JANET JACKSON CAREER CSPC RESULTS
So, after checking all figures, how many overall album sales equivalent each Janet Jackson album achieved? Well, at this point we barely need to do the addition of all figures defined all over this article!
In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, Control singles released in digital format sold the equivalent of 130,000 albums – 1,300,000 downloads with a 10 to 1 weighting.
As a reminder:
- Studio Album: sales of the original album
- Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
- Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
- Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1/10)
- Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500)
In spite of lower than claimed album sales and bad digital results, Janet Jackson totals are truly healthy. How many artists can claim outperforming their previous album two times in a row from a nearly 15 million equivalent album sales starting point ? With rounded totals of 15-17,5-19 million, Control, Rhythm Nation 1814 and Janet. have been strongly successful.
She hasn’t exactly collapse after that with The Velvet Rope shifting 10 million overall sales and All For You 7,25 million. Damita Jo bombed hard though with less than a fourth of sales of its immediate predecessor. Following three albums continued the decreasing trend and a rebound looks highly unlikely in the future.
The total number of equivalent album sales managed by Janet Jackson is 76,5 million. This results puts her ahead of all post-2000 divas like Adele, Rihanna, Beyoncé or Taylor Swift. In the other side, this is barely half of Whitney Houston who had a career that spanned the same era, less than half of Celine Dion too and less than a third of Madonna superb 244 million total. I started this study with a reference to politics – I’ll conclude it by saying that Janet Jackson is the perfect candidate of the centrism movement in the Diva’ scale.
Following pages list the most successful songs of the artist as well as the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge her position in the history of the music industry.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, PolyGram, EMI, Chartmasters.org.