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‘Barbie Dreams’: Nicki Minaj Single Certified Gold For Sales Of Half A Million Units

Published: Thursday 8th Nov 2018 by David

Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Queen’ era has been graced by another Gold certification.

Good news for the rapper below…

Though yet to nab a #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the rapper and her fans have developed a lucrative habit of buying enough of her singles over a lengthy period of time to ensure she outsells the tracks she is often “out-charted” by.

The latest cut to follow this trend is ‘Barbie Dreams.’

Following in the footsteps of ‘Chun Li’ (now platinum), ‘Barbie’ has sold enough copies in the United States (500,000 units) to secure a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.

It sales extend Minaj’s lead as the highest-selling female rapper of all time and see her outpace short-lived smash hits launched by number of her male contemporaries.

‘Dreams’ isn’t the only Nicki jam making silent but serious moves commercially.

Her coquettish single ‘Va Va Voom‘, released in the September of 2012, is now eligible for Platinum status in the United Kingdom after surpassing sales of 600,000 units as 2014’s ‘Anaconda’ slithers towards global sales of 10 million units.

That single has been streamed 210 million times on Spotify.

With these figures in mind we can all agree that the rapper’s popularity is anything but waning…contrary to how things often appear on social media.

So, we ask?

Where is the disconnection? Why isn’t the criticism the star finds herself facing online doing so little to impact her popularity in the real world?

Your thoughts?

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  1. Paulo November 8, 2018

    “So, we ask – where’s the disconnection? Why is the criticism the star’s facing online doing so little…”

    You’re welcome.

  2. DanYiel Iman November 8, 2018

    I’m not a fan so I can careless what she’s doing!!🤷🏽‍♂️

    • Management November 8, 2018

      You sure did rush in here to leave you lil comment. You a fan sis and it’s okay.

      • S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. November 8, 2018

        @Management – LMAO!!

      • Ri Ri November 8, 2018

        Ikr, D Man always on post about Nicki.

  3. Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

    Another day another tribute(carbon copy) from Nicki Minaj to her idol Lil’ Kim😂😂😂 Alexa Play “single white female”💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

  4. SheBad November 8, 2018

    Wait, so we’re talking about Barbie Dreams or Barbie Tingz. Who writing for ya’ll? Who fact checking?

    “Barbie Dreams’: Nicki Minaj Single Certified Gold For Sales Of Half A Million Units”

    “Released alongside the bodacious ‘Chun Li’ (now platinum), ‘Barbie’ has sold enough copies in the United States (500,000 units) to secure a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.”

    Fact: Barbie Dreams is different from Barbie Tingz. Barbie Tingz was released along side Chun Li, not Barbie Dreams. By the headline, I am assuming you guys are talking about ‘Dreams’ but actually meant ‘Tingz’.

    Please research and be consistent if you want to be called bloggers, journalists or whatever. Basic News Writing 101. 🙂

    Correction for TGJ: “Barbie TINGZ’: Nicki Minaj Single Certified Gold For Sales Of Half A Million Units”

    • SMH November 8, 2018

      Regardless of all that, fact remains that Nicki is still selling (not streaming) despite all the cries of “she’s over” from the peanut gallery.

      • I did it November 8, 2018

        Girl STFU! That’s with streams included! Nicholas ain’t selling 500k pure sales of nothing! Those days are over for him!

  5. Ice me out November 8, 2018

    All that hate these lil internet gangsters do is make her that more successful.

  6. Lol November 8, 2018

    Y’all are trying so hard to make her a thing and she’s not lol. Her single could go platinum in a country of 12 people and we’d get an article like that’s some big accomplishment.

    • Management November 8, 2018

      You’re trying so hard to make her not a thing, she is and she isn’t going away anytime soon. Stay mad

      • SMH November 8, 2018

        Exactly lol. all these bandwagon #retardigang fans can spin all day, Nicki’s legacy is set in stone as one of the biggest female rappers of all time, and cardi will not be matching her status in pure sales no mater how many devices they have her crap streaming on lol.

