Janet Jackson
10.12.2015

Janet Jackson Scores Seventh No. 1 Album

Janet Jackson is no stranger to No. 1 debuts—she’s had seven of them. The latest comes this week with her new album Unbreakable.

The pop icon’s first album in seven years debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 116,000 equivalent album units (109,000 in pure album sales) in its first week, according to Billboard. It’s her first No. 1 since 2008’s Discipline, and makes Jackson third on the all-time list for most No. 1 debuts by a female artist, after Barbra Streisand (with 10) and Madonna (eight).

Jackson’s previous chart-toppers include All For You (2001), The Velvet Rope (1997), janet. (1993), Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), and Control (1986).

Elsewhere on the list, The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness jumps 5-2, selling 73,000 units. Drake and Future’s collaborative mixtape What a Time to Be Alive falls 2-3 with 65,000, while Fetty Wap slides to No. 4 in his second week with 64,000 albums sold.

Tamar Braxton’s third album Calling All Lovers arrives at No. 5 with 43,000 units (38,000 in pure album sales). Her last project, 2013’s Love and War, debuted at No. 2 with 114,000.

This week’s Billboard 200 marks the first time since 2007 that all top five albums have been hip-hop and R&B.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Janet Jackson – Unbreakable – 116,000
2. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness – 73,0002
3. Drake and Future – What a Time to Be Alive – 65,000
4. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap – 64,000
5. Tamar Braxton – Calling All Lovers – 43,000
6. Taylor Swift – 1989 – 38,000
7. Thomas Rhett – – 32,000
8. George Strait – Cold Beer Conversation – 32,000
9. Luke Bryan – Kill the Lights – 30,000
10. Don Henley – Cass County – 29,000