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Barbra Streisand Surprises With Ninth No. 1 On Billboard 200

by Keith Caulfield, L.A. and Monica Herrera, N.Y. | oktober 07, 2009 10:32 EDT

http://www.billboard.com/#/news/barbra-streisand-surprises-with-ninth-no-1004019217.story

While many were focused on a battle between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" for the top slot on the Billboard 200 this week, Barbra Streisand trumps them both. "Love Is the Answer" earns Streisand her ninth No. 1 on the chart, opening with 180,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The debut extends Streisand's lead as the female act with the most No. 1s in the history of the Billboard 200. It's also the her best sales week and highest charting album since 1997, when "Higher Ground" started at No. 1 with 207,000.

"Answer" beats the arrivals of Paramore's "Brand New Eyes," which enters at No. 2 with 175,000, and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," arriving at No. 3 with 168,000. First-week sales projections had estimated that Paramore would finish ahead of the two divas. As it turns out, Streisand surprised many with how well her album sold in non-traditional ways -- such as through Starbucks, QVC and via her Web site -- and that likely threw a wrench into forecasting sales.

"Brand New Eyes" gives Paramore its best sales week and highest charting album ever. The band's sophomore album, "Riot!," peaked at No. 15 in 2007. "Eyes" also starts at No. 1 on the Top Digital Albums tally with a whopping 73,000 downloads.

Carey's "Memoirs" begins its Billboard 200 life with 168,000 -- off quite a bit from the opening of her last set, 2008's "E=MC2." The latter effort bowed at No. 1 with 463,000, her biggest first-week sum ever.

Those titles are just three of the record-breaking eight entries in the top 10. Rock band Breaking Benjamin's "Dear Agony" arrives at No. 4 with the act's best sales week -- 134,000. It's the Hollywood Records band's first release since 2006's "Phobia" debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 125,000.

Alice in Chains visits the top 10 for the first time since 1996 as its new album, "Black Gives Way to Blue," bows at No. 5 with 126,000. The album is the band's first with new vocalist William DuVall, who replaced the band's late frontman Layne Staley in 2006.

Madonna's new greatest hits set, "Celebration," starts the party at No. 7 this week with 72,000. Rounding out the top 10 entries are Miranda Lambert's third album, "Revolution" (No. 8 with 66,000) and Selena Gomez and the Scene's "Kiss and Tell," which debuts just a little behind Lambert's sum at No. 9 with 66,000. Only two albums in this week's top 10 also appeared on last week's chart: Pearl Jam's "Backspacer" falls from No. 1 to No. 10 with 58,000 (down 69%) while Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" drops from No. 2 to No. 6 with 89,000 (down 34%).

Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Oct. 4) totaled 6.87 million units, up 16% compared to the sum last week (5.93 million) and down 8% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (7.50 million). Year to date album sales stand at 263.4 million, down 14% compared to the same total at this point last year (305.3 million).

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Mooriblah

LOLOLOL!!! it never gets old, does it? xoxoxoxoxo

:vanitybonet:

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...Streisand surprised many with how well her album sold in non-traditional ways -- such as through Starbucks, QVC and via her Web site -- and that likely threw a wrench into forecasting sales.

Mimi should learn from Barbra i.e. sell her next album through KFC.

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After exactly half a year, BEP relinquishes the top spot.

http://www.billboard.com/#/news/jay-sean-sends-peas-packing-from-hot-100-1004020213.story

Jay Sean will put an end to the Black Eyed Peas' record reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 as his "Down" will move into the top slot on the chart to be released tomorrow morning. The Peas had held steady at No. 1 for 26 straight weeks with "Boom Boom Pow" (12 weeks) and "I Gotta Feeling (14 weeks), smashing the prior mark of 19 straight No. 1 frames earned by Usher with a pair of his tracks in 2004.

For Sean, his debut single becomes his first Hot 100 No. 1. The track also climbs to the top of Hot 100 Airplay with a total of 115 million listener impressions and rises 5-3 on Hot Digital Songs, where is has moved 1.5 million downloads since its release.

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After exactly half a year, BEP relinquishes the top spot.

http://www.billboard.com/#/news/jay-sean-sends-peas-packing-from-hot-100-1004020213.story

Jay Sean will put an end to the Black Eyed Peas' record reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 as his "Down" will move into the top slot on the chart to be released tomorrow morning. The Peas had held steady at No. 1 for 26 straight weeks with "Boom Boom Pow" (12 weeks) and "I Gotta Feeling (14 weeks), smashing the prior mark of 19 straight No. 1 frames earned by Usher with a pair of his tracks in 2004.

For Sean, his debut single becomes his first Hot 100 No. 1. The track also climbs to the top of Hot 100 Airplay with a total of 115 million listener impressions and rises 5-3 on Hot Digital Songs, where is has moved 1.5 million downloads since its release.

