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This Singer Blocked Chris Brown’s 'X' Album From A #1 Debut

Breezy had to settle for the deuce spot thanks to Babs.

Timing is everything and after months of delays due to his tumultuous private life, Chris Brown finally released his long-awaited, Nicki Minaj-assisted X album last week. And while it didn't give Breezy his third #1 debut in a row, he sold more than enough copies to land at #2, with sales of 145,000, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan.

Babs Blocker

Who blocked him? Some hotter, newer singer? Nope, 72-year-old legend Barbra Streisand, whose duets album, Partners, hit #1 thanks to sales of 196,000. Not for nothin', but Babs is the first artist to land a #1 in each of the last six decades. With #3 and #4 debuts, respectively, from country stars Tim McGraw and George Strait, another veteran act, Train, had to settle for #5 with Bulletproof Picasso (50,000). Last week's #1, Lecrae's Anomaly, dipped down seven spots as sales dropped by 65 percent to 31,000.

The week's biggest jump belonged to OneRepublic, whose Native shot up 51 spots and 840 percent to 49,000 thanks to a Google Play discount 99-cent sale.

Swiftly Back To #1

After hanging back in the second slot for a couple weeks, Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" was back at #1 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart, thanks to sales of 294,000. That meant that the former #1, Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," slid down one to #2 (282,000) as sales moved past the 2.2 million mark to date.

Jessie J's "Bang Bang" hung around at #3 (144,000) and Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow" moved up a spot to #4 (121,000). The week's big mover was Swedish singer Tove Lo, whose "Habits (Stay High)" shot up eight spots to #5 as sales were up by 51 percent to 107,000.

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