Barbra Streisand: Encore No. 1 on Billboard 200
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.
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.