Barbra Streisand beats out Paramore and Mariah Carey

LOS ANGELES (AP) - October 8, 2009 Streisand's "Love is the Answer" hit number one on the Billboard album chart its first week out. It sold 180,415 copies, according to SoundScan. It's Streisand's ninth number-one album. She's also the first artist to have a number-one album in five consecutive decades.

Paramore is second with "Brand New Eyes," which sold 175,112 copies. Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" is third with 167,912.

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