Barbra Streisand Makes Music History
25 September 2014, 11:51
As Barbra Streisand's latest album tops the charts, the 72-year-old celebrates a milestone in her career
Barbra Streisand made American chart history this week following the success of her tenth album, Partners.
Entering the Billboard rundown at number one, the success of her latest project - which features duets with the likes of Michael Bublé, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder - means she has become the first artist to score a number one album in each of the last six decades.
Taking to her Facebook page to share the good news, the iconic singer thanked her supporters, collaborators and colleagues in a touching post.
"Hearing the news that Partners entered the charts at #1 was an overwhelming feeling of joy!!
Being told that I've had #1 albums in six consecutive decades makes me feel truly blessed and grateful to have such loyal fans. I feel you rooting for me and I so appreciate all of your energy and support.
It's especially sweet since I get to share this moment with my wonderfully talented partners who I had the pleasure of singing with: Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Babyface, Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, John Legend, Josh Groban, my beloved son Jason Gould.and last but not least, Elvis Presley.forever The King!
Finally, thank you to Rob Stringer and my Columbia Records family, my manager Marty Erlichman, my creative team on this project ' Kenny Edmonds, Walter Afanasieff, Dave Reitzas, Bill Ross, and Jay Landers.and Ken Sunshine for getting the word out.we did it guys!!"
Not only has Barbra made music history with this feat, but she's also now the only female artist to achieve 10 number one albums in America.