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More than 50 years into her recording career, Barbra Streisand has broken her own record.
At 72, the superstar is the first artist to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s chart of best-selling albums in six consecutive decades. “Partners,” a collection of duets pairing her with noted male singers, sold 196,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan ― also giving Streisand the best sales week of any female artist this year.
In addition to being the latest in the icon’s long string of accomplishments, Streisand’s victory highlights a recent sales trend: Older artists, or artists who attract older audiences, are often beating out younger counterparts to top the album chart.