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‘Starships’: Nicki Minaj Scores Fifth Highest Selling Single Of The Year

Published: Thursday 20th Sep 2012 by David

 Since catching the eye of the public in 2007, Nicki Minaj has found herself enjoying feats we doubt even she could have imagined on that infamous staircase.

So, in case the release of two Platinum albums, a world tour and a judging spot on ‘American Idol‘ wasn’t enough to blow her way, her fans have given her even more of a reason to feel good about her Pop standing this week.

Find out why below…

 The above, if it isn’t already obvious, comes as epic news as it follows the single’s record for having spent the most consecutive weeks in the US Top Ten, upon its February 4th launch date.

As of July, the single has sold 721,000 copies in the UK and has been certified Platinum five times in Australia, where it peaked at #2.

Hopefully, the success of ‘Ships’ will encourage Minaj to give all of her numbers the promotional push they need to match this recent feat, to ensure singles like ‘Pound The Alarm‘ and ‘Va Va Voom’ reach their full commercial potential a la ‘Super Bass’.

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  1. PAT September 20, 2012

    and the album still didnt sale platinum….A I wont help with that either…Ask JLO

    • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

      plus nicki a b****

      • DaHotNig September 20, 2012

        @PAT she can NEVER do anything else and still be more successful and relevant than your pop belly karate c****** having ass!

        @truth I see you still have a few days left since you received your full blown a*** status! DO yourself a favor and get a cold you sickly c***! LMAOOOOOOOOOOO

      • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

        @DaHotNig lolol you little COLD P**** B**** that s*** was about as whack as yo D*** SMELLING breath!! Microwave p**** h**!! yo p**** so cold yo have to microwave it to get it hot you dead p**** s***

  2. Crusty Flaky Foot September 20, 2012

    Hang it up #FLATSCREEN

  3. Siberian Prince September 20, 2012

    But Lil Kim has a Grammy….#OOP

    • DaHotNig September 20, 2012

      Thanx to Christina Aguilera…OOOOPS on dat h**

      • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

        nawl b**** you need to be thankn the WOLF that birthed you! That wolf p**** h**!!

    • MadameMonster September 20, 2012

      Thanks to Pink and Christina.

    • Let It Da Fuq Go! September 20, 2012

      Y’all brag on LilKim’s grammy soooo much. What y’all gonna do when Nicki wins a grammy for one of her singles with only her on it? Kim won a grammy with 5 people on 1 pop song. *sings* Staaarshiiips were meant to flyyyyyy i i i i…

      • Siberian Prince September 20, 2012

        Right but Nicki hasn’t won one yet, so until she does #SUCKABIGDICK

  4. j September 20, 2012

    ok but the new single THE BOYS is flopping left,right and center!

    • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

      and over and under chile

  5. PrettigurlrockD September 20, 2012

    The song sucks tho. It’s so cheesy.

  6. Kerry September 20, 2012

    Music is Dead.

    • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

      her career is too chile

  7. the real xoxo September 20, 2012

    i guarantee her next album will not go platinum.
    (roman reloaded technically hasnt sold platinum either).
    her time is UP. now people are tired of her gimmicky antics, she is too old.
    everyone is moving on to Azealia banks and anticipating the return of Missy Elliott.

    • DaHotNig September 20, 2012

      You can’t guarantee s*** cuz u same hating b****** said she wouldn’t be THIS successful and she is shitting on YOU and YOUR FAVS!

      • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

        how bout WE ALL just S*** IN YO MOUF H**!! you SLOW DEATH BY BREATHE B****!!

    • TONY September 21, 2012

      How you said: “she is too old” then you say “everyone is anticipating the return of Missy Elliot” who is WELL into her 40s. ???

  8. Monstarebel September 20, 2012

    I love nicki but I’m not the biggest fan of starships

    • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

      NAWL YOU B**** STAN FOR HER LIKE YOU BEEN DOING!!

  9. Tim September 20, 2012

    Congratulations to Nicki! No hate!