How sad.

IGF should've been given another 1 more week to break tie with WBT.

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people r getting that since IGF TIED WBT, it still may end up the song of the decade! Itll all come down to weeks in the top 10 , top 40, sales etc...

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FEMALES WITH THE MOST TOP 10 ALBUMS ON THE BILLBOARD 200

Barbra Streisand 30

Madonna 18

Mariah Carey 15

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With Madonna shes NEVER debuted that anywhere that low with a new studio album.

Not true. Bedtime Stories opened lower.

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After exactly half a year, BEP relinquishes the top spot.

http://www.billboard.com/#/news/jay-sean-sends-peas-packing-from-hot-100-1004020213.story

Jay Sean will put an end to the Black Eyed Peas' record reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 as his "Down" will move into the top slot on the chart to be released tomorrow morning.

Is this the first British #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since Bleeding Love?

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:bow: COOL, I am excited about BARBRA - she's the best, I am surprised Mimi charted so high and Madonna didn't do terrible for a Greatest Hits. Tough competition out there!!!

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Erotica opened with 167K (in SoundScan's relative infancy, and on its way to 1.88 million) and Bedtime Stories opened with 145K (on its way to 2.3 million).

Great for Babs- still a commercial force.

Considering how greatest hits albums have performed in recent times, Celebration did alright.

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HITS:

KISS' SONIC GOES BOOM!!

KISS' Wal-Mart Exclusive Looks Headed for Top Spot Next Week

October 7, 2009

Gene Simmons has done it again. His Wal-Mart exclusive for the band's new Sonic Boom album, its first new studio effort in 11 years, is headed for between 150-175k in sales, giving the masked rockers a beeline on their first chart-topping release ever.

That's based on reports from those retailers out there who haven't packed up and moved to Boca Raton or begun to write a tell-all biography.

Showdog Nashville's Toby Keith album American Ride is the next highest at 80-90k, though Reprise crooner Michael Buble's Crazy Love, which comes out this Friday (10/9) to coincide with the singer's Oprah appearance, could also be in the mix.

Capitol Nashville's Luke Bryan is next with 40-45k, along with Jive/JLG's Relient K and Backstreet Boys.

Malaco's veteran gospel act BeBe & CeCe Winans appear headed for the 30-35k range, followed by Columbia's Brandi Carlile (25-30k), Cherrytree/Interscope's Tokio Hotel (18-22k) and Atlantic's Mayday Parade (18-22k).

The market was up 16% vs. last week, down 8% vs. same week last year and still down 14% year to date.

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Poor Mimi. She didn't get a top 5 single for Obesed and she couldn't even reach the top 2 with Memoirs of an overly bloated angel.

The lambs must be complete meltdown by now. Janet will be laughing her head off if Mimi's album sells than Discipline! LOL

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Janet is bigger internationally so yes, Janet will have the last laugh at Mariah.

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Janet is bigger internationally so yes, Janet will have the last laugh at Mariah.

Actually, Mimi is bigger internationally, which is why Janet will have the last laugh when MOAIA doesn't end up selling as much as Discipline.

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bks at Pulse:

BILLBOARD HOT 100 - TOP 50

2 1 SEAN*JAY DOWN

3 2 MILEY CYRUS PARTY IN THE U.S.A.

4 3 JAY-Z RUN THIS TOWN/D.O.A

5 4 JASON DERULO WHATCHA SAY

1 5 BLACK EYED PEAS INVASION OF I GOTTA FEELING

7 6 LADY GAGA PAPARAZZI (REMIXES)

6 7 TAYLOR SWIFT YOU BELONG WITH ME

9 8 CAREY*MARIAH OBSESSED

8 9 KINGS OF LEON USE SOMEBODY

10 10 JAY-Z + ALICIA KEYS EMPIRE STATE OF MIND

24 11 OWL CITY FIREFLIES

15 12 BEYONCE SWEET DREAMS

12 13 DRAKE FEATURING KAN FOREVER

11 14 CARRIE UNDERWOOD COWBOY CASANOVA

14 15 PITBULL HOTEL ROOM SERVICE

20 16 MARIO FEATURING GUC BREAK UP

13 17 SHAKIRA SHE WOLF

22 18 MICHAEL FRANTI & SP SAY HEY (I LOVE YOU)

