Barbra Streisand’s ‘Live at the Bon Soir’ debuts in the top 10 on the album sales chart

Barbra Streisand‘s Live at Bon Soir debuting in the top 10 on both Billboard‘s Top album sales and Top current album sales charts, arriving as her 64th entry on Billboard 200 — extending her record for most albums among women.



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Recorded in 1962, the Archive’s live set was originally intended to be Streisand’s debut album for Columbia Records. Instead, the project was shelved and her first release for her longtime label was the studio effort That Barbra Streisand Album in 1963. (It was also her first chart album on the Billboard 200, debuting at No. 17 on the chart on August 17, 1963, and later peaking at No. 9.)

Live at Bon Soir sold 7,500 copies in the US in the week ending Nov. 10, according to Luminate, and bows at No. 8 on Top Album Sales and No. 7 on Top Current Album Sales.

Billboard‘s Top album sales ranks the week’s best-selling albums based on traditional album sales only. The history of the chart dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now Luminate. Pure album sales were the only metric used by Billboard 200 album chart through the list dated dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a method that mixes album sales with track-equivalent album units and streaming-equivalent album units. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Of Live at Bon Soir‘s 7,500 sold, physical sales include 5,000 (all on CD) and digital album sales include 2,500. The album will be released on SACD and vinyl LP at a later date.

On the Billboard 200, Live at Bon Soir bows at No. 150, marking Streisand’s 64th entry on the chart. It extends her record for the most charting albums among women. It is also her ninth live project on the chart, and she has recorded at least one live album on the chart in every decade from the 1960s to the 2020s.

Streisand’s live albums on the Billboard 200:
TitlePeak Position, Peak Date
A Happening in Central Park, 30, Dec. 14, 1968
Live concert in Forum, 19, Jan. 6, 1973
A voice9, June 6, 1987
The concert, 10, Oct. 15, 1994
Highlights of the concert81, 10 June 1995
Timeless: Live in Concert, 21, Oct. 7, 2000
Live in Concert 20067, 26 May 2007
That music… Mem’ries… The Magic! Live in concert, 69, Dec. 30, 2017
Live at Bon Soir, 150, Nov. 19, 2022

At #1 on Top Album Sales, Taylor Swift’s Midnights holding close for a third week in a row, with 93,000 sold (down 19%). In the first three weeks, the album has sold 1.348 million copies in the United States

Joji debuts at a career-high No. 2 on Top Album Sales, which Smithereens arches with 17,500 sold. Of that total, CD sales include 13,000, bolstered by its availability in a Target-exclusive variant with alternate cover art, along with a number of deluxe box sets sold through the artist’s official web store.

beatles’ Revolver falls 2-3 on Top Album Sales with 15,000 sold (down 68%), while Stranger Things: Season 4 the soundtrack re-enters a new peak, fittingly, at No. 4 with 14,000 sold (up 2,067%), following its arrival on vinyl. Of this total, vinyl sales account for 13,000, making it possible to debut at No. 2 on Vinyl albums diagram.

Drake and 21 Savage’s Her loss – Which one launched at the top Billboard 200 – debuts at No. 5 on Top Album Sales with 12,000 sold.

Home Free collects its highest chart effort on Top Album Sales, and third top 10 as well As long as Dixie debuts at No. 6 with 8,000 sold.

Steve Lacy’s The rights of the twins bows at No. 7 with nearly 8,000 sold following its vinyl release. Almost all of its sales for the week were driven by its vinyl LP (No. 3 debut on Vinyl Albums). The rights of the twins was released on streaming services and for purchase as a digital download album on July 15, but never sold enough to make the Top Album Sales chart until its vinyl release. It has yet to be released on any physical format other than vinyl.

Berners rounds the top 10 on Top Album Sales From seed to sale (4-9 with 6,000; down 55%) and Kendrick Lamar’s good boy, mAAd by (16-10 with 6,000; up 45% thanks to continued strong performance by the company’s 10th anniversary reissue variants).

In the week ending Nov. 10, 1.749 million albums were sold in the US (up 8.1% from the previous week). Of this total, physical albums (CDs, vinyl LPs, cassettes, etc.) accounted for 1,363 million (up 10.2%) and digital albums 386,000 (up 1.3%).

631,000 CD albums were sold in the week ending November. 10 (up 1.8% week-over-week) and 720,000 vinyl albums sold (up 18.8%). Year-to-date CD album sales are 29,652 million (down 7.3% compared to the same time frame a year ago) and year-to-date vinyl album sales are 33,294 million (up 3.7 %).

Total year-to-date album sales total 80,993 million (down 6.7% compared to the same year-to-date time frame a year ago). Year to date, sales of physical albums are 63,412 million. (down 1.7%) and digital album sales totaling DKK 17,581 million. (down 21.1%).

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