Rewinding the Charts: In 1977, ‘A Star Is Born’ With Barbra Streisand & Kris Kristofferson Topped the Billboard 200

The film sparked a chart-topping album and track, plus and an Academy Award win.

Long earlier than Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga introduced their remake of A Star Is Born to the silver display screen — and the Billboard charts — Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand did the identical, telling the story of a burgeoning singer who falls in love with a seasoned rock star.

The soundtrack to Streisand and Kristofferson's transforming of the unique 1937 film and its 1954 remake, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, was launched in November 1976. The set reached No. 1 on the Feb. 12, 1977-dated Billboard 200, the place it dominated for six weeks.

But it was standout single "Evergreen," which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, that marked a turning level in Streisand's profession. Co-written with Paul Williams, it was solely her second composing credit score. "I used to be very impressed [at the time] with folks like Joni Mitchell, who may write and sing their very own songs, so I began to take guitar classes," Streisand informed The Hollywood Reporter in 2018. "I performed ["Evergreen"] again and again, driving my household loopy."

The tune went on to win greatest unique track on the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards, whereas she and Kristofferson gained Golden Globes for greatest actor and actress in a movement image musical or comedy, respectively.

They're each going sturdy; Kristofferson launched The Cedar Creek Sessions in 2016, and Streisand's Walls hit No. 12 on the Billboard 200 final November. Cooper and Gaga's Star, in the meantime, is up for a number of accolades on the 91st annual Oscars on Feb. 24, together with greatest image and unique track, for his or her prime 5 Hot 100 hit, "Shallow."

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