18 19 FABOLOUS FEATURING THROW IT IN THE BAG

23 20 FLO RIDA FEATURING BE ON YOU

16 21 DRAKE BEST I EVER HAD

17 22 COBRA STARSHIP FEAT GOOD GIRLS GO BAD

27 23 KELLY CLARKSON ALREADY GONE

51 24 IYAZ REPLAY

19 25 KERI HILSON FEATURI KNOCK YOU DOWN

26 26 JUSTIN BIEBER ONE TIME

21 27 DRAKE FEATURING TRE SUCCESSFUL

85 28 GLEE CAST SOMEBODY TO LOVE

28 29 BOYS LIKE GIRLS LOVE DRUNK

37 30 LADY ANTEBELLUM NEED YOU NOW

33 31 COLBIE CAILLAT FALLIN' FOR YOU

47 32 THE BLACK EYED PEAS MEET ME HALFWAY

32 33 ZAC BROWN BAND TOES

45 34 DAVID GUETTA FEATUR SEXY CHICK

25 35 JORDIN SPARKS BATTLEFIELD

36 36 THE FRAY NEVER SAY NEVER

29 37 JASON ALDEAN BIG GREEN TRACTOR

30 38 BLACK EYED PEAS INVASION OF BOOM BOOM POW MEGA

43 39 CHRIS YOUNG GETTIN' YOU HOME (THE BLACK DR

39 40 TOBY KEITH AMERICAN RIDE

34 41 DAUGHTRY NO SURPRISE

46 42 CASCADA EVACUATE THE DANCEFLOOR

31 43 GREEN DAY 21 GUNS

35 44 PITBULL I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE

42 45 KEITH URBAN ONLY YOU CAN LOVE ME THIS WAY

49 46 ESTER DEAN FEATURIN DROP IT LOW

40 47 PERRY*KATY WAKING UP VEGAS

41 48 PINK PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME

50 49 GUCCI MANE FEATURIN WASTED

44 50 MAXWELL PRETTY WINGS (WAL-MA

INTERESTING MOVES & DEBUTS

-- 51 GLEE CAST ALONE

75 60 MARIAH CAREY I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS

70 64 SEAN KINGSTON FACE DROP

61 65 ALICIA KEYS DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING

73 69 3OH!3 FEATURING KAT STARSTRUKK

80 72 R. KELLY FEATURING NUMBER ONE

-- 73 FOO FIGHTERS WHEELS

97 74 PINK FUNHOUSE

-- 76 GLEE CAST DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'

-- 78 PARAMORE CAREFUL

89 81 TAYLOR SWIFT FIFTEEN

-- 88 GLEE CAST MAYBE THIS TIME

-- 89 KRIS ALLEN LIVE LIKE WE'RE DYING

-- 91 DIERKS BENTLEY I WANNA MAKE YOU CLOSE YOUR EY

94 92 ALICE IN CHAINS CHECK MY BRAIN

96 94 MAXWELL BAD HABITS

-- 96 REBA CONSIDER ME GONE

-- 98 TRAIN HEY, SOUL SISTER

-- 100 LETOYA FEATURING LU REGRET

BUBBLING UNDER

5 2 LMFAO FEATURING LIL SHOTS

-- 3 MARIAH CAREY BETCHA GON' KNOW (THE PROLOGUE

-- 8 GLEE CAST LAST NAME

-- 9 OWL CITY VANILLA TWILIGHT

-- 14 BRITNEY SPEARS 3

-- 20 CHRIS BROWN FEATURI I CAN TRANSFORM YA

R&B 100

1 1 MAXWELL PRETTY WINGS (WAL-MA

2 2 MARIO FEATURING GUC BREAK UP

3 3 DRAKE FEATURING TRE SUCCESSFUL

4 4 JAY-Z RUN THIS TOWN/D.O.A

6 5 GUCCI MANE FEATURIN WASTED

10 8 R. KELLY FEATURING NUMBER ONE

16 9 DRAKE FEATURING KAN FOREVER

9 10 MAXWELL BAD HABITS

13 11 LETOYA FEATURING LU REGRET

19 16 ALICIA KEYS DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING

27 18 JAY-Z + ALICIA KEYS EMPIRE STATE OF MIND

15 20 CAREY*MARIAH OBSESSED

25 25 WHITNEY HOUSTON I LOOK TO YOU

92 26 CHRIS BROWN FEATURI I CAN TRANSFORM YA

38 34 ESTER DEAN FEATURIN DROP IT LOW

53 35 WHITNEY HOUSTON MILLION DOLLAR BILL

49 42 FABOLOUS FEATURING EVERYTHING, EVERYDAY, EVERYWHE

40 43 MARIAH CAREY I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS

54 50 BEBE & CECE WINANS CLOSE TO YOU

66 51 BEYONCE VIDEO PHONE

65 58 ALL-4-ONE MY CHILD

-- 60 USHER PAPERS

77 71 BEYONCE SWEET DREAMS

72 79 TONI BRAXTON YESTERDAY

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No Video, No Single, No Problem #1 Spot.. Barbra Steisand…

Weeks on Da Charts This Weeks Charting Artist Album title This Weeks Sales Total Sales

