Winning: Nicki Minaj Continues Rise On UK Charts

Believe it or not, since her visit to the country two years ago, Nicki Minaj has not stepped foot in the UK.

Indeed, while that might spell all kinds of trouble for any act hoping to fare well here, it doesn’t seem to have stopped  the ‘Pink Lady‘ from dominating our charts.

For, following its ascent on this week’s UK Top 40, her latest single ‘Starships‘ has exceeded all expectations digitally.

Find out how below…

Without the aid of a video, live performances and the like in the country, ‘Ships’ is currently perched at #3 on Itunes, days after it was revealed she had shot its ‘Final Fantasy‘ inspired clip in Hawaii, last week.

This places the Rapper one step closer to scoring a truly epic record in the coming week.

Because, if the single moves any higher than its current spot at #5 , Minaj will become the highest charting solo Femcee in UK history, surpassing the commercial efforts of Missy Elliott and ‘Boo’ spitter Ms. Dynamite.

If this happens, sales of her sophomore set ‘PF:Roman Reloaded‘ are set to be just as impressive, following the success of her debut LP ‘Pink Friday‘ which has now sold 2 million copies worldwide since its November 2010 release.

It may have taken a decade, but it’s great to see a female Rapper follow in Lauryn and Missy’s footsteps to reach commercial and critical heights.

Because, while Minaj’s sales take nothing away from the legacies of Kim and Foxy, they do prove  how far a Femcee can go with a loyal fan base, financial backing and talent, factors a few of the aforementioned clearly lack(ed).

Either way, here’s to Nicki, the Barbz and the continued success of the new project.

Buy ‘Starships’ here!

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  1. Wacky h** March 6, 2012

    How on earth did she sell 2 mill copy’s of her first album it was so wack!

  2. RDK March 6, 2012

    keep doing you nicki.

  3. Cool duh March 6, 2012

    Yaaaaay Nicki….No Kim bashing…follow me on twitter @Dolo_Malicious

  4. Ja’mila Dior March 6, 2012

    Nicki is always winning. She has something many female rappers don’t have and that’s drive & determination to succeed at all costs. She will always be winning thanx to her camp and her phenomenal team of Barbs & Ken Barbs.

  5. >PF:RR 4.3.12 March 6, 2012

    gratz on that chart# nicki mianj,keep putting in mad work nicki keep doing you.

  6. And March 6, 2012

    Do Eve, Neneh Cherry or Estelle count? All have previously been in the top 3 of the UK charts aswell.



  8. truth March 6, 2012


  9. LAX March 6, 2012

    GO Nicki Minaj

    and LIL KIM not the same no more………her music is F** up just like her FACE!!!!!!!!

  10. :l March 6, 2012

    TRUTH so what the other person have to do with this post sam didn’t shade her,but with are without sames help the out come is going to be the same,so you hates be hating on nicki and using same to justify it he didn’t say anything bad about kim this time on here,but you bring her up anyways to make something out of nothing sigh what a sad set….like i said before keep doing you nicki.

  11. LSZ March 6, 2012

    Nicki did go to the UK early last year, just so you didn’t know.

    I don’t like any of her material this era, it’s all an auto-tune over-produced mess, which makes me overlook her alleged talent.

    Wonder how round two of US opening sales will look like come the launch of Roman what what…

  12. X,Y,”and Z” March 6, 2012

    …Like I said: “The new “IT GIRL”..

    Out with the old: Rihanna; In with the new: Harajuku Barbie..!! Every “record” Rihanna has set in the U.K. will now fall — like fast!

    Will Nicki Minaj have “staying power”..?? Well, that depends on how quickly she can move towards perfecting her craft: singing, rapping, producing, song-writing, acting, etc..etc.. As you can see, unlike Ms. Fenty, she’s hardly a gimmick nor “one dimensional”.

    Am I a “fan/supporter”? Nope! ..You see, it’s all so very fascinating and curious when now observing, taking notes, and watching it all ‘go down’, here, from the sidelines.

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  13. Kboogie March 6, 2012

    Who cares????? She is hot to me… SORRY!!

