According to Bilboard.com Janet Jackson's new release 20 Y.O. will debut at #2 on the Billboard top 200, with 296,000 albums sold in it's first week. Def Jam artist Ludacris will take the #1 position with 309,000 albums sold during it's first week of release.
Insiders claim that record executives at Def Jam intentionally priced Ludacris' album at $5.99 in order to secure him the number 1 spot because they knew with he and Janet releasing their albums on the same day he didn't stand a chance.
I think it goes without saying that 20 Y.O. is a great body of work, there's not too many cd's that you can listen to from beginning to end and 20 Y.O. is the exception. I'm just extremely dissapointed because I know this will give all of the Janet haters more amunition to attack her with, she is just as relevant today as she was 20 years ago when she released Control.
Why are people turning their backs on one of the greatest entertainers of all time? Did the superbowl stunt really cause all of this backlash? If so, why in the hell is Ms. Justin Timberlake on heavy rotation on MTV and his album at the top of the charts?
Has MTV forgotten who put their boring ass video show in the making on the map? It was Michael and Janet Jackson !The first MTV Icon was Janet JACKSON, now her presence on the network is invisible.
Janet is a living legend, and despite all of the unfair criticisim being thrown her way people are still anticipating her music and waiting to see what she'll do next, 20 years later.