    YES.. I may not llike the all the material she releases, & I do have issues with her image sometimes. That being said, this is a really smart business woman who has accomplished alot more than any other female rapper before her, Missy & Foxy said it best “Nicki Minaj is a real hustler”

    • 2x Platinum albums
    • Pepsi Endorsement
    • Addias Endorsement
    • Best Selling MAC Lipstick If The Year
    • Ice Age Movie
    • Pink Friday Fragrance (sold out in NY)
    • American Idol Judge (paid millions)

    Like her or not she is the definition of Winning!

    • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

      and you are the definition of a queen u h**

    • Gilberto September 20, 2012

      • 2x Platinum albums
      ALBUMS? Her first album it’s 2x P, but it didn’t sell 2kk. Her last album is barely Gold, so stfu ugly ass b****.
      Pepsi Endorsement
      • Addias Endorsement
      • Best Selling MAC Lipstick If The Year
      • Ice Age Movie
      • Pink Friday Fragrance (sold out in NY)
      • American Idol Judge (paid millions)
      DEAD! None of these s*** is related to music. As far as I know, she cancelled several tour dates in Europe because of the lack of Europeans’ interest on her diarrhea.
      DEAD @ Ice Age Movie. That ugly ass b**** only had one word in the entire movie. You can’t even see her ugly face on the big screen.
      American Idol Judge? LMFAO!!!
      These stupid b****** are so stupid. LOL.

      • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

        WTF are YOUR accomplishments, b****

    • ITAINTYOBABY September 20, 2012

      Well when you do pop/dance record which is the formula for success right now of course you going to achieve more and just because you throw a few hip hop tracks on a album doesn’t make you Queen of hip hop.

      No hate but she is overrated and Missy is the true innovator

      • Bout to slay your ass September 20, 2012

        Co’sigh

  10. truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

    this b**** p**** stink SOOOOOO bad chile

    • Read That B**** September 20, 2012

      Who the f*** are you gonna drag?.. Chile please!? You can tell your maggot ass don’t have a life. You’re always stalking a Nicki Minaj post making yourself look like an uneducated punk ass b****. You’re just another ignorant hater who ain’t never gonna have s*** because you are so f****** negative. get Nicki’s d*** out of your mouth and go get a f****** life because i will drag your stupid ass all over that mother f****** grape this morning h**.

      • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

        (side eyeing this WANG P**** W**** like a mutha fucka…FLAME ON) nawl b**** why don’t you clean yo p**** cause you making YOSELF look like a diseased TRAMP vying for a f***!! B**** i will snatch the nappy wig of yours all over this mutha fuckn thread you nappy p**** b****!! when was the last time you changed your crusty panties? h**!!

      • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

        now b**** YOU just got READ!!!

    • Read That B**** September 20, 2012

      Lmao! was that even in English? H** stop! That bull s*** you just typed don’t even make sense you ignorant piece of f***** trash.

      • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

        you lame girl. that was the BEST you had i bet. b**** change your name to “i get the s*** read outta me’ becasue you DO!! STUPID H**! let me find someone with BETTER come backs than THIS stink p**** h**

      • Read That B**** September 20, 2012

        Keep telling yourself that you delusional f**.

  11. Siberian Prince September 20, 2012

    I lile nicki better when other people write her music…

  12. Beyonce’s Bush September 20, 2012

    Well even Beyonce was relevant in 2003. And we all know that didn’t last so….

    • KINGBEY/RIHANNA September 20, 2012

      welcome to the hive u r a bigger stan than i am

  13. Monstarebel September 20, 2012

    This b**** truth is nothing but a jealous ass hater mad because he knows no one is checking for that ugly b**** lil Kim except for you ghetto f*** & b******…. Nicki will stay slaying Kim & you CANT handle it w****….

    • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

      B**** YOU CRACKLE P**** IS ALL OVER LIL KIM’S POST SO YOU CHECKING FOR HER YOU APE FACE HORSE P**** BEAR ASS H**!! And why i’m STOMPING yo p**** all over THIS post AND Queen Kim’s post AND draggin you fav(icki) by her p****…AT THE SAME DAMN TIME!! h**

      • IJUDGEFLIPFLOPS September 20, 2012

        Omg they read you! Lmao I am crying!!! Yes you got slayed!

    • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

      and f*** yall b****** that’s ‘thumbs uping’ for this c***! yall WHORES!!!

  14. BIG DOGG September 20, 2012

    Same s***, different toilet.

    “NAUGH BAUGH PHAUGHKINN KAYRZ”

    .

    Plus, they make me wanna SHOOT MY LOAD in my boxers when they talk about her having accompalished more than Lil’ Kim, or even “winning” a South-African Sergeant’s s***.

    Lil’ Kim sold 5 million >RAP< albums in the US alone, how many albums have this flop b**** sold worldwide, despite all the Red-One ass-kissing she did?

    And DEAD at that interview last track on her second album, where she mentioned in the meaning of "I'm the female Jay-Z".

    I mean, ONIKA STOP!

    And please don't tell me "she WILL soon cross that mark". If her career remains messy and shitty like that, it'll be over by 2013.

    . . . . . . . . . .

    @beyoncesbush

    As if Beyonce hasn't out-done 2.5 x Rihanna's albums, DVD's, tours, movies, side-products, and every f****** thing.

    Gurl stop!

    • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

      chile thank you!! i’m on the lil kim post below this post repping for the queen!!

      • Read That B**** September 20, 2012

        H** Stop. Kim didn’t sell s***. She had to give most of her money to the people who wrote her raps.

      • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

        sucka d*** b****

      • Read That B**** September 20, 2012

        You go eat a sick p****. F**!

  15. Os September 20, 2012

    Congratz to her,she wasn’t lying when she said she wants to win on every avenue and she is doing it,i got my Pink Friday perfume before it sold out,it,s fire.

    • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

      c***

      • Os September 20, 2012

        Amm…Don,t you have d-ck to blow.

      • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

        @Os -DEAD LOL

  16. That B*tch September 20, 2012

    Wack. It still didnt reach number one though.
    Trasy Minaj have a seat boo. That spot on AI will not help that horrible ass LP.

    • That B*tch September 20, 2012

      Trashy*

      • Read That B**** September 20, 2012

        Have a seat b****. Who cares if it didn’t go number 1. It still sold over a million copies dummy.

      • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

        how many did you sell b****? Read THAT!

  17. london September 20, 2012

    So much hate, let her do her thing if you guys dont like it dont watch her s***!!
    btw her album did go platinum 😉

    • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

      f*** you b****

  18. KING-BREEZYONCÉ September 20, 2012

    SHE STILL A FLOP !

  19. Gilberto September 20, 2012

    That awkward moment when your single sold more than your album in the entire world…
    DEAD @ she’s using AI to revive her career. LOL. B**** just released her second album and her career is already over. I can’t. Bye, flop!

    • truth(i DRAAAAGGS nicki stans to liberate them from her poison u FUNKY b****) September 20, 2012

      DEAD chile JUST DEAD!!!! LOLOLOLOL

    • opd2 September 20, 2012

      Revive what an,t dead,you are really d-mn,isn’t rihanna a single artist were her singles always out selfs her albums,so what is you,er point gil-sh-t,money is still making it,s all good,they bin asking for her for AI from the get go wayne before her first album,so you can stay there acting like this is the first time them show reach out to her,f-ck you.

  20. TruthBeTold September 20, 2012

    Wish her album had sold that much copies.

  21. Kill Yourself Nation September 20, 2012

    Nicki is not worried about what these little hating ass bastards got to say about her she still making that money and that’s all that matters.

