CSPC: Janet Jackson Popularity Analysis

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You have been voting in your numbers on voting at Chartmasters.org for your favorite artist to be studied with the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept. The promise was that artists winning each category would be covered within a few weeks. On political campaigns, commitments aren’t always completed but our site is fully aiming to respect them! Among artists with a mid-sized discography, Janet Jackson received half of the votes – 297 out of 592 as of now – the highest total of any artists from all categories making it natural to start filling your wishes by working on her statistics!

It is a mystery to nobody that the American superstar hasn’t been doing headlines for many years. The little sister of Michael Jackson is more than a famous sibling or a faded rising star. Her discography spans 33 years from 1982 to 2015. Along the way she topped the US charts with 10 singles and 7 albums, proving a real selling power.

Albums like Control and Rhythm Nation 1814 are often claimed to be 14 million sellers each while 1993 set Janet. is supposed to be a 20 million seller. Regular readers of our website are certainly questioning those tallies though as they know how often inflated figures flood the internet, especially when the popular divas a la Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Celine Dion are concerned. Her chart toppers are completely legitimate so she must have sold a good chunk of units with various of her records. What is the truth then? Where does Janet Jackson rank inside the all-time divas list?

As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge her results. The concept will not only bring you sales information for all Janet Jackson albums, physical singles, download singles, music videos and streaming, it will also accurately weight all this information to conclude her true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC idea, the next page explains it with a short video, I fully recommend you to watch it before getting onto the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures. Let’s go!

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I think the figures about Togheter Again are pretty low. If we look only to certifications they already collect the 3.2 million copies. MJD was very very conservative for this. But definitly 6 million is to high.


On top of UNAIDS report comfirming TA sales 6 million, official charts com confirms it is Janet’s most streamed song.

Source: http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/janet-jacksons-official-top-40-most-downloaded-songs__10662/

Billboard confirms Together Again being the most played song of 1999

Source: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7370513/janet-jackson-50-accomplishments-birthday

Meanwhile ARIA charts (global) confirm Together Again being one of the most sold single in 1997 and 1998.

Source: http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-accreditations-singles-1998.htm

Proof enough?



And fyi it is also the most streamed and watched Janet song on all digital platforms, so there. Facts.


I don’t recall crying. I’m simply stating the facts and the sources. It is her most popular single commercially. I’m just not a big fan of inaccurate numbers.

John P.

Great Job!

When can you do Paul McCartney or John Lennon CSPC? I’m really interested to see how commercially successful they were in their solo careers.


It’s funny how you claim that 6 million + as a crying kid, but can not relate how the single sold it. Can you be reasonable?


Sorry that’s 6 million +. And Together Again is one of the biggest selling songs ever…


From official certifications, and UNAiDs Outlook Report from 2010. It is the only Janet song that has sold 10 million copies, and commercially her biggest selling single ever. You can wikipedia it, and check the sources of those claims. I did and they’re solid. All official sources from France to US.

So, I’m afraid your calculations are way off.


How is this list done cause it seems inaccurate as heck. Janet’s best selling single is Together Again, sitting at 6+ million copies sold. How in the world did you come up with 3+ million?


Wow. Do you have any source about this?

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