Janet Jackson’s music saw a surge in streaming numbers after her documentary series aired on Lifetime.
According to Billboard, the singer earned 10.6 million official on-demand U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 3 recording a growth of 109% from the week ending Jan. 27, according to MRC Data. For albums only, Janet Jackson’s catalog counted 17,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 3, up 282%, with Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 accounting for 4,000 equivalent album units.
While her massive discography was boosted overall, five songs came out on top according to the data. “That’s The Way Love Goes” saw the most streams followed by “All for You,” “Control,” “Any Time, Any Place,” and “Nasty” respectively. As far as song sales, the same two tracks take the top spots. Also noted, “Rhythm Nation,” “Escapade” and “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” each sold 1000 copies.
According to the report, the documentary itself was widely successful. Janet Jackson. was Lifetime’s most-watched non-fiction program since Surviving R. Kelly which aired in 2019. The first episode of the docuseries counted 2.8 million people on live TV and another 1.2 million in the next few days either digitally or on-demand streaming. Episodes two through four claimed 4.3 million, 3.7 million, and 3.8 million viewers, respectively.
Check out the trailer to the documentary below.