Bette Midler celebrates a fifth consecutive decade of top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, as It’s the Girls debuted at No. 3. She’s only the second woman, following Barbra Streisand, to notch top 10 albums in each of the last five decades (1970s through 2010s). The new album’s arrival gives Midler her highest debut ever, her second-highest charting album, and sixth top 10 overall.
It’s the Girls — a tribute album celebrating girl group songs — sold 40,000 in the week ending Nov. 9, 2014, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Midler has only climbed higher on the chart once before, when the 1989 Beaches soundtrack hit No. 2. (It consists entirely of Midler tunes heard in the film, including the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Wind Beneath My Wings.”)