’20 Y.O.’ Sales ‘Not A Good Start For Janet’

Janet Jackson '20 Y.O.' album cover

Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com weighed in on news Janet Jackson’s new album ’20 Y.O.’ sold just over 300k according to HitsDailyDouble.com, while Billboard figures put it at 296k, both charts putting her at #2 behind Ludacris’ ‘Release Therapy’. Friedman writes, “Of course, it didn’t help that Janet’s album got universally bad reviews. And once it was played, it was clear that ’20 Y.O.’ amounted to just a handful of songs and a lot of filler. That’s not a good start for Janet, who needed every bit of sales revenue to overcome the disaster of her last album, ‘Damita Jo’.”

300k For Janet Jackson’s ’20 Y.O.’

October 4, 2006 – Our previous poll asking how many copies of Janet’s new album ’20 Y.O.’ would be sold in America in the first week saw 28.1% respond 500,000+, followed by 19.6% who thought it would be under 100,000. Based on HitsDailyDouble’s final figures, Janet sold 300,793, which 17% guessed the range of 300-399k. Billboard sales figures will be released later today.

Visits The Tom Joyner Morning Show

October 3, 2006 – Janet was on the phone with the Tom Joyner Morning Show on 25th to promote her new album ’20 Y.O.’. They played clips from each track and talked about the songs, as well as her approach to making albums, working with Jimmy Jam, not having a new single selected yet to follow ‘So Excited’, almost showing her breasts in the new video, and more. Audio has since been removed.

Janet Jackson And To Reunite?

October 2, 2006 – Insiders in Janet’s camp tell The New York Post she is in talks with Justin Timberlake’s people to appear together in “some sort of big, live show like the Grammys or the Oscars” as the ultimate publicity stunt. It would be the first joint appearance since Janet’s infamous breast-baring Super Bowl incident in 2004.

The full story at NYPost.com has since been removed.

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