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The Holy Book of The Goddess consists of 11 chapters, 2 epilogues, and 2 glossaries.

 

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Collectively, Janet has sold upwards of 160 million records. 

Receipt


Albums


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Soundscan - 61,815
Sony BMG - 82,000

= 143,815

Worldwide = ~700,000


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Soundscan - 21,320
Sony BMG -44,000

= 65,320

Worldwide = ~400,000


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Certification - 5x platinum
Soundscan - 505,018
BMG Club House - 883,000

= 6,388,018

Canada - 100,000

UK - 300,000

Worldwide = 14 million

 

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UK - 100,000

Worldwide = ~200,000

Control: The Remixes was a limited release. As far as I know, it was only released in the UK and in Japan.

 

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Certification - 6x platinum
Soundscan - 1,389,047
Sony BMG - 1,100,000

= 8,489,047


Canada - 100,000

UK - 300,000

Australia - 140,000

Worldwide = 14 million

 

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Certification - 6x platinum
Soundscan -
7,073,266 (May 2018)
Sony BMG - 860,000
Digital - 23,990

= 7,957,256

Canada - 300,000

Australia - 140,000

UK - 600,000 

France - 200,000
Worldwide = 20 million


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Worldwide = ~500,000

janet. Remixed, too, was a limited release in the UK and Japan. 


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Certification - 2x platinum
Soundscan - 2,492,289
Sony BMG - 1,480,000
Digital - 16,148

= 3,988,437

 

Canada - 100,000

UK - 600,000
Worldwide = 10 million


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Certification - 3x platinum
Soundscan - 
3,263,783
Sony BMG - 420,000

= 3,683,783

Canada - 300,000

UK - 300,000

Australia - 140,000

France - 500,000

Worldwide = 10 million

 

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Certification - 2x platinum
Soundscan - 3,119,526 (+DVD Edition - 136,250 [as of 2005])
Sony BMG  - 100,000

= 3,355,776


Canada - 300,000

Australia - 35,000

UK - 100,000

France - 100,000

Worldwide = 7 million


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Certification - Platinum
Soundscan - 1,011,747

= 1,011,747

UK - 60,000

Canada - 100,000

Worldwide = 3 million

 

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Certification - Platinum
Soundscan - 722,710

 = 722,710
Worldwide = 1.5 million


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Soundscan -  457,416

= 457,416
Worldwide = ~900k

 

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Soundscan -  309,204 (double disc over 100 minutes, so it counts twice for RIAA for gold certification)
Worldwide = 500,000+

 

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Soundscan - 104,430


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US - 272,488

JAPAN - 18,000+

UK - 10,000+

France - 2,000+

Australia - 1,700+

Germany - 2,500+

Canada - 4,300 + 

Worldwide = 300,000+


Total U.S. album sales = 36,949,447
Total estimated worldwide album sales = ~84,000,000

 


Receipts:
RIAA
Billboard - 1, 2, 3
NY Daily News
BMG Music Club
UKmix

 

Singles

 

Janet Jackson Era

Young Love - 190,000

Say You Do - 100,000

Don't Mess Up This Good Thing - 25,000

Come Give Your Love To Me - 150,000

465,000

Dream Street Era

Don't Stand Another Chance - 115,000

Fast Girls - 30,000

Two To The Power Of Love - 40,000

 

185,000

Control Era

What Have You Done For Me Lately - Gold
Nasty - Gold
When I Think of You - Gold
Control - Gold
Let's Wait Awhile - uncertified; 900,000 (estimated)
The Pleasure Principle - uncertified; 550,000 (estimated) 

= 3,450,000

Rhythm Nation 1814 Era

Miss You Much - Platinum
Rhythm nation - Gold
Escapade - Gold
Alright - Gold
Come Back To Me - uncertified; 550,000 (estimated)
Black Cat - Gold
Love Will Never Do (With You) - Gold

= 4,050,000

janet. Era

That's The Way Love Goes - 1,116,000 (certified platinum) (+242,000 digital) (1,358,000 physical + digital)
If - 679,000 (certified gold) (+212,000 digital) (891,000 physical + digital)
Again - 1,186,000 (certified platinum)
Any Time, Any Place - 500,000 (certified gold)
Because Of Love - 211,000 (uncertified)
You Want This - 500,000 (certified gold)

