Sorry, Mariah + Madonna: Babs Rules Supreme

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Despite a new record from Mariah Carey (and a greatest hits disc from Madonna), Barbra Streisand pulled ahead of the pack to score the No. 1 record this week, selling 180,415 copies of Love Is the Answer. It’s her eighth No. 1 record — and makes Babs the only artist ever to have a No. 1 record for five consecutive decades. Mariah, meanwhile, came in at No. 3; the band Paramore beat her for the No. 2 slot. And Madonna? She squeaked on by at No. 7, with 72,159 copies.

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