Barry Alan Pincus is formerly known as Barry Manilow. He is an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer who is been working in this area for more than the span of 50 years. He is best known for songs “Mandy”, “Copacabana” and “Can’t Smile without You”. To date his albums has sold more than 80 million records across the globe making him one of the best selling-artist of all the time in the world.
He entered in entertainment industry in 1964. Initially he wrote songs for Bro Herrod, a CBS director. He worked as commercial jingle writer. He got promoted and became the musical director for the WCBS-TV series “Callback”. All he did was writing, producing, and singing his radio and television jingles. In the early 1970s Manilow ordered and produced records for Bette Midler and many other artists.
In 1973, Pincus came up with debut album “Barry Manilow”, it comprises of piano-driven pop and guitar-driven rock music. It was followed by “Barry Manilow ll”. This produced breakthrough number-one hit, “Mandy”. His breakthrough in Britain came with “Even Now”. In the fall of 1979, he made record of top 10 hits of his own. In 1980, he released “Barry”. In March 1988, Big Fun on Swing Street special was released. On September 30, 2003, Manilow released “Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook”. He released “The greatest love songs of all the time”.
Great works results in achieving wonderful remarks with awards. He has won a host of accolades throughout his nearly long career. He won very first award of Emmy Outstanding Special in 1977. As of now he has won 4 awards of Grammy for Best pop male, best love album, best traditional vocal album, won twice American Music award and many more.
he has won 4 awards of Grammy for Best pop male, best love album, best traditional vocal album, won twice American Music award and many more.
Manilow tour and performed in many concerts. On February 17, 2015 he did his farewell tour in Omaha Nebraska, he also did at Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn for the tour finale on June 17. Apart from singing he did acted in couple of movies. He acted in “Copacabana” portrayed Tony Starr in the leading role, the dark comedy “unconditional Love”. He guest appeared in “Friday night with Jonathan Ross”, “Stickly Come dancing”, and “Murphy Brown”. He was also seen working in series “Ally McBeal”.
Pincus was born on June 17, 1943. As of 2016 he is age 73 years. He grew up in Williamsburg attending Eastern district high School. He has the height of 6ft. Well, Manilow got married twice. His second wife is his longtime girlfriend Garry Kief. They got married in secret ceremony which has been revealed. They are deeply committed to one another and have been for a very long time. Apparently, the star that has millions of women fans around the world was anxious that if they made their union official, the info will be leaked out about his sexuality. As that his fans wouldn’t accept of him being gay. He does not have any kids.
Talking about his social life he always updates his accounts on twitter, instagram, facebook. He has got massive followers on all these accounts; he always gets in touch with the fans. This has increased his popularity. As of 2016, he has amassed total of $80 million. To know more about his bio we can read several sites, wiki of him.