Barbra Streisand’s record producer announced this morning that the 71-year-old songstress will be doing some charity work by allowing less famous female vocalists like Lady Gaga and Beyonce to appear on her upcoming album. Such a giver!
Walter Afanasieff, who will co-produce the ‘duets’ album with Kenny “babyface” Edmonds, revealed the news on his website this morning. Several equally talented singers are confirmed to collaborate with Babs, including Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Bette Midler (!!!), Andrea Bocelli, and Billy Joel. How much do you think Lady Gaga paid for this promo?
No word on a title or release date yet, but judging by the list of collaborators and the fact that Babs’ 2002 ‘duets’ album is still one of the Greatest Things To Ever Happen, we’d say it’s going to be major.
Below, Streisand’s angelic 2002 duet with the incomparable Celine Dion:
Honestly, Babs was nailing the duet game before Lady Gaga and Beyonce were even born: