They're the First Ladies of 'American Idol'- however, when they're not guiding this year's contestants to superstardom Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey continue to reach new heights in their own rights…via many a global chart.
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After shifting 1.6 million units worldwide and pushing her overall album sales well over the 5 million unit mark, this week saw Minaj's 'Roman Reloaded' enjoy its latest British sales spike- rising an impressive 55 spots on its albums tally in the last week.
Continuing its lead as the highest selling Rap album in the nation between the 2012/2013 period- the project also saw its lead single 'Starships' spend its 64th week on the Urban Top 40- while latest effort 'High School' holds the #15 spot, extending her run as the only Rapper in UK chart history to have a Urban Top 40 in the nation for every week in the space of twelve months.
Meanwhile, 'Prisoner Of Love' icon Mariah Carey gears up for a fruitful chart week today- now that it has emerged her new single 'Beautiful' is on course to move 100,000 units, helped in part by favorable rotation on US radio and the momentum it garnered upon release.
Set to soar even further once its physical/television promotion kicks on, the song's success also comes courtesy of Grammy winning R&B King Miguel– whose winning numbers with Mariah follow the commercial heights scored by his 'Art Dealer Chic' release 'Adorn', which peaked at #1 on the US R&B/Hip Hop Songs Chart.
In other R&B news, fans of 'Standing On The Sun' singer Beyonce will pleased to learn of her new song 'Rise Up'– recorded in support of new movie 'Epic',while fans of Roc Nation's Elijah Blake can look forward to the official release of his debut single 'XOX' in the coming weeks!
Juicy Fact: In the first month of its release, Minaj's 'Pink Friday' sold a total of 1,035,000 units in the US alone and, now enjoys sales of over 3.8 million units worldwide!