Worldwide 100 million-selling megastar Janet Jackson returns to Soundscanâs #1 position on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as her Island Def Jam album debut âDisciplineâ enters at the top on first week sales of 181,075 units, it was announced today by Antonio âL.A.â Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group. âDisciplineâ marks Janetâs first #1 Soundscan album debut in nearly seven years, since âAll For Youâ in May 2001. âJanet delivered an amazing album and Island Def Jam is on a mission to deliver big results for her in every way,â said Mr. Reid. “Janet is musical royalty who only deserves the very best.â âDisciplineâ was launched on the morning of the album release (February 26th) with a live performance at the Nokia Theatre on New Yorkâs Times Square, broadcast on ABCâs Good Morning America. Another Times Square performance happened that afternoon, broadcast by MTVâs TRL. Just a few blocks away, pandemonium took over Best Buy for Janetâs in-store CD signing event, which attracted 5000 fans. Across the country two days later (Thursday), Janet stopped traffic again at her Virgin Megastore CD signing event. Later that night on CNN, she was the exclusive guest on Larry King Live. An appearance on the Ellen Show followed the next morning (Friday). Janetâs appearance on the Tyra Banks Show airs March 4, and that same night she is the lead guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The week before the albumâs release came news of Janetâs 2008 NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the #1 box office smash Why Did I Get Married? The comedy-drama written, produced, directed, and starring Tyler Perry, opened #1 at the box office. âDisciplineâ is the 10th studio album (and overall 13th album) of Janet Jacksonâs career. In addition to Rodney Jerkins, who produced âFeedback,â the new album brings together an A-list of guest producers, including Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Tricky Stewart, and The-Dream. Prior to album release, âFeedbackâ was named Janetâs biggest-selling digital single ever, and the video (by British director Saam Farahmand) is currently in major video channel rotation on BET, MTV, VH1, and VH1 Soul. In a class all by herself, 5-time Grammy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated Janet Jackson â singer, composer, producer, actor, and humanitarian â celebrated two career milestones in 2007: the 30th anniversary of her beginning as a TV star in her own right on âGood Timesâ (in 1977), and the 25th anniversary of her debut as a solo recording artist on A&M Records (in 1982).
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