Barbara Streisand is exercising her First Amendment.
For decades, Barbara Streisand has been on one of the world’s most adored entertainers. Since the early 1960’s, Barbara has disrupted the entertainment industry with her booming and melodic voice. Initially, Barbara entered the Hollywood scene as a singer but later became an actress. One thing was for sure, since her discovery, their entertainment world has never been the same.
In Barbara’s Hollywood reign, she has recorded 50 studio albums, all of which have earned her massive accolades. While her early albums were typically recorded for television specials, her second wave of albums landed her top spots on the pop charts.
Barbara also made the crossover to Broadway, something that she appeared to do so naturally. Her 1985 musical-theater album The Broadway Album earned her the No.1 Billboard spot for three weeks in a row. It was no surprise that The Broadway Album was certified quadruple platinum.
Gaining such immense recognition for her vocals, Barbara quickly found herself as a leading influence in pop culture. During the Clinton Administration, Barbara partnered with Presidential candidate Bill Clinton and threw a hugely successful fundraising concert. She later introduced him at his inauguration in 1993.
In recent years, Barbara has been one of the few stars who refrain from sharing their political opinions with the world. While she is transparent about her personal views on Twitter, she is still entirely private in comparison to her Hollywood peers. But on October 31st, Barbara Streisand has fans some significant insight into her current political views.
According to The New York Time, Barbara Streisand will be releasing a new album on Friday, November 2nd, 2018. The album, titled, “Walls,” is in response to her feelings with the current United States President, Donald Trump.
Barbara told The Times, "I would lie awake at night with Trump's outrages running through my head, and I had to do another album for Columbia Records, so I thought, why not make an album about what's on my mind? I am so grateful to have music in my life as a way to express myself."
Knowing that this particular album may bring her massive attention, Barbara shared, “I can only be true to me as an artist, and if people like it that's great, and if they don't, they don't have to buy it or listen to it," she said. "But me in real life is more important than me as the artist. As a citizen, that's the role."
Of course, every American has their right to free speech. Barbara Streisand’s responses to the current US political climate will be released in a full record on Friday, November 2nd. Will you be purchasing her album? Let us know in the comment section but remember to keep it clean!