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Janet Jackson’s “Unbreakable” Wins Album Sales Race With 109K (Updated)

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Update: An opening week total of 109,000 pure US sales earns Janet Jackson’s “Unbreakable” the #1 spot on this week’s Billboard Top Album Sales chart.

Its weekly sales victory was of the dominant variety; no other album sold more than 38,000 copies during the October 2-8 tracking week.

“Unbreakable” also tops the consumption-oriented Billboard 200. With Track Equivalent Albums (10 single sales = 1 album equivalent unit) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (1500 single streams = 1 album equivalent unit) added to its sales total, “Unbreakable” posted a first-week consumption total of 116,000 units.

It becomes her seventh album to claim #1 on the BB200

The Top 10 of this week’s Billboard 200 follows:

1) Janet Jackson – Unbreakable – 116K units (109K from pure sales)
2) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness – 73K units (31K from pure sales)
3) Drake & Future – What A Time To Be Alive – 65K units (27K from pure sales)
4) Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap – 64K units (23K from pure sales)
5) Tamar Braxton – Calling All Lovers – 43K units (38K from pure sales)
6) Taylor Swift – 1989 – 38K units (20K from pure sales)
7) Thomas Rhett – Tangled Up – 32K units (21K from pure sales)
8) George Strait – Cold Beer Conversation – 32K units (30K from pure sales)
9) Luke Bryan – Kill The Lights – 30K units (21K from pure sales)
10) Don Henley – Cass County – 29K units (28K from pure sales)
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Janet Jackson’s first studio album in more than seven years easily won the weekly sales race.

According to a Hits Daily Double estimate, Jackson’s “Unbreakable” sold approximately 105,712 pure copies during the October 2-8 tracking week. The mark nearly triples that of the nearest competitor.

While Billboard’s more authoritative data (due in the next few days) will differ slightly, it will not change the overall outcome: “Unbreakable” was the week’s best-selling album and will debut at #1 on the Top Album Sales chart.

“Unbreakable” will also land atop the consumption-oriented Billboard 200. With Track Equivalent Albums (10 single sales = 1 album equivalent unit) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (1500 single streams = 1 album equivalent unit) added to its sales total, Hits estimates that “Unbreakable” posted a first-week consumption total of ~111,941 units.

Other top performers in terms of pure sales: Tamar Braxton’s “Calling All Lovers” (~36,919 sales), George Strait’s “Cold Beer Conversation” (~30,112 sales), Don Henley’s “Cass County” (~26,845 sales), The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind The Madness” (~25,750 sales), and Drake & Future’s “What A Time To Be Alive” (~25,298 sales).

Other top performers in terms of consumption: “Beauty Behind The Madness” (~59,686 units), Fetty Wap’s “Fetty Wap” (~55,857 units), “What A Time To Be Alive” (~55,671 units), “Calling All Lovers” (~40,841 units), and Taylor Swift’s “1989” (~34,955 units).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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