These numbers only prove that the strategy is working out better than we thought. Janet announced her ‘return’ to the Music World with a modest, mid-tempo, a classic straight R&B track, different from what everyone was expecting. The song was serviced, basically, to Urban/Urban AC stations, and was consumed ferociously. If the rumors are correct, the second single from the new album (which remains without an official title) should arrive soon, and the new tour starts in 20 days. Who wants to bet on a dance track, with strong beats, perfect for the dancefloor? After all, Janet Jackson knows what she’s doing.
Last weekend, Janet Jackson fans cheered to learn that ‘No Sleeep’ had climbed to the first position among the most requested and most listened songs on Urban Adult radio. But now it’s official: ‘No Sleeep’ just became the 35th song of Janet’s career to reach the #1 spot on a Billboard chart. Since its release, the song spent 7 weeks on the Adult R&B chart and finally reached the first place on Tuesday. What deserves attention is the 3-spot jump that happened in just a week, from #4 to #1.