Singing legend Barbara Streisand just signed a $30 million Sony contract and there is word that she might be teaming up with Rihanna and Adele for future collaborations.
According to a source,
“Streisand has been approached by label execs to record an album of duets with young, hip artists, including Adele and Rihanna. Industry sources say the move would aim to [boost] Babs‘ appeal with more youthful record buyers beyond core Streisand fans.”
A duet with RiRi and Adele could give Babs just the revival she needs by appealing to a younger generation and help her break through hipper social media outlets and the realm of mp3s used by a different audience. Collaboration could bring great things for Barbara, and also for the other artists as well, who may be gaining an older more mature fan base.
This type of collaboration was successfully accomplished by Tony Bennett back in 2011, when he released duets with Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, and Carrie Underwood. Joining a music legend with a fresh new sound brings music lovers the best of both musical worlds.
By Ikam Acosta