Rita Ora And Nicki Minaj Soar On UK’s Biggest Selling Single Of 2012 List

Published: Wednesday 4th Jul 2012 by David

Congratulations are in order for Pop Princesses Rita Ora and Nicki Minaj today.

Easily two of 2012’s more notable acts, the ladies have scored quite the feat on the UK Singles Chart, enjoying not one but two songs each on the chart’s ‘Biggest Selling Singles Of 2012 So Far‘.

Full list below…

01 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA
02 CALL ME MAYBE CARLY RAE JEPSEN
03 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
04 STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ
05 WE ARE YOUNG FUN FT JANELLE MONAE
06 DOMINO JESSIE J
07 WILD ONES FLO RIDA FT SIA
08 NEXT TO ME EMELI SANDE
09 MAMA DO THE HUMP RIZZLE KICKS
10 HOT RIGHT NOW DJ FRESH FT RITA ORA
11 TOO CLOSE ALEX CLARE
12 TURN ME ON DAVID GUETTA FT NICKI MINAJ
13 STRONGER (WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU) KELLY CLARKSON
14 SHE DOESN’T MIND SEAN PAUL
15 SEXY AND I KNOW IT LMFAO
16 GOOD FEELING FLO RIDA
17 YOUNG TULISA
18 R.I.P. RITA ORA FT TINIE TEMPAH
19 DRIVE BY TRAIN
20 WHISTLE FLO RIDA

Thus far, Minaj’s ‘Starhships’ has sold 678,000 copies in the UK.

Quite interestingly, a certain Rihanna is yet to make the list despite the success of the smash hit single ‘Where Have You Been’ and her Coldplay duet ‘Princess Of China‘.

However, with 5 months to go until the year’s end, it will be interesting to see how this list changes- especially with Minaj’s ‘Pound The Alarm‘ and Ora’s second  UK single set to follow in their predecessor’s suit.

In the US? Download Rita’s ‘How We Do (Party)’ here.

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  1. swift July 4, 2012

    Thats because we found love came out in September 2011…………..

    • ORA Coming For Ya Wig July 4, 2012

      who the f*** said anything about we found love, they said where have you been which FLOPPED even though the goat tried her hardest to slay with the coming to america teas she was serving.

      Its Rita all day everyday from now on and you Titanic members will have to learn to deal. Sweetie.

      • Rogue July 4, 2012

        b**** yo need to get a damm wig, ball head m*********** you.
        keep dreaming this b**** ain’t snatching nobody wig..and rihanna of all people lmao..you’re a funny one.

      • Trev July 4, 2012

        ummmm idk where you’ve been (no pun intended, i swear lol) but “Where Have You Been” is #5 on Billboard 100 which is more significant than any other chart, esp. UK Charts…no diss to UK but being successful in America is most ideal for artist, but of course they would love both, like Nicki Minaj…and this is her 23rd or 24th top 10 hit in the US alone…so it’s far from a flop

        and Rita Ora’s song actually is just doing OK, not slaying

  2. bigboi July 4, 2012

    I dont under stand this site. i am not even a rihana stan but if you hate her as much as you do why the hell do yoy keep name droppin. if you dont like someone keep their name out of your mouth simple..this site os full of stan. so damn bias!!

    • Rogue July 4, 2012

      same i thing i was thinking..the unprofessionalism of this site is beyond me.

  3. RitasLipstick July 4, 2012

    oh gurrrrrrrrrrrl rita retweeted this thread.
    hope you see this message!! i love you !!!

  4. LA BABY! July 4, 2012

    Damn Congrats to Rita Ora!!! Two singles in the Top20.

    The b**** IS HAPPENING!!!!!

    As for Dickie Garbaj, F*** her. THE GIMMIC B**** does NOT deserve any S***.

    Rita is more fun, cheerful, and has a nice body without loading it with 10K of SILICON.

    but @SAM

    Did you type “Pop Princesses” with a straight face?

    • RN July 4, 2012

      RIHANNA >>>>>>>>>> BEYONCE AND THE BEYH.I.V. WILL DEAL.

      RIHANNA HAS SOLD MUCH MORE ALBUMS WITH A LESS NUMBER.

      BEYONCE IS A FLOP FLOP FLOP!!!!!!!!!!!

      FLOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

  5. BeyHiveYourself July 4, 2012

    Jay Z is looking a picture of Rita right now and saying “that’s my girl”.

  6. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 4, 2012

    Rihanna didn’t make it to the list because her album is multi-platinum there, so there was noone left to purchase ‘WHYB’. As far as Rita is concerned, ‘R.I.P’ will probably be out of the list when singles sales pick up during the winter, so I see no soaring, but I wish her the best of luck with ‘How We Do’, if that’s what she’s planning to release in the UK.

    • Virtuoso Intellect July 4, 2012

      It doesnt matter if it’s out of the list then or not. It wouldnt be the only one that’ll probably be off it by then but she’s on it now and thats an accomplishment. Stop trying to dampen her success with ill predictions. You are wishing her success with HWD but if she achieves that u probably downplay it in favour of precious Rihanna as well, no ?

      • ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 4, 2012

        Why?I don’t hate Rita and I don’t stan for Rihanna. If Rita achieves success with ‘HWD’, I’ll congratulate her and move on. If this blog makes an article about ‘HWD’ saying that it slays, butchers, manslaughters and soars without the actual success to back the claims up, I’ll leave a comment like the one I left today. Simple as. And if Rita manages to release a solid album, I won’t hesitate to buy it. Same as Rihanna. When she’s bringing out generic forgettable hits like she did last year, I’m not supporting her.

      • virtuoso intellect July 4, 2012

        but they didnt make any such bogus claims about HWD in this article so that makes your comment premature. I dont understand how u can say u wish someone success but here’s a post showcasing one and what do u do? turn atttention to future prospective incidents. Would it have been too magnanimous to congratulate her for having 2 of the best selling singles of the year thus far ?

      • kelly July 4, 2012

        You try and dampen Rih and she is a megastar – one of the biggest acts in history. I do not care if she can sing or not. Rih is a more better act – she has sold more. You just cannot take that. You are trying your best to destroy her career, but it is going stronger and stronger.

        Do you know that Steven Spielberg has offered her a new movie ?

        Oh, I do not give a damm if she cannot sing. Teena Marie could sing and she died underrated. Tamia can SANG and she NEVER made it.

        You so bitter in life, Do u hate to see a black young girl win like this? Who god blesses, the devil cannot touch, and it is clear Rih has been blessed. She has god’s favour

      • virtuoso intellect July 4, 2012

        ok you are crazy. u really need to be institutionalized. where did all this rih garbage talk come from …ch

    • ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 4, 2012

      I already congratulated her when she got her No.1 with hardly any promotion. I’m not a hater and I never said that I WANT her single to be excluded from the top 20 biggest selling singles. I just said that when I read the word “soar”, I expected her to be in the top 5 or something. I didn’t say she flopped. Her song was a success. I just found the word “soar” a little too much. That’s all.

      • virtuoso intellect July 4, 2012

        I don’t think you’re a hater. I just think you (and others) are being a bit harsh on her. Success does not have to be an overnight event. By no means is Rita doing bad at all

      • kelly July 4, 2012

        When the highest of the two tracks is DJ fresh track. It his song – she was the guest vocalist.

  7. GHF July 4, 2012

    where is Cheryl Cole ?!!

    • ORA Coming For Ya Wig July 4, 2012

      cheryl had the fastest NOT biggest selling.

    • Virtuoso Intellect July 4, 2012

      I was just about to type that too. It was released 2 weeks after RIP and i think before whistle so i thought she’d at least make the bottom half. Really surprised she’s not on the list. Feckin Tulisa is … Ugh

  8. Yagz July 4, 2012

    TULISA seriously :@
    even though i am a riri stan im proud of RITA

  9. KAT DELUNA FAN July 4, 2012

    Go Janelle Baby,time is up 😀

  10. slimsexy July 4, 2012

    I told dem haters to laugh all they want cos he who laughs last laughs best.Rita baby congratulations you have worked hard and deserve this.

  11. kelly July 4, 2012

    Actually Tulisa is the big winner. Jessie J is a big winner. Both white girls sing better than Rita Ora.

    Rihanna has sold 20 mill in the UK – Her LP is still in the top ten, it will be one of the biggest seller of this year too – as it was in 2011.

    Some of the biggest singles ever sold in the UK are Rih: Love the way you lie, Whats my name, Only Girl, Umbrella, We found love etc these have all sold alot.

    Epic fail, TGJ .

    Maybe compare Rita Ora with Kelly or Alexandra burke.

    WHYB is not the lead of single, We found love was, and that was one of the biggest selllers of 2011 – along with TTT.

    Stop trying it!

    • virtuoso intellect July 4, 2012

      Rita and Nicki are the only females to appear more than once on that list. downplay it all u want, numbers dont lie

      • kelly July 4, 2012

        Hot right now is DJ fresh songs. Jessie and Tulisa sold more than RIP. numbers do not lie.

  12. kelly July 4, 2012

    Even Emeli Sande has outsold Rita Ora – single and LP. LOL, TGJ, what you have showed is Rita Ora is not even slaying chicks in the UK. She cannot outsell Emeli Sande, Jessie and Tulisa, so she will never outsell Rih on global scale.

    • virtuoso intellect July 4, 2012

      whats ur point exacty\? Jessie n Emeli have been out longer. she doesnt have to be the best seller of the year to be winning. she’s doing pretty good for a newcomer and you’re are one pathetic hater. Unless you’re God, shove it with the “never” statements

      • kelly July 4, 2012

        You are a hater. Tulisa is a newcomer, you dumb fool, RIP knocked her off number 1, but Tulisa sold more . So now what fool.

