‘Va Va Voom’: Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora & Rihanna Make Global Chart Gains

Published: Sunday 3rd Feb 2013 by David

Beyonce‘s forthcoming ‘Super Bowl’ set may make this week’s most discussed Pop belle, but it’s her ROC sister Rita Ora that’s enjoyed significant gains on the UK charts this week.

Indeed, days after the launch of her ‘Radioactive‘ concert tour, the sales clerk turned superstar joins Rihanna and Nicki Minaj in being one of the week’s chart winners.

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In the UK, her infectious cut ‘Radioactive‘ rises 14 spots in a single week to claim the #18 spot- before its official February 11th release.

Meanwhile, over on the Urban chart, Rihanna‘s ‘Unapologetic’ rises to #1 on the album’s tally three months after its November 19th 2012 release day, while her moving ballad stay spends its 11th week in the Top 3, after being forced one spot down to #3 by Mackelmore’s ‘Thrift Shop‘.

Over in the US, Nicki Minaj’s poorly promoted ‘Roman Reloaded‘ reaches new heights with the romantic Rap number, ‘Va Va Voom’.

That’s right, despite its confused handling, the single sold a cool 34, 829 units this week bringing its total sales to 841,562- helping the Rapper extend her lead as the first Female Rapper in the last two decades to watch two or more singles pulled from the same album hit the 1 million sold mark in the same year.

This, after the Red One produced ‘Starships‘ reached sales of 4,063,440 units sold and ‘Pound The Alarm‘ hit the 1 million mark before the end of last year.

With 1.5 million units sold worldwide, ‘Reloaded’ now stands as the highest selling Rap album to be put out in the last year, helped in part by sales generated in the UK and Australia- which saw her outsell albums launched by 2 Chainz, Rick Ross and ‘Swimming Pools‘ maestro, Kendrick Lamar.

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  1. what a taste February 3, 2013

    ok congrats I guess!!!!!!!!

  2. Pop Royalty February 3, 2013

    who cares about maraj in 2013 tho ?

    how many copies of her latest album she sold so far ? 3 copies ?!

    • nicko February 3, 2013

      the re-up is NOT an album … On Wikipedia its written that she only has 2 studio albums : Pink Friday and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The Re-Up is a box set..

  3. @Taimiicel February 3, 2013

    queen nicki minaj

  4. FOLLOW ME @gdboyratedloud February 3, 2013

    im banned from ukmix so thanks for the info b******. (all i did was post a link, iain know it was against the rules)

    le kween slaying. f*** the rest

  5. lily February 3, 2013


  6. BeyFRAUD Armstrong (Beyonce’s Weave) February 3, 2013

    Slay Nicki Slay. I cannot wait for The Pink Print, I’ll so be buying. Va Va Voom is my song, I have it on repeat.

    Nicki Minaj is making gains basic rap b****** wish they did in their entire careers, and Nicki has only done it in 2 years. She is rap’s premium Femcee and I cannot wait to hear what else she serves up. I love her on American Idol too, she has out-staged Mariah.

    When Mariah loses some weight, she might be pleasant to look at once again. I like Mariah, when she’s slimmer and sexier, not when she is the way she is. She needs the gym, just look at how gorgeous J-Lo looks, slim toned and s***, take notes Mariah.

  7. nicko February 3, 2013

    YASSS NIC !! 😛 To all u b****** critizing the re-up sales.. First of all its a re-release, second of all: Billboard PRAISED the Re-Up first week sales. #TEAMMINAJ

  8. DeezNuts February 3, 2013

    Nicki Minaj is SLAYING LEFT AND RIGHT! “Highest Selling Rap album of 2012” How then..is it a flop with 1.5 million ww? Number ones, platinum singles. STAHP!

    A full decade and Nicki is the only female rapper winning! BWAHAH!

    Like….forreal though. My fav is shitting. The Pink Print is only gonna further demonstrate her star power! Mwhahaha basic b******!

  9. Monstarebel February 3, 2013

    I hope Roman Reloaded goes platinum esp before she releases the pink print…

    • Lana Del Slay February 3, 2013

      It’s already platinum. Platinum is based on shipments and she shipped a million last summer.

  10. jason February 3, 2013

    Everytime you post these Nicki Minaj stuff I open them to see some great chart feat and then I read this rubbish….

    Please stop over doing!!

  11. VANNY February 3, 2013


  12. SlayDeleAdkins February 3, 2013

    Congrats to nicki! She hustlin! #Respect

  13. QueenCeline February 3, 2013

    Ok Nicki. I see you doing your thing. Well done.

  14. SLAYRIAH CAREY February 3, 2013

    Congrats Rihanna. Love you girl.
    Congrats to the others as well.

  15. Peter G February 3, 2013

    Can’t stand ‘Thrift Shop’! They play that s*** on the radio a million times out of nowhere, and dumb kids go and buy this fake rap wannabe record!

    • BeyFRAUD Armstrong (Beyonce’s Weave) February 3, 2013

      Stop hating, Thrift Shop is awesome.

  16. truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) February 3, 2013

    Chiiiile this geerl is a joke. You triiiiiied it tho sam. ×goes back to watchn SB

  17. Kandikuntz February 3, 2013

    ❤! Can’t wait for the Pink Print.

  18. QUEEN MINAJ February 3, 2013


  19. os February 4, 2013

    Gratz to Nicki.

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