Peter ‘Drake Won’t Return My Calls’ Rosenberg and Funkmaster Flex may hate it, but it’s quite apparent that US listeners can’t get enough of Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Starhships‘.
Her biggest smash since 2011’s ‘Superbass’, the Red One produced cut served as the lead single for her sophomore LP ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, this week has seen it score quite the feat.
As of yesterday, it has spent its 16th week in the US Top Ten.
Now perched at #5, ‘Ships’ has held the same position for the last three weeks despite Minaj being outside of the country, fulfilling dates on her ‘Pink Friday’ world tour.
This, makes it the Rapper’s longest running Top Ten hit, surpassing efforts scored by ‘Bass’ which was certified Quadruple platinum for digital sales of 4 million units last month.
Quite interestingly, the jam has also spent 16 consecutive weeks in the UK’s ‘Official Singles Chart’, extending her lead as the longest and highest charting Female Rapper in British history following its ascent to #1 back in April.
As of this month, ‘Starships’ has been awarded Quadruple Platinum status in Australia, a Platinum certification in the US, double Platinum status in New Zealand and a Gold certification in Sweden.