This is the first time professionally filmed footage of Janet's performances at this concert has been released to the public. The concert had aired on French television a few days after it took place, but unfortunately the broadcast did not include Janet's performances.
She performed "Nasty," "So Excited," and "Call On Me" with a special guest appearance by Nelly.
It should be noted that Janet and Nelly actually recorded "Call On Me" during one of the show's commercial breaks. Unfortunately, NBC came back on air while they were still performing the very last few seconds of that song, making many viewers think that they missed out on the song altogether. These last few seconds of "Call On Me" were not intended to air live on television when it did. NBC's original plan was to record the performance during a commercial break and then air that song in full later on during the next hour of the show, which they did.
The following list represents the Billboard positions for "So Excited" and "Call On Me" on each of the singles charts for the week ending October 7, 2006.
"So Excited": Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: 75 to 55* Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: 74 to 54*
"Call On Me": Hot 100: 50 to 36* Hot 100 Airplay: 28 to 31 Hot 100 Singles Sales: 1 to 1* Pop 100: 92 to 56* Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: 2 to 1* [Greatest Gainer/Sales] Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: 7 to 9 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales: 1 to 1* Hot Dance Music/Club Play: 2 to 3
With the purchase of the "20 Y.O." album at Circuit City stores, customers will receive inside of the CD case a cardboard insert with a code that will allow them to download for free the Full Phatt Extended Remix of "Call On Me."
Customers who purchase a copy of "20 Y.O." at Target retail stores will receive inside of the CD case a cardboard insert that contains a unique code that will allow them to purchase up to four concert tickets for Janet's upcoming tour before tickets go on sale to the general public.
Versions of the CD with this unique code are in limited quantity and are clearly indicated on the outside of the packaging with a red sticker notifying customers of the code that comes inside of the package. There is also an additional sticker on the outside of the package warning customers that if the packaging of the CD is opened, the product cannot be returned. This is presumably being used to prevent people from buying a copy of the CD, removing the concert tickets code, and then returning the CD.
With the purchase of the "20 Y.O." album at Best Buy retail stores, customers receive inside of the CD case an insert with a special code that allows them to download four remixes of "Call On Me" for free. Copies of the CDs at Best Buy are labeled with a special sticker indicating that a download code is inside of the album.
The free "Call On Me" remixes from Best Buy are:
- Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Radio Edit - Tony Moran & Warren Rigg Dub Mix - Full Phatt Remix - Full Phatt Instrumental
Janet filmed an episode of BET's 106 & Park today, and it will air tomorrow afternoon.
The episode was a retrospective of Janet's past 20 years in the music industry and had her answering questions about various topics such as past song lyrics, and she even at one point tried doing double dutch.
In the episode, Janet flies on a jet from Atlanta to New York with her crew, discusses her habit of eating seeds from various fruits and vegetables, goes to dinner at a Mexican restaurant, and then attends the House of Latex Ball to watch Danielle Polanco, one of her dancers, perform.
Janet made an appearance via satellite on French reality show Star Academy on Friday night. She had originally been scheduled to be there in person and perform, however scheduling difficulties prevented this from happening.
In the message, Janet invited one of the show's competitors to fly to the US and attend the launch party for her "20 Y.O." album on Tuesday night.
Several retail outlets in the United States will be giving away various free items with the purchase of the "20 Y.O." album, which hits stores this coming Tuesday. The stores and items are listed below and come with both the regular version and the deluxe version.
Target: Purchase of album comes with code to get early access to buy up to four concert tickets for Janet's upcoming tour. Limited number of tickets and venues available for early purchase.
Best Buy: Purchase of album comes with code to download four exclusive tracks, which are all believed to be remixes of "Call On Me," however that has not been confirmed.
Wal-mart: Purchase of album comes with code to download one exclusive track. What the track is has not been announced yet.
Circuit City: Purchase of album comes with code to download the Full Phat Mix of "Call On Me."
FYE: Purchase of album comes with a free lithograph of the album cover photo. Limited quantities available.
Janet's episode of Oprah, which includes two performances, an interview, and never before seen behind-the-scenes footage, will air this upcoming Monday. Check your local listings for the time and channel that Oprah airs in your area.
The first 200 absolute hardcore Janet Jackson "fanatics" will win reserved seating to see Janet perform live in New York City on September 29. All are welcome, but only a few can win the reserved seats.
To enter to win your reserved seat, please send an email no later than 6PM EST, Tuesday, September 26th to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email should include:
- Your full name
- Your phone number
- Your date of birth (18 and older guys, sorry)
- You must type this out beneath your date of birth: "If I win this reserved seat to see the fabulous Janet Jackson perform and promote her new album 20 Y.O. (releasing on 9/26), I PROMISE that I can be in New York on 9/29 between 5:30 and 6:30 AM EST for the show. I also authorize Virgin Records to email me in the future for Janet Jackson related news only."
- And lastly, please provide us with the reason(s) why you should be in the list of the first 200 ABSOLUTE Janet Jackson fanatics with reserved seats.
This is your chance to share how much you love your girl Janet Jackson! ("Cuz I think she's cute" won't cut it, guys!)
You will ONLY be notified if you won 1 of the 200 reserved seats. If you are chosen as a winner YOU MUST HAVE LEGAL ID FOR ADMISSION TO THE SHOW!