BMG executives have been taken by surprise at the success of Janet’s first single No Sleeep from her upcoming album.
They have also said that the single was meant to be a “laid-back introduction” to the new era.
In a press release, published today, Jon Cohen from BMG US said:
“‘NO SLEEEP has completely taken us by surprise by how quickly it has taken off. What was meant to be a laid-back introduction to the campaign has taken Urban AC by storm, hitting the Top Five within three weeks and has sold 60,000 singles in two weeks. All I can say to all of Janet’s fans is ‘Wait til you hear the rest of the album!'”
The song has claimed the #5 spot on the Urban AC chart only three weeks after its debut. It has also seen a jump on Billboard’s Adult R & B chart, claiming the #6 spot, increasing its position from last week’s #8 spot.
Brad Wavra from Live Nation said:
“Fans across the continent have been showing Janet Jackson that their love for her and her music is ‘Unbreakable’. Ticket sales are on fire, we continue to add shows as demand for tickets is unprecedented.”
Keith Sarkisian of William Morris Endeavor added:
“We’re seeing an incredible response to the ‘Unbreakable’ Tour. Janet’s fans are thrilled with her new music and that she is touring again, shown by multiple sellouts around the country at venues like The Forum, Air Canada Center and Blaisdale Arena.”