This week, Barbra Streisand becomes the first act to take multiple new albums into the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 in every decade since the 1960s as her latest set, "Release Me," debuts this week at No. 7. The album is also Streisand's 32nd top 10 album, extending her lead as the woman with the most top 10 albums in history.
While many were focused on what started as a battle for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," diva supreme Barbra Streisand trumps them both and debuts atop the tally with "Love Is the Answer" . . . Those titles are just three of the record-breaking eight entries in the top 10 this week, which also includes new efforts from Breaking Benjamin, Alice in Chains, Madonna, Miranda Lambert and Selena Gomez and the Scene . . . In Progress Reports, we've got bits and bites about Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney and Foo Fighters.