Where Are You Going To My Love - Olivia Newton-John - The Platinum Collection (CD)

Show where she met future duet partner, singer Pat Carrolland future music producer, John Farrar Carroll and Farrar would later marry.

She was initially reluctant to use the prize she had won, a trip to Great Britain, but traveled there nearly a year later after her mother encouraged her to broaden her horizons.

She repeatedly booked trips back to Australia that her mother would subsequently cancel. The two formed a duo called "Pat and Olivia" and toured nightclubs in Europe. Dressed primly in frilly, high-collared dresses, they were unaware that this was a strip club until they began to perform onstage. Inthe group starred in a "science fiction musical" film and recorded an accompanying soundtrack albumon RCA Recordsboth named after the group. Neither track became a chart success and the project failed with the group disbanding.

Subsequent singles including " Banks of the Ohio " No. However, her fortune changed with the release of " Let Me Be There " in The song reached the American top 10 on the Pop No. The record was also called Let Me Be There in Australia; however, the US and Canadian versions featured an alternate track list that mixed new cuts with selections from Olivia and also recycled six songs from If Not for Youwhich was going out of print. The song was chosen for Newton-John by the British public out of six possible entries.

Newton-John later admitted that she disliked the song. All the Eurovision entries were dropped for different and more country-flavoured tunes intended to capitalise on the success of "Let Me Be There"; the North American outing not only used selections from Long Live Love but also Olivia and Music Makes My Dayand only the titular cut was new. Written and composed by Jeff Barry and Peter Allen[20] the ballad became her first Pop number-one staying there for two weekssecond AC number-one for three weeks and third top 10 Country No.

The success of both singles helped the album reach No. First Impressions respectively. In America, Newton-John's country success sparked a debate among purists, who took issue with a foreigner singing country-flavoured pop music being equated with native Nashville artists. The album generated two singles — the John Farrar -penned title track No.

Please " No. Her streak of five consecutive gold top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot ended when the album's first single, " Something Better to Do ", stopped at No. Although her albums still achieved gold status, she did not return to the top 10 on the Hot or Billboard charts again until Newton-John's singles continued to easily top the AC chart, where she ultimately amassed ten No.

Newton-John also continued to reach the Country top 10 where she tallied seven top 10 singles through 's " Come on Over " No. By mid, Newton-John's pop, AC and country success all suffered a slight blow. MCA also had the option of extending the contract for six more records and three more years; and if the artist did not deliver on time, MCA was allegedly allowed to increase the term of the commitment to account for the lateness.

This delay occurred around the same time she was working on Grease for RSO Recordsand the postponement arguably gave MCA—which seemed to want to keep its hold on the performer—the right to exercise its option, extend its contract and stop her from signing with another enterprise.

Newton-John also did not deliver a "newly optioned" album. Ultimately, Newton-John was forbidden from offering her recording services to another label Where Are You Going To My Love - Olivia Newton-John - The Platinum Collection (CD) the five-year pact had run its course; however, the original covenant was not automatically elongated, even though Newton-John had not duly supplied the total sum of vinyls indicated in the contract.

As a result of the lawsuit, record companies changed their contracts to be based on a set number of albums recorded by a musician and not a specific number of years.

Newton-John's career soared after she starred in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Grease in She was offered the lead role of Sandy after meeting producer Allan Carr at a dinner party at Helen Reddy 's home.

Grease became the biggest box-office hit of Newton-John became the second woman after Linda Ronstadt in to have two singles — "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Summer Nights" — in the Billboard top 5 simultaneously. The film's popularity has endured through the years. It was re-released for its 20th anniversary in [39] and ranked as the second highest-grossing film behind Titanic in its opening weekend.

Newton-John contends: "I think the songs are timeless. They're fun and have great energy. The '50s-feel music has always been popular, and it's nostalgic for my generation, and then the young kids are rediscovering it every 10 years or so, it seems. People buying the album was a way for them to remember those feelings of watching the movie and feelings of that time period.

I feel very grateful to be a part of this movie that's still loved so much. Newton-John's transformation in Grease from goody-goody Where Are You Going To My Love - Olivia Newton-John - The Platinum Collection (CD) 1" to spandex-clad "Sandy 2" emboldened Newton-John to do the same with her music career. In Novembershe released her next studio album, Totally Hotwhich became her first solo top 10 No.

Later that year, she appeared in her first film since Greasestarring in the musical Xanadu with Gene Kelly and Michael Beck. Although the film was a critical failure, its soundtrack No.

The film has since become a cult classic and the basis for a Broadway show that ran for more than performances beginning in and was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Newton-John explains: "I just wasn't in the mood for tender ballads. I wanted peppy stuff because that's how I'm feeling. The single was certified platinum and it ultimately ranked as the biggest song of the decade. InBillboard ranked the song No.