= 4,646,000 


Design of A Decade Era

Runaway - 861,000
Scream - 719,000 (certified platinum) (+187,629 digital) (906,629 physical + digital)

= 1,767,629

Velvet Rope Era

Together Again - 1,224,000 (certified gold)
I Get Lonely - 928,000 (certified gold)
What's It Gonna Be?! feat. Janet - 844,000 (certified gold)

= 2,996,000

All For You Era 

Doesn't Really Matter - 646,000 (certified gold) 
Doesn't Really Matter (EP) - 5,000 
All For You -  458,000 (+235,000 digital) (720,000 physical + digital)
Someone To Call My Lover - 296,400 (uncertified)
Son Of A Gun -   11,500 (digital) (uncertified)

= 1,651,900

Damita Jo Era

Just A Little While - 4,500 (digital)
I Want You - 1,000,000 (certified platinum)
All Nite (Don't Stop) - 4,000

= 1,008,500


20 Y.O. Era

Call On Me - 179,000 (+44,000 physical) (223,000 physical + digital)
So Excited - 105,000 (digital)
With You -  4,000 (digital)

= 332,000

Discipline Era

Feedback - 822,000 (digital)
Rock With U - 23,230
Luv - 8,470

= 853,700

Unbreakable Era

No Sleeep - 91,000

= 91,000


Total U.S. single sales = 21,469,729

Janet's total estimated U.S. record sales = 58,419,176

Receipts:
RIAA
Billboard
Ukmix - 1, 2, 3, 3
Showbiz

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Janet's top-selling digital tracks:

Feedback - 822,000

That's the Way Love Goes - 242,000

All for You - 235,000

If - 212,000

Call on Me - 179,000

http://www.billboard.com/column-chartbeat/ask-billboard-katy-perry-christina-aguilera-1004100889.story#/column/chartbeat/ask-billboard-sugarland-s-sweet-success-1004124554.story

OMG !!! FEEBACK is almost PLATINUM !!!! :P:o

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Janet's top-selling digital tracks:

Feedback - 822,000

That's the Way Love Goes - 242,000

All for You - 235,000

If - 212,000

Call on Me - 179,000

http://www.billboard.com/column-chartbeat/ask-billboard-katy-perry-christina-aguilera-1004100889.story#/column/chartbeat/ask-billboard-sugarland-s-sweet-success-1004124554.story

Number Ones is up to 162k as of August 2010http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/61265/chart-watch-extra-eltons-40th-anniversary/By now it should be nearing 165k if it hasn't surpassed that.

How depressing.

Does anybody know true (or reputable) worldwide sales of Control, RN, janet. and TVR? The one I care about the most is janet. because I want to see that it's sold close to 20 mill.

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Where the hell were you back when Number Ones was released???? :mellow:

CONTROL sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, with five #1 singles. The best-selling album of 1990, RHYTHM NATION 1814 sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, making Janet the first and only artist in history to produce seven top 5 hits from one album. JANET, sold 20 million albums worldwide, with six hit singles and a nomination for an Academy Award® for Best Original Song, "Again." THE VELVET ROPE has sold more than 10 million worldwide, with six hit singles. ALL FOR YOU was Janet's fifth consecutive album to debut at #1, with more than seven million in worldwide sales.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/janet-jacksons-greatest-hits-celebrated-on-number-ones-64079852.html

IDK why these labels are still quoting 14mil for Control and RN1814. That figure is from 1998, and I doubt they sold the same amount.

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Sorry I don't read the press releases all the way through :sigh:

RN DEFINITELY sold more than Control.

The fact that those numbers are screwy makes me question the numbers for janet. as well so what validity does that have at all? I'm not taking a possibly inflated/inaccurate press release at face value.

IDK about 10M for TVR.

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"International megastar Janet Jackson, who has sold over 100 million albums worldwide...."

http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/umusic/31098/

Most press released have inflated figures because there's no way to accurately track worldwide sales. To the degree the sales are inflated is unknown. Now unless you can disprove the validity of ANYTHING a record labels says, then the sales are what they report.

