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Nicki Minaj‘s press run saw her make her way to ‘Colbert’ last night.

Why? To push her new album ‘Queen’ to higher ground in the United States (where it is to open with modest sales) before she makes her way to Europe & Asia (markets which are to elevate the project to record-breaking levels this week).

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Not even two months after confirming a collaboration album was ‘in the works’ (click here to read more on that), longtime collaborators Ashanti and Ja Rule serve up what is believed to be the first fruit of that labor.

Titled ‘Encore,’ the retro-inspired cut will certainly inspire a two-step or two as it not only borrows elements from the R&B of yesteryear, but even throws a nod to the 2003 Jay Z classic of the same name.

Is the tune a step in the right direction for the duo? Listen inside and tell us:

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Nicki Minaj‘s fourth studio album ‘Queen’ finally strut into stores last Friday after ample anticipation.

Announced earlier in the year, the set had been expected during several different windows and still arrived amidst a cloud of question-marks related to clearances.

Still, corners of confusion couldn’t quell excitement for the project which has spawned the hit ‘Chun-Li’ and other singles ‘Bed’ and ‘Rich Sex’ featuring Ariana Grande and Lil Wayne respectively.

With such a bold title, how is the project faring commercially? Especially in a landscape that now boasts other top-tier femcees making major movements?

The first week sales predictions bring the answer. Head below for the digits…

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Nicki Minaj set off flames with newly released album ‘Queen,’ but the rapper just unleashed an inferno with the video for ‘Ganja Burn.’

Arriving without warning, the visual sees a regal Onika blaze with the cinematic offering.

Its debut follows the clips for preceding clips ‘Chun-Li’ and ‘Bed.’

What are you waiting for? Watch Ms. Minaj rise like never before after the jump…

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Janet Jackson is lining up a week of excitement for the launch of her new jam ‘Made For Now.’

The Harmony Samuels production serves as the first taste of fresh material from the megastar in over three years and she’s treating its release like the event it is.

Fresh from announcing its release and unveiling its cover, Jackson has revealed that the cut’s Dave Meyers directed video will arrive simultaneously (on August 17th).

And, as if that wasn’t titillating enough, she’ll be taking to the stage on a major platform on the same day to perform the song alongside Daddy Yankee.

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Cardi B‘s work ethic knows no limit.

The rapper remained active right up until giving birth to baby Kulture last month and is back at it already.

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Up until this month, the highest-“selling” album by a female rap artist was the well-received ‘Invasion of Privacy’ by Cardi B.

Unfortunately for her fans, numbers earned by Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ are to fling ‘Invasion‘s numbers into the shadows and reign supreme as the year’s highest-seller globally.

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The chart-rocking megastar Sam Smith has revealed that he does not like the deceased Pop icon Michael Jackson.

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G-Eazy has mocked Kanye West‘s inability to share his thoughts on Donald Trump by calling him out on Twitter.

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Normani showed up and showed out at the Teen Choice Awards 2018 last night.

With premiere solo offering ‘Love Lies’ sitting pretty at #15 on the Hot 100 and her debut album serving as one of the most anticipated in recent memory, the Fifth Harmony star continues to signal her arrival with high profile appearances.

Looking like a bonafide star, the 22-year-old turned heads as she stepped on the electric pink carpet.

Inside, she caught up with ‘Love Lies’ collaborator Khalid and 5H bandmate Ally Brooke -who, as we exclusively reported, recently signed to Atlantic Records.

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According to a new report, the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is extremely ill and the prognosis is not looking positive.

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Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Queen’ has reigned over the iTunes charts since its unexpected release on Friday (August 10).

Storming the digital charts shortly after its release (unseating Jason Mraz‘s ‘Know’ in the process), the album has held a tight grip atop the U.S. sales tally well over the weekend – a feat that shows no signs of slowing over the course of its inaugural tracking week (as of time reported).  Even the rap diva herself took to Instagram to report the project had become the first female rap album to simultaneously hit #1 on the sales tallies of 81 different countries (click here to see that).

And, as if that’s not enough to celebrate, Minaj recently learned ‘Fefe’ –  her controversial collaboration with rapper 6ix9ine – has crossed the platinum threshold just less than two weeks after it hit Gold.

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