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.
Beyoncé…..take notes!!! Now you bow down to a real queen that has a portfolio of mature adult music.
But didn’t Janet’s last 3 cd flop now all a sudden she has comeback lol report that
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!!
Her last one before Unbreakable flopped. The 2 before that are platinum.
Beyonce has your mind since you rushed in here to mention her name.
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!!
Beyoncé is the reason why Janet dropped her album on a Friday! #Changedthegamewiththatdigitaldrop #Literally
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 June.so she changed NOTHING. And her surprise album release…also not original. David bowie did it a year before bey did.so 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
You dumb as f***! That’s when all albums drop now!
Congrats Janet and much success!????????????????????????
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!
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.
It did. Everyone knows the albums and tickets were bundled so please stop and just pray Beyonce doesn’t do the same.
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!
No shade but everyone knows it was a bundle package. That was made clear from the start.
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!!!!
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…
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.
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.
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!
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.
Biitch just shutcho STUPID ass up!! EVerything u wrote is a stank breath lie u ho.
b***** , scroll down the post, I got a #TBT for you
300k? Isn’t that like 283000 more than AqWhereius sold? My math isn’t that good.
Mmhmm didn’t Madge do this in 2012 and sold 300k+ first week???
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.
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?
@Letmeexplain I see no lies and you spoke nothing but the truth they can thumbs you down all they want but you provided facts.
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!!
Y’all bring Beyonce into everything. Queen has you bothered.
2 b loved and black eagle is currently on repeat
Burn it up needs to be sent to radio asap!!!!
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 ?
Because it’s not a bundle.
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!
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!
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.
Shut up, you’re an embrassment. Queen Janet is never bothered so you shouldn’t be either. And I say that out of love.
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.
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.
Janey, honey bun, “Love Will Never Do Without You”, and I’m proud to support and stan down hard for such a “***Flawless” queen!
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?!
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.
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.
Janet is predicted to sell only 17k in her second week. Flop!!!!
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.
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$$
Biitch u like for me to fart in yo mouf
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….
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 .
Can we get a post on Janet’s second week sales please David???!! I just can’t wait to read these excuses????
LMFAOOO ANALISE TAKE YOUR MEDS SIS
Yawwwwn Go get me some chocolate chip cookies BÎTCH
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.
????????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
remember how I scalped you bald and everyone in this post?
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
Now eat my pusssy, cause u kno u want too u ugly biitch!
tweets still can’t stop knocking janet. Everyone still purchased their albums..tada…so there…
Janet Be Like to her jigsaw puppets:
when she thinks of that 80% 2nd week drop coming her way
Dry k*** ho GO GET A MAN!!!
@AneurismsAndAsexualïty, this must be you, sis
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.
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
I AM LEGIT CRYING SCREAMING! That was the only funny thing you’ve ever said, TBH. I’ll give you THAT one.
Click here to see me drag Annalise effortlessly: http://thatgrapejuice.net/entertainment/first-look-nbcs-the-wiz-live-starring-mary-blige-more/
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
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!
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
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!!
At the rate she’s going, Unbreakable will never see a certification. Flop.
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!
July 7, 2014 at 4:41 pm
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!
I don’t order albums anymore, but aren’t most albums for sale by pre-order?
Queen Of Pop! Your fave’s fave.
Career ender was suckn my ass last night yall
Sure it wasn’t Clown Molly?
When will Citranny sell 100k again?
Death your OBSESSED sis!!!
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?
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.
Lol! That’s exactly what I’m about to be receiving soon. Somebody’s gonna be saying “Fine, m***********, I like it!”
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.