Janet Jackson and Beyoncé Knowles – Comparation (3rd round)


We announced some time ago that we will start posting a series of comparisons between Janet Jackson and Beyoncé Knowles that includes eight rounds. Let’s remember them :

1st round – Studio albums : Certifications (I made this comparison based on the certifications because the conditions in which they are granted are changed periodically, according to the decline in sales. It’s harder for artists to sell these days because of the amount of people who download.)

2nd round – Studio albums : Chart peaks (The positions on the charts show the influence and impact that those albums had worldwide, compared with the other materials on the market at their release moments.)

3rd round – Hits : Chart peaks (I didn’t make a “Certification” category like I did for the albums because until 00s the majority of singles didn’t sell good, and the certifications for them weren’t were not given properly.)

4th round – Music videos (On arguments and criteria)

5th round – Performing (On arguments and criteria)

6th round – Acting

7th round – Ability to offer variety (in everything)

8th round – RESULT (A complex conclusion)

The first and the second rounds have already taken place, and now we continue with the third!

Hits : Chart peaks

 

  • Janet Jackson

1.  What Have You Done for Me Lately? :

#1: 1 country (1 chart)

Top 3: 3 countries (5 charts)

Top 5 : 4 countries (6 charts)

Top 10 : 9 countries (11 charts)

2.  Nasty  :  

#1: ——— (1 chart)

Top 3: 2 countries (4 charts)

Top 5 : 4 countries (6 charts)

Top 10 : 7 countries (9 charts)

3.  When I think of you  :  

#1: 1 country (2 charts)

Top 3: 2 countries (4 charts)

Top 5 : 2 countries (4 charts)

Top 10 : 5 countries (8 charts)

4.  Black cat  :

 #1: 1 country (1 chart)

Top 3: 1 country (1 chart)

Top 5 : 2 countries (2 charts)

Top 10 : 6 countries (7 charts)

 5.  The Best Things in Life Are Free :

#1: ———- (1 chart)

Top 3: 4 countries (7 charts)

Top 5 : 5 countries (8 charts)

Top 10 : 6 countries (9 charts)

6.  That’s the Way Love Goes :

 #1: 4 countries (7 charts)

Top 3: 5 countries (8 charts)

Top 5 : 7 countries (10 charts)

Top 10 : 11 countries (14 charts)

7.  Scream (ft. Michael Jackson) :

 #1: 5 countries (7 charts)

Top 3: 10 countries (13 charts)

Top 5 : 11 countries (14 charts)

Top 10 : 11 countries (16 charts)

8.  Whoops Now :

 #1: 4 countries (6 charts)

Top 3: 9 countries (12 charts)

Top 5 : 10 countries (13 charts)

Top 10 : 12 countries (15 charts)

 9.  Runaway :  

#1: 1 country (1 chart)

Top 3: 3 countries (3 charts)

Top 5 : 3 countries (3 charts)

Top 10 : 7 countries (20 charts)

10.  Got ’til It’s Gone :  

#1: ———–

Top 3 : ———– (1 chart)

Top 5 : 2 countries (3 charts)

Top 10 : 7 countries (10 charts)

 11.  Together Again :

 #1: 2 countries (4 charts)

Top 3: 8 countries (10 charts)

Top 5 : 14 countries (16 charts)

Top 10 : 16 countries (20 charts)

 12.  Doesn’t Really Matter :

 #1: 1 country (1 chart)

Top 3: 1 country (3 charts)

Top 5 : 2 countries (4 charts)

Top 10 : 5 countries (8 charts)

 13.  All for you  :  

#1: 2 countries (4 charts)

Top 3: 5 countries (8 charts)

Top 5 : 9 countries (12 charts)

Top 10 : 13 countries (16 charts)

14.  Call on me  :  

#1: 1 country (2 charts)

Top 3: 3 countries (5 charts)

Top 5 : 3 countries (5 charts)

Top 10 : 5 countries (7 charts)

  • Number of songs to be Top 10 hits in over 10 countries : 5
  • Number of songs to be Top 10 hits in over 20 countries : 0
  • Number of songs to be Top 5 in over 10 countries : 3
  • Number of songs to be Top 5 in over 20 countries : 0
  • Number of songs to be Top 3 in over 10 countries : 1
  • Number of songs to be Top 3 in over 20 countries : 0
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 5 countries : 1
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 10 countries : 0

 

