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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Barbra Streisand Harshes Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey probably let out one last 37-octave shriek this morning and blew her vocal pipes out for good when she saw the news that Barbra Streisand's collection of snooze standards, Love Is The Answer, tore the wings of Mimi's Imperfect Angel and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums.

And, really—she should squeal! Last year Mariah sold over 400,000 copies of E=MC2 in its first week. This time around, Angel only hacked up 168,000 in sales. I gotta say, when "Obsessed" is your fastest jam on there, and everything else is a ballad, you should feel lucky to have Babs sit on your head and squash you down to #3.

Madonna's Celebration debuted at #7. Not bad for reheated floorfillers from the Disco Cougar.

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