The provocative lyrics of the "Physical" title track prompted two Utah radio stations to ban the single from their playlists. She pioneered the nascent music video industry by recording a video album for Physical featuring videos of all the album's tracks and three of her older hits. Newton-John asserts: "Like everyone, I've got different sides of my personality. I've my dominant self, my need-to-be-dominated self, the sane Olivia and the crazy Olivia.

Playing these different characters gave me a chance to show strange parts people haven't seen much. The success of Physical led to an international tour and the release of her second hits collection, the double platinum Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. The special was subsequently released to video, earning Newton-John another Grammy nomination. Newton-John re-teamed with Travolta in for the critically and commercially unsuccessful Two of a Kind[60] redeemed by its platinum soundtrack No.

Newton-John released another video package, the Grammy-nominated Twist of Fatefeaturing videos of her four songs on the Two of a Kind soundtrack and the two new singles from Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. Newton-John's music career cooled again with the release of her next studio album, the gold Soul Kiss No. The album's only charted single was the title track No. Due to her pregnancy, Newton-John limited her publicity for the album. The video album for Soul Kiss featured only five of the album's ten tracks concept videos for the album's singles "Soul Kiss" and "Toughen Up" as well as performance videos of the tracks "Culture Shock", "Emotional Tangle" and "The Right Moment".

After a nearly three-year hiatus following the birth of her daughter Chloe in JanuaryNewton-John resumed her recording career with the album, The Rumour.

Both the single No. Ironically, this album was praised by critics as more mature with Newton-John addressing topics such as AIDS, the environment and single-parent households. In SeptemberNewton-John released her self-described "self-indulgent" album, Warm and Tenderwhich reunited her with producer John Farrar, absent from her previous LP, and also marked a return to a more wholesome image of herself.

Inspired by her daughter, who appeared on the cover, the album featured lullabies and love songs for parents and their children. Newton-John was primed for another comeback in when she compiled her third hits collection, Back to Basics: The Essential Collection —and planned her first tour since her Physical trek ten years earlier.

Shortly after the album's release Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer, forcing her to cancel all publicity for the album, including the tour. Newton-John received her diagnosis the same weekend her father died. She is a product spokesperson for the Liv-Kit, a breast self-examination product.

Newton-John's advocacy for health issues was presaged by her prior involvement with many humanitarian causes. Newton-John cancelled a concert tour of Japan to protest the slaughter of dolphins caught in tuna fishing nets.

The morning after I was in the pools, I woke up and the words and melody were in my head. I think it was a gift from them. During the concert, artists performed songs for which they donated their royalties, some in perpetuity, to benefit the cause. On the cover of the Warm and Tender album, the singer is shown with two young girls: one is Newton-John's daughter Chloe and the other, whom Newton-John is kissing, is Colette Chuda.

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McEntire later commented on her label switch, stating "I am thrilled to be joining the Valory team. Scott and I worked together on some of the biggest singles of my career, and I am excited to renew our partnership.

Her twenty-sixth studio album, Keep On Loving You was released in Augustand became McEntire's first solo studio album in six years. On August 26, Keep on Loving You became McEntire's second album to top both the Billboard Country and charts, selling almost 96, copies within its first week.

With the album, McEntire broke the record for the female country artist with the most Billboard number-one albums, which was previously held by Loretta Lynn. The single became McEntire's thirty-fourth number-one on the Billboard chart in December. She also disclosed that she was working on a new album, with 11 new songs.

The album was exclusively sold at Cracker Barrel and online. She also announced she would soon be selling her own line of clothing, home decor, jewelry and other things under the "Rockin' R by Reba" line also at Cracker Barrel.

After her split from ex-husband Narvel Blackstock, McEntire took control of her career as her own manager. They formed Reba's Business Inc. Disc one contains traditional hymns while disc two contains original tracks. Jay DeMarcus of the Rascal Flatts produced the album. The creators of the musical Hamilton will also be celebrated. On February 20,during a surprise appearance at the Country Radio SeminarMcEntire announced she had signed a new record deal with MCA Nashvillereturning to the label after leaving in November McEntire previously hosted in with Carrie Underwood and Where Are You Going To My Love - Olivia Newton-John - The Platinum Collection (CD) Parton, with Vince Gill, by herself the second solo female host and with Randy Travis.

Inshe obtained her first film role playing Heather Gummer in the horror comedy Tremorsalong with Kevin Bacon. The film told the story of a small group of people living in Nevada who were fighting subterranean worm-like creatures. After the film's release, McEntire developed a strong interest in acting and made it her second career. The film obtained negative reviews, receiving only two and a half stars from Allmovie.

