Chart Listings: BB200: Barbra 149K/148K; Britney 111K/88K; FGL 145K/126K

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Barbra Streisand Earns 11th No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Encore’

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Barbra Streisand achieves her 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as her latest release, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, enters atop the list.

Her newest leader extends her record for the most No. 1 albums among women, and ties her with Bruce Springsteen for the third-most among all acts. The only artists with more No. 1s are The Beatles, with a record 19 chart-toppers, and Jay Z, with 13.

Among women, Streisand outpaces Madonna, the runner-up with eight Billboard 200 No. 1s.

Encore was released on Aug. 26 through Columbia Records, and starts with 149,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 1, according to Nielsen Music. That’s a stronger-than-expected launch for the set, which was forecast by industry sources to start in the No. 2 slot, behind Florida Georgia Line’s new Dig Your Roots. The latter album enters in the runner-up position, with 145,000 units.

Further, Streisand surpasses her own record for the longest span between No. 1s on the Billboard 200. Encore arrives 51 years, 10 months and 17 days after her first No. 1, People, spent its initial week at No. 1 (Oct. 31, 1964). People ruled the tally for five consecutive weeks. Streisand previously set the record for the longest span between No. 1s when she topped the chart in 2014 with Partners — 49 years, 11 months and 14 days after People.

One more fun fact: Streisand continues to be the only act to have achieved No. 1 albums in the last six decades — the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.


Florida Georgia Line, Britney Spears & Young Thug Debut in Top 10 on Billboard 200

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At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, country duo Florida Georgia Line bows with Dig Your Roots (145,000 units; 126,000 in traditional album sales). It’s the third top five-charting album for the pair, which saw its last set, 2014’s Anything Goes, open at No. 1 with 197,000 copies sold. The duo’s debut full-length album, Here’s to the Good Times, debuted at No. 10 in 2012, and rose to its No. 4 peak the following year.

Pop diva Britney Spears collects her 10th top five Billboard 200 album, as her latest studio effort, Glory, enters at No. 3 (111,000 units; 88,000 in traditional album sales). Spears’ last studio set, 2013’s Britney Jean, debuted and peaked at No. 4 with 107,000 sold. The new album was led by the single “Make Me,” featuring G-Eazy, which has so far peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 20 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.


POSITION ARTIST ALBUM UNITS (Pure) [Streams] CHANGE
#1 Barbra Streisand Encore 149,000 (148,000) DEBUT
#2 Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots 145,000 (126,000) DEBUT
#3 Britney Spears Glory 111,000 (88,000) DEBUT
#4 Drake Views 72,000 -7%
#5 Frank Ocean Blonde 67,000 -78%
#6 Soundtrack Suicide Squad 63,000 -7%
#7 Beyonce LEMONADE ?? (26,000) -
#8 Young Thug Jeffery 37,000 DEBUT
#9 Rihanna Anti 32,000 +18%
#10 Twenty One Pilots Blurryface 30,000 -8%

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