New Details Emerge From Janet Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’ Chart Story

Published: Wednesday 14th Oct 2015 by David

Even after three decades at the top success remains the name of Janet Jackson‘s game.

Or, if the machine built to produce and release her new album is anything to go by, innovation is.

Why her business model has seen her top the Billboard 200 without the support of Top 40 radio?

Facts and interesting figures after the jump…

Ms. Jackson’s new LP ‘Unbreakable’ currently sits atop the 200 with 116,000 equivalent album units to its name.

This figure has been lauded by music industry insiders as these digits were pulled by name recognition alone as the project’s absence from Top 40 radio saw her push on with the project’s campaign without a general public seducing lead single to support it.

What most people aren’t aware of is that a unique album pre-order push in tandem with the tour was mounted. One we feel is genius.

For, Hits Daily Double reports accounts for 30,000 of the 116,000 units the album moved in its opening week.

This figure pushed the entertainer past the 100,000 units mark (a rarity in itself these days) which helped her to claim the #1 spot and earn Jackson the coveted honor of having chart-topping album’s across four decades.


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  1. Chile Please!!! October 14, 2015

    Beyoncé…..take notes!!! Now you bow down to a real queen that has a portfolio of mature adult music.

    • Diego October 14, 2015

      But didn’t Janet’s last 3 cd flop now all a sudden she has comeback lol report that

      • Chile Please!!! October 14, 2015

        Boo Boo! That doesn’t matter if that was the case boo boo…..JANET IS AN ICON & has been in the game & sold WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY more albums then Thiefyonce!! So every seat in this world you can have….now SIT!!

      • Christian October 14, 2015

        Her last one before Unbreakable flopped. The 2 before that are platinum.

    • Girl Hush October 14, 2015

      Beyonce has your mind since you rushed in here to mention her name.

      • Chile Please!!! October 14, 2015

        Noooo…..just bussing your bra strap boop! I knew the fleahive will crawl from under their rocks ready to bite. You can sit as well!!

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 14, 2015

        Queen Janet

    • Alex October 14, 2015

      Beyoncé is the reason why Janet dropped her album on a Friday! #Changedthegamewiththatdigitaldrop #Literally

      • eric October 15, 2015

        Uhhh check ur fact boo. BeYAWNce had nothing to do with the friday release. Friday release is the new norm and has been since early she changed NOTHING. And her surprise album release…also not original. David bowie did it a year before bey try again.everything Beyonce does is borrowed/stolen from other artists. Don’t get me wrong I like her but let’s keep it real. Don’t speak of what u don’t know.I guess you #ShouldaKnownBetter #Bloop #sitdown #yourdismissed

      • Max October 15, 2015

        You dumb as f***! That’s when all albums drop now!

  2. BangBang October 14, 2015

    Congrats Janet and much success!????????????????????????

  3. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) October 14, 2015

    Great business model. I think this would be great for touring performers over 40 for who’s fans aren’t necessarily interested in new music but will go to their concerts. Keep pushing!

  4. Wait… October 14, 2015

    This isn’t true! And you shouldn’t have written this. I preordered the album, got a presale code, but did not buy a presale concert ticket! Nothing was free. That album did NOT come with a ticket.

    • ChakaYonce October 14, 2015

      It did. Everyone knows the albums and tickets were bundled so please stop and just pray Beyonce doesn’t do the same.

      • @ChakaYonce October 14, 2015

        No they weren’t. Nothing was free. You had to preorder the album to get access to BUY a presale ticket. That’s two separate purchases. I did not buy a presale ticket. I only preordered the album!

      • Rowland Nation October 14, 2015

        No shade but everyone knows it was a bundle package. That was made clear from the start.

      • shawn October 14, 2015

        SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE A DUMBASS THAT DIDN’T BUY A TICKET!!! Coming from someone that went to TWO Janet concerts already, I can GUARANTEE that tickets WERE NOT bundled with. Ticketmaster CLEARLY gives youthe option to buy the album or not. Yo test tube d*** sucking b.itch a** just mad. But, yo cun.t face will just deal!! LMFAO!!!!

      • Keith October 14, 2015

        It is NOT true. You could pre-order the album (which I did) and received a code for pre-sale tickets. The tickets and the album were separate. I did not get tickets or an album for free with purchase…

  5. #TeamTinashe Stan October 14, 2015

    First week sales are not all that. I don’t know why people anticipate it especially in new artists today. Sales grow based off of performances and notoriety.

