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Tamar Braxton Debuts at No. 5 with Calling All Lovers


Epic RecordsJanet Jackson‘s Unbreakable wasn’t the only R&B album to debut on the Billboard 200 album chart this week: Tamar Braxton‘s Calling All Lovers also made a top-ten entry.

According to Billboard, Braxton’s fourth studio album entered the chart at at number five, selling 43,000 equivalent units, of which 38,000 were pure album sales. Tamar’s last studio effort, 2013’s Love and War, debuted in second place and sold her career best of 114,000 copies in its first week.

Tamar and Janet’s respective debuts have caused the entire top five on the Billboard 200 to consist of R&B/hip-hop albums: The Weeknd is second with Beauty Behind the Madness; Drake and Future are in third, with What a Time to Be Alive; and Fetty Wap‘s self-titled project is in fourth.  That feat that hasn’t been accomplished since the January 13, 2007-dated chart, when Omarion’s 21 led the list, followed by Akon’s Konvicted, the Dreamgirls film soundtrack, NasHip Hop Is Dead, and Young Jeezy’s The Inspiration.

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