Janet’s Brain Malfunction

Apr 12, 2004  •  Post A Comment

If like the rest of us cynics you believe Janet Jackson, 37, bared her bosom on Super Sunday mainly as a marketing ploy to put a rocket under the launch of her new album “Damita Jo,” then you have a right to Blink. It turns out she caused all this upset, provided an excuse for a season of “Congress Gone Wild” and made Howard Stern cranky but still didn’t get much of a career lift. Despite hype on “Good Morning America,” “Late Show With David Letterman” and elsewhere, her new album sold about 381,000 copies in its first week, which put it in second place on the Billboard chart. That compares with first week sales of 605,000 copies for her last album. And the singles from the new album, “Just a Little While” and “I Want You,” received tepid airplay on radio. Thanks, Janet. Now we know the identity of the real boob.