    Anyways, glad Janet is still conquering! She conquered the entire 90’s era and to 2001 and then it was clearly Aaliyah’s time to take over but God had other plans than Beyonce came. All great ladies and history.

    At the end of the day, Janet paved the way and started it first. She had the biggest first week sales by a female EVER back in 1993. 300K copies I believe. It may look small to you now but hey somebody had to break the barriers! Anyways I am just rambling lol hehe.

    • Janet Xone October 14, 2015

      Correction: first week sales aren’t important for flops. How many albums that flop in the first week go on to do well later? It never happens. Speak for yourself when making such statements. Biatch.

      • @Janet Xone October 14, 2015

        You need to brush up on your music history. Control didn’t do much its first week and neither did Rhythm Nation. They didn’t debut at #1. far from it! Neither did Thriller!

      • Janet Xone October 14, 2015

        Who said anything about number one? In those days there was enough money to promote album for two or three years. We love in TODAYs world and albums never suddenly do well after tanking first week. The only exception is Lanas BTD.

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 14, 2015

        Biitch just shutcho STUPID ass up!! EVerything u wrote is a stank breath lie u ho.

      • Career Ender October 14, 2015

        b***** , scroll down the post, I got a #TBT for you

    • Rowland Nation October 14, 2015

      300k? Isn’t that like 283000 more than AqWhereius sold? My math isn’t that good.

  6. Taylor Tori Azalea October 14, 2015

    Mmhmm didn’t Madge do this in 2012 and sold 300k+ first week???

    • King Mark111 /.\ October 14, 2015

      Granny bundle her album with her tickets. Prince did that in 2005 as well. With Janet, you pre-ordered the album and then got an early access code to BUY the tour tickets. Not the same thing at all, I don’t get how people can’t understand. Basically pre=order the album, be able to buy tickets as an award.

      • Royalkev October 14, 2015

        ^ Facts

  7. Letmeexplain October 14, 2015

    Janet is also a business person. She’s been doing this 30+ years! You don’t have longevity in show without knowing the business. Kudos Ms. Jackson! Side note: I would almost bet money on Beyonce doing the same…. what hasn’t she copied & pasted that she & her minions give her credit for creating?

    • Shady81 October 14, 2015

      @Letmeexplain I see no lies and you spoke nothing but the truth they can thumbs you down all they want but you provided facts.

  8. @Taylor October 14, 2015

    She gave hers away with tickets. Janet didn’t. I just preordered the album and had a chance to buy a presale ticket, but didn’t. My friend did it too. They didn’t come together. Madonna gave her album away with concert tickets. That’s bundling!!

  9. Girl Hush October 14, 2015

    Y’all bring Beyonce into everything. Queen has you bothered.

  10. BeyRihLiyah October 14, 2015

    2 b loved and black eagle is currently on repeat

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 14, 2015


  11. BeyRihLiyah October 14, 2015

    Burn it up needs to be sent to radio asap!!!!

  12. lilk October 14, 2015

    so what were the actual album sales in store and online?
    how come no one is calling janet j a cheater since she bundled the album sales with concert tickets sales like prince did and like madonna did ?

    • @Lilk October 14, 2015

      Because it’s not a bundle.

  13. @JanetCIARA_ October 14, 2015

    Haters still mad? Mother came with an agenda! And is #1 without the immature gimmicks and antics that other artists have succumb to in that tired demanding industry!

  14. What? October 14, 2015

    What? I just preordered the CD, I got a platinum seating code to buy a concert seat, but I didn’t buy it because it was out of my price range, PLUS you had to have American Express. That’s not bundling!

  15. Lake Erie October 14, 2015

    Didn’t feel like reading the Janet hate comments today and I know I’m not alone so whatever you haters are saying, pretty much fell on deaf ears.

    ANYWAYS, You go Janet! !! This era of hers is so on fleek. I expected nothing less tho.


  16. Chile Please October 14, 2015

    Shut up, you’re an embrassment. Queen Janet is never bothered so you shouldn’t be either. And I say that out of love.

  17. King Stephy October 14, 2015

    It’s time to make some noise Miss Jackson. I say, a video/single release for “Take Me Away” needs to be the next move.

    • King Mark111 /.\ October 14, 2015

      I say that you’re stupid and is no one’s A&R. Get your no vocal having fat, I mean fave a #1 album this decade and let the Queen Of Pop do her.

