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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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91.

Ian    

Janet Jackson? Give me a freaking break. She may be the most mentally healthy of her family, but that ain't saying much in the bat-sh*t crazy Jackson brood. The real reason her new record is a big stink-bomb is because the woman has middling talent, at best. Her entire career has been a fake "creation" of studio bells and whistles. Who goes out and actually BUYS a Janet Jackson record? Sure, 8, 9, 10 year-old girls and gay men used to buy her crap when she was younger (and had forty annoying dancers behind her in videos to mask her lack of talent), but that was long ago. Her voice is about as convincing as Paul Abdul's. I don't think flashing her store-bought booby at the Superbowl bothered people as much as the transparently desperate quality of the "shocking moment." YAWN. Fake tittie...fake voice. Hers has been little more than a very LUCKY "spin-off" career related to her brother. I always laughed at her helium-thin voice, bland grooves, and wondered how anyone could possibly spend money on her discs. I don't have anything personal aganst the woman, but never saw much substance. Looks like a lot of folks aren't seeing it these days.

2835 days ago
92.

PN    

To me, 416,000 of Janet Jackson's 20 Y.0. sold in 3 to 4 weeks is very good. It shows that people still are buying Janet's music a good 20 years later. A still supportive fan base. I don't see it as a bomb--to me, that would be if it sold 12,000 and vanished to No. 200 on the charts. Maybe it's selling 30,000 to 40,000 a week at this point. Some people probably didn't get it the first week it came out and are getting it now. It's on sale for $9.99 at Best Buy this week. It's a different time now, with competition from downloading of CDs and other artists putting their albums the same day as Janet's. Back then, the music was fully available, but listeners are picky today--they hear two songs from an album and get disappointed if the other 10 or 12 songs aren't to their liking. So they download their personal favorites. I hope that Janet does anything she can to get this album to rebound in the sales, such as touring next year or performing on awards shows. It's a fun, bouncy album to me, and I wish that more people would get it. Janet, don't listen to the doomsayers or negative press! Keep doing what you're doing in music, and tear up some stages in 2007 with your world tour!!!!!!!!

2834 days ago
93.

Rick    

45. 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..

Posted at 11:30PM on Oct

Now heres my list:

1. Her parent are the worse (father a gigantic a**hole, mother a money hungry bitch who would have sold her kids for funds)

2. Her Pedohile Brother Michael

3. Every cd for the last 20 years sound the same

4. No vocal range or voice

5. The bitch janet is in love with her own tits

6. Her wacky and mentally retarded sister Latoya

7. Her BLOND NEPHEW AND NIECES (Michaels dick never touched a vagina, and we all know that)

8. Her bad taste in Jermaine Duprick the little sh*t

and the bitch can take her money and hump Duprick all the way to the bank for all I dont give a F***

2833 days ago
94.

Robert    

Janet's latest effort is not a bomb and will continue to move units! Either the world is truly messed up or this site caters to a low-life group of individuals. SKANK, DUMB BITCH, these comments are totally uncalled for and inappropriate. You say that the superbowl was a "family event" however, those whorish white girls show their flat asses at every game and then u cry fowl when jane't breast was bared for less than 5 seconds. You people are a trip! The bottom line is that you all didn't want that BLACK women's breast in your husbands faces because you know they like it and all of the plastic surgery in the world can't help you look half that good. If you don't like her then fine. Listen to Jessica, Lindsay. Paris, Vergie while you have the chance because I am so sure that they will not be around in 20 years. Bitter BITCHES!

2833 days ago
95.

RD    

I've listen to the album and i agree that times have changed Janet was in my generation and now we'll all either late 30's or hitting 40. The album is decent, but times have changed and you gotta know when to bail.

2833 days ago
96.

Rick    

45. 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..

Posted at 11:30PM on Oct 18th 2006 by Ethrob


I am going to check myself awright, the bitch was paid $60 million dollars to deliver cds that are hits 417,000 is a failure for This Bimbo Bitch when she was paid a huge amount of money for quality cds, not the sh*t she and Duprick are putting out. This cd fell from 2 to 19 in three weeks, that is a BOMB. This tit lovin bitch should just move to Bahrain or whever the f*** her pedophile brother is. Janet is just another Jackson Whore....and all you who say this cds is great, well ya all need hearing aids, this bitch's whispering a song is just pure SH*T!!!!!!!!

2831 days ago
97.

