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9 hours ago, wayneashleymusic said:

What page of the Billboard archive?  I was going to tweet this out to RIAA and Rhythm Nation.  

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following Janet's numbers is tough because Control and RN preceded the soundscan era.   Most of Janet's numbers need to be recertified, but because the only gain in doing so is bragging rights it doesnt make money to go back and do it, she got paid well for what she did, in order to update numbers research time and money need to be spent

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13 hours ago, Bailey. said:

following Janet's numbers is tough because Control and RN preceded the soundscan era.   Most of Janet's numbers need to be recertified, but because the only gain in doing so is bragging rights it doesnt make money to go back and do it, she got paid well for what she did, in order to update numbers research time and money need to be spent

Well EW.com wrote back in 2014 for the 25yr Rhythm Nation anniversary that the album sold 20 million. EW has never been known to lie.

http://ew.com/article/2014/09/19/janet-jackson-rhythm-nation-1814-25th-anniversary/

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1 minute ago, Mr. Wonder said:

They lied.

and how you know

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1 hour ago, JoeJoe said:

and how you know

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Because I asked the author of the article where he got that figure, and he never responded. I wonder why...

 

 

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He was literally responding to tweets all day when I asked. >_< 

 

Also, Janet's team already confirmed 14 million, which is a valid source. Why the need to fabricate her career? You're getting like TOF and them. 

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RhythmNationUSA liked my tweet when I brought up RIAA recertifications, and the possibility that janet. could qualify for Diamond. So we know they are paying attention. 

 

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On 5/24/2018 at 11:47 AM, Khalil said:

Correct me if I’m right is Janet total record sales between 150 and 160 million 

That is correct. The link is on the first page in the OP.

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16 minutes ago, Mr. Wonder said:

That is correct. The link is on the first page in the OP.

without music club subscriptions and any recounts years after, nor illegal copies distributed

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6 hours ago, wayneashleymusic said:

RhythmNationUSA liked my tweet when I brought up RIAA recertifications, and the possibility that janet. could qualify for Diamond. So we know they are paying attention. 

 


RN1814 could also be diamond, if this article is true:


"Janet Jackson's last two A&M albums sold more than 14 million copies in the U.S. alone. "Rhythm Nation 1814," released late in 1989, contained five Top 5 singles, four of which rose to No. 1 on the pop charts." 

March 12, 1991  

http://articles.latimes.com/1991-03-12/entertainment/ca-335_1_michael-jackson 

By this time Control had already been certified 5x platinum. So that leaves 9 million RN1814.

This is believable because, serendipitously, the same day, the NY Times published this article:

""Control," released in 1986, sold more than five million copies in the United States. "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation," released in 1989, recently passed the six million mark in sales in this country." 

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/12/arts/janet-jackson-signs-lucrative-contract.html 

This is about two weeks before Soundscan started counting physical sales. RN1814 was only certified 5x platinum at this point. The next certification didn't occur until late 1992. So everything Soundscan has reported for RN1814 can be added separately from the certification. 6 million + 1.3 mil (Soundscan) + 1.1 mil (Sony BMG) = ~8.5 million. Add in other music clubs and shipments, I would think it's eligible for 9x platinum at least, diamond possibly. And then add Track Equivalent Albums (TEAs) and Sales Equivalent Albums (SEAs), it's not unlikely RN1814 is diamond as well.


 

 

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On 11/4/2010 at 8:31 AM, hotboy06 said:

 

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

As long as she got paid for what was sold, and Im sure she did, she probably doesnt care

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