EXCLUSIVE: Barbra Streisand says she's more popular in Germany than her hometown of Brooklyn

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Barbra Streisand Talks Movie Star Duets Album and 2016 Tour

Barbra Streisand is delivering quite the Encore!

The legendary performer is gearing up to release her 35th studio album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, and embark on a nine-city tour, appropriate titled "BARBRA... THE MUSIC... THE MEM'RIES... THE MAGIC!" The LP, featuring classic songs from The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line and more, gets an added lift from Streisand's many famous pals. Among her duet partners on the project are Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Melissa McCarthy and more.

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"One of the reasons I'm doing [the tour] is because I love to share some of the music I just recorded," Streisand tells ET's Cameron Mathison. "Meaning ... if I have no new material, I'm thinking, 'What am I doing here?' You know? But it's fun to have new songs to sing."

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EAST HAMPTON, NY - JULY 06: Barbra Streisand and James Brolin attend the 'And So It Goes' premiere at Guild Hall on July 6, 2014 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Barbra Streisand attends the Glamour Magazine 23rd annual Women Of The Year gala on November 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford appear in a scene from the film "The Way We Were" in this undated handout photo. (AP Photo)
Singer Barbra Streisand performs during her concert in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, June 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Barbra Streisand attends the Glamour Magazine 23rd annual Women Of The Year gala on November 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: James Brolin and Barbra Streisand attend the Glamour Magazine 23rd annual Women Of The Year gala on November 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Singer Barbra Streisand attends Glamour's 23rd annual Women of the Year awards on November 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
Barbra Streisand performs on stage at the O2 arena in London on Saturday, June 1, 2013. (Photo by Mark Allan/Invision/AP)
Entertainment star Barbra Streisand speaks during a ceremony at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem after she received an honorary doctorate in Jerusalem, Monday, June 17, 2013. Streisand waded into one of Israel’s touchiest issues Monday on the first major stop of her tour of the country Jewish religious practices that separate men and women. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
Entertainment star Barbra Streisand waves during a ceremony at the Hebrew University after she received an honorary doctorate in Jerusalem, Monday, June 17, 2013. Streisand waded into one of Israel’s touchiest issues Monday on the first major stop of her tour of the country Jewish religious practices that separate men and women. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
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JOHN WAYNE is congratulated by Barbra Streisand after receiving his Oscar for TRUE GRIT in 1969
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BARBRA STREISAND US singer and film actress in December 2012. Photo Jeffrey Mayer
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THE MAIN EVENT - 1979 Warner film with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal
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Babs' tour kicks off on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles, and will hit San Jose, Las Vegas, Chicago, Brooklyn, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Toronto by the month's end. The album is set for release on Aug. 26.

Streisand will perform two shows for her hometown crowd in Brooklyn, but the 74-year-old admits that she's found surprisingly more success far, far from home.

"I mean, where are my best audiences? Germany," she explains. "I'm from Brooklyn, so I'm one of them in a sense. But it's like, 'Hey, yeah, show us what you can do, girl!' It's that kind of thing. But in Europe, they're like, 'Ah, she came from Brooklyn.' and I'm an oddball. You're sitting in Brooklyn and they're like, 'You know, she's from the streets.'"

Get a sneak peek of her "At the Ballet" collaboration with Hathaway and Daisy Ridley in the player below.

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