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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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46.

sean    

to be perfectly honest most of the new releases that have come out suck. that includes paris, jessica, christina, fergie, janet, justin, beyonce and all the rest. the days of a truly good pop album went out with the 80's. truly downloading music is where it's at. no need to spend money on the whole enchilada when only one or two songs are ever worth having. a lot of this has to do with the lack of good producers and writers. everyone is starting to sound like everyone else. pop music is dying a fast death.

2893 days ago
47.

jla    

This has to be the sorriest forum I have ever read. Your all a bunch of idiots. Janet Jackson is and will always be known as one of the greatest artists of all time. Do your homework. She gets no airplay/ MTV doesn't show her videos/ and a bunch of idiots like yourselves dissing her. She still sold almost 300k albums. Rod Stewart who is #1 on the charts this week only sold 184k. The sad truth is that you people will only amount to what this is, making fun of an awesomely huge mega star, Janet Jackson will continue to do what she wants until she's ready to stop. SORRY IDIOTS.

2893 days ago
48.

jennifer    

#25 CindiCat - funny post!

2893 days ago
49.

Maxine    

A copy was available at a local library and I borrowed it......heard it once and returned it right away!!!! It sucks!!! She is a big time has been.

2893 days ago
50.

Sprtiz    

The CD isnt any good(from what I heard) like her last one! She lost me with that last CD-IT SUCKED! There was maybe 1 decent track so I will not even bother to buy any more of her CD's. Just retire! Another thins-is realize that your over 40 and the world is over seeing fake breast. Artist think that getting nude will sell records for some reason.

2893 days ago
51.

Rockstar2006    

Ok, first off you guys are completely mean and rude. I have no idea what Janets new cd sounds like, and I am sure its good but its the same old stuff. Sex, Sex, Sex, and maybe a little love. Granted love is everlasting but you have to reinvent it and the same goes for sex. And to the person #3 you're totally wrong. The days of super groups and artist are not over. #1 Madonna is anything but a low seller. Not only is she the highest paid female musical artist but her record sales were not bad ither on "Confessions" not to mention many other artist both young and older who's albums are still continuing to sell well even within the days of download. You guys need to stop the harsh words and lighten up. Express yourselves, yes but do it in a more kinder and constructive way. Calling the woman a bitch and you don't even know her is just sad.

2893 days ago
52.

kelly    

Maybe she needs to reunite with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Those two really helped her career back in the day.

2893 days ago
53.

Dj    

I find it interesting that everyone is so ready to call Janet a has been. I also find it equally interesting that the most heinous comments have been and are coming from women. Jealous much? I'm not a huge Janet fan, but you know what, give her the respect she deserves for even bothering to put out an album in the age we live in. Janet could simply sit back and enjoy the fruits of her labor but she contiunes to do it for the love of it. Say what you want about her style of singing but answer me this: When a Janet song comes on do you not immediately know and recognize the voice as being her's?? Thank you. Janet is a brand. You recognize it being her the moment you hear it. Has been or not, that in itself warrants respect.

2893 days ago
54.

YourPresidentisanIllegalAlien    

wow. maybe some of you people should listen to the cd before you call it a bomb or maybe report the whole story behind the low sales. if janet was such a has been why are people reading the story and writing comments? I'll be glad with pop radio and mtv get over this grudge. until then i'll enjoy my copy of the cd.

2893 days ago
55.

Zip    

Whitney Houston had Bobby Brown...And now Janet has Jermaine Dupri to try and destroy her career. These men do not have their best interests in mind...a sad indictment but true. Janet Jackson's new album is fully lacking in good hooks...in fact there are no real hooks at all to speak of...and her vocals are becoming increasingly unintelligable. I dare any one of you to attempt to sing along with any of these songs...Why? Because you'll be instantly lost and unable to comply with that request. This fact is at the heart of the problem with this new album by Janet...no quality control was instituted to make sure that the most important areas in production and writing of the music was in place. And making sure that your audience can understand your lyrics is at the top of the list. If your vocals are unintelligable...all you have is the music to sell your CDs. The problem here is that the music is also bad...unprofessional in some respects and amateurish in others, shame on Jermaine Dupri for putting Janet in this position...something that I think was done willfully...and shame on Virgin execs for not bucking up to refuse to release an album that is simply not good.

All parties involved knew fan reaction to this music was bad when songs from the album were previewed on the internet weeks and months ahead of the albums release. These same individuals also knew of fan disappointment over the first single Janet recorded with Nelly, but did nothing to pull the single or remix it.
They could have remixed the album then and reshuffled the deck of songs...dumping some...and bringing in others...instead...they did nothing and ignored heartfelt pre-release warnings by the fans who post comments on web sites like this one and others...now they have a flop on their hands...and about 800.000 unsold CDs that are only worth being used as coasters for cocktail drinks. A real shame!!! I know you can do better Janet, but you and your brother Michael need to stop surrounding yourselves with YES MEN if you are going to begin to hear the truth!!!

