Nicki Minaj Scores iTunes #1

In case you didn’t know, being a Nicki Minaj hater is tough.

From watching her debut LP ‘Pink Friday’ dominate charts across the globe to scoring a number of  nominations at the 2012 Grammy awards, the last year has been anything but a walk in the park for those hell bent on discrediting her cause.

So now, in what will be sure to leave many of these ‘haters’ seething, her David Guetta produced cut ‘Turn Me On‘ is the highest selling single on iTunes.

Full story below…


With the Grammys, her performance at the Superbowl, her deal with MAC and the release of ‘Roman Reloaded’ set force Minaj even further into the public eye, it would be fair to say that this #1 will indeed by one of many.

That is- if Young Money  spend less time pushing the likes of ‘Stupid Hoe’ and more time backing the likes of ‘Va Va Voom‘, which we hear has all the trappings of a Top 40 hit.

Either way, job well done!

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  1. D.Scott January 20, 2012

    Man, Nicki is killing the game right now…

  2. JAY January 20, 2012

    LOL are u serious sam???

  3. stbaby January 20, 2012

    Good job Nicki,and i know this is just the starting point,for you will have more number 1s and i think sam is right pls quit with songs like stupid h** ,even the beat is bad.make more pop songs you know you are good at it and leave what poeple say cos you can never please everyone.once again congrats.

  4. Plasma Fantastic January 20, 2012

    JOKE …..

  5. RYK101 January 20, 2012

    it’s not her song, it’s guetta’s song, funny how being a Rihanna hater (which is WAY HARDER, i’d dare to say the HARDEST job) you always say how she needs collaborations in order to succeed when Ms. Fenty herself has gotten more #1 (in both iTunes and Billboard) by herself than Minaj will ever dream of

    She sucls as a performer and of course Va Va Voom is a top 40 hit, it’s gonna be a pop song like super bass people need to stop calling her hip hop or rap since she is now a gimmick pop artist

    And i do not hate her, she is indifferent to me, i just wanted to give you a cup of realness sam, since you hate Rihanna so much because of her “talentless” self when you love Minaj who is not more talented than Fenty

    If this tops BBH100 it is gonna be embarrasing for Minaj that her 1st #1 ever was a collaboration


    This means NOTHING!!

    As you can see, LEGENDhanna isn’t #1 on iTunes but on BB 100 she is. Where is Nicki Garbaj on BB Hot 100??? 🙂

    Btw, This H** is LOCAL. She couldn’t even sell 2 million copies ww of her SHITE album Pink Friday.

    the GREAT LACEFRONCE has spoken.

  7. Thomas January 20, 2012

    I do not listen to Nicki like that, but I am proud of any black woman from the streets that can do as much as she’s doing right now. She has a Collection of Nail Polishes, A New Mac Lipstick coming out next month, a Fragrance she’s working on, and a clothing line on that way I hear. I’m proud of her, Congrats on the #1 and Album Nicki.

  8. Angel987 (BEYONCÉ STAN) January 20, 2012

    For me, its David Guetta’s song…Nicki is featured on it so congrats on that fact.
    Just like Christina A. was a feature on Move’s Like Jagger. Its not her song.

    Not trying to be a hater or anything

  9. JohnVidal January 20, 2012

    What the hell of a joke isthis post???????????? The Nicki and Beyonce ass licking is out of control on TGJ!!! How did she dominate charts worldwide last year????? I think you are talking about Adele or Gaga right? haha
    Anyway, being #1 on itunes for a day with one of these crap and generic songs is not saying much either. Wasn´t she a rapper? Is this even her song? Seeing it says David ft. Nicki…

  10. Steve January 20, 2012

    Rihanna stans ? Nicki & Rihanna are friends whats wrong with yall ? Anyway this is great. And NO this is Nicki’s song, David Guetta just produced it.

    Where is Nicki on BB100 ? Lol Uhhh Turn Me On is #8 On the BB100 this week. Thanks for trying though,

    And FYI Pink Friday HAS sold 2.2 Million copies worldwide.

  11. RYK101 January 20, 2012

    @ STEVE it is NOT Nicki’s song! Can’t you see, it says David Guetta FEAT. Nicki Minaj, she is a featured artist, not the main plus it is in GUETTA’s ALBUM

    2.2 Million, out of them, 1.7 sold in the US, i don’t see how selling 500k WW is any kind of DOMINANCE

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  13. stbaby January 20, 2012

    Haters will always hate,you cannot bypass them but the funny thing is they are all following Nicki Minaj to know what she is okay cos i think most poeple live and breath HATERADE.once is not their fav doing well they hate on the best.But one thing is for sure whatever you do or wish somebody ,it will always come back to you,so if you breath Hate ,it will surely follow you.Thanks

  14. Kelsey January 20, 2012

    It is Nicki’s song. Guetta produced it for her. I’m proud of her and its #10 this week on Billboard it should be Top 5 by next week.


