By Joe Lynch – Billboard.
Once again, Barbra Streisand is making history.
With her latest album Partners reaching Platinum certification, Streisand extends her record for the most Platinum album certifications for a woman in RIAA history. Incredibly, Partners is her 31st album to ship more than 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. The closest competition? Reba McEntire, who has 19 Platinum-certified albums.
Partners debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 in Sept. 2014. It was her 10th album to top that chart, making her the only act to notch a No. 1 album in each of the last six decades.
Her collaborative release ended up the seventh-biggest selling album of 2014, and her best-selling effort since 2001’s Christmas Memories.
Of course for someone with two Oscars, five Emmys, 10 Golden Globes, eight competitive Grammys, two special Grammys and a special Tony, this is just another day in the life of Barbra. Still, having 31 albums to reach Platinum status is a nice way to start the week.
Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield.