Streisand's Latest No. 1 Makes History

She has topped charts in every decade since '60s
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2014 5:02 AM CDT
Streisand's Latest No. 1 Makes History
A 1964 portrait of Barbra Streisand by fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene.    (AP Photo/Milton H. Greene)

The last time there was a decade without a Barbra Streisand No. 1 album in it, Dwight Eisenhower was president and stereo sound was still a novelty. The singer's new album Partners debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making the 72-year-old the first artist to have a top album in each of the last six decades, starting with People in October 1964, almost exactly 50 years ago. The new album features duets with male artists that include Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, and even Elvis Presley, reports CNN. The latest No. 1 album puts Streisand—who already has the most top albums among women—tied with Presley at fourth for the most No. 1 albums in history with 10, behind only the Beatles, Jay Z, and Bruce Springsteen. (Weird Al Yankovic, another decades-long veteran of the music business, finally scored his first No. 1 album earlier this year.)

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