Janet Jackson Falls From Top Ten After Two Weeks; Stryper Has Highest (and Only) Veteran Debut

Janet Jackson's run in the top ten with her new album ends after just two weeks as Unbreakable falls from 8 to 14. The album debuted at number 1 two weeks ago.

The news is not good for Jackson who is seeing sales deteriorate quickly much like other veteran female vocalists like Mariah Carey have seen with their latest projects. Fan excitement supports the albums in their first week but there isn't much carry through in the following frames. Unbreakable even had a number 1 hit on the Adult R&B chart, No Sleeep, but that doesn't seem to be translating to album sales.

The only veteran artist with a new album this week is Christian metal band Stryper whose Fallen opens at number 44. That puts the album in the middle of Stryper's eleven studio albums with four having done better in the past, all reaching between 30 and 40. Both To Hell With the Devil (1986) and In God We Trust (1988) peaked at number 32.

The top five albums this week:
  1. Pentatonix - Pentatonix
  2. Confident  - Demi Lovato
  3. Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd
  4. General Admission - Machine Gun Kelly
  5. Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap
The top five singles:
  1. The Hills - The Weeknd
  2. Hotline Bling - Drake
  3. What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
  4. Stitches - Shawn Mendes
  5. Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
Veteran artists at the top of other Billboard charts:
  • Albums
    • Jazz Albums - The Silver Lining: The Music of Jerome Kern - Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
    • Catalog Albums - Greatest Hits - Fleetwood Mac
    • Latin Pop Albums - Los Duo - Juan Gabriel
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Adult R&B Songs - No Sleeep - Janet Jackson Featuring J. Cole
    • Dance Club Songs - The Other Boys - Nervo Featuring Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers
    • Smooth Jazz Songs - Because of You - Gerald Albright
    • Hot Gospel Songs - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin
    • Gospel Digital Songs - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin
    • Latin Airplay - Sunset - Farruko Featuring Shaggy & Nicky Jam
    • Latin Digital Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
    • Latin Streaming Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
    • Holiday Digital Songs - All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey


ken calhoun said...

The Album is great! so glad the album reached number 1 with sold out concerts. lame article

Eric Beasley said...

Agreed and she has done barely any promotion so to me it is a success and 2bloved is already becoming a radio favorite

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