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Sorry I don't read the press releases all the way through :sigh:

RN DEFINITELY sold more than Control.

The fact that those numbers are screwy makes me question the numbers for janet. as well so what validity does that have at all? I'm not taking a possibly inflated/inaccurate press release at face value.

IDK about 10M for TVR.

Janet's sales has NEVER been clear ...I honestly dont even think Janet knows

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Janet's sales has NEVER been clear ...I honestly dont even think Janet knows

:lmao::lmao: Janhova most likely doesn't care..

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Just to bring things up to speed:

Albums

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Soundscan - 61,815

Sony BMG - 82,000

= 143,815

Worldwide = ~1 million

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Soundscan - 21,320

Sony BMG -44,000

= 65,320

Worldwide = ~1 million

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Certification - 5x platinum

Soundscan - 505,018

BMG Club House - 883,000

= 6,388,018

Worldwide = 14 million

Control is obviously 6x platinum. Columbia House was comparable in size to Sony BMG Music Club, so it has probably sold the same amount there as in BMG. So Control could be 7 or 8x platinum.

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Worldwide = ~200,000

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Certification - 6x platinum

Soundscan - 1,389,047

Sony BMG - 1,100,000

= 8,489,047

Worldwide = 14 million

The figure ties in nicely with the NY Daily News estimate of 8.5 million

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Certification - 6x platinum

Soundscan - 7,025,727

Sony BMG - 860,000

= 7,885,727

Worldwide = 20 million

janet. should obviously be 8x platinum, probably more.

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Worldwide = ~1 million

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Certification - 2x platinum

Soundscan - 2,439,001

Sony BMG - 1,480,000

= 3,919,001

Worldwide = 10 million

Obviously should be 4x platinum. As it continues to be one of Janet's best sellers in her back catalog, it could be 5x platinum.

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Certification - 3x platinum

Soundscan - 3,237,266

Sony BMG - 420,000

= 3,657,266

Worldwide = 10 million

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Certification - 2x platinum

Soundscan - 3,108,795 (+DVD Edition - 136,250 [as of 2005])

Sony BMG - 100,000

= 3,345,045

Worldwide = 7 million

AFY should be 3x platinum. It COULD possibly be 4x platinum.

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Certification - Platinum

Soundscan - 1,004,428

= 1,004,428

Worldwide = 3 million

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Certification - Platinum

Soundscan - 679,000

Worldwide = 1.5 million

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Soundscan - 451,209

= 451,209

Worldwide = ~900k

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Soundscan - ~180,000+ (double disc over 100 minutes, so it counts twice); 360,000+

Worldwide = 750k+

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Soundscan - 46,216

Total confirmed U.S. album sales = 36,457,092

Total estimated worldwide album sales = ~84,000,000

Her RIAA certifications are obviously at least 40 million. She sold 4,743,000 albums through Sony BMG Music Club. As stated previously, Columbia House was comparable in size so you could tack on another 3 or 4 million albums. If you factor in other club house sales, reshipments, etc, I estimate her RIAA tally to be about 42 million max.

Receipts:

http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=&artist=janet%20jackson&format=ALBUM&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2010&sort=Artist&perPage=25

http://www.billboard.com/#/column/chartbeat/ask-billboard-life-after-discussing-divas-1004009551.story

http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=47877

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/70544/week-ending-dec-5-2010-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/

http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1120452#1120452 for Soundscan

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/11/19/2009-11-19_janet_jacksons_hopes_for_new_future_with_old_label_am_records.html

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Singles

Control Era

WHYDFML - Gold

Nasty - Gold

WITOY - Gold

Control - Gold

LWA - uncertified

PP - uncertified

= 2,000,000

Rhythm Nation 1814 Era

MYM - Platinum

RN - Gold

Escapade - Gold

Alright - Gold

Come Back To Me - uncertified

Black Cat - Gold

LWDN (WY) - Gold

= 3,500,000

janet. Era

TTWLG - 1,116,000 (certified platinum) (+242,000 digital) (1,358,000 physical + digital)