    & This ain’t the h***’ song !!! She’s a FEATURE

  16. Kelsey January 20, 2012

    David Guetta is THE Prooodduucccer nowhere on that song does he speak, sing, rap, or none of that. He produced the track for Nicki. Its Nicki’s song.

  17. ATT January 20, 2012

    Maybe its because David Guetta ft. Rihanna – Who’s That Chick charted at #51 and TMO charted at #8 ? *Shrugs*. Nicki never said anything negative about Rih so I don’t see why yall are attacking her.

  18. I’ma have to send her to her maker January 20, 2012

    Ummm @legendary nicki also had a number 1 in the US with Pink Friday. Legendanna couldn’t achieve that as much as I love her. So gives props where it’s due. Oh I forgot…you’re a hater.

    Mehh, this song isn’t a big deal to me. Not to mention it’s david guetta’s song. I would like to see nicki have a song of her own go number 1 that is mostly hiphop. But she has had 7 song simulatenously on billboard 100 since missy elliott.

  19. >am so am so proud of you_ January 20, 2012

    well nicki minaj you started from scratch and is building little by little,you bin in the top twenty then top 10 now a #1 keep putting in mad work keep keeping them eyes on the prize if so, i see more of them #1,s coming keep locking it down nicki mianj,and any one calling there selves a rihanna stan and is going ofter nicki minaj,isn’t a real navy just some nicki haters trying to start sh-t,the real stans now,s whats going on so you imposters can keep trying in vain.

  20. RYK101 January 20, 2012

    DEATH at the minaj fans/stans, and people say Rihanna Navy is delusional

    No one is hating on her, we’re simply stating the fact that it is NOT her song, yes Guetta produced it, but he produced it for HIS album, still counts as a top 10 for her or a #1 but it will be as a featured artist it is not her song, period! So congratulations are for Guetta (cause it is HIS song) and then Minaj

    I could care less for Minaj, she is ok to me, i just simply do not know if calling her a rapper or a pop artist, she deleted the line , my points are to this “blog”

  21. ATT January 20, 2012

    Soo your saying you just want us to congratulate David . . . Ok well congratulations to Nicki AND David. Happy ? Had this been “Whos That Chick” you would’ve been all “OMG ! LegendAnna is the best, She’s the only reason this song is Top 10 blahzay blahzay” Can you just let us have a moment. We never go into Rihanna’s post on some negative s***. If you have problems with the blog, then you have problems with the blog but you don’t have to diss Nicki in the process.

    And yeah she’s a Rapper, Hip-Hop Artist, R&B Singer, and Pop Artist. Its called versatility.

  22. JoJo (istan4rihanna) January 20, 2012

    im still waiting for nicki to get her first billboard #1

  23. RDK January 20, 2012

    RYK101 little b**** you are not a navy you f-cking poser you acting like sam is instigating the navy to go at the barbz…you are just using him as a reason to go at nicki..talking for you f-cking hating a-s you using we we we we like a da-mn pig the navy and the barbz are cool…you insignificant a-s can trive a wedge between like every hater on the line you are on keep trying in vain…always one of you trying to take something away from her accomplishments just get da fu-k off her d!ldo…anyways congratz nicki on that#1 and david.

  24. Lisa January 20, 2012

    It’s not even Nicki’s song.

  25. Layla January 20, 2012

    Nicki looks like a clown in that picture.

  26. ATT January 20, 2012

    Like yeah you guys can tease Nicki and say “I’m waiting on Nicki to get her 1st billboard #1” But did Rihanna have a #1 off her 1st album ? Noooo I don’t think so. Her single “Pon De Replay” charted as high as “Super Bass”, so give Nicki as much time as Rihanna has had in the industry and yeah she’ll have a couple #1’s . SLAYnika will have you all on hush by the end of 2012.

  27. ATT January 20, 2012

    Seeing how in 3 years Rihanna will have had been in the industry for 10 years then yeah she is gonna have more #1’s. Nickis ONLY been in for 3 years.


    Nicki Garbaj may have a #1 album HOWEVER, the H** has only managed to sell 500 k ww, THUS proving the GREAT LACEFRONCE right. The H** is LOCAL. Ri outsold her WITHOUT having a #1 album 😀 ( See Loud. Even TTT has reached 2 m ww with NO promo 😉 ).

