Barbra Streisand Is The First Artist To Top The Album Chart In Each Of The Past Six Decades

Robbie Daw | September 24, 2014 9:26 am

It’s the second week in a row where seven of the albums in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 are new entries, only this marks the first time in a full year where the first five positions on the chart are all debuts.

Leading the pack is Barbra Streisand‘s 34th studio album Partners, which hops in straight at #1 after selling 196,000 copies out of the gate. The LP, packed with duets, gives Babs the distinction of being the only act to have landed a chart-topping album (on the Billboard 200) in each of the past six decades. Her very first #1 was her fourth LP People, back in 1964.

Right behind Streisand in the runner-up slot is Chris Brown, whose sixth album X moved 146,000 copies in its first week. See who else made the Top 10 below.

The Top 10 Of The Billboard 200 Chart:

1. Barbra Streisand, Partners *new* *1 week* 2. Chris Brown, X *new* 3. Tim McGraw, Sundown Heaven Town *new* 4. George Strait, The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium *new* 5. Train, Bulletproof Picasso *new* 6. OneRepublic, Native 7. Maroon 5, V 8. Lecrae, Anomaly 9. Motionless In White, Reincarnate *new* 10. Slash, World On Fire *new*

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