  •  Number of songs to be Top 10 hits in over 20 charts : 2
  • Number of songs to be Top 10 hits in over 30 charts : 0
  • Number of songs to be Top 10 hits in over 40 charts : 0
  • Number of songs to be Top 5 in over 10 charts : 8
  • Number of songs to be Top 5 in over 20 charts : 0
  • Number of songs to be Top 3 in over 10 charts : 3
  • Number of songs to be Top 3 in over 20 charts : 0
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 10 charts : 0
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 20 charts : 0
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 30 charts : 0
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 40 charts : 0

 

  • Beyoncé Knowles

1.  ’03 Bonnie & Clyde :  

#1: 1 country (1 chart)

Top 3: 3 countries (4 charts)

Top 5 : 7 countries (9 charts)

Top 10 : 12 countries (15 charts)

 2.  Crazy in love :  

#1: 6 countries (8 charts)

Top 3: 14 countries (22 charts)

Top 5 : 21 countries (31 charts)

Top 10 : 26 countries (36 charts)

3.  Baby boy :  

#1: 4 countries (12 charts)

Top 3: 8 countries (18 charts)

Top 5 : 11 countries (22 charts)

Top 10 : 18 countries (29 charts)

4.  Me, myself and I :  

#1: 1 country (1 chart)

Top 3: 1 country (3 charts)

Top 5 : 2 countries (7 charts)

Top 10 : 5 countries (12 charts)

5.  Naughty girl :  

#1: 2 countries (3 charts)

Top 3: 5 countries (11 charts)

Top 5 : 5 countries (11 charts)

Top 10 : 10 countries (19 charts)

6.  Check on it :

 #1: 6 countries (10 charts)

Top 3: 10 countries (19 charts)

Top 5 : 12 countries (21 charts)

Top 10 : 20 countries (31 charts)

7.  Déjà vu :  

#1: 5 countries (8 charts)

Top 3: 9 countries (14 charts)

Top 5 : 12 countries (18 charts)

Top 10 : 17 countries (27 charts)

8.  Irreplaceable :  

#1: 8 countries (18 charts)

Top 3: 15 countries (26 charts)

Top 5 : 21 countries (35 charts)

Top 10 : 23 countries (42 charts)

9.  Listen :  

#1: ———-

Top 3: 1 country (2 charts)

Top 5 : 2 countries (3 charts)

Top 10 : 6 countries (9 charts)

10.  Beautiful liar :

 #1: 14 countries (22 charts)

Top 3: 23 countries (34 charts)

Top 5 : 27 countries (38 charts)

Top 10 : 31 countries (43 charts)

 11.  If I were a boy :  

#1: 15 countries (22 charts)

Top 3: 25 countries (32 charts)

Top 5 : 31 countries (37 charts)

Top 10 : 36 countries (43 charts)

 12.  Single Ladies :  

#1: 5 countries (15 charts)

Top 3: 11 countries (26 charts)

Top 5 : 15 countries (30 charts)

Top 10 : 20 countries (37 charts)

13.  Halo :

 #1: 7 countries (9 charts)

Top 3: 15 countries (26 charts)

Top 5 : 23 countries (37 charts)

Top 10 : 27 countries (44 charts)

 14.  Sweet dreams :  

#1: 1 country (2 charts)

Top 3: 3 countries (8 charts)

Top 5 : 13 countries (23 charts)

Top 10 : 19 countries (34 charts)

 15.  Telephone :

 #1: 7 countries (10 charts)

Top 3: 19 countries (22 charts)

Top 5 : 21 countries (24 charts)

Top 10 : 25 countries (28 charts)

  •  Number of songs to be Top 10 hits in over 10 countries : 13
  • Number of songs to be Top 10 hits in over 20 countries : 8
  • Number of songs to be Top 5 in over 10 countries : 11
  • Number of songs to be Top 5 in over 20 countries : 6
  • Number of songs to be Top 3 in over 10 countries : 8
  • Number of songs to be Top 3 in over 20 countries : 2
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 5 countries : 9
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 10 countries : 2

  

  • Number of songs to be Top 10 hits in over 20 charts : 11
  • Number of songs to be Top 10 hits in over 30 charts : 8
  • Number of songs to be Top 10 hits in over 40 charts : 4
  • Number of songs to be Top 5 in over 10 charts : 12
  • Number of songs to be Top 5 in over 20 charts : 10
  • Number of songs to be Top 3 in over 10 charts : 8
  • Number of songs to be Top 3 in over 20 charts : 2
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 10 charts : 7
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 20 charts : 2
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 30 charts : 0
  • Number of songs to be no.1 in over 40 charts : 0

 

 Result

A.  Number of hits and years of career  

  • Janet Jackson has achieved 14 worldwide hits (Top 10 in minimum 5 countries) in 28 years career. Let’s make an average from these numbers : 14 : 28 = 0,5 
  • Beyoncé has achieved 15 worldwide hits (Top 10 in minimum 5 countries) in 7 years career. An average of these figures would look like this : 15 : 7 = 2,1

From what we’ve done we see that Beyoncé has more hits than Janet, in a shorter period.

