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Janet Jackson narrowly misses UK Top 10 with new album

By Shaun Kitchener

Janet Jackson’s first studio album in seven years has missed out on the UK Top 10 in its first week of release.

Despite tracking at No8 at the half-way stage, the record has closed the week at No11.


Still though, it’s her top-placing album over here since 2001’s All For You (No2). 2004’s Damita Jo reached No32, 2006’s 20 Y.O. was No63 and 2008’s Discipline hit the same peak.

At the top end of the album chart, Rudimental enter at the summit with their new album We The Generation, while Ed Sheeran’s X spends its 68th week on the chart at No2 – as if there are still any Sheeran fans left in the country who haven’t bought it.

Editors are in at No5 with In Dream, Avicii bows at No9 with Stories and Squeeze arrive a hairline behind Janet at No12 with Cradle To The Grave.

Justin Bieber is back to the top of the singles list with What Do You Mean?, unseating Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall.