Janet Jackson Makes History as ‘Unbreakable’ Tops Billboard 200

The diva becomes the third act to earn No. 1 album in each of the last four decades as she scores her 7th chart-topping effort with her first LP in seven years.

Janet Jackson returns to the top spot of Billboard 200 with her comeback album “Unbreakable”. Nielsen Music reports that the singer’s latest studio effort, her first since 2008’s “Discipline”, lands atop the list with 116,000 equivalent album units sold in its first week, including 109,000 in pure album sales.

With “Unbreakable”, which marks her seventh chart-topping album on Billboard 200, Jackson becomes only the third act to earn No. 1 records in each of the last four decades. In addition to “Disclipline”, she previously hit the top spot with 2001’s “All For You”, 1997’s “The Velvet Rope”, 1993’s “janet.”, 1989’s “Rhythm Nation 1814” and 1986’s “Control”.

Trailing behind Jackson is The Weeknd, whose former first placer “Beauty Behind the Madness” jumps from last week’s No. 5 to this week’s No. 2 with 73,000. Drake and Future’s “What a Time to Be Alive”, meanwhile, slips one rung to No. 3 with 65,000. Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut LP follows at No. 4, falling from last week’s top slot with 64,000 in its second week.

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