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Barbra Streisand Sets Music Record, Releases Number One Albums in Six Decades

Streisand's new album 'Partners' landed the number one spot on the Billboard charts in its first week.

By: Sara Torvik

Published: September 24th, 2014 in Culture » Music » News

Barbra Streisand is back and is blowing her competition out of the water. The iconic singer and actress’s 34th album entitled Partners just debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 charts, which makes her the first recording artist to ever achieve number one albums in each of the last six decades.

The album, which was released on Columbia Records, sold a whopping 190,000 copies in the week leading up to Sept.21st, according to Nielson SoundScan. This is also Streisand’s 10th number one album overall, which places her in fourth place in the list of artists with the most number one hits in history. She is tied for the forth spot with Elvis Presley, outnumbered only by the Beatles (19), Jay-Z (13), and Bruce Springsteen (11). However, she continues to have the most number ones amongst female recording artists. Her first number one album, People, came out almost exactly 50 years, topping the charts on Oct. 31st, 1964.

Streisand has been making the rounds on various network talk shows to promote her new album. On Sept. 15th she was the sole guest for the evening on NBC’s popular late-night show The Tonight Show. The appearance was a pretty significant one for the performer, as it marked her first proper late-night talk show guest spot since 1963, when she first appeared on The Tonight Show. Over the course of the hour, Streisand performed a medley of songs from the album, chatted with host Jimmy Fallon, and sang another solo number to close the evening.

Fans also got a chance to see her as she did interviews on both ABC’s Good Morning America on Sept. 16th, and on ABC’s The View on Sept. 18th.

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