Scott Franklin    

I am so pissed off with all you guys negative comments. Janet Jackson is one of the best performers out there. I am one of her biggest fans. If she would have pulled her pussy out at the superbowl so what. Sex is on television all day long. Everything on television is about sex. The song for the superbowl said "gotta have you naked by the end of this song" but nobody is blaming Justin Timberlake's ass for nothing. Why is america so harsh on women.? Her career will pop off again and we shall see if Justin Timberlake will be around. No matter if it was a intentional or mistake it was two years ago. I don't see anybody holding grudges at the president for all the mistakes he made. Jacked up America.

2831 days ago
98.

LOOONY TUNEZ    

Janet Jackson is nothing but a fat old blubber ass slob with a very dirty cooter, which stinks to high heaven I might add.

2829 days ago
99.

CaliforniaMan    

Janet apparently put her faith and career in the wrong hands. Her "little dog Jermaine" got his way and pushed aside the ideas of Jimmy & Terry to produce this poor CD. What a shame. Maybe now Janet will open her eyes and realize what a loser Jermaine is. He doesn't even have his job at Virgin Records anymore. Tsk! Tsk!

2827 days ago
100.

Vince    

The saddest part of this whole situation is the fact that a 5 second mis-step done two years ago has successfully overshadowed a 20+ year career full of number 1 hits, multi-platinum albums, grammy wins, sold-out tours, and an untouchable string of record-breaking achievements.

Regardless of how one feels about 20 YO, or the Superbowl incident for that matter, according to the numbers, Janet will always be considered one the greatest music legends of all time. Not only is she the highest paid female singer alive, but this year she has managed to score a number 1 single WITHOUT the assist of a specific three-letter acronym and pop-radio, which is something that can be considered impossible due to the amount of influence MTV has on radio.

I won't go into debating if 20 YO is a good album or not; It's been done too many times here, and frankly, I just don't feel like it. But I will say this: to debut at number 2 with 296,000 copies sold (which is only 8,000 copies less than that week's chart-topper, Ludacris) just on the strength of her name since MTV didn't even recognize the project during it's Spankin New Music week, is a crowning achievement.

Plus, Mariah Carey's "Charmbraclet" was released after "Glitter", but it wasn't the big comeback the company thought it would be; she became a star again three years later with "Mimi". 20 YO isn't the huge comeback album for Janet. I guarantee her next release 2-4 years from now will blow everyone away the way Mariah did with "Mimi".

I don't care if you think Janet is fake or not; just give respect when it's due.

For the record, I bought FutureSex/LoveSounds the day it came out as well, and it also is a great album. Although I'm pissed Justin was treated more like a victim than half of the problem, it isn't fair to hate him because I hate the way the media handled it.

2827 days ago
101.

TONIA    

Yeah I think Janet has had her time. She needs to pursue other things now. The dances she's doing now she did 20 yrs ago and it's old. I love Janet and always will but she's had her run with the music......................it's definitely time to retire!

2826 days ago
102.

MCKOOL    

WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL TALKING ABOUT SOME SH*T THAT HAPPEN 2 YRS. AGO.I WOULD RATHER SEE JANETS TIT,THAN RICHARD HATCH'S NASTY WHITE ASS,WHICH WAS ALSO ON TV THE SAME NIGHT.

2821 days ago
103.

Garcia    

I LOVE JANET'S MUSIC AND DANCE. SHE IS SO TRUE TO HERSELF. SHE CARES ABOUT HER FANS AND HER FAMILY. ALL HER CD'S ARE THE BEST. SO STOP TALKING ABOUT HER AND WHAT HAS HAPPEN IN THE PAST. IT'S OVER! IF SHE GOES ON TOUR YOUR ASS WILL BE THERE, AND YOU KNOW IT!

2818 days ago
104.

Garcia    

I LOVE JANET'S MUSIC AND DANCE. SHE IS SO TRUE TO HERSELF. SHE CARES
ABOUT HER FANS AND HER FAMILY. ALL HER CD'S ARE THE BEST. SO STOP
TALKING ABOUT HER AND WHAT HAS HAPPEN IN THE PAST. IT'S OVER! IF SHE
GOES ON TOUR YOUR ASS WILL BE THERE, AND YOU KNOW IT!

2818 days ago
105.

Sandy Taylor    

she sold almost 3000,000 copies when the cd first came out and some one, probably you tabloids trying to stir up trouble,is saying that it bombed? The world is really screwed up. That is how the tabloids make their money,by making this crap up. Its all a lie. And if you people bite that line your stupid! Shame on you TMZ!. That is awesome that she sold that many CD's!!! She is a super artist! You go girl! If we made it illegal for tabloids to write anything derogatory, our country would be a better place. We have so many bad things happening in our country, And for some reason, US people think our country is better than all the rest. someones eyes are closed. If I could I would move to Copenhagen. Anyone want to go with me?

1403 days ago
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