Press Release Source: STILETTO Entertainment On Wednesday June 22, 2011, 12:48 pm EDT
LOS ANGELES, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY®, Tony®, and Emmy® Award-winning recording artist Barry Manilow today celebrates the chart success of his new original album 15 MINUTES which entered the Billboard Top 200 at #7. 15 MINUTES is Manilow's 37th charting album, and his 6th Top 10 debut in the last 10 years. The album's single "Bring On Tomorrow" has entered the Top 40 chart making it Manilow's 47th Top 40 hit and is enjoying extensive radio play.
Billboard professes "In a pop culture landscape dominated by Twitter, an unrelenting gossip news cycle and TMZ cameras, '15 MINUTES' feels right on time," and "is striking." The New Yorker states that Manilow's "indisputable pop talents" are on full display. The Daily News singles out "'Work the Room,' 'He's a Star' and 'Trainwreck'" as "excellent pop songs."
"Barry made an incredible album with vocals as great as ever. The debut today is evidence that great music does well and will continue to do well for a long time to come. Fontana is very proud for the opportunity to work with him and his outstanding staff," stated Ron Spaulding, President of Fontana.
Manilow debuted material from his new album during a special QVC® Presents Q Sessions Live broadcast on Thursday, May 26th at 8 PM (ET), followed by a Memorial Day Weekend Manilow Special on SIRIUS/XM. Also, in advance of release week, Manilow performed on The Joy Behar Show, CBS The Talk, Tavis Smiley, Extra, and Lopez Tonight. Release week, he appeared on The Gayle King Show, CNN Showbiz Tonight and performed his new single "Bring On Tomorrow" on Good Morning America.
Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote that "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes," this exciting guitar-driven pop album explores the perils and pinnacles of fame's double-edged sword. 15 MINUTES, produced by Manilow and Michael Lloyd is a captivating tale of someone who achieves fame, blows it and begins again. 15 MINUTES was released by STILETTO Entertainment and distributed by Fontana in association with the Universal Music Group as part of a multi-product partnership. 15MinutesAlbum.com
With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records); with no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits to his credit between 1975 and 1983, on the Billboard Hot 100. Manilow has worked on over 40 albums over the course of his career as a singer, songwriter, arranger and producer.