As Country radio appears to have turned its back on Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’, rapper Nicki Minaj has earned herself a smash hit with her brand new single ‘Anaconda‘, just one of the cuts ‘Shake‘ is likely to outperform once it impacts the ‘Hot 100.’
However, thanks to sales and streams generated by the general public, the opinion-splitting Minaj jam is now on its way to becoming one of the rapper’s highest selling numbers and-should she play her cards right- ensure chart scorching success for its parent album ‘The Pink Print.’
After peaking at #1 on iTunes USA in the days following its unveiling, ‘Anaconda’ slipped out of the chart’s Top Ten while failing to hold a spot on iTunes UK Top 100 despite peaking at #19 on the ‘Billboard Hot 1o0.’
Fortunately for the ‘Encore ’07’ performer, the release of its video has reignited the public’s interest in the song, swinging back into the Top 5 and watching it rest at #4, one spot beneath ‘Bang Bang’, the bop on which she appears alongside Ariana Grande and ‘Price Tag’ star Jessie J.
How she’s faring in the UK? Poorly, with the spicy single doing all of nothing on iTunes and charting lower than Flo Rida’s 2008 single ‘Low’, which currently sits at #88.
Perhaps a problem a trip to the market would solve, her failure to “slay” there is unlikely to rain on her parade this morning, especially now that she’s learned that the its official video has set a new record on ‘VEVO’!
The video sharing outlet explains:
That’s right, before it reached the 35 million streams mark earlier today, 19.6 million views scored in less than 24 hours makes ‘Anaconda’ the fastest viewed visual of all time on the format.