  29. ATT January 20, 2012

    Lets work on a #1 Album, instead of talking about Nic. Heh ?

  30. YOOSONDALOOSE January 20, 2012


  31. RYK101 January 20, 2012

    Damn you barbz are so insecure! Tell me when i hated on Minaj? I just said it is not her song! Let it go! The only reason Turn Me On is a hit is because of her! It’s obvious! Nicki is BIG in the US so making Turn Me On a single is obvious! She is the one who sold Where Them Girls At too! I never came at Nicki! And the idiot who said I’m not Navy B**** shut the f*** up when you do as much for Nicki as I’ve done for Rih we’ll talk!
    Other round of facts! I never said just congratulate Daivd, I said congrats are for him as the main artist then for Minaj! And what does “Who’s That Chick?” has to do with anything? It flopped i know, not every Rihanna collab is gold there you have All of the Lights and even Fly! Plus whoever said Super Bass and Pon de Replay charted equally, it is a lie: Super Bass peaked at #3, Pon de Replay at #2
    I’m glad Nicki is doing great, I mean i like her, some of her songs and some of her features! you are just attacking me labeling as a hater when all i did was stating the fact it was not her song and popping Sam’s bubble! And to the last who said anything about #1 albums, I have understood that Rihanna will never have a #1 album in the US, why? I don’t know but I’ve come to realize it won’t happen in the US but we still have the world to outsell everyone (almost!)

  32. josh January 20, 2012

    i love Nicki Minaj to death, shes amazing.
    i dont want to see her id rather just listen to her. Shes always doing way to much with that colorful look!!!! so annoying, i hate it.

  33. PAU January 20, 2012

    yessssssssssssss!!!!! love that song!!! F*** YOU ADELE!!!!!

  34. ATT January 20, 2012

    @Josh that pic if from 2010, its not recent. And @Ryk101 I’m glad you manned up, but it wasn’t only you we were responding to it was all the Rih fans attacking Nicki.

  35. RDK January 20, 2012

    RYK101 well you was showing some treats of a hater so i just tagged you,if you are not and i am wrong so be it,Nicki and Riri is from the islands…and they are cool with each other and the navy is cool with the barbz too,so when a navy is picking talking about they are pointing out facts and other sh-t like just come across to me as you want to start something..because if i go on a Riri post and be talking about how Riri don’t wright her songs she should give the writers credits[we all know she don’t too writers my be she don’t have time for that sh-t] picking on here performance and be pointing out other sh-t you wouldn’t like that you would think i am trying to start some go,s both ways so you calling me out for what i am doing just seems hypocritical and Bias.

  36. KAT DELUNA FAN January 20, 2012

    Another proof that garbage electro s*** sells whoever is singing it.

    The song is the pit but good job for Nicki,Guetta may get his first #1 song in the US with this one.

    Where the vids at nicki?

  37. KATERINE January 20, 2012

    B**** shut your trolling ass up! You’ve been hating here since February.
    How do you explain Khia’s latest flop album which sold only 5000 copies LMAO?
    I am sure all of you like this song –

  38. josh January 20, 2012

    i know, but thats still her look, at almost every show or award show.. thats how she dresses lately.. its just way to much. i LOVE nicki though. (:

  39. X,Y,”and Z” January 20, 2012

    Attention: “Pop-Culture” World, we have ourselves a NEW “IT GIRL”!!

    And we’ll soon see just who ‘racks-up and then retakes’ any-n-every London 02 Arena “sold-out” records. (Hint?) Well, it’s not that difficult: whose CD jumped 96-places, on the U.K. Top-100 chart, with only the mere mention that she was touring the U.K. (London) sometime this February? (Another Hint?) Well, it’s NOT RIHANNA..!!

    Poor Rihanna! Poor – Poor ‘Camp-Fenty’..

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  40. AliensAreOurMasters January 20, 2012

    Hell yes. So happy for her.

  41. AliensAreOurMasters January 20, 2012

    @Thomas I too am happy for any Black Woman or any proud Black person making it in anything modeling, acting, whatever.

  42. Yellow Gorillah January 20, 2012


    So the song is #1 on ITUNES FOR ONE DAY and people thinking it gone reach #1 on billboard Hmm ok

    Set Fire to the rain has been #1 many times this week but WFL has remained number.

    NICKI is a SELL OUT! people really need to stop calling her a RAPPER. + There needs to be a new genre called HIP POP! because she is not hip hop

    But let her do her thing get money B****! And this song is a rip off of ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD! But I like this song more then the S*** she has been realising for her own album stupid h** and that other CRAP!

