Chart Check: Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj Head To 3 Million / Rihanna & Drake Enjoy Platinum Shower

Published: Saturday 6th Apr 2013 by David

 

As recent Hip Hop wins have shown, using the Hot 100 to determine how well a song is not always a good idea.

For, while some cuts may not sell enough week by week to score or hold Top Ten spots, they do sell enough to give the acts and labels behind much to smile about.

Find out what we mean in today’s chart check below!

Leading the Rap pack for another week is ‘Trust Issues‘ MC Drake, no doubt the driving force behind each and every single he lends a verse or two to.

In at #37 comes his A$AP Rocky led jam ‘Problems’ which stands tall with 1,505,050 units sold, while the Lil Wayne led ‘Love Me’ soars almost as high 1,055,416 copies moved. Impressive, considering both songs peaked at #8 and #9 on the ‘Hot 100’ respectively.

Elsewhere, in what is really a testament to his star power and support from radio, his classic cut ‘Started From The Bottom’ now boasts sales of 989,003.

Over at Roc Nation HQ, Rihanna‘s singles will no doubt given the powers that be reason to pop open a bottle or two, after ‘Stay’ shifted 229, 148 to reach the 1,801, 714 mark as ‘Diamonds’ dusts its shoulders off with 2,854,789 copies moved.

Cementing her status as R&B’s Adult Contemporary Queen comes Alicia Keys. For, despite very little being done to drive this home to the general public, her song ‘Girl On Fire’ stands proud as one of the highest selling releases of the last year, with 2,645,864 sold in the US alone.

Featuring Rap Queen Nicki Minaj, the song still holds the #1 spot on R&B charts across the globe, serving as the biggest obstacle in the way of Kelly Rowland‘s rising smash ‘Kisses Down Low’ and Ciara‘s ‘Body Party‘- which debuted with sales of 18, 288 units three weeks ago.

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  1. Kim Kardashian Stan April 6, 2013

    Diamonds almost sold 3 million in the U.S. yaaas Rih

  2. QUEEN MINAJ April 6, 2013

    yass girl on fire <3
    want good numbers?
    just put me on your song

    • Ilijah Johnson April 6, 2013

    • DOSSOME April 6, 2013

      @Queen Minaj…your verse on that song>>>>>>>>
      i can’t hate on that

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 6, 2013

      B**** please! Ill give icki props on this song tho. This one time i caint drag her cause she got down on her verses that jz wrote. U get a pass today icki u b****

  3. DOSSOME April 6, 2013

    Congratulations Alicia,i never knew that song sold that much,almost as much as diamonds….No wonder she kept performing that song forever

  4. HOTSTUFF April 6, 2013

    THIS SLAYED MY LIFE * WIPES TEARS*

    • LOL!!! April 6, 2013

      AND THE REAL T IS THAT THE SHOW WAS SOLDOUT!!! I WAS THERE IT WAS F****** PACKED TO THE MAX

    • Ballsy April 6, 2013

      No love allowed. Loves it!

  5. HOTSTUFF April 6, 2013

    ‘WHAT NOW’
    Her voice is really lovely…

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 6, 2013

      B**** stop torturing us with these awful performances

      • LOL!!! April 6, 2013

        B**** SHUT THE F*** UP!! TRUTH GO EAT A P**** F**!! *BUT I STILL LOVE YOU THO* *MUAH*

    • Ballsy April 6, 2013

      LOVES IT! I cant wait for her O2 concert.

  6. lol April 6, 2013

    Alicia Keys is a global artists. Im so happy she’s never on these gossip sites. Congratz Alicia Keys a true artist.

    • HOTSTUFF April 6, 2013

      Because shes a FLOP. but i like her though.

      • _NoFucksGiven_1 April 6, 2013

        Rihanna the only b**** that is a flop… Alicia Keys song going to fly by the flop

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 6, 2013

        I wish someone would slap the s*** outta u u b****. AK is faaaaaar from a flop h**!

  7. nicko April 6, 2013

    Yess ! congrats to all of them 🙂

  8. _NoFucksGiven_1 April 6, 2013

    Alicia Keys do it now. Tell this b****** you know how to make an R&B song sell. Love You………

  9. NΛVI April 6, 2013

    So happy for both Alicia and Rih Rih. Alicia Keys have some classic records under her belt that people will be listening to for many years to come at this point in her career, It’s a shame I can’t say the same for Bey since both of their solo careers debuted around the same time.

    • Hmmm April 6, 2013

      Cant say the same for Ri either.

      • Ballsy April 6, 2013

        Umbrella , Russian Roulette, Disturbia, Man down , Diamonds, Stay ,WFL are already classics in their own right. Plus I’ve always felt That her best songs are the ones that havent gotten a video such as We all want love, Fool in Love, Farewell etc

      • JOHNVIDAL April 7, 2013

        @ballsy
        Classics? Seriously expand you musical horizons hun. She´ll be lucky if Umbrella satnds the taste of time…
        These b****** really think Rihanna is Whitney Houston or Madonna… 🙂

  10. IM A FREE B*TCH April 6, 2013

    YASSS GO ALICIA! this girl is indeed on fire! this figures will make honeychildplease question its prediction making skills mwahahahahahah. love AK to bits!

    Girl On Fire c*** blocking Kisses Down Low and Body Part after all this time hahaha.

    Congrats Alicia!

  11. TeamBreezy April 6, 2013

    Congrats to all, especially A Keys cuz that song was atrocious but you promoted the hell outta that s*** gurl! #werk #swerve

    Other than that its the usual suspects that are always Slaying the charts

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 6, 2013

      A b**** who stans for chris?? now i c y yo man break they foot off in yo ass so much. Any female that stan for breezy get they ass whupped by they man. Pressed in face h**! Smdh

      • LOL!!! April 6, 2013

        HE HIT ONE WOMAN ONE MUTHAFUCKIN TIME AND THE WOMAN WHO HE HIT HAS FORGIVEN HIM!! IT DON’T MATTER WHAT YOU AND THE F** HIVE THINKS!! YOUR FAVES HUSBAND STABBED SOMEONE AND SOLD POISON TO HIS COMMUNITY AND ANYBODY WHO SUPPORT BEY AND HER CAMEL ARE ALL THEIVES AND DOPE DEALERS WITH NO MORALS!!

  12. AliciaTrueArtist April 6, 2013

    I attended Alicia Keys concert last night at Barclay Center. Her voice was on point and she had the most classy and artistic set.

    She didn’t change outfit but played different instruments using various images. She has so many hits I forgot how many.

    She killed “Girl on Fire”.

    • Ballsy April 6, 2013

      Yuh lying wretch you,.. That bish screamed girl on fiyah and I want my money back!

  13. TeamBreezy April 6, 2013

    Maybe TGJ shouldnt “brag” about Body Party only selling 18k …

  14. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! April 6, 2013

    Taylor swifts I knew you were trouble is the second bes selling song of the year in the usa and the uk.

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 6, 2013

      Good…tell her to suck more d***

      • LOL!!! April 6, 2013

        DEAD @ TRUTH!! EVEN THO YOUR A F** HIVE BUT I STILL LOVE YA!!

      • TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! April 7, 2013

        I know you hate, cause you know how much Taylor is slayng

  15. moi meme April 6, 2013

    i hate Girl on Fire

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