  14. Kboogie March 6, 2012

    CORRECTION She is NOT HOT to me!!! UGGGGGHHHH Over her!

  15. X,Y,”and Z” March 6, 2012

    @LSZ re: March 6, 2012 , 12:05 pm —

    “Nicki did go to the UK early last year, just so you didn’t know.”

    ..She’s YET to tour the U.K. , which I believe is the entire crux of the argument. The very same can be said about Chris Brown: neither artist have yet to tour the U.K. and when they do, records will fall and then be set!

    ..And after now, seven looooong years of gimmickry, fuckry, and cascades of crocodile tears: the curtain now falls on “Rihanna” and “Brand Rihanna”.

    “Buckle up”, Riri: the fall down that rabbit hole will be surreal and will surely through your senses into overload!

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  16. Those That Cannot Do, Stan March 6, 2012

    People insulted her but Nicki was right when she said “I know what I’m doing”

    Success is the best revenge, congrats to her.

  17. itsme March 6, 2012

    How much money does YMCMB pay TGJ to sweat Nicki Minaj?

  18. Tren March 6, 2012

    Kim sold albums by being Kim. She crossed over by doing Kim ( Hip Hop)

    Nicki is winning because she sold out. Kim never went Pop. She remained Hip Hop and people liked her. Nicki time is almost out. Nicki has white support but as a white friend said yesterday. I heard Blk people don’t like Nicki anymore. Once white people realize Nicki isn’t cool anymore by Blk standards. Nicki time is over. So enjoy the Uk because they may be your only fan base left after this album

    FYI: Nicki Kim Eve have nothing to worry about:

    Kim Foxy will always be regarded as Hip Hop royalty. They changed Hip Hop. Nicki participated in jumped ships and went Pop because she realized Hip Hop wasn’t feeling her.

  19. op March 6, 2012

    ITSME i bet you would say that if it was Lil kim post being put up on here,Bias much i see.

  20. Black Madonna March 6, 2012


  21. Boo! March 6, 2012

    I rolled my eyes so hard while reading this stanfest of a post, my eyes nearly got stuck.

    Congrats to nicki tho!

  22. YOOSONDALOOSE March 6, 2012

    WOW! Go Nicki, it is an amazing track so go her, glad the UK are warming to her even more.

  23. RDK March 6, 2012

    TREN lock you ignorant a-s up,who da f-ck are you to say blacks don’t like nicki no more,what…you are you friend is the spokes person for all blacks? d-g sh-t don’t generalize us you don’t talk for me,you f-cking haters always stuck on talking sh-t,and didn’t kim won a grammy off that pop song lady marmalade, you ignorant d-gsh-t keep acting ignorant and bias.

  24. Nats March 6, 2012

    I’m black and I still love Nicki, even more so. so do my friends who are black as well, so Tren u just a mad hater.

  25. Onyx March 6, 2012

    Nicki Nicki

  26. nickiminaj March 6, 2012

    stop hatin cause yall fans too nicki doin her thing an #teamminaj always have her back

  27. Layla March 6, 2012

    How is she breaking female rap records if she’s doing pop music.

  28. Aunt Jackie March 6, 2012

    Not hard to “win” when your making the ‘music if the moment’. She’s not a rapper. She’s a pop artist that raps. Big difference. Any records she makes can’t be compared to Lauryn or Missy. Get the f*** out of here! She’s really doing wonderfully, but she’s not what they were–smashing as Hip-Hop artists.

  29. grammy dammy sammy March 6, 2012

    where’s the news in this post? dint u say all of this on the UK xhart update post already?

  30. truth March 6, 2012

    AT l- F*** U!!

  31. ummm March 6, 2012

    to whoever said li lkim corssed over– i must have missed that memo!

  32. KAT + BEYONCE + GAGA : : RUN THE WORLD March 7, 2012

    Like I said .. If a Top10 is the ONLY way for a song not to be called a “flop” , then Nicki Minaj’s Career is SUPER FLOP. #NUTS BUSTER.

    Otherwise, Beyonce KILLED IT this era.

    You got no third choice.

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