  43. Those That Cannot Do, Stan January 20, 2012

    It really is mostly Nicki’s song. It’s not like most features where the person only sings/raps a small portion. Nicki sang every single line on the song and I doubt folks would have bought it if it was just a straight beat with no singer.

    Credit where credit is due.

  44. Army of queen Aaliyah January 20, 2012

    Lmfaooo Sam Is Acting Like This Is A BILLBOARD Number #1 !

    #Try Again *Liyah Voice*

  45. Yellow Gorillah January 20, 2012

    @X,Y,”AND Z”

    loooooooooooooooooool Let me give you some receipts

    Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 2010 = 2.2million

    Rihanna LOUD 2010 = 6MILLION+

    Rihanna sold out TEN 02 dates more THEN any FEMALE Artist in HISTORY! … do you REALLY think local KIM CLOWN nicki gone outsell 10 02 dates loooooooooooool THERE ain’t even ENOUGH barbz and kens to Fill up ONE DATE in AMERICA let alone the uk stay in your lane booboo stay in your LANE.

    Until Nicki Outsells Missy ELLIOT she is a none mother f****** factor

    + IGGY + AZEALIA are already coming for her spot #Oops

    + SAMANTHA always does the MOST when it comes to Nicki and Beyonce always OVER EXAGGERATING everything they do it’s so Late and tired.

  46. Army of queen Aaliyah January 20, 2012

    Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 2010 = 2.2million

    Rihanna LOUD 2010 = 6MILLION+

    Rihanna sold out TEN 02 dates more THEN any FEMALE Artist in HISTORY! … do you REALLY think local KIM CLOWN nicki gone outsell 10 02 dates loooooooooooool THERE ain’t even ENOUGH barbz and kens to Fill up ONE DATE in AMERICA let alone the uk stay in your lane booboo stay in your LANE.

    Until Nicki Outsells Missy ELLIOT she is a none mother f****** factor

    + IGGY + AZEALIA are already coming for her spot #Oops

    ^TRUTH !!!! Nicki Still Hasn’t OUT SOLD Kim ! Flop Friday Is Still Is GOLD In The UK Thats Only 100,000-150,000 Copies Lmfaooo ! 🙂 Her Flop Friday Tour Is Going To FLOP As Well !

    Can’t Wait For Iggy To Snatch Her SWAGGAJACKED Wig !

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  49. nuhoh January 20, 2012

    Proves that the buying public is here for POP Nicki, Not Urban NIcki..She will sell a ton of singles and albums with top 40 POP songs….

  50. X,Y,”and Z” January 20, 2012

    @Yellow Gorillah re: January 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm —

    That “6-Million ‘LOUD'” are WORLD WIDE sales!!

    It took 2-Months for ‘LOUD’ to reach U.S. Platinum (released on November 16th, 2011, and was ‘certified platinum’ on Jan 25th, 2011). ‘Pink Friday’ was released Nov 22, 2010, and was ‘certified platinum’ on Dec 17th, 2010 – it took ONLY 1-month.

    ..NOW, the most revealing and telling when comparing the two:

    1.) Def Jam lavished HUGELY upon the marking and promotion of ‘LOUD’. Rihanna was THEN seen EVERYWHERE, and lest we forget, they were those dubious 2-for-1/$0.99 sales..!!

    2.) While Rihanna has since marketed and promoted ‘LOUD’, by way of her World Wide tour, Nicki MInaj have not! There is a obvious and simple fact that you now seem to conveniently overlook: artists tour to promote their CDs. And, come February, when the Harajuku Barbie FINALLY sets foot in ‘Ol’ London Town’, she’ll then cast Rihanna, and any she’s since managed to “game” out of unsuspecting, and weary Europeans, into obscurity and irrelevance!

    The clock is ticking: time is about to run-out on ‘gimmickry’, and the curtain now falls on the ‘lying no-talent hack’!
    Next stop: her retreat BACK to St. Michael, and the then saddest of lamentations of “what could have been(s)/if only I hadn’t”.

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  51. mobwife January 21, 2012

    “Turn me on” is a horrible song and her performance of it at the 2011 AMAs was a bad as Rihanna’s NBA Half Time DEBACLE. I am so tired of the digital music trick where any act or record label can purchase a song/CD in bulk!

  52. Duane February 10, 2012

    … 1.) it basicly nickis song David does not has not an never will sing rap exct he asked her to do the song but damn yall som eserious haters she doing good and she did top charts FYI she in my opinion did better than gaga last year in my opinion listen to a lot of what her fans say she changed nicki has stayed the same for the most part since she went mainstream

  53. Andrea Clemence April 9, 2013

    There are some fascinating time limits in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There may be some validity however I’ll take maintain opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as properly

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