Who hasn’t heard of the beautiful and soulful voice of the Barbra Streisand?! Born on April 24, 1942, the 76-year-old American singer and songwriter has been in the industry for 60 years and garnered various awards from prestigious award-giving bodies. To name a few, Barbra Streisand has 2 Academy Awards, 10 Grammy Awards, 5 Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, 4 Peabody Awards, 9 Global Globes, and as well as a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Barbra’s 6 decades in the industry and her multitude awards certainly speak for her glorious gift in music. After all, if not for her marvelous singing voice, Barbra wouldn’t be hailed as the best-selling recording artist of all time. With more than 150 million albums sold in the entire world, Barbra Streisand is also recognized as one of the world’s greatest artist.
Selling millions of albums worldwide is not an easy feat. Thus it is no surprise that Barbra Streisand is one of the highly-requested artists to be featured in Carpool Karaoke. In the famous segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden, James Corden invites famous figures in the music industry to sing with him while driving around different cities.
Among the notable singers who graced James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke were Madonna, Rod Stewart, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Adele, Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, and Adam Levine.
In their episode last November 1, James Corden was picked up by none other than Barbra Streisand. In the episode, Corden was sitting in the passenger seat with Barbra Streisand behind the steering wheel- Corden found himself singing along Barbra’s greatest hits while he internally prayed for his life.
“If this is how I go out — I’ll take it,” James Corden said with a hint of humor. “It’s a good way to go. ‘How did he die? Barbra Streisand … he died at the hands of Barbra Streisand.’”
Apparently, although Barbra is a gifted singer, she is not the best driver in town. Yet, dying while hearing Barbra’s marvelous voice must be a heavenly way to die.
Soon, James Corden lost his apprehensions about Barbra’s driving skills and lost himself in cloud nine as he jammed with Barbra along with her greatest hits. Together, they enjoyed singing Barbra’s No More Tears, The Way We Were, and her latest song Don’t Lie To Me.
The video of James Corden and Barbra Streisand’s awesome Carpool Karaoke has already garnered more than 2 millions of views. A lot of people, on Youtube alone, expressed delight over their fun and enjoyable jam.
“Barbra, you could NEVER disappoint!!!!!!!! NEVER EVER!!!!” A Youtube user said, taking note of Barbra’s impeccable musical gift.
“She is just amazing! It’s so hard to believe that she’s 76!! Incredible.” Another Youtube user expressed admiration over Barbra’s age-defying talent and beauty.
“It’s a freakin musical inside a car, not karaoke anymore.” Another Youtube user said, commending the concert quality of Barbra and James’ karaoke.
Watch the video below and prepare yourself to be blown away by James Corden and Barbra Streisand’s one of a kind performance in Carpool Karaoke. Without a doubt, Barbra’s featured episode is another addition on James Corden Carpool Karaoke’s best of the best episode!
Photos and Video | The Late Late Show with James Corden