  18. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 14, 2015

    Janey, honey bun, “Love Will Never Do Without You”, and I’m proud to support and stan down hard for such a “***Flawless” queen!

  19. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig October 14, 2015

    LMAOO I know I say this a lot… But this hœ @KIIII/RihNazi/Slavyonce/BurgerKingEmployee is legit obsessed and fixated with me to the point where she discusses me even when I’m not around, trolls under my name and copies me. ???????????????? how wrong can her life get?!

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 14, 2015

      Why can’t it find a hobby, sis? It’s not even obsession anymore. It’s now infatuation. It needs to cling elsewhere because, frankly, I know you’re tired of it hanging onto you looking for breastmilk. It better find itself and know itself real good before I give it an identity.

  20. JanStan October 14, 2015

    There is an even bigger picture here and that is Janet’s branding. While her Diamond Collection is out of our price range it seems that UNBREAKABLE is going to be Janet’s thing. Can’t forget she’s selling Multimillion dollar gemstones IN ADDITION to touring and music.

  21. Sandra October 14, 2015

    Janet is predicted to sell only 17k in her second week. Flop!!!!

  22. .::Centurion::. October 14, 2015

    Congrats to Janet again for snatching that #1. First week sales aren’t all that. GGGB debuted at #2 and went to sell over 9 million copies WW. Bruno Mars’s debut album sold like 55k first week and when on to sell 2 million in the US and 6 million WW.

    • Career Ender October 14, 2015

      not 80% of Jabba The Forehead’s albums stalling at 1.1 mil in the U.S.
      1st week sales are everything, the heat wave in yo water deficient village its taking tall on your already half demeted a$$

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 14, 2015

        Biitch u like for me to fart in yo mouf

  23. Theman October 14, 2015

    Haters. Haters. Haters. Y’all need hobbies. Either way, all of her albums had to be paid for. They weren’t given away. Hate if you want to. Do you not get what a preorder is? Foolishness….

  24. MADGE October 14, 2015

    ummm.. would you call the tour bundling genius if you were writing about madonna? who did that already!

    lol. this counts as janet’s fourth flop in a row .

  25. Slay_Hive October 14, 2015

    Can we get a post on Janet’s second week sales please David???!! I just can’t wait to read these excuses????

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 14, 2015


  26. Kiiiii October 14, 2015


    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig October 14, 2015

      Yawwwwn Go get me some chocolate chip cookies BÎTCH

  27. Theman October 14, 2015

    Madonna gave hers away with her tour. You still had to pay for Janet’s album. It wasn’t free. Major difference. And Janet doesn’t even have a second single out at radio currently. Y’all are so ignorant. It’s been the same song & dance with you idiots. She’s an ICON. She doesn’t have to prove shyt to you jerks. Her albums were bought. Bottom line.

  28. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig October 14, 2015

    ????????I’M ANNALISE, and your Bonnie????….
    You will always be my s****, Because I RUINED you ???? I recruited you to troll the nazi but you failed miserably???? So you better leave this comment section before I cut your throat. I’m also HOLLERING at the fact that this b*****’s pvssy is always squirting whenever she mentions or sees my name ????. Smh!

    In the words of Professor Keating… ‘If you screw up again, you will be the next dead body in this house’
    #YouAlwaysBeMySlavi #GetMeSomeChocolateChipCookies #BumBitçh

  29. Career Ender October 14, 2015

    I’ll be bringing back “2014 Career Ender” and scalping thota for filth on the 2nd week sales of mama jigsaw post
    just cheq the link I posted above and see how I scalped those höes and “TRUTH…” was licking my anüs so bad

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 14, 2015

      Now eat my pusssy, cause u kno u want too u ugly biitch!

  30. Feelit October 14, 2015

    tweets still can’t stop knocking janet. Everyone still purchased their albums..tada…so there…

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 14, 2015

      Dry k*** ho GO GET A MAN!!!

  31. Kiiiii October 14, 2015

    She said my pvssy squirts whenever she’s come around ????????.

