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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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Janet Jackson and Beyoncé Knowles – Comparation (2nd round)

Janet Jackson vs Beyonce Knowles

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 round has already taken place, and now we continue with the second!

Studio albums : Chart peaks

  • Janet Jackson

 1st album : Janet Jackson

             #1 : ———–

Top 3 : ———–

Top 5 : ———–

Top 10 : ———- (1 chart)

2nd album : Dream street

             #1 : ———–

Top 3 : ———–

Top 5 : ———–

Top 10 : ———-

3rd album : Control

 #1 : 1 country (2 charts)

Top 3 : 1 country (2 charts)

Top 5 : 1 country (2 charts)

Top 10 : 2 countries (3 charts)

4th album : Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814

 #1 : 2 countries (3 charts)

Top 3 : 2 countries (3 charts)

Top 5 : 3 countries (4 charts)

Top 10 : 5 countries (6 charts)

5th album : Janet.

 #1 : 4 countries (5 charts)

Top 3 : 4 countries (5 charts)

Top 5 : 7 countries (8 charts)

Top 10 : 8 countries (9 charts)

6th album : The Velvet Rope 

#1 : 1 country (1 chart)

Top 3 : 4 countries (4 charts)

Top 5 : 9 countries (9 charts)

Top 10 : 11 countries (11 charts)

7th album : All for you

 #1 : 2 countries (3 charts)

Top 3 : 9 countries (11 charts)

Top 5 : 13 countries (14 charts)

Top 10 : 16 countries (17 charts)

8th album : Damita Jo

             #1 : ———–

Top 3 : 1 country (3 charts)

Top 5 : 1 country (3 charts)

Top 10 : 3 countries (5 charts)

9th album : 20 Y.O. 

            #1 : ———– (1 chart)

Top 3 : 1 country (4 charts)

Top 5 : 2 countries (5 charts)

Top 10 : 3 countries (6 charts)

10th album : Discipline 

            #1 : 1 country (3 charts)

Top 3 : 2 countries (5 charts)

Top 5 : 2 countries (5 charts)

Top 10 : 4 countries (6 charts)

  • Number of albums to be Top 10 in over 5 countries : 4
  • Number of albums to be Top 10 in over 10 countries : 2
  • Number of albums to be Top 10 in over 20 countries : 0
  • Number of albums to be no.1 in over 5 countries : 0
  • Number of albums to be no.1 in over 10 countries : 0

  

  • Number of albums to be Top 10 in over 10 charts : 2
  • Number of albums to be Top 10 in over 20 charts : 0
  • Number of albums to be no.1 in over 5 charts : 1
  • Number of albums to be no.1 in over 10 charts : 0

 

  • Beyoncé Knowles

 1st album : Dangerously in love

             #1 : 7 countries (10 charts)

Top 3 : 11 countries (14 charts)

Top 5 : 13 countries (16 charts)

Top 10 : 15 countries (18 charts)

2nd album : B’day 

            #1 : 1 country (3 charts)

Top 3 : 6 countries (9 charts)

Top 5 : 10 countries (13 charts)

Top 10 : 18 countries (21 charts)

3rd album : I am…Sasha Fierce

             #1 : 4 countries (8 charts)

Top 3 : 12 countries (17 charts)

Top 5 : 15 countries (20 charts)

Top 10 : 23 countries (28 charts)

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

 

  • Number of albums to be Top 10 in over 10 charts : 3
  • Number of albums to be Top 10 in over 20 charts : 2
  • Number of albums to be no.1 in over 5 charts : 2
  • Number of albums to be no.1 in over 10 charts : 1
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 Result : Janet had only 67% of Beyoncé’s worldwide success (in the albums’ area), having 2 albums to be Top 10 in over 10 countries,  against the three of Knowles’.

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Janet Jackson and Beyoncé Knowles – Comparation (1st round)

There is an endless war between Janet Jackson’s fans and Beyoncé’s ones dating back years. This prompted me to gather more information to make a fair comparison between the two. If you look at the title that summarizes the action of this site you will understand that I am a person who admires Beyoncé, both as artist and as a human being. Before starting the series of comparisons I would like to stress that I respect Janet Jackson so much, and I’d like a polite and logical debate based on arguments from both sides. Thank you !

And now, let’s see the content :

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)

That’s it guys! Interesting or what? Let’s start with the 1st round being “Studio albums : Certifications”

Studio albums : Certifications

  • Janet Jackson 

1st album Janet Jackson 

Gold : ———

Platinum : ———-

Diamond : ———-

  • Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  0



 2nd album = Dream Street 

Gold : ———

Platinum : ———-

Diamond : ———-

  •  Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  0

 

3rd album = Control

 Gold : ———

Platinum : 8 certifications

Diamond : ———-

  •  Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  8

 

4th album = Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814

 Gold : 3 certifications

Platinum : 8 certifications

Diamond : ———-

  •  Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  11

 

 5th album = Janet.

Gold : 9 certifications

Platinum : 11 certifications

Diamond : ———-

  •  Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  20



 6th album = The velvet rope

 Gold : 4 certifications

Platinum : 16 certifications

Diamond : ———-

  •  Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  20

 

 7th album = All for you

Gold : 9 certifications

Platinum : 5 certifications

Diamond : ———-

  •  Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  14

 

8th album = Damita Jo

 Silver : 1 certification

Gold : 1 certification

Platinum : 2 certifications

Diamond : ———-

  •  Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  4

 

9th album = 20 Y.O.

Gold : 1 certification

Platinum : 1 certification

Diamond : ———-

  •  Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  2

  

10th album = Discipline

 Gold : 1 certification

Platinum : ———–

Diamond : ———-

  •  Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  

  Total albums with major worldwide impact (over 20 certifications) : 2

  

  • Beyoncé Knowles

1st album = Dangerously in love 

Gold : 10 certifications

Platinum : 14 certifications

Diamond : ———-

  •  Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  24
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 2nd album = B’day

Gold : 13 certifications

Platinum : 15 certifications

Diamond : ———-

  • Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications : 28
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       3rd album = I am…Sasha Fierce 

Gold : 8 certifications

Platinum : 25 certifications

Diamond : 2 certifications

  •  Total of gold, platinum and diamond certifications :  35

  Total albums with major worldwide impact (over 20 certifications) : 3

 

Result : So Janet had 2 albums with huge WW impact in 28 years career, from 10 discs. Beyoncé had 3 albums in 7 years career, from 3 releases.

That means that Jackson’s rapidity to have a worldwide phenomenon album is at least four times smaller than Knowles’.

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