Janet Jackson sets new records as she tops US albums chart

 Singer Janet Jackson's music comeback has made history by taking her new album to the top of America's Billboard 200.

PTI| Updated: Oct 12, 2015, 12:49 PM IST
Janet Jackson sets new records as she tops US albums chart

Los Angeles: Singer Janet Jackson's music comeback has made history by taking her new album to the top of America's Billboard 200.

The R&B icon debuted "Unbreakable", the follow-up to 2008's "Discipline", in pole position, earning Jackson her seventh US number one.

Only Barbra Streisand and Madonna have more chart-toppers for a female artist, with 10 and eight, respectively.

The feat also makes Jackson, 49, only the third artist in Billboard history to score a number one in each of the last four decades; Streisand and Bruce Springsteen are the other two musicians.

Thanking fans for their unwavering support on Twitter, the singer wrote, "Never for a single moment did I ever go without your love. You made me feel wanted. I wanna (sic) tell you how important you are to me. Truth is that I wouldn't be here without the love I stand on... Thank you".

Jackson knocked Fetty Wap's eponymous debut album from the top - the rapper's project fell to four, behind The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind the Madness" at two, and Drake and Future's "What a Time to Be Alive" at three.

Singer Tamar Braxton rounded out the new top five with "Calling All Lovers".