The following year, she appeared in Buffalo Girlswhich was based upon the life of western cowgirl, Calamity Jane played by Anjelica Huston. However, when it became apparent production for the film would extend well beyond its original length, McEntire had to turn down the part, as she had already scheduled prior concert engagements. The role was recast with Kathy Bates. Playing Annie Oakley whom she had previously portrayed in Buffalo Girlsher performance Where Are You Going To My Love - Olivia Newton-John - The Platinum Collection (CD) critically acclaimed by several newspapers, including The New York Timeswhich commented "Without qualification the best performance by an actress in a musical comedy this season.

The concert was broadcast as part of the Great Performances series in The show was based around divorced mother Reba Hart, who learns how to handle life situations after her husband divorces her in order to marry his dental hygienist——with whom he has been cheating and gotten pregnant——and then their teenage daughter becomes pregnant as well. The show ran for six seasons and earned McEntire a nomination for a Golden Globe award. It was announced that the pilot for Malibu Country would premiere November 2, Despite reports that Malibu Country was the most-watched freshman comedy in its debut season 8.

The commercials ran through the end of April She made a cameo appearance in the comedy film Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar as a water spirit named Trish after Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiigwho wrote, produced, and starred in the film, wrote her an "impassioned letter" asking her to join the film. Director Josh Greenbaum said in an interview, "There's some casting that just clicks.

She also explained Merle Haggard's influence on her career, stating "I had every album he ever put out", and would sing "every song he did", along with her brother, Pake and sister, Susie.

In addition, her first major hit, " Sweet Dreams " was a remake of Patsy Cline's version of the song, according to McEntire herself. At times, her music has been criticized for moving away from traditional country music. Many music critics have called her music to be "melodramatic", "formulaic", and "bombastic", particularly after her album Reba.

McEntire possesses a contralto vocal range [] and performs "vocal gymnastics" with her voice, [] a musical technique in which a singer twirls a note around, using their vibrato. McEntire has credited Dolly Parton for influencing this trait, stating that she always listened to Parton's records and find her style of vocal gymnastics "so pretty". McEntire Where Are You Going To My Love - Olivia Newton-John - The Platinum Collection (CD) often been regarded as one of country music's most influential female vocalists and most beloved entertainers.

As a role model, she's shown others how to handle fame with grace and good humor while never backing down from her values or goals.

Just as importantly, she's shown others to refuse to accept limitations on what she can do or how much she can achieve. I feel like I'm waving the flag of country music wherever I go, and I couldn't be prouder to do it.

McEntire is a Christian, and she has stated that her faith in God has helped her immensely throughout her life. Two of her siblings have also had careers in the music industry. Her brother Pake dabbled in the country music industry in the late s but returned to Oklahoma after a brief stint. He owns and operates a 1,acre ranch near Coalgate, Oklahoma, and continues to rodeo.

She also has an older sister, Alice Foran, a retired social worker who resides in Lane, Oklahoma. InMcEntire married steer wrestling champion and rancher Charlie Battles who was 10 years her senior and had two sons from his previous marriage.

The couple shared a ranch in Oklahoma. InMcEntire married her manager and former steel guitar player, Narvel Blackstock. The couple wed at Lake Tahoe on a boat in a private ceremony. Together, the pair took over all aspects of McEntire's career, forming Starstruck Entertainment, which was originally designed to help manage her career.

On August 3,it was announced in a joint statement on McEntire's website that she and Blackstock had been separated for a few months after twenty-six years of marriage.

Despite the divorce, McEntire remains very close to her three stepchildren and the Blackstock family; she considers her stepchildren's children to be her grandchildren. McEntire's stepson Brandon Blackstock was married to singer Kelly Clarksonwith whom he has a daughter and a son.

I mean, who could ask for more? The couple met through McEntire's association with Kix Brooks. In describing her feelings about Lasuzzo, she stated, "We're totally in love — absolutely," she says. Over the course of her career, she has been and continues to be an active supporter of various charitable organizations including Habitat for HumanityThe Salvation Armythe American Red CrossFeeding America and Celebrity Fight Night. Named after the "rags to riches" writer, the award recognizes perseverance and giving back.

She also holds the distinction of being the first to win the Country Music Association 's Female Vocalist of the Year Award four times consecutively. Martina McBride won Female Vocalist four times, although not consecutively. McEntire is also a rare musical artist to achieve solo number-ones across four decades s, s, s, s. She holds the record for most CMA Award nominations for a female artist, with McEntire also holds the record with the most ACM Awards nominations for a female artist with 47, respectively.

When Reba McEntire made her Grand Ole Opry debut on September 17,she almost did not make it in the door after a guard at the Opry gate missed her name on the night's list of performers. Her act was cut from two songs to just one—"Invitation to the Blues"—because of a surprise appearance by Dolly Parton.

It's like a family reunion, when you come back and get to see everybody. She was inducted by Dolly Parton. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American country music artist and actress.

For her self-titled album, see Reba McEntire album. McAlester, OklahomaU. Charlie Battles. Narvel Blackstock. Musical artist. Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Reba McEntire.

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