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Twilight Fans Can't Stop the Streisand

Paramore, Mariah Carey, Barbra Streisand paramore.net; Soul Brother/Getty Images; ZumaPress.com

You can't stop her, you can only hope to contain her. Too bad Twilight fans couldn't even do that.

The unstoppable—and, as it turns out, untoppable—Barbra Streisand surprisingly beat out both Mariah Carey and vampire (and bookmakers') favorite Paramore to top the Billboard album charts this week.

Which means you may not exactly be thrilled, but your (grand)mom sure is.

Babs' Love Is the Answer silenced both Paramore's Brand New Eyes and Mrs. Cannon's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, marking the singer-actor-director-personal doll shop proprietor's ninth No. 1 on the charts.

But just barely...

Streisand's album sold 180,000 to Paramore's 175,000. Carey was a close and respectable third with 168,000 copies.

As for how exactly Streisand pipped Paramore to the post, let's just say tweens hath no buying power like stay-at-home QVC watchers.

Here's the complete Top 10:

1. Love Is the Answer, Barbra Streisand
2. Brand New Eyes, Paramore
3. Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, Mariah Carey
4. Dear Agony, Breaking Benjamin
5. Black Gives Way to Blue, Alice in Chains
6. The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z
7. Celebration, Madonna
8. Revolution, Miranda Lambert
9. Kiss and Tell, Selena Gomez and the Scene
10. Backspacer, Pearl Jam

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