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Hip Hop Album Sales: DJ Khaled’s “Grateful” Still #1, Jay-Z’s “4:44” Didn’t Chart Despite Going Platinum

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Janet Jackson Makes History With Seventh No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Janet Jackson returned to the greatness she was accustomed to last week when she released her eleventh studio album, the Hip-Hop boosted Unbreakable.

The release has now become her seventh No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and puts her in the distinction of having a top album in each of the last four decades.

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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).

Among women with the most No. 1 albums, Jackson has the third-most leaders. Only Barbra Streisand (with 10) and Madonna (eight) have more.

Streisand and Jackson are also in 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.

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The Weeknd Holds At #1 On Album Chart; Travis Scott Opens In Top 3

(AllHipHop News) The Weeknd’s takeover of pop culture continues. The R&B star’s Beauty Behind The Madness spends a second week at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.

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The Weeknd Becomes First Artist To Hold Top 3 Spots On Hot R&B Songs Chart

(AllHipHop News) R&B sensation The Weeknd’s breakout year continues. The Toronto singer-songwriter has become the first artist to hold the top three spots on Billboard‘s Hot R&B Songs chart.

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The single “Can’t Feel My Face” sits at number one on the tally. “The Hills” jumps from 4-2, and “Earned It” holds at number 3. All three songs are also currently in the Top 20 on the Hot 100 with “Earned It” and “Face” peaking at number three. “The Hills” has risen all the way to #12.

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The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers’ Heading Back to Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

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