First recognized by The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with a Record of the Year Grammy nomination for his mega-hit Mandy in 1976, Barry Manilow is celebrating his 15th Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his 2015 release, My Dream Duets. The pop legend has been nominated for an award in each of the past five decades.
In addition to his 15 personal nominations, Manilow has produced Grammy nominated albums for legendary performers Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson and Sarah Vaughn.
My Dream Duets features collaborations with iconic artists such as Whitney Houston, John Denver, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and more.
“The songs have all new arrangements and sound as if they were recorded yesterday,” said Manilow. “The album is a miracle. It’s been a huge undertaking, musically and technically,” he added. “I am so deeply honoured the Academy recognized the effort that went into making this album.”
This week, the singer begins his sold-out successful series of five special concerts benefitting 30 special charities called, Barry Manilow’s Gift of Love III. In January Manilow will re-launch his multiple-city ONE LAST TIME! Tour beginning in Pensacola, FL on January 28th, and travel to New Orleans, Bossier City, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Memphis, Highland Heights, and Nashville. For the full list of tour dates and ticket information, please visit www.manilow.com.
Track Listing for My Dream Duets:
1. The Song’s Gotta Come From The Heart with Jimmy Durante
2. Goody Goody with Frankie Lymon
3. Dream A Little Dream Of Me with Mama Cass
4. I Believe In You And Me with Whitney Houston
5. Sunshine On My Shoulders with John Denver
6. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart with Judy Garland
7. Moon River with Andy Williams
8. The Look Of Love with Dusty Springfield
9. The Candyman with Sammy Davis, Jr.
10. I Wanna Be Loved By You with Marilyn Monroe
11. What A Wonderful World/What A Wonderful Life with Louis Armstrong
My Dream Duets is available for purchase at www.manilow.com