2893 days ago
56.

Jeff    

First of all, the superbowl thing was sooo overblown. If you remember, her tit was barely noticeable. You could see more skin on the commercials they were showing that day. It was the media and those on the internet who magnified both her tit and the hype. Get off your high horse folks, because alot of you you went out of your way to FIND those close-up shots of her boob, but yet you judge her.

And it's true about the post who said that it's mostly women who are the most judgmental about Janet. I've come to realize that alot of women (or at least the ones on here) attack other women because of their own insecurities or issues.

2893 days ago
57.

Dave    

Janet has done the same album three times. There is not alot of creative growth there. However, why doesn't anyone talk about Bon Jovi and Aerosmith putting out the same album all of their careers, to name but a few ? Madonna put out Ray Of Light, then Music (Ray Of Light 2) then a bigger stinker in American Life,which sold worse than Janet's latest and Damita Jo. Janet's voice is what it is. Madonna 's is flatter than flat. Unfortunately, her caucasian status has allowed her to get away with far more controversial things than a breat-baring number at the Super Bowl. Had she done it, people would have called it pure genius. Silly Americansand their double standards and hypocisy!

2893 days ago
58.

Derrick    

I am almost embarassed at this website and its weakness of topics.

Janet Jackson has sold over 70 million records in her 20 year career. They may be a handful of artist that can say that. She has focused her music on racisim, empowering women, speaking for children, and numerous other positive topics. She has 10 number one singles and has some of the greatest albums in history. Her tit falls out and the world hates her. What gives...

Janet has sold 500 thousand copies of 20 Y.O. in 3 weeks. Some artist do not sale those kind of records EVER. And lets talk album sales.....ALBUMS DONT SALE!!! Everyone knows that records are downloaded, burned, copied. etc.

For every album that is sold...10 are burned or downloaded illegally. Janet is not selling, neither is Justin, Christina, Beyonce, Evenesence, etc. Its just pathetic journalist (like the ones found on this site) trying to find something to talk about.

And for the idiots on this website....in the time it takes you to diss Janet.....another 100 albums are sold.

2893 days ago
59.

Giselle Blondette    

#5 you are absolutely right. I don't know how the heck all her other albums sold. She sucks some serious ass and always did in my book!

2893 days ago
60.

Ethrob    

FIRST AND FOREMOST JANET HAS BEEN AROUND FOR MORE THAN 20YEARS

NEXT SHE HAS ESTABLISHED HERSELF AS A ICON, TREND SETTER, STYLIST
BROKEN ALL TYPES OF RECORDS AND HAS ACHIEVED MOST LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

THIRD, SUPERBOWL HAS TARNISHED HER AND THE SAME FOLKS WHO ARE DOGGER HER OUT ABOUT HER "TIT" AREN'T VIRGINS, AND DEFINITELY NO SAINTS AND YET THEY WANT TO ACT HIGH AND SUPERIOR

THATS THE PROBLEM WITH AMERICA, WE ALL WANT TO JUDGE! AND CONDEMN SOMEONE ELSE WHEN YOUR YOUR AZZ IS "FAR FROM PERFECT"

SHE HAS NOTHING TO PROVE AT THIS POINT! SHE CAN SIMPLE TOUR LIKE MADONNA AND MAKE MILLIONS..

MADONNAS LAST 4 CD'S HAS NOT EVEN ACTUALLY SOLD 1MILLION, BUT WHEN SHE TOURS SHE SELLS! SAME FOR JANET...

LIKE MADONNA, IM JANET IS SAYIN "KISS MY ASS" (with right too)

ENOUGH SAID ON THAT!

CLEAN UP YOUR OWN HOUSES AND PURIFIY YOUR OWN ISSUES, THEN AND ONLY THEN OPEN YA MOUTH...

THATS WHY THIS COUNTRY (THE USA) IS SOOOOO F***ED UP!

EVERYONE WANTS TO BE SUPERIOR AND ACT HOLY WHEN THE TRUTH BE TOLD WE ALL GOT ISSUES AND EVERYONE MAKING JUDMENTAL COMMENTS ABOUT OTHERS ARE USUALLY..UPHAPPY...LONELY..LOW SELF ESTEEM... BITTER..ANGRY...IN A BAD RELATIONSHIP OR HELL..NO RELATIONSHIP!

BOTTOM LINE IS JANET HAS MADE MORE THAN ENOUGH MONEY, AND IF SHE NEVER SELLS ANOTHER CD, SHE CAN SIMPLE MAKE HER MONEY FROM TOURING..

CHECK YA SELF BEFORE U CHECK OTHERS!! THEN U WONT HAVE MUCH TO SAAAY..

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