(NEW YORK) – (August 12, 2009) – Barbra Streisand’s “STREISAND THE CONCERTS” DVD set has been accredited Gold and Platinum in the United States in its first two months of release, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) which also affirmed that the 3-disc Streisand package has achieved the highest sales for any music DVD during 2009. The super-selling set reigned for three weeks as a solid number one on the Billboard Top Music DVD chart as well having a multi-week run at #1 in the United Kingdom.
This brings her total of Gold DVDs or videos to eight and her Platinum DVDs or videos to five. Three of them have also gone Multi-Platinum.
Two of the discs showcase in their entirety two of her most memorable concerts, one each from the record-breaking 1994 and 2006 American tours. The third disc contains special exclusives including 17 songs never-before released on DVD and behind-the-scenes moments with one of the most beloved artists of all time. With video and vintage performance footage from the ’60s and ’70s never before seen on DVD, disc #3 captures the most sensational recording and concert career of all time. The disc, which includes “Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album,” book-ends the fabled stylist in her growth over a nearly half century span.
Streisand The Concerts is an extraordinary collection of the very best moments and highlights from Barbra Streisand’s legendary career and includes more than 60 songs spanning classics such as “Funny Girl,” “The Way We Were,” and “People,” as well as never before performed “The Music of the Night,” and “Somewhere” with Il Divo.
Barbra Streisand is the music industry’s #1 best album-selling female artist, leading in the collection of gold and platinum with 50 Gold, 30 Platinum and 13 Multi-Platinum albums to her credit. That puts her second in the all-time charts, ahead of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, exceeded only by Elvis. She continues to be the female recording artist with the most albums having charted in the top ten, with 29 having achieved that status. She is the only artist to have achieved #1 albums in four consecutive decades. Streisand remains the only artist to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, and Peabody Awards, and the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. She received the National Medal Of The Arts from President Bill Clinton, France’s Legion of Honour from French President Nikolas Sarkozy and most recently became the first female director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.
Streisand The Concerts is distributed worldwide by Live Nation and S2BN Entertainment.
About Live Nation
Live Nation’s mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 22,000 concerts for 1,600 artists in 33 countries. During 2008, the company sold over 50 million concert tickets and drove over 70 million unique visitors to LiveNation.com. Live Nation is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into ticketing and building the industry’s first artist-to-fan vertically integrated concert platform. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol LYV. For additional information about the company, please visit www.livenation.com/investors.
About S2BN Entertainment
S2BN Entertainment is a diversified international family show and event entertainment company specializing in the acquisition, development and production of high caliber touring exhibitions, unique live music tours and events, theatrical performances, and consumer and multimedia product offerings. Our experienced management team executes activities across all types of global venues – from stadiums to theaters. S2BN Entertainment delivers solid profitability while providing extraordinary experiences for our clients and our customers.
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