Janet Jackson, welcome back. Her “Unnbreakable” album debuted today at number 1 on iTunes and number 2 on amazon.com.
This is a HUGE comeback for the youngest Jackson sister. Her last couple of albums over at Universal Music were duds. She was written off, and then took off. She got married and took a breather.
But now Janet is on tour, selling tickets. And her album is getting rave reviews. It totally backs up the tour. The single “No Sleeep” had a rocky start. But it’s been number 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart longer than any other single.
This is thanks to Janet’s management team, including Phil Quartararo, working “No Sleeep” at radio like crazy.
A new single, “Burnitup,” with Missy Elliot, is out now. But “Unbreakable”– produced by Jimmy Jam Harris and Terry Lewis– has a lot of potential hits.
Who looks good today? BMG Music’s Jon Cohen and his team. They licensed the album and went into business with Janet. Now every legacy star will want that deal. Cohen et al should get Gladys Knight and her team right away. Gladys’s single “Just a Little” is perfect for them.
So good news. Even if “Unbreakable” has a short run at number 1, it’s there. That’s all that matters.