    • SheBad November 8, 2018

      Where’s your gold single? 12 people or 1 person making her platinum, it still finna be platinum and you still finna be mad. Hating

      The article CLEARLY states Nicki’s name in the headlines but you still chose to click on it like a fan would. GTFO

  7. Management November 8, 2018

    Say what you will about Nicki but she still moves unites in the long run.

    • Selah November 8, 2018

      Out of 100 Billboard placements, 60% are features and none hit the top spot. TRAGIC.

      • SMH November 8, 2018

        And still outselling cardi b despite all her overexposure. TRAGIC.

      • Selah November 8, 2018

        QUEEN is a FLOP, and you have no choice but to deal with the fact.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

      Aunt Nicki is an old head now and canceled

      • gina November 8, 2018

        Not according to the RIAA and Soundscan.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

        @Gina According to the charts and general public tho 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

      • Beam Me Up Scotty November 8, 2018

        Doing pretty good for being cancelled. “Old” is what you make of it. If Nicki is “old” and “cancelled” I guess Lil Kim is just dead.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

        @BeamMeBackIntoReality well seeing as though Nicki, along with 90% of every female rapper out now is rocking the look/swag/persona that Kim innovated and brought to the rap game that would make Kim… a legend. A pioneer. A first. There would be no current state of female rap if Kim didn’t create that lane for the acts out now so 💁🏿‍♀️

    • Queen Missy 👸🏾 November 8, 2018

      She doesn’t know the word unite. As far as units, considering most of us expects her to be among upper echelon, she isn’t doing what someone of her caliber is supposed to do.

  8. pat November 8, 2018

    cute…isn’t her competition doing like 5x platinum tho

    • Black Lurve November 8, 2018

      Which competition is that dear? Madame Spotify? Lady Illiteracy. Professor Payola? Is that who you mean?

      • 2BAD2BME November 8, 2018

        BOOOOO! CORNY TRY AGAIN.

      • gina November 8, 2018

        lmao exactly, what competition? that bardi girl still hasnt even hit 200k album sales lmao

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

        @Gina cardi’s album is currently sitting at #17 on the billboard 200 and Nickis is at #28…. cardi is at number 1 with Maroon 5, #13 with money and #17 with Taki Taki on the billboard 100. Nicki is at 27 with Fefe 😂😂💁🏿‍♀️ Hold this L, girl.

  9. _KINGSEANCOURT_ November 8, 2018

    Y’all got 1 day to make this the FASTEST SELLING FEMALE RAP ALBUM TO GO PLATINUM! Or after nov 10th it’ll be the slowest

    • Black Lurve November 8, 2018

      Pink Friday holds that record.

  10. Queen Missy 👸🏾 November 8, 2018

    Because she’s a self-centered narcissistic woman-child that has not a single humble cell in her silicon body.

    • SMH November 8, 2018

      Riiight, and cardi b is the epitome of humility & grace flowing all through her silicone enhanced body. Lmao FOH.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

        Sorry @SMH aunt nickis time I see over. She had a decent run but it is time for her to sashay away💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️😂😂

      • Queen Missy 👸🏾 November 8, 2018

        Where did I mention Cardi? She is right about one thing, Bratz are definitely her fans.

    • Beam Me Up Scotty November 8, 2018

      You don’t think she is humble after donating all that money to college students, helping her country after recent natural disasters, donating money to that guy on the Bill Cosby Show actor, constantly thanking her fans for love and support, thanking those that came before her. She is a very humble person. Also, people should not be criticized for plastic surgery if it makes them happy. Just about every famous person has had plastic surgery of some sort.

