TIME Music

Barbra Streisand Breaks Her Own Record For Most No. 1 Albums

Barbra - The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic! Tour - Brooklyn
Kevin Mazur—WireImage/BSB/Getty Images Barbra Streisand performs onstage during Barbra - The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic! Tour at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 11, 2016 in New York.

The icon nabs another hit with her latest album Encore

Barbra Streisand, who has won more awards, received more honors, and set more records than we can even enumerate here, just outdid herself once again.

With the release of the diva’s latest album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, at the end of August, Babs achieved her 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.

Streisand already held the record as the female artist with the most No. 1s — followed by Madonna, with eight — but she has now both extended her lead over Madge and tied for third most chart-toppers overall, sharing that spot on the list with Bruce Springsteen. Streisand and Springsteen are beat only by Jay-Z, in second with 13 No. 1s, and the Beatles, who earned a whopping 19.

For Encore, Streisand teamed up with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars to perform duets of Broadway favorites, including The Sound of Music’s “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” sung with Jamie Foxx, and Smile’s “Any Moment Now,” with Hugh Jackman. Streisand’s other collaborators on the album include Alec Baldwin, Patrick Wilson, Anne Hathaway, and Chris Pine.

This article originally appeared in Entertainment Weekly.

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team