If - 679,000 (certified gold) (+212,000 digital) (891,000 physical + digital)

Again - 1,186,000 (certified platinum)

ATAP - 531,000 (certified gold)

BOL - 211,000 (uncertified)

YWT - 404,000 (certified gold)

= 4,581,000

Design of A Decade Era

Runaway - 861,000

Scream - 719,000 (certified platinum) (+187,629 digital) (906,629 physical + digital)

= 1,767,629

Velvet Rope Era

TA - 1,224,000 (certified gold)

IGL - 928,000 (certified gold)

WIGB feat. Janet - 844,000 (certified gold)

= 2,996,000

All For You Era

DRM - 646,000 (certified gold)

DRM (EP) - 5,000

AFY - 485,000 (+235,000 digital) (AFY is uncertified, but Billboard said it was gold when Janet was honored in 2001) (720,000 physical + digital)

STCML - 296,400 (uncertified)

SOAG - 11,500 (digital) (uncertified)

= 1,678,900

Damita Jo Era

JALW - 4,500 (digital)

IWY - 1,000,000 (certified platinum)

AN(DS) - 4,000

= 1,008,500

20 Y.O. Era

COM - 179,000 (+44,000 physical) (223,000 physical + digital)

SEX - 105,000 (digital)

WU - 4,000 (digital)

= 332,000

Discipline Era

Feedback - 822,000 (digital)

Rock With U - 23,230

Luv - 8,470

= 822,000

Total confirmed U.S. single sales = 18,707,729

Receipts:

http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=&artist=janet%20jackson&format=SINGLE&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2010&sort=Artist&perPage=25

http://www.billboard.com/column-chartbeat/ask-billboard-katy-perry-christina-aguilera-1004100889.story#/column/chartbeat/ask-billboard-sugarland-s-sweet-success-1004124554.story

http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18015

http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2279501#2279501

http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2528813#2528813

Janet's total confirmed U.S. record sales = 55,118,605

Total estimated worldwide record sales = 100,000,000+

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VHS/DVD

Gold - 50,000 Platinum - 100,000 Multi-platinum - 200,000 (http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinum.php?content_selector=criteria)

CONTROL - THE VIDEOS - Platinum

CONTROL - THE VIDEOS PART II - Gold

= 150,000

RHYTHM NATION 1814 - 2x multi-platinum

RHYTHM NATION COMPILATION - Platinum

= 300,000

janet. (Home Video) 66,900 (01/2006)

= 66,900

DESIGN OF A DECADE - Gold

= 50,000

The Velvet Rope Tour (VHS) 134,000 (05/08/2007)

The Velvet Rope Tour (DVD) 29,000 (05/08/2007)

Collector's Edition (The Velvet Rope Tour/Live in Hawaii) (DVD) 27,000 (05/08/2007)

= 190,000

Janet: Live in Hawaii (Home Video) 122,000 (01/2006)

= 122,000

From janet. to Damita Jo (Home Video) 42,000 (01/2006)

= 42,000

Total U.S. VHS/DVD sales = 920,900

Now, RIAA, they have RN1814 listed as 2x multi-platinum. Now it's not clear if that's 2x multi-platinum (200,000) or if that's 2 times multi-platinum (400,000). I don't have time RIAA. Get it together. If it's the latter, total VHS/DVD sales are 1,120,900.

Receipts:

http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=&artist=janet%20jackson&format=VIDEO%20LONGFORM&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2010&sort=Artist&perPage=25

http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2279501#2279501

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Thank you for the beautiful charts Austin.

All of her albums should be Diamond.

Except for Discipline.

:)

You are welcomed. :blush:

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I wish she would re-certify her sales. But thanks, I could imagine that this took a lot of time.

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But doesn't platinum/gold etc refer to shipments, rather than sales????

If she's platinum, doesnt mean she sold a million

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I wish she would re-certify her sales. But thanks, I could imagine that this took a lot of time.

When I originally did it on JJ.net, it took maybe an hour or two.

Hopefully with everything Janet has coming up, they'll recertify her.

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