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Janet Jackson's New CD Bombs

10/18/2006 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson has just suffered a record malfunction. TMZ has obtained the latest numbers for her new album, and it is tanking big time.

The CD debuted three weeks ago, selling 296,873 copies. The second week, sales plunged 74% to 77,240 units. The typical second week drop is 40%.

TMZ has just obtained figures for third week sales, and it's not too early to declare Janet's latest effort a disaster. Sales dropped to 42,240 units, a 45% plunge from the second week.

Janet's CD debuted at number two on the charts, dropped to number nine the second week and then went down to number 19 the third week.

So far, Janet's CD has sold 416,353 units. We're told Virgin Records stocked the stores with 1.2 million copies. We're guessing the 99¢ Only store is about to get a big shipment.

TMZ called a rep for Virgin, so far we have not received a response.

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Motiv8r    

I agree with you #7. I've noticed lately that each time it became time for a new album of Janet's to drop, so did another piece of clothing. Janet...you're beautiful already...sexy is not necessarily naked. What happened to the woman who was in "control" years ago?? Now she just seems like this self-conscious little child who needs to be cared for and protected from any and everything and everybody. I don't have a problem with Jermaine, but...Janet -- please take control again. Things went better for you when you were behind the wheel. Make your music and stop trying to compete with the Beyonce's, Ciara's, Britney's, and others. You paved the way for them, now get out of their way and make some grown up stuff!

2784 days ago
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lenny devine    

Janet need to be different.......her CD 20 yrs. old bombed because she is still in that time frame.....Janet needs to grow up and start doing mature albums....better yet she need to break away from singing....her loss after the movie Poetic Justice she stop seeking any other acting deals.......

the young stars now who can't really sing besides Christina Aguilera blow up because they also have lucrative deals with commercials like Revlon, L'oreal, Skechers Shoes, etc.....

Janet should have named her album 40 yrs. old and brought something out totally different...more mature and more R & B..... than recreate what she did 20 yrs. old...to me that was a big mistake.

2774 days ago
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Sam    

WHAT ARE YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT ????? Only one comment on this first page mentions Justin's actions during the superbowl event. ENOUGH OF ALL THAT!!! How many artist can say that after 20 years they are still in the business and doing well. Every project with the exception of these two are platinum, (even 20 years old, without hardly any mainstream promotion)
20 years old was nominated for a Grammy. I think you all are down on Janet just because her last name is JACKSON !!!
Yeah Justin's project is hot because his label has advertising contracts with everyone in the world, and his label is firmly, and whole heartly supporting his project...UNLIKE VIRGIN...

KEEP ROCKING JANET, YOU BRING CLASS AND HISTORICAL TALENT TO THIS NEW WORLD OF MEDIA MONSTERS !!!

2759 days ago
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black mombo    

First of all Janet has nothing to prove to anyone.She has awards and record sales that speak for themselves. She has proven that she is in a class all by herself when it comes to her professionalism and originality. There are female singers that have a few number one hits under their belt and feel that they are on Janet's level . They need to recoginize, if they dont know they better ask somebody!!!!

2747 days ago
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black mombo    

First of all Janet has nothing to prove to anyone.She has awards and record sales that speak for themselves. She has proven that she is in a class all by herself when it comes to her professionalism and originality. There are female singers that have a few number one hits under their belt and feel that they are on Janet's level . They need to recoginize, if they dont know they better ask somebody!!!!

2747 days ago
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Stan    

Ouch. Tell us how you really feel about Janet. Don't hold back buddy.

2824 days ago
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Laury    

Don't tell me that this surprises you. Janet doesn't have an original bone left in her. Her career died at the 2004 Superbowl, and it's probably too late to reanimate it.

2824 days ago
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joeybird    

When are record companies going to realize that the music business has changed. The Jackson name worked before, but now it's 20 y(ears) o(lder). The days of supergroups and artists are over.

2824 days ago
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j    

Karma is a bitch! That's what you get for intentionally flashing your tit durring a family viewed football game. Skank. Go take care of your wacked out brother. Nobody wants to listen to your whisper "singing" anymore.

2824 days ago
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Laury    

You know what really sucks though? It's that Janet has to suffer all the consequences of her "wardrobe malfunction" while Justin Timberlake didn't want anything to do with it, and his career is as red-hot as ever while Janet's is sinking big time.

2824 days ago
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Afiya    

I wish she had of promoted her album instead of her body...didn't hear any of her music just keep seeing her false tits and naked body...lol...now next time...do your homework and promote your MUSIC. Better watch that man of yours...I don't think he wants you to blow up.

2824 days ago
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Freelols.com    

Maybe this dumb bitch would do better if she wasn't such a compulsive liar (the Super Bowl malfunction and then her weight gain "for a movie role").

2824 days ago
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tina    

janet has had her peak time along time ago, justins is just getting to the top and will start to fall, stars burn out eventually its why they have back up projects.

2824 days ago
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Lou    

#5 m agree with you totally.

2824 days ago
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They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

graet news,her cd sucks and her brother plays with little boys peepee,hope neither make any more money,ever,janets old news

2824 days ago
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