Janet Jackson Makes History With Seventh Number One Album, "Unbreakable"

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Janet Jackson has made history with her seventh album, "Unbreakable," hitting the number one spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart. She is only the third act to have number one albums in each of the last four decades.

Only Barbra Streisand and Madonna are ahead of Janet Jackson in this number one albums' race.

"Unbreakable" is Janet Jackson's first album since "Discipline" was released in 2008. It is her eleventh studio album.

Check out the following statistics Billboard shares about Janet Jackson's latest album.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

The new Oct. 24-dated chart (where Jackson is No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s Web sites on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Unbreakable — which was released on Oct. 2 — arrives atop the chart with 116,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, the set sold 109,000 in pure album sales.

Unbreakable is Jackson’s first studio album since 2008’s Discipline, which also debuted at No. 1. Jackson previously led the list with All For You (2001), The Velvet Rope (1997), janet. (1993), Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) and Control (1986).

Barbra Streisand and Janet Jackson arein rare company: along with Bruce Springsteen, the three performers are the only acts with No. 1 albums in the last four decades: ’10s, ’00s, ‘90s and ’80s.

Unbreakable is also Jackson’s first independently distributed album, and it was released on her own Rhythm Nation label through BMG. The set also starts at No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart.

Have you checked out Janet Jackson's "Unbreakable?" or any of the singles from the album?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.