Nicki Minaj is on course to extending her lead as the longest-charting female rapper in the United Kingdom…despite the criticism she is facing for collaborating with the alleged child abuser Tekashi 69.
Good news below…
The first Minaj single to chart in the United Kingdom was the track ‘Your Love’ which peaked at #71 but went on to sell over 2 million units worldwide before the advent of stream-powered chart systems.
Since then, the rapper has earned a plethora of sleeper hits in the market thanks to a fanbase which, though has never given her a #1 single, pushed sales of her singles to the 1 million mark and beyond by purchasing them well after their chart peaks.
What this has meant for the performer? A lengthy run on the Official Charts.
As the lion’s share of her discography was unleashed before 2014, all of the chart and sales records she has acquired are powered by traditional sales.
Traditional sales, that have seen her singles spend a total of 475 non-consecutive weeks in the Top 75, 271 weeks in the Top 40 and 49 weeks in the Top Ten.
This year, the release of her new album ‘Queen’ is to see her extend her lead as the longest-charting female rapper of all time by becoming the first of her kind to spend 500 weeks on the chart.
How? A group of new singles (lifted from ‘Queen’ and collaborative projects) TGJ can reveal will impact the United Kingdom and markets like it in grand fashion.
Reaching the milestone will see her extend the lead she has over her game-changing predecessors Missy Elliott & Lil Kim and Spotify starlets Cardi B, Azealia Banks & Iggy Azalea.