  11. SMH November 8, 2018

    Lmao. Funny how everyone wants to be team cardi or remy, and yet Nicki is STILL outselling those bums. LMAO.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

      **** looks atop the billboard 100 and at the billboard 200 **** 😂😂😂😂😂 OKAY GIRL!

    • DC November 8, 2018

      Nicki ain’t outselling Cardi try again hater

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

      Billboard Hot 100, Cardi:

      #1 Maroon 5/Cardi B: Girls Like You
      #13 Cardi B: Money
      #17 Taki Taki: Osuna/Cardi/Selena

      Billboard Hot 100, Nicki:

      #27 Fefe: Pedophïle/Nicki Minaj

      Billboard Albums 200 :Cardi B

      #17 invasion of privacy (released 4/5/18)

      Billboard Albums 200 : Nicki Minaj (8/10/18)

      #28 Queen

      • Queen Missy 👸🏾 November 8, 2018

        Bawwwwwhhhhhh

        You reap what you sow.

      • Beam Me Up Scotty November 8, 2018

        Don’t forget “Dip”, “Woman Like Me”, and “Big Bank” which are all charting on the Billboard Hot 100. Also, compare Nicki Minaj’s first album to Cardi B’s. If Cardi B can’t get more than 200k pure sales now, who knows what the sales will be in 10 years.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

        @BeamMeIntoReality : yes Nickis 2nd and only other spot on the charts currently, “Drip” is at #83, and the other song with Little Mix is not in the top 100. Cardi’s “ring” is also at #40 FYI

    • Queen Missy 👸🏾 November 8, 2018

      Bratz are like Trumptards. Keep repeating lies until everyone starts seeing them as truth.

  12. I HATE WHYYTE AND BLLACKKK BITCHEZZ BOTH NOTH SHT November 8, 2018

    Why isn’t the criticism the star finds herself facing online doing so little to impact her popularity in the real world?

    because nixx has God she is blessed. the devil not gonna stop her… she has angels to protect her .. fkc yall haters

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

      Her album and it’s content is being outperformed by her twitter meltdowns, her thirst for Cardi on “Queen” Radio, the multiple features she’s done that are also doing nothing (like her album) and really the world is paying dust to the “Queen”. It has had zero impact on the world of music and more specifically femal rap. It fits into to her “her today gone tomorrow” music legacy. Lots of music with no musical integrity/substance which is why the songs are forgotten.

    • Selah November 8, 2018

      Why isn’t her popularity translating into chart success? Nicki stalks and relies on the charts, so don’t come with the BS that she doesn’t care. Why did all of her singles flop? Why did Queen only sell 87K in pure sales first week?

      • Beam Me Up Scotty November 8, 2018

        @Selah how did her singles flop though when they are all gold or platinum?

      • Selah November 8, 2018

        They’re flopping because they made no impact. Her biggest single this year was a FEATURE with that 69 Boy.

      • Caleb November 11, 2018

        Literally everything every artist releases these days gets at least one certification.

  13. November 8, 2018

    Slowly but surely, Nicki is doing her thing.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

      Yes she is, she is slaying the billboard hot 100 charts at #27 (fefe) and #83 (drip)💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

  14. Theman November 8, 2018

    These aren’t pure sales.

  15. Career Ender November 8, 2018

    Hi Sam amd the rest of the lessors at large!
    .
    ots non other than I , moah The Legendary Career Ender of the Superior BeyHive
    .
    I see you Sam, keep doing ypur thing Sam
    .
    #DustToThe Lessors
    .
    bye

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iSlay TROLLmine Rasputia (hermaphrodite) on the daily November 8, 2018

      Oh wow they were able to restore electricity to the hut in your village, eh? Wow do y’all get running water now, too? You definitely need to go hunting and score your village a nice water buffalo to roast for your village CELEBRATION!!

  16. B2B November 8, 2018

    Cardi fans love throwing shots!!!! Sis even Iggy has a fckn #1 and look at her. I was one of the first people on Bodak, but now I see Cardi uses payola. Tell me how ring is not charting anywhere in the US but radio. @TGJ, do an article explaining the metric behind Ring slaying radio but no one requesting, streaming or buying. I’ll wait…

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