CSPC: Janet Jackson Popularity Analysis

JANET JACKSON CAREER CSPC RESULTS

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So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each Janet Jackson album achieved? Well, at this point we don’t need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!

In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

#CoverAlbumTotal CSPCSales*StreamsTotal CSPC
Studio AlbumsOther LPsPhysical SinglesDigital SinglesLast verifiedAuto updateDaily Increase
1Janet Jackson705,000500,0000201,000
(670,000)
3,000
(20,000)
1,000
(04/17/17)
N/AN/A705,000
2Dream Street368,000300,000066,000
(220,000)
2,000
(10,000)
0
(04/17/17)
N/AN/A368,000
3ControlControl15,034,0009,200,0003,427,0002,118,000
(7,060,000)
195,000
(1,300,000)
23,000
(04/17/17)
94,000
(10/23/21)
Av.: 40
LD: 60
15,034,000
4RhythmRhythm Nation 181417,591,00010,900,0003,787,0002,601,000
(8,670,000)
210,000
(1,400,000)
25,000
(04/17/17)
93,000
(10/23/21)
Av.: 40
LD: 70
17,591,000
5Janet.Janet.19,413,00012,600,0003,794,0002,448,000
(8,160,000)
360,000
(2,400,000)
49,000
(04/17/17)
211,000
(10/23/21)
Av.: 100
LD: 130
19,413,000
6TheThe Velvet Rope10,288,0007,450,000635,0001,632,000
(5,440,000)
330,000
(2,200,000)
52,000
(04/17/17)
241,000
(10/23/21)
Av.: 110
LD: 170
10,288,000
7AllAll for You7,397,0005,900,000266,000906,000
(3,020,000)
225,000
(1,500,000)
29,000
(04/17/17)
100,000
(10/23/21)
Av.: 40
LD: 80
7,397,000
8DamitaDamita Jo1,706,0001,550,00012,00036,000
(120,000)
83,000
(550,000)
9,000
(04/17/17)
25,000
(10/23/21)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
1,706,000
92020 Y.O.1,166,0001,000,00011,00027,000
(90,000)
98,000
(650,000)
8,000
(04/17/17)
30,000
(10/23/21)
Av.: 10
LD: 20
1,166,000
10DisciplineDiscipline992,000700,00016,0009,000
(30,000)
248,000
(1,650,000)
10,000
(04/17/17)
19,000
(10/23/21)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
992,000
11Unbreakable505,000400,00000
(0)
68,000
(450,000)
37,000
(04/17/17)
N/AN/A505,000
12Orphan2,574,0000227,0002,147,000
(7,157,000)
180,000
(1,200,000)
20,000
(04/17/17)
N/AN/A2,574,000
*Pure sales figures updated on 04/17/17.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)

See where the artist ranks among remaining singers


In spite of lower than claimed album sales and bad digital results, Janet Jackson’s totals are still truly healthy. How many artists can claim they outperformed their previous album twice 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 collapsed after that with The Velvet Rope shifting 10 million overall sales and All For You 7,3 million. Damita Jo bombed hard though with less than a fourth of the sales of its immediate predecessor. The 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 77,1 million. This result puts her ahead of all post-2000 divas like Adele, Rihanna, Beyoncé or Taylor Swift. However, this is barely half the total managed by 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’s superb 241 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.

The following pages list the most successful songs of Janet Jackson 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.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Of course, the poll to decide which artists you would like to be studied next is still active!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, PolyGram, EMI, Chartmasters.org.

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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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