    Biitch where? Kiiiii I can’t squirt, my püss was artificially created in Dexters Laboratory. You Dee Dee looking ass biitch.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig October 14, 2015

      PLZZZZZZZZ ???????????? DON’T DRAG YOURSELF FURTHER, No wonder your wackass pvssy with its skunk-like odour can’t trap a man, or even a fan base for that matter. The only fish you’re serving is sardines in a can, wiv that smelly stench. You’re so obsessed with me, your hymen probably broke when you saw this comment too ???? At least you can use Jumbo támmpons now! #SilverLining

  32. JoeJoe October 14, 2015

    Um Dear Grapejuice nothing was bundled. I ordered from her site. The only thing buying her album on her site did was allow you to access pre-sale tickets for her concert. NOTHING WAS BUNDLED

  33. Kiiiii October 14, 2015

    And girl BYE at Jumbo Tampons! PLS! My püss only dialates to 6 inches, but this ASS is TIGHT, and don’t EVER forget it.

    I might just have your man fly me to London, ride that dïck, and then go back home and count my millions.

    I might be trans but I STILL whoop a** like a man and I’ll ALWAYS serve Carmen Carrera, aka MORE. FISH. THAN. YOU EVERRRR COULD. Don’t EVER come for muah. You can’t see me!

  34. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig October 14, 2015

    I CANNOTTTTTTT at this bewildered høe laughing at a drag addressed to her. This gender-confused chubby LaTocha Scott built bîtch is laughing her damn ass off and recieving her beyonce-given LYFE, to my drag (that was addressed to HER). I’m in tears at how weak this bîtch is……. I really thought I taught her better! ???????? #NoneForRihSlaviWeiners

    • Kiiiiiiiiiiiii_Now! October 14, 2015

      LMFAOOOO NOT LATOCHA SCOTT! I AM SCREAMING BIIIIITCHHH ???????????????? I’ll never see it for pu cause you tried my friend RihNavy but you’ve actually made me day with these drags!!

  35. Bey da queen October 14, 2015

    At the rate she’s going, Unbreakable will never see a certification. Flop.

  36. Royalkev October 14, 2015

    True legend slayage! JJ’s always putting the work in and I’m glad to see it paying off after having so many obstacles thrown at her for years. This woman doesn’t do shortcuts, doesn’t get handouts and obviously takes her craft seriously. The album is a reflection of her dedication. I couldn’t ask for anything more! Janet’s a real gift to this industry!

    • Lover of music October 14, 2015

      July 7, 2014 at 4:41 pm
      RoyalKev says:
      I can’t tell you how much I miss
      Janet! The longing for her
      return is so real. It’s like going
      without seeing one of your
      favorite family members for
      years! This is what Janet does
      though! If your a fan, you will
      wait! End of. Janet moves when
      she’s ready! … and you won’t
      believe your eyes when she
      does come back, it’s like she’s a
      myth or something! I don’t pay
      her vevo numbers any mind.
      Some folks really had it in for
      Janet, a lot of her videos have
      been removed. Then the count
      restarts once her visuals appear
      again. Feedback was at 10
      million, now it’s 7 – something!
      Nobody got time for that! It
      doesn’t matter, Jackson’s don’t
      go away! Damita will come back
      with a vengeance this time! I’m
      sure she’s ready to kill it too! I
      like the take-no-prisoners/
      don’t-crack-a-smile Janet! I bet
      Queen Janet is still hungry!

  37. Casual-T October 14, 2015

    I don’t order albums anymore, but aren’t most albums for sale by pre-order?

  38. King Mark111 /.\ October 14, 2015

    Queen Of Pop! Your fave’s fave.

  39. truth(Janet is QWEEN, MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) October 14, 2015

    Career ender was suckn my ass last night yall

    • King Mark111 /.\ October 14, 2015

      Sure it wasn’t Clown Molly?

  40. The Great Lacefronce. October 14, 2015

    When will Citranny sell 100k again?

    • #JACKIE October 14, 2015

      Death your OBSESSED sis!!!

  41. isi October 14, 2015

    Janet Jackson (BMG/Rhythm Nation) 17-20k, 21-24k) in the second week and Beyonce’s supposed to be worried?

    Ban me all you want TGJ
    Why are majority of these comments from the same up address? Still faking eh?

  42. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 14, 2015

    I think I’m in the mood for “Strawberry Bounce”, “Sexhibition”, or “Would You Mind?” I want something uptempo, so ill go with the earliest option.

  43. Cal3bg October 15, 2015

    Major props to Janet. These are solid sales. Though I do remember reading comments claiming her first week sales would mop the floor compared with Madonna’s Rebel Heart CD. In the end Janer’s sold just 5,000 less than RH in the first week.

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