  22. Twitter – @091094_ September 20, 2012

    NICKI DESERVES THIS, UNLIKE SO ARROGANT RETARDS, I BEEN WITH HER FROM THE BEAM ME UP SCOTTY DAYS WHEN SHE WAS WORKING AND PAYING HER DUES, SHE SPAT FIRE BACK THEN, AND FOR PEOPLE SAYING SHE TURNED COMMERCIAL, IF YOU LISTEN TO HER SONGS ON HER OLD MIXTAPE, YOU CAN TELL SHE ENJOYED A GOOD POPPY HOOK, SO DONT JUDGE HER JUST COZ SHE WANT TO EXPRESS HERSELF, IS SHE NOT ALOUD TO BE A FEMALE AND HAVE CUTE SONGS? DOES SHE HAVE TO WEAR HOODIES AND SWEATPANTS AND RAP ABOUT MONEY ALL THE TIME, IS THAT THE FEMALE RAPPER YOU WANT? FALLLLLLL BACK NICKI IS WINNING ALL THE WAY

  23. Gilberto September 20, 2012

    I didn’t know that Nicki Minaj’s so old. She’d better hurry up and make some cash now, because time is catching up. No one will care about Nicki Minaj when she turns into the 40’s, no one wants to see that b**** looking like a RuPaul’s Drag Race former contestant with a deformed ass and boobs rappping… I mean, mumbling about her fake ass and plastic boobs. Oh! I forgot, I’m being very generous about the “40 yo” thing, because as far as I know her career is already dead and buried, and that’s why she’s on American Idol.

    • mobwife: 4-Years-Old :-) September 20, 2012

      “no one wants to see that b**** looking like a RuPaul’s Drag Race former contestant ”

      *FAINTS, GET’S UP & FAINTS AGAIN* 🙂

  24. truth tea (take a sip) September 20, 2012

    if nicki minaj is a rapper, then ke$ha is a rapper and “tik tok” is one of the highest selling female rap singles of all time.

  25. MC September 20, 2012

    Worst music of all time only after “Pound the alarm” this b**** sucks ass…

  26. Benron (King Of The Navy) September 20, 2012

    Can’t wait for her next album, it will surely go platinum! Probably at 300k this time but still, shipping 700k extra copies is an acheivment ot the barbs.

  27. mobwife: 4-Years-Old :-) September 20, 2012

    The power of a BRAINWASHING BIASED ASS MEDIA! Grab your aluminum foil and cover your head ppl! Don’t let media manipulation, bullying and lies happen to you! 🙂

    LOL! Nah really, congrats to Nicki. I really dislke this song tho!

  28. IJUDGEFLIPFLOPS September 20, 2012

    Wow the anger! Lmao you guys are so pressed.

  29. virtuoso intellect September 20, 2012

    guys seriously, all this slanting and cussing each other out <<<<
    i couldnt even make out some of those comments becuase every 2nd word is an expletive. there has to be a more mature way of getting your point across. since the word "stan" became popular, we've all kinda run with it and lost decorum somwhere along the way. i know it's only a blog but still

    • commanderofthedancefloor September 20, 2012

      of course your comment is completely right but what most people will do is f-this or you and say they will do what they want because they dont have any class, there are rihanna stans that i dont even like because they are complete idiots.

  30. commanderofthedancefloor September 20, 2012

    what are the first 4 best sellers?

    i would take a guess and say two of them would be carly rae jepsens call me maybe and fun. we are young, I think taylor swifts new song will be one of the best sellers of this year also.

  31. Keepwinning September 21, 2012

    Damnn nicki will u ever stop making money!?!!! Congrats

  32. love it September 21, 2012

    Congrats to nikki I like her music not all of it but a lot of it and I love to see females doing their independent thing in the music buisness we dont have a lot of female rappers out and I am glad she is doing it big b/c no one else is and I can’t hate her making her dreams come true so congrats to her.

    • love it September 21, 2012

      I meant to say at the end that I can’t hate on her for making her dreams come true.

  33. BOOBIE September 21, 2012

    Nicki Minaj currently has a net worth of over $60 million. Regardless if she sells albums or singles or not…she’s still one of the richest pop stars/rappers in the world. She’s STILL making money from her WORLD TOUR and her re-release that’s coming out soon. So that net worth is bound to rise even higher. All of you haters on this website are PATHETIC. You sit behind your cheap ass computer screens dragging down successful artists when they don’t meet your expectations. It’s sad, really. You should all RESPECT any artist or celebrity that has made a NAME for themselves because it’s something that NONE of US will ever do, including myself. Now run tell that.

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