This week Sony Music-owned label Columbia Records announced the re-signing of one of its biggest stars. An artist who has sold over 70 million albums in the U.S. alone, including an album that was just nominated for a Grammy. Unlike [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Tony Bennett[/lastfm] who has been on the label longer after a brief lapse with another label, this artist has never left Columbia. In a statement released today:
“From the day Goddard Lieberson signed me almost 50 years ago, Columbia Records has been my recording home, and I am thrilled to continue that partnership for many years to come.”
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Barbra Streisand[/lastfm], who released her first album on the label in 1963, and has been with them continuously since then.
Her biggest hit (to date) was a song she wrote for A Star Is Born.