Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Sets VEVO Viewing Record / Re-Enters iTunes Top Five

Published: Friday 22nd Aug 2014 by David


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.’

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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.

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  1. MisdamenorFan August 22, 2014

    That’s what showing off your A$$ in public will get you. Thirsty people. Good job Nick!

    • RemyMadeMeDoIt August 22, 2014

      The irony is that most of Missy’s songs were about s**. Mad that Missy didn’t have the body to do the things she was talking about on camera? I think you are.

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    • BeyBeyKing August 22, 2014

      That’s such a good point 2bh, Missy was hypersexual in her songs but couldn’t be in her videos because of her figure. One Minute Man is about fellas who ejaculate too fast so I’m struggling to see how that’s any better than Anaconda.

      • MisdamenorFan August 22, 2014

        As with 90% of females rap content. I hardly see the connection of talking about s** to showing of your privates for the world to see…

      • Cupid August 22, 2014

        The problem I see her is that Nicki is degrading herself. Twerking and being volger with s** appeal is what black girls mainly are looked down upon for. The video was s*** but it was just as ignorant as the song.

      • FAF August 22, 2014

        How is she degrading herself when she clearly smacks drakes hand In the vid “look but don’t touch