That Babs reign just will not let up.
For, over 50 years after her debut album, Barbra Streisand saw her September 2014-released, #1 album ‘Partners’ deliver one of the year’s highest first week sales for a female – a feat all the more impressive as it was accompanied with news that it was her 10th chart-topper on the tally.
Extending her lead from nearest competitor Madonna (who has 8 number 1 albums), reports surfaced today that the album’s newly established platinum certification has helped her leave three other top-selling divas in the dust – Reba McEntire, Madonna and Mariah Carey.
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“With her latest album Partners reaching Platinum certification, Streisand extends her record for the most Platinum album certifications for a woman in RIAA history. Incredibly, Partners is her 31st album to ship more than 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. The closest competition? Reba McEntire, who has 19 Platinum-certified albums.
Partners debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 in Sept. 2014. It was her 10th album to top that chart, making her the only act to notch a No. 1 album in each of the last six decades.” – Billboard
Pushing toward the 74 million mark with U.S. numbers alone, the powerhouse diva extends her lead as best-selling female in U.S. history ahead of Madonna and Carey (whose numbers currently rest at 65 and 64 million respectively).