony Blanchard
Could you give us a Biggest Track top50 or top100 list please, thank you very much

Anthony Blanchard

Hi ILFMUSIC and SkkyWill! Here is the top50: 1. 1974 – Barbra Streisand – The Way We Were [The Way We Were] – 14,230,000 2. 1980 – Barbra Streisand – Woman in Love [Guilty] – 13,440,000 3. 1976 – Barbra Streisand – Evergreen [A Star Is Born] – 11,890,000 4. 1978 – Barbra Streisand – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers [Songbird] – 6,450,000 5. 1980 – Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb – Guilty [Guilty] – 6,040,000 6. 1997 – Barbra Streisand & Céline Dion – Tell Him [Higher Ground] – 5,830,000 7. 1964 – Barbra Streisand – People [People] –… Read more »

SkkyWill

24. 1984 – Kim Carnes & Barbra Streisand – Make No Mistake, He’s Mine [Emotion] – 1,200,000
It’s 25 th, MJD
And could we have a top 50 list?

SkkyWill

Happy 76th Birthday to The Mother of Divas Barbra!

Grendizer

From her 1992 “Just for the record” booklet. International certifications for her albums. Her “Memories” album wasn’t Gold in Japan at that time (1991) In the booklet, Australia and New Zealand are put together. Those were probably Colombia’s awards Barbra Joan Streisand – Sweden Live at the forum – Canada The way we were – Australia/New Zealand, Canada, UK A Star is Born – Australia/New Zealand, Canada, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, France, Italy, Holland Superman – Australia/New Zealand, Canada Songbird – Canada Greatest Hits vol 2 – Australia/New Zealand, Canada, UK, Japan, Italy, China (Hong-Kong) Wet – Australia/New Zealand, Canada,… Read more »

RLAAMJR.

“I Finally Found Someone” was a huge hit in the Philippines.

Marcus André

Like I said above, all her LPs were relesed in Brazil (I put a link from a Brazilian website that sold second hand LPs – this site it’s likely to ebay). I also searched in some latin countries like Argentina and I saw that even her second LP, was sold there too (https://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-709650737-lp-barbara-streisand-vinilo-original-cbs-_JM). In the nineties all her CDs were remastered and released in most of latin countries too.

You can search in some of Latin countries here:
https://www.mercadolibre.com/

SkkyWill

So she must sold more in Latin America?!

KantClark

Aretha Franklin is a black woman making black music. It’s unfair and nonsense to compare her sales with Barbra decades ago. Please…

SkkyWill

Do you know Diana Ross?

Michael

SkkyWill. Lol you are right. She and Barbra Streisand dominated the 70s, and even the 60s if you consider Diana Ross and the supreme. It is so boring to keep on hearing the race baiting game.

koerenas_albelia

70’s Decade End Charts- Female Artist
1. Barbra Streisand
2. Diana Ross
3. Olivia Newton-John
4. Aretha Franklin
5. Donna Summer

RLAAMJR.

How about the 60s ms albelia?

SkkyWill

I only know Barbra is Top Female of 60s, no other divas’s dates

Grendizer

70’s Decade End Charts- Female Artist
1. Barbra Streisand
2. Diana Ross
3. Olivia Newton-John
4. Aretha Franklin
5. Donna Summer

I doubt Aretha should be here and Diana Ross is to high. Linda Ronstadt was much bigger in the eighties with 6 top 10 LP including 3 n°1.

RLAAMJR.

I ‘ve talked to someone who kinda said like Aretha Franklin would have done better than the Vocal Trinity if she started in the 90s but look at Barbra. She started in the late 50s but continued to be relevant for the next 4 decades. So while a lot of claims say Aretha is the greatest female singer but Barbra did better than her.

RLAAMJR.

I mean Barbra started in the early 60s

SkkyWill

Yes, Ryan Murphy, dismissed those who merely want to label Streisand as the greatest female star in entertainment.

“No, that’s not enough,” he proclaimed. “Barbra Streisand is the greatest star, male or female, period.” The crowd roared in agreement.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-st-barbra-streisand-20180317-story.html?outputType=amp

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