Barry Manilow to announce shock retirement from music?

Manilow created a stir on Sunday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Manilow fans. Speculation had been rife that the American singer best known for hit songs like Copacabana, Can't Smile Without You or Mandy, will announce his retirement from music, at age 77, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 12/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a singer isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer-songwriter-producer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Sunday evening, #ThankYouBarry was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouBarry.”
— @DesireePlum, 11 Apr 2021
“Manilow wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 11 Apr 2021

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