Streisand releases No. 1 albums 6 decades in a row

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand is making history with her new album.

Billboard says Streisand's latest release, "Partners," debuted on top of the charts, making her the only recording artist to issue No. 1 albums in six consecutive decades.

The 72-year-old singer thanked her fans in a statement Wednesday, saying she appreciates their energy and support.

"Partners," which hit stores last week, is a collection of duets featuring such talents as Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble and John Mayer.

Streisand's first No. 1 album came out almost 50 years ago: "People" topped the charts in October of 1964. Her other top albums include "The Way We Were," ''A Star is Born," ''The Broadway Album," and "Love is the Answer."