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- Created 2012-03-14
Barry Alan Pincus
June 17, 1943) is an
. He is best known for such recordings as "
Can't Smile Without You
", and "
Copacabana (At the Copa)
In 1978, five of his albums were on the best-seller charts simultaneously, a feat equalled only by
, The Beatles,
. He has recorded a string of
Billboard hit singles
albums that have resulted in his being named Radio & Records' No. 1
artist, and winning three straight
American Music Awards
for favorite pop/rock male artist. Between 1974 and 1983 Manilow had three No. 1 singles and 25 that reached the top 40. Although not a favorite of music critics, several well-known entertainers have praised Manilow, including Sinatra, who was quoted in the 1970s saying, "He's next. " In 1988,
stopped Manilow at a party, hugged him and said, "Don't stop what you're doing, man. We're all inspired by you. "
As well as producing and arranging albums for other artists, including
, Manilow has written songs for musicals, films, and commercials. From February 2005 to December 30, 2009, he was the headliner at the Las Vegas Hilton, performing hundreds of shows before ending his relationship with the hotel. Since March 2010, he has headlined at the
Paris hotel in Las Vegas
. He has sold more than 80 million records worldwide. On July 4, 2013, he performed live on the west lawn of the
as part of
A Capitol Fourth
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