Barry Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York. He is a legendary singer-songwriter who is known for his catchy hit songs such as “Mandy,” “Can't Smile Without You,” “I Write the Songs,” “Copacabana” and many more. Barry got his start in 1970 by performing with Bette Midler at the notorious Continental Baths in New York City; he worked with Midler until 1975. His first album, Barry Manilow, was released in 1973. He has since recorded 28 additional studio albums, including Tryin’ to Get the Feeling, This One's for You, Even Now, The Greatest Songs of the Fifties, and many more. His 2010 album, The Greatest Love Songs of All Time, reached number five on the Billboard 200 album chart. In the course of his career, Barry has won two Grammys, two Emmys, a Tony Award and three American Music Awards. In 2002, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2007, the RIAA gave him a plaque to commemorate the 75 million records he has sold worldwide.
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