Streisand makes music history with six decades of No. 1 albums
Friday, 26 September 2014 12:21
Reuters: Barbra Streisand made music history on Wednesday by becoming the only performer to have a No. 1 album in each of the past six decades, as her latest release ‘Partners’ topped the US Billboard 200 chart.
The album sold 196,000 copies in its first week, according to sales figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. With her latest hit, Streisand also became the only female artist to grab the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album chart on 10 different occasions.
She now holds fourth place on the list of acts with the most No. 1 albums, tailing The Beatles’ 19 chart-toppers, Jay Z’s 13 records and Bruce Springsteen’s 11.
Streisand’s first No. 1 album came almost exactly 50 years ago when ‘People’ hit No. 1 on the chart dated Oct. 31, 1964, Billboard said.
Singer Barbra Streisand and husband actor James Brolin listen to US President Barack Obama speak after receiving the Ambassador for Humanity Award at the USC Shoah Foundation 20th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles 7 May 2014