The legend is the first woman with top 20-charting albums on the Billboard 200 in every decade from the ‘60s through the ‘20s.
Barbra Streisand adds another chapter to her storied Billboard chart career, as her latest album, Release Me 2, debuts at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Aug. 21). With the debut, she becomes the only woman with new top 20 -- or even top 40 -- albums in every decade from the 1960s through the 2020s.
The rarities compilation includes archival recordings from Streisand’s vault, including duets with Willie Nelson (“I’d Want It to Be You”), Barry Gibb (“If Only You Were Mine”) and even Kermit the Frog (“Rainbow Connection”). The set was released via Columbia/Legacy on Aug. 6 and launches with 22,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 12, according to MRC Data. It's the sequel to the 2012 album Release Me, which debuted and peaked at No. 7.
Streisand made her Billboard 200 chart debut 58 years ago this week, on the Aug. 17, 1963-dated chart, when The Barbra Streisand Album bowed at No. 17. It later peaked at No. 9 on the Nov. 8, 1963-dated chart.