Icon! Janet Jackson Sees Major Sales Gains After #BBMAs Tribute & Performance

Published: Thursday 24th May 2018 by Rashad

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For the few who needed reminder that Janet Jackson still had “it” (even at 52-years-old), that notice was served at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards when the pop icon popped, locked, and dropped it all across the MGM Grand Garden Arena stage in Las Vegas on May 20 (click here if you missed it).

And, while the showing may have drawn its lowest viewership this decade (click here for ratings), those who did view the spectacle – namely Jackson performing a medley of her top hits – had no problem extending their praise for the singer to social media, streaming outlets, and digital sales forums.

Click inside to see just how much of a sales bump the beauty saw:

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“The 2018 Billboard ICON Award honoree, Janet Jackson, collected a 939 percent sales gain for the three songs she performed: “Nasty,” “If” and “Throb.” 

Jackson wasn’t the only one reaping the rewards of a #BBMAs performance, however.

Among the tunes performed on the show: Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry,” which nabbed a 27 percent sales bump; Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” which was up 101 percent; and Shawn Mendes’ “Youth,” featuring Khalid, which rose 274 percent.  Salt-N-Pepa’s show-closing medley of “Shoop,” “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Push It,” and “Whatta Man,” featuring En Vogue, combined for a 518 percent sales gain. 


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  1. Boytoy1814 May 24, 2018

    I knew it!!!!! Get dat MONAAAY
    Janet! Some of the young kids think Janet’s song THROB is brand new song!!!!!!! Lol

  2. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ May 24, 2018

    Slay Queen, SLAY! Throb is classic!

  3. Meme May 24, 2018

    Her performance was boring though. Can’t wait for her real return.

    • Deyzz May 24, 2018

      Thank you. Do people know what real entertainment is any more? Just because the music was pumping and her being there gave the impression that she was doing something. NOT!

    • Loskii May 25, 2018

      Her real return? Y’all forgot she just did a sold out tour and add and leg to the same tour This year! I don’t think it was a lazy performance she definitely owned the stage I think it was the cameras we missed all the good s***!

      • pat May 25, 2018

        you’re right…the fan footage slays….but throb has always been more about the dancers than her… even in her prime… and i think she wanted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of janet….
        the gp /middle america were slayed tho being that they still thought she was chubby in a moo moo in the middle east somewhere…

  4. Rezno May 24, 2018

    Everyone is loving throb !! I had ppl literally ask what’s the name I’m going to buy that she should release too radio and hype it up big dance video

  5. Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) May 24, 2018

    I love Janet. Are we talking about sales or streaming here. Most of her true fans already own the physcal albums. This sounds like youngins streaming her hits for the first times because they liked the songs she performed. I hope they get into her whole catalogue of music because each era of Janet’s music had really great music. My favorite album was Velvet Rope but all of her albums are great and her fans all have their own favorite album.

    • Kyo May 24, 2018

      pure sales, streaming facts will be coming out shortly.

    • Danzou is laughing with how the TROLLS are getting busted these days May 25, 2018

      Hey girl what account will you be using today?

  6. DanYiel Iman May 25, 2018

    I’m still not a die hard fan of hers, I like about 3-5 songs by her…

  7. Keith May 25, 2018

    Good for Janet and great for the young people that are discovering “Throb”. Hopefully they will also check out the SNL performance of the song (the definitive one, IMO)…

  8. eric May 26, 2018

    That’s good news, but I listen to these songs regularly anyway. The performance was a lot of fun, though I wanted Janet to dance harder like she does on tour.

  9. ZuZu Jones May 29, 2018

    Never liked her!! Even when she was on Good Times as a child. Her music does NOTHING for me. All that speaking in a whisper s***. PLEASE. She looks old.

  10. ZuZu Jones May 29, 2018

    Never liked her. Even when she was on Good Times as a child, always wanted to be to damn grown. All the whisper talking give me a break. Looks old

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