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Gay icon Barbra Streisand makes more history with latest album

Gay icon Barbra Streisand makes more history with latest album

At the age of 72, Barbra Streisand is proving to be as big a draw as she ever was.

The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Friday (7 November) that Streisand’s latest album, Partners, has been certified gold meaning it has sold more than 500,000 copies.

This marks the 52nd gold record for Streisand whose first album was released 50 years ago last month.

No other female artist has achieved as many gold records as Streisand.

‘Barbra is the most recognized female in the history of Gold and Platinum album awards,’ RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman said in a statement. ‘What an incredible feat. It’s no surprise that she’s returning to the top of the charts and earned yet another Gold album.’

Partners is an album of duets that debuted at the top of the Billboard sales chart in September. That achievement made Streisand the first artist in history to have a number one album in six consecutive decades.

Among those joining the singing legend on the album are Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Babyface, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, and Stevie Wonder.

Partners also includes a virtual duet with the late Elvis Presley.