Winner : Beyoncé

B.  Number of singles and hits

  • An average between the number of total singles released and the hits will be calculated. Bigger number results smaller success. 
  • Janet Jackson has released a number of 61 singles in her whole career. So an average would be :   61 : 14 = 4,4
  • Beyoncé has released a number of 20 singles in her 7 years career. Let’s see the average :   20 : 15 = 1,3

Beyoncé has 1,3 and Janet has 4,4, so Knowles has less unknown songs with every single than Janet.

 Winner : Beyoncé

C.  Hits and number of albums

 

  • Bigger number represents more hits from one album. 
  • Jackson has 10 studio albums and Knowles has released 3 discs. 

Janet : 14 : 10 = 1,4

Beyoncé : 15 : 3 = 5

  • Beyonce’s number is bigger so that means that she has more hits off one album than Janet has.

Winner : Beyoncé

D.  Age and hits

  • At the age of 28 we have Janet in ’94. Her statistic back then looked like : 6 (hits) : 28 = 0,2
  •  At the age of 28 we have Beyoncé in ‘10. Her situation by now look like : 15 (hits) : 28 = 0,5

 

Conclusion : Janet Jackson’s rapidity to have more hits in a year (it’s an average don’t forget) is only 77% of Beyoncé’s, to have “flop” singles is with 71% bigger then Knowles’. Also, her number of hits off one album is with 72% smaller than those of Mrs. Carter and Jackson had at the age of 28 only 40% of Beyoncé’s hits.

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  1. #1 by Mimmey on November 2, 2014 - 16:22

    Hate it or love it, Janet is far way ahead of Beyonce lol!!! Check your stats before embarrassing yourself please!!!!!!

  2. #2 by Twan on April 15, 2013 - 00:44

    For someone claiming to be unbiased, there is an extreme amount of bias in this data. Janet has had 27 top 10 Billboard hits – 7th overall and third among females (behind only Madonna’s 38 and Mariah’s 28). Beyonce has had 12 top 10 Billboard hits. Not to mention, Janet Jackson had 18 consecutive top 10 hits over 15 years – NO artist has EVER done that before or since. Beyonce fans kill me. If it was for Janet, Michael, or Madonna (but ESPECIALLY Janet), there would be no Beyonce period.

  3. #3 by grzqgf on February 7, 2013 - 11:32

    LMAO COMPLETE BULLSHIT. Janet has sold wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more albums and got wayyyyyyyyyyyy more hits than Bee ! B is great but janet is a legend, no comparisons.

  4. #4 by Mark on January 8, 2013 - 11:38

    Janet has 10 billboard 200 number 1 singles and 70 top 10 singles. And has sold more albums than beyonce just with control rhythm nation and the Janet lp. Wikipedia look it up. The highest grossing debut tour on record.

  5. #5 by Jonathan on November 25, 2011 - 19:44

    Sorry, but totally agree with Yanakova – Janet as FAR MORE hits (granted, she’s been around longer), but you only showcased a very small portfolio of her chart singles. You should look up the stat of who has more “Top 10 Hits on the Billboard 100 Chart” — that one may blow you away. To me, that has always been the strongest indicator, with Madonna leading the pack, and Janet close behind…

  6. #6 by Nope, you're not serving my soul what it needs to be served on July 22, 2011 - 23:08

    The difference btwn the two: payola.

  7. #7 by kmlove sasha on February 10, 2011 - 03:50

    Beyonce keep it up and who is janet jackso:) lol

  8. #8 by Beyonce Galaxy on February 1, 2011 - 19:51

    None of those songs has been Top 10 in over 5 countries dear. I was talking STRICTLY about their charts runs. Inform yourself before you embarrass yourself with your guts!

  9. #9 by yanakova on February 1, 2011 - 19:22

    EXCUSE ME, but you forgot about all the rest of Janet’s songs. Idiot. Seriously, this is all ridiculous! What about “Anytime, Anyplace,” or “Again.” WHat about “Love will never do (without you)” and “Come Back to Me.” WHat about “State of the World” and “Alright.” AND “ESCAPADE”!!! “I Get Lonely,” “Every time,” “Because of Love” “Pleasure Principle” “Feedback” “Make Me” “Funny How Time Flies” “Control???????!!!!!!” AND THOSE ARE JUST FROM MY HEAD. LOOK IT UP.

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