      • kelly July 4, 2012

        My point is Emeli , jessie J and Tulisa murder Rita Ora in the UK. END OF.

        OH! Cher Lloyd is murdering Rita ora in the USA. End of.

        Now sit down and choke on that hater

        The Rihanna tribute show is coming to an END.

      • virtuoso intellect July 4, 2012

        Tulisa is at 17, Rita is at number 18. there is not that much difference esp considering the fact that Tulisa’s single has been out longer, it balances out.

        lol at me being a hater, who exactly am i hating on?

        Rita has just one single released in the UK which has done very well. There is no basis for this comparison between her n Emeli n Jessie that you’re tryin so bad to establish and even if they are doing better, that’s fine, they’re both more established. Rita is on the rise and your hate-filled rants wont change a thing

      • kelly July 4, 2012

        Tulisa song has sold more, who cares on the current chart. Tulisa has released one single in the UK too. Rih is the A lister who they cannot beat and your hate filled rants will never change the history she will continue to make.

        IMO, I think Rita will get dropped, with the millions jayz has wasted….I do not see her doing Britney or Adele units

        She will not be a global A lsit force. She is already out and she is flopping in the USA.

      • kelly July 4, 2012

        I do not even rita will be on the level of Emeli and Jessi J let alone Rih.

        Take that hater!

  13. jawon July 4, 2012

    Oh wow so Tulisa is on this same list u speak of! That alone discredits this s***!
    Cheryl Lloyd slaying Rita Oras poor soul! In the United States too!
    Watch Cheryl be the break out artist, and Rita be left to struggle.

    • kelly July 4, 2012

      LA reid is doing a great job with Cher lloyd in the USA, Cher is slaying Rita – her song is top ten on itunes and climbing. RITA IS stuck in the mids 60’s .

      Ciara better talk to LA reid. But then Cher loyd looks YOUNG and is not trying to be Rih or anyone – she is herself.

    • kelly July 4, 2012

      Jay Z should of signed Cher Lloyd.

  14. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! July 4, 2012

    love that gotye- someone I used to know is number 1. Guitar music is back!!!

  15. FAF July 4, 2012

    ALL U BITCHEZ IZ HER SONS!!!!

  16. Rita ora is the future July 4, 2012

    Go Rita. Congrats girl. Dont argue with that kelly person. They seem to be touched in the head. Cher lloyd has been on amer idol and has put out a flop album and single. This is Rita’s 1st 2 singles and she’s And you can bet how we do will go number 1 when its released in the uk next month. That will give her 3 number 1s in her first year.
    On the us charts, she is the highest charting british female on there FIRST single ever. She’s doing great.

  17. Kiri July 4, 2012

    Umm guys I think the only reason Rihanna was mentioned wasn’t because they were being shady, but because Rihanna always does well in the Uk. Her rise of number 1 singles has been continuous in UK but WHYB failed to do what many of her previous singles did. Hence why they mentioned her. They love her there clearly. 🙂 but anyway I love Rita’s voice hope her the best.

  18. Benron July 4, 2012

    Congrats to sean paul, ever since Temperature and his duets with Rihanna and Beyonce were his only hits (especially the one with Beyonce.) I heard she doesen’t mind And It wasn’t picking up here in the U.S. so at least it did ok in the U.K.

    Honestly as a Rihanna stan, her not being on the list does not make me angry. The U.k is so jumbled, they’re so manyartist doing well at the same time, they are always having new hit groups/singers so this doesen’t surprise me. Its not like here where people wil say “Beyonces the queen” they do not really have someone reigning over them!

  19. Benron July 4, 2012

    Oh and all of Rita’s songs on the chart feature an established artist… Jay-z is really bankin those feautres for her! She may become a )U.K.) star afterall!

    • kelly July 4, 2012

      I did not notice that. Rih does not need anyone to sell.

  20. Rita Slays July 4, 2012

    And why can I sign in as other people off my phone? That’s a glitch TGJ needs to fix

  21. Rita ora is the future July 4, 2012

    There is always a lag time when u post on your phone. But yes Rita does “slay” lol
    Its so funny that Rita gets hated on gor features, when you capping for cher lloyd who has s feature and almost always has a feature. And I love her, but either you guys dont know what your talking about or just haters. She wrote How we do lyrics, the chorus is biggies. She has wrote for many people before she got famous. She is talented, can sing, and is beautiful. She accomplished something great. Let her have her moment.

    • kelly July 4, 2012

      She did not write the song. It was written by Bonnie and Kelley something. She did not put pen to paper. Who has she wrote for in the uk? Can we get a name plz?

      Even if you think she is talented blah blah….she is not and will never be Rihanna. That is what she wants.

    • bea December 25, 2012

      NICCE

  22. bea December 25, 2012

    rita at my best smuni has past because one is good r ma

    • bea December 25, 2012

      I LOVE RITA ORA

      • bea December 25, 2012

        KISS

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