CSPC: Janet Jackson Popularity Analysis

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Full Length related record Sales

It sounds fairly logical to add together weighted sales of one era – studio album, physical singles, downloads, and streams – to get the full picture of an album’s popularity. For older releases though, they also generate sales of various live, music videos and compilation albums.

All those packaging-only records do not create value, they exploit the one originated from the parent studio album of each of its tracks instead. Inevitably, when such compilations are issued this downgrades catalog sales of the original LP. Thus, to perfectly gauge how worthy the original LP is, we need to re-assign sales proportionally to its contribution of all compilations which feature its songs. The following table explains it all.

Remaining Long Format Part 1 – Compil & Remix

How to understand this table? If you check for example Design of a Decade 1986-1996 compilation album line, those figures mean it sold 8,300,000 units worldwide. The second statistics column means all versions of all songs included on this package add for 64 million streaming plays on Spotify.

The second part on the right of the table shows how many streams are coming from each original album, plus the share it represents on the overall package streams. Thus, streaming figures tell us songs from Control are responsible for 31% of the Design of a Decade 1986-1996 tracklist attractiveness, which means it generated 2,541,000 of its 8,300,000 album sales and so on for the other records.

Design of a Decade is, from a 2017 point of view, a fairly irrelevant compilation as it misses various key hits like Together Again, Got ’til It’s Gone and All For You which released after the compilation came out, but also notable eligible omissions like Any Time, Any Place, If and Again. Nevertheless, its track list is the distribution of sales that matters the most as this is by far Janet Jackson’s biggest selling compilation with 8,3 million units. All three of Control, Rhythm Nation 1814 and Janet. are responsible for a third of its appeal, some 2,7 million-ish sales generated by each.

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Eminemfan

With all nepotism and help she had, her numbers are nowhere in big 4 league. Even Enya, tina turner outsold her. And new mpgs are already ahead. The way her fans claim her in league of whitney is beyond me

ojd

why so speed negativity to every comment sections it’s so annoying. You don’t like Janet okay cool

Eminemfan

I am talking numbers. If u cant digest the fact that her numbers are low, considering how people try to put her in league of big 5, they can be called out. Stating facts = negativity for fans and its fact she had career, bcoz of her brother. There is reason nepotism is called out everywhere.

G.G.

Morning,
I’m still wondering why her album “Discipline” doesn’t appear on any Spotifyl streaming tally? Is it a glitch or something?

Michael Bosket

I don’t know if these are worldwide sales but it’s wrong

Control = 14 Million
Rhythm Nation = 14 Million
janet. = 20 Million
The Velvet Rope = 10 Million
All For You = 7 Million
Damita Jo = 3 Million
20 Y.O. = 1.5 Million
Discipline = 1 Million
Unbreakable = 400K
Black Diamond = TBD

Don’t know how much Janet Jackson & Dream Street sold and Design Of A Decade sold 10 million.

G.G.

HI,
Is it normal that the album “Discipline” is not on her Spotify number tool? As well, do we know what’s the “official” reason for most of her music videos not being available on Youtube when everyone’s else are?…

obro

it is possible we could get a break down on janet jacksons cspc sales by decade?

Iris

According to Twisted Brother, here are some sales for Janet. Italy – The Velvet Rope – 200,000 Janet – 125,000 Control – 100,000 Rhythm Nation – 100,000 Design of a Decade – 100,000 All For You – 60,000 Damita Jo – 10,000 20 YO – 6,000 Discipline – 5,000 Number One/The Best – 3,000 Unbreakable – 2,000 Netherlands – Control – 140,000 Janet – 140,000 The Velvet Rope – 130,000 Design of a Decade – 80,000 Rhythm Nation – 60,000 All For You – 50,000 Damita Jo – 10,000 Discipline – 6,000 20 YO – 5,000 Unbreakable – 3,000 Germany… Read more »

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