Janet Jackson's new album isn't just Unbreakable, it's unstoppable on the charts. After taking a seven-year break between albums, Miss Jackson's latest album is her seventh to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. She did so by easily besting recent releases from the likes of Tamar Braxton, Fetty Wap, Drake and more.
Jackson's Unbreakable is her latest top-selling album, Billboard reports, and begins its chart run at No. 1 with 116,000 album equivalent units moved. In a testament to her audience, 109,000 of those copies were from pure album sales. The big start to Unbreakable helps Jackson to break a few records. Led by single "No Sleeep," Unbreakable is Jackson's seventh No. 1 album, following All For You, The Velvet Rope, janet., Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 and Control.
Jackson leads a top five on the Billboard 200 that is dominated by R&B releases. Former chart-topper Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd jumped back up three spots to No. 2, Drake and Future's collaborative mixtape What a Time to Be Alive dropped down one spot to No. 3 and last week's topper Fetty Wap slipped down to No. 4.
The top five is rounded out by the lone other debut in this week's top 10, Tamar Braxton's Calling All Lovers, which starts at No. 5. Her first new album in two years starts with a modest 43,000 units, and like Jackson, most of her tally comes from sales. She moved a solid 38,000 copies.
The rest of the top 10 comes via familiar releases. Taylor Swift's 1989 continues its stronghold in the Billboard 200 with its 50th week in the top 10 at No. 6 (up one spot from last week). She's then followed by a slew of country and classic rock releases from Thomas Rhett (Tangled Up, No. 7), George Strait (Cold Beer Conversation, No. 8), Luke Bryan (Kill the Lights, No. 9) and Don Henley (Cross County, No. 10).