[quote]Big deal, thousands of artists have sold millions of albums
Yes, but none of them have set the industry records that Janet's have set (7 top 5 Hot 100 hits, the first female to debut at #1 during the SoundScan era, etc). But you tried it. And FAILED, yet again.
[quote]After so many tries and fails she was basically grandfathered in.
No bitch, but you keep wishing that. She's IN. And your faves aren't and never will be.
[quote]Sweetie, Holly Near has an album in the Library of Congress
Oh, I guess this means that I'm supposed to be in awe that you Googled some obscure person to go alongside Janet's entry? Well guess what else? Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Janet and many other legendary artists have albums in the LOC. Where's Madonna's LOC album at? Oh, that's right...she doesn't have one. LOL.
[quote]And yet no one remembers what they are
I guess that's why the singles have been remade, sampled, covered and analyzed over the years. Yeah, I think it's safe to say that only you and the 50 other people who live in your podunk hick trash town are the only ones who don't remember Rhythm Nation, Escapade, Black Cat, etc.
[quote]Most of which flopped and had to be cut short or canceled because of rotten sales.
Sorry gurl, wrong again! The RN 1814, janet., Velvet Rope and All For You tours all broke box office records, the Up Close and Personal Tour had to be extended for months out because of demand, the Unbreakable Tour (later revamped as the State of the World Tour) played to packed audiences and went on for several years, and her Vegas stint was also a success. But you tried it.
And?? She's been a pop culture icon via TV since that Good Times hot iron episode. You know, back in 1977, when your faves were either still swimming around in their daddies' nutsacks or turning tricks in Lower Manhattan for a hot meal and the chance at a record deal.
[quote]None of which did so because of her.
Um...no. Poetic Justice was released at the height of her commercial peak, so you can be sure that it hit #1 because of her. Her fans also went out to see Nutty Professor II and Why Did I Get Married? in droves, which also helped those movies debut at #1. But you already knew that. Bitch.
[quote]Pop and R&B acts today- "What's a music video?"
Oh, they definitely know, hence the reason the latest one always tries to one-up the previous one (see Cardi B., Megan Thee Stallion, Beyonce, etc.)
[quote]You must be thinking of someone else.
NAH. Rhythm Nation and The Velvet Rope alone are on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. RN is also on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. But you digress.
[quote]Is that all?
Yep. And that's more than most artists in the history of music. All obtained back when people had to physically go out and buy the single. But, being poor and obese, I'm sure that you're not too familiar with going anywhere or buying anything, so...
[quote]You got me there.
I got you everywhere. Which is why I'm almost starting to feel some second hand embarrassment for you. Almost.
[quote]You mean the album that debuted at #1 and then fell off the chart three weeks later and didn't even go Tin?
I mean the album that garnered Janet her best reviews since 1997's The Velvet Rope and that sold more in the US with little to no promo than HAGdonna's highly-promoted album that was released at the same time. What was it, again? Rebel Fart? LOL. And speaking of tin, I would wager a bet that it's one step above wood, which is probably the status that Madame X-Lax tapped out at.
[quote]Because her brother sang on it?
No, darlin'. I mean "Runaway." It was the first single by a female to debut in the top 10 of the Hot 100, which was quite a feat seeing as though the Hot 100 had been around for decades by then. So, once AGAIN, you've managed to humiliate yourself with your absolute lack of knowledge of...well...anything. But keep trying. There's nothing I like better than a person who tries.