1 1 STREISAND*BARBRA LOVE IS THE ANSWER 180415 180612

1 2 PARAMORE BRAND NEW EYES 175112 175464

1 3 CAREY*MARIAH MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL 167912 168858

1 4 BREAKING BENJAMIN DEAR AGONY 134489 135276

1 5 ALICE IN CHAINS BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE 126146 126210

4 6 JAY-Z BLUEPRINT 3 88609 996744

1 7 MADONNA CELEBRATION 72159 72414

1 8 LAMBERT*MIRANDA REVOLUTION 65875 65890

1 9 SELENA GOMEZ & SCENE KISS AND TELL 65803 65878

2 10 PEARL JAM BACKSPACER 58374 247666

6 11 CYRUS*MILEY TIME OF OUR LIVES EP 54430 525276

1 12 AFI CRASH LOVE 51586 52019

5 13 HOUSTON*WHITNEY I LOOK TO YOU 51498 671799

2 14 CONNICK JR.*HARRY YOUR SONGS 45242 82342

1 15 METALOCALYPSE: DETHKLOK DETHALBUM II 44833 45120

1 16 AVETT BROTHERS I AND LOVE AND YOU 39792 40905

2 17 THREE DAYS GRACE LIFE STARTS NOW 36339 115706

1 18 LYNYRD SKYNYRD GOD & GUNS 34182 34294

47 19 SWIFT*TAYLOR FEARLESS 31956 3934270

3 20 DRAKE SO FAR GONE 31487 141204

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I'd love to know the Soundscan numbers for all Mariah's albums, cause she's been very overcertified hasn't she?

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Way to go Jean Sean! A British act at no1 in the USA! How did he manage to crack the USA market? Most of his songs are very mid-chart in the UK.

HAHAHHAAH at MC but it will probably outsell Discipline. I wonder to what extent she will go to make this a hit album? Hardy Candy pissed all over it!

Out of curiosity is this one of the BEST SELLING NO3 debuts in 2009?

Im not overall impressed by 72,000 but as they say GH's dont sell very well and the market is low, but surely not that low?

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Good to see Getta rising up - i hope this becomes a top 10 hit. Good to see Cascada hanging on. Any idea what number Celebration could be this week?

AND any idea what classic M songs old this week?

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I'd love to know the Soundscan numbers for all Mariah's albums, cause she's been very overcertified hasn't she?

oh, she most certainly is!

I'd love to know how she's gonna pull off a platinum certification for her new album. It'll be lucky to scan 500k at the rate it's going.

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I'd love to know the Soundscan numbers for all Mariah's albums, cause she's been very overcertified hasn't she?

Pre-SoundScan-Era Releases

Mariah Carey: 4.838 million* (had more than half a yearof untracked sales in 1990)

SoundScan-Era Releases

Emotions: 3.573 million

MTV Unplugged EP: 2.732 million* (includes 2,500+ of recent CD/DVD combo)

Music Box: 7.17 million

Merry Christmas: 4.908 million

Daydream: 7.545 million

Butterfly: 3.711 million

#1s: 3.586 million

Rainbow: 2.928 million

Glitter: 636,625

Greatest Hits: 976,120

Charmbracelet: 1.148 million

Remixes: 258,590

The Emancipation of Mimi: 5.826 million

Found this but the data is more than a year old.

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Way to go Jean Sean! A British act at no1 in the USA! How did he manage to crack the USA market?

Lil Wayne...

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Lil Wayne...

Well, I'll look forward to Revolver being a Billboard Hot 100 #1 then...

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Billboard Hot 100 #1s by British acts this decade:

You're Beautiful - James Blunt

Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Down - Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne

A very poor showing. The last ten years has seen the worst British presence on Billboard since the charts began. Safe to say the 00s was the most musically insular decade to date in the US.

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Madonna's album did alright. The price point is higher for both of her albums and most people bought the double disc, so consider that as well.

Mariah on the other hand surprisingly not so well especially considering the huge TV push for her album. She was interviewed and performed on Oprah, The View, Good morning American and had those two concerts in Vegas just to name a few things and that isn't all. Poor showing considering. Personally I like the album but I don't forsee any of the songs on it becoming a huge single and saving it. If word of mouth doesn't sell it, nothing will.

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Well, I'll look forward to Revolver being a Billboard Hot 100 #1 then...

Jay Sean is a budding artist (so the interest is there), he is not 51 years old and have a decent amount of looks, he is a true R&B artist (R&B being the key word there)...

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hmm, i wonder where Betcha Gon' got it's 22k copies of sales?

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Jay Sean is shit, but that's what sells unfortunately. He's good looking, but his music is just bland r&b pop with a the required hot rapper. Forgettable.

Worked for him, but it'll flop for Madonna.

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