Plus 33 Top 20 singles.iMacourey wrote:I find it baffling that none of her RN1814 singles made the Top 10 in the UK!
Still, 17 Top 10's is a very impressive record.
Quite impressive...looking at this, how could anyone claim that she's unknown in the UK when 42 of her songs charted in the Top 75 of the british charts? To compare, she has 40 entries in the Hot 100 in the US charts.Bojan wrote:Oh, you're right. Rihanna had more. Janet 33, Rihanna 39 I think. My mistake.
All those features, though. If we would exclude them Janet would have much more.
She had more Top 20s than Whitney too, btw. Whitney also had 17 Top 10s. If we talk about the Big 5 divas, Janet is the only one without a number one single, but she had more Top 20s than any of them, except Madonna of course.
3. Janet, Whitney
I love Kylie but I think that Janet sold more records in Europe.NothingFails wrote:I'm always baffled at the people who try and claim Janet's career in the UK is comparable to Kylie's stateside. Kylie had two top 10 singles roughly 15 years apart (The Locomotion and CGYOOMH), only one platinum album and is largely relegated to a niche act who has a large gay following but essentially is a non-entity stateside with only a very small amount of success. Janet otoh may not have reached her US level of fame in the UK but she's certainly had enough hits that she deserves to be treated as much more than she is.
Yes they are comparable.Bojan wrote:Musically, Madonna and Janet are incomparable artists. It's like comparing Britney and Beyonce. The only connection between them were controversies, spectacular shows and innovative music videos. Janet's music was always less commercial and mainstream than music by other four divas. That being said, Janet achievements were surprisingly big. She was using her visuals to sell something Europeans wouldn't buy. Europe was into melodic dance and pop music, Janet's success was exceptional.
You're full of sh*t.Bojan wrote:Not Bjork but not Madonna or Kylie either. Somewhere in-between and it's incomparable because it's unpopular music genre in Europe. Especially in the '90s and in the '80s and even today. Beyonce knows that very well. The other difference is that Madonna was always following trends in music, doing what's popular and she's still doing that, whilst Janet was starting trends and risking.
Yes, but she already established herself in Europe with songs like Material Girl, Into the Groove, La Isla Bonita etc. Janet never had that type of music. But I agree with you, reading latest reviews on Pitchfork or elsewhere I see Janet and Madonna being mentioned in them. For instance, some claim that Erotica was an inspiration for Janet's sexy image and that The Velvet Rope was an inspiration to Madonna for Ray of Light. If so, I'm glad they inspired each other because the results were great.NothingFails wrote:To be fair, when Madonna and Janet were being most compared, Madonna was putting stuff like Erotica and Ray Of Light out... a far cry from Material Girl and Lucky Star.