Bette Midler’s New Album


Bette Midler’s New Album

“Harmonies and Hair” are on the cards for Bette Midler’s new album, a musical tribute to classic girl groups titled ‘It’s The Girls.’

“I have loved the sound of females harmonising since I was a kid; I always sang along. Didn’t we all?” The Divine Miss M told Billboard.com in an interview revealing the album ahead of its release in November.

“I think the idea that you could become part of the group was the thing that endeared me to the girl groups. You weren’t just singing along, you were THERE!”

As well as her new takes on songs from girl groups such as The Ronettes and The Supremes, Bette also sings a cabaret cover of 90s group TLC’s socially conscious 1995 hit “Waterfalls”.

“The ‘60s were the height of girl-group frenzy, so there were a lot of songs to choose from,” Bette told Billboard.com.

“But from the ‘90s on, my favourites were TLC and Destiny’s Child.”

“Waterfalls’ was a heartbreaker, especially if you were a mom, and it had a big effect on me. I never thought I would have the nerve to sing it, but we had an idea for it that works, and I am so glad I took the chance.”

As one of the LGBT communities best-loved and most versatile entertainers!

Bette Midler has garnered accolades across all facets of show business.

The Divine Miss M’s expansive body of work recognised:

  • four Grammy Awards,
  • two Academy Award nominations,
  • three Emmy Awards,
  • two Tony Awards,
  • three Golden Globe Awards,
  • and nine American Comedy Awards.

Bette began her legendary career as an entertainer in 1965 in New York.

She began singing in the Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse in the Ansonia Hotel, in the summer of 1970.

She developed the trademark act that would make her one of the most renowned talents of her generation.

Bette Midler recently completed a run on Broadway in one of the most celebrated musicals in theatre history as “Dolly Gallagher Levin” in Hello, Dolly!.

Produced by Scott Rudin and directed by Jerry Zaks, the production opened on April 20, 2017.

The show shattered the house record for the highest weekly gross of any show in the history of the Sam S. Shubert Theatre.

Bette can currently be seen in the second season of Ryan Murphy’s THE POLITICIAN on Netflix, from June 19.

Her film, THE GLORIAS, in which she plays Bella Abzug in the story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

This premiered at Sundance 2020 and will be released by Roadside Attractions on September 25, 2020.

Bette will also star in HBO’s COASTAL ELITES, a comedic satire special to release in September 2020.

Bette founded the New York Restoration Project in 1995, an open space Conservancy and New York City’s largest private land trust.

NYRP is dedicated to protecting and preserving community gardens and other green spaces throughout all five boroughs.

NYRP owns and manages 52 community gardens, maintains over 80 acres of parkland, and in collaboration with the New York City Parks Department.

They have planted over 1,000,000 trees in New York City.

She currently resides in New York City.

 

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