Barbra Streisand Sets Historic Billboard 200 Chart Records
Barbra Streisand Sets Historic Billboard 200 Chart Records

Singer Nets 32nd Top 10 Album, Becomes Only Act to Score Multiple New Top 10 Albums In Each of The Last Six Decades

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Barbra Streisand's Release Me (above) is her 32nd top ten album.

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.

Her latest set, Release Me, debuts at No. 7 this week, starting with 44,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Her closest competition for top 10 domination over the decades is the Rolling Stones. The veteran band is the only other act to have scored at least two top 10s in the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and '00s. The group could nab its first new top 10 of the '10s with its upcoming greatest hits set GRRR!, which will be released on Nov. 13.

(Not counted towards their '10s tally is the band's 2011 reissue of the 1972 No. 1 album Exile On Main St., which reentered at No. 2 last year.)

Barbra Streisand Set For 32nd Top 10 Album on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

Streisand already owned the record of having at least one top 10 set in every decade from the 1960s forward -- she managed the feat at year ago when What Matters Most reached No. 4.

Release Me
is also the diva's 32nd top 10 set, extending her lead as the woman with the most top 10 albums in history.

Among solo acts, only Frank Sinatra (with 33) has more top 10 sets than Streisand. However, she may soon overtake the Chairman, as she's been on a hot streak since 2003: All six of her chart entries have debuted in the top 10.

Release Me is an archival set and contains previously unreleased material from throughout her career. It comes less than six months short of her 50th anniversary on Billboard's charts: Her first chart entry came on April 13, 1963, when The Barbra Streisand Album debuted on the Billboard 200.

Acts With the Most Top 10 Albums on the Billboard 200 Chart:

The Rolling Stones - 36
Frank Sinatra - 33
Barbra Streisand - 32
The Beatles - 30
Elvis Presley - 27
Bob Dylan - 20
Madonna - 20

Barbra Streisand's 32 Top 10-Charting Albums on the Billboard 200:

Debut Year, Title, Peak
1963, "The Barbra Streisand Album," No. 8
1963, "The Second Barbra Streisand Album," No. 2
1964, "The Third Album," No. 5
1964, "Funny Girl" (Original Cast), No. 2
1964, "People," No. 1
1965, "My Name Is Barbra," No. 2
1965, "My Name Is Barbra, Two. . .," No. 2
1966, "Color Me Barbra," No. 3
1966, "Je m'appelle Barbra," No. 5

1971, "Stoney End," No. 10
1974, "The Way We Were" (Soundtrack), No. 1
1975, "Funny Lady" (Soundtrack), No. 6
1976, "A Star Is Born" (Soundtrack), No. 1
1977, "Streisand Superman," No. 3
1978, "Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 2," No. 1
1979, "Wet," No. 7

1980, "Guilty," No. 1
1981, "Memories," No. 10
1983, "Yentl" (Soundtrack), No. 9
1985, "The Broadway Album," No. 1
1987, "One Voice," No. 9
1988, "Till I Loved You," No. 10

1993, "Back to Broadway," No. 1
1994, "The Concert," No. 10
1997, "Higher Ground," No. 1
1999, "A Love Like Ours," No. 6

2003, "The Movie Album," No. 5
2005, "Guilty Pleasures," No. 5
2007, "Live In Concert," No. 7
2009, "Love Is The Answer," No. 1

2011, "What Matters Most," No. 4
2012, "Release Me," No. 7

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