Streisand releases No. 1 albums 6 decades in a row

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 24, 2014 at 11:21 a.m.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand is making history with her new album.

Billboard says Streisand's latest release, "Partners," debuted on top of its 200 Albums chart, making her the only recording artist to issue No. 1 albums in six consecutive decades.

The album sold 196,000 units in its first week of release. "Partners" is a collection of duets featuring such talents as Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble and John Mayer.

Streisand thanked her fans in a statement Wednesday, saying she appreciates their energy and support.

The 72-year-old entertainer's first No. 1 album came out almost 50 years ago: "People" topped the charts in October of 1964. Her other top albums include "The Way We Were," ''A Star is Born," ''The Broadway Album," and "Love is the Answer."

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