Janet’s album makes history

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 Barbara 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.