Music News: Janet Joins Elite with New Album

Janet-Jackson3Via: AP

Janet Jackson claimed her seventh career Number One album as the singer’s Unbreakable, her first LP in seven years, cruised to the top spot on the Billboard 200. Unbreakable sold 116,000 total copies in its debut week to give Jackson her second consecutive Number One album following 2008’s Discipline. Jackson’s latest chart-topper also put the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee in an elite club – occupied only by Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand – as artists to score Number One albums in the 2010s, 2000s, 1990s and 1980s,Billboard reports.

The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness bounced back from last week’s Number Five to Number Two this week thanks to another 73,000 total copies sold, with many of those sales coming from bulk purchases of the Hot 100’s Number One single (“The Hills”) and Number Four single (“Can’t Feel My Face.”) “The Hills” should continue its Hot 100 dominance in the coming weeks thanks to new remixes featuring Eminem and Nicki Minaj.

Last week’s Number One, Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut, dipped to Number Four, one spot behind Drake and Future’s joint mixtape What a Time to Be Alive. Tamar Braxton’s Calling All Lovers was the only other debut in the Top 10 this week, landing at Number Five. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift’s 1989 is within two weeks of spending an entire year in the Top 10 as the album ended its 50th week on the charts at Number Six.

A quartet of country music albums closed out the Top 10: Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up, George Strait’s Cold Beer Conversation, Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights and Don Henley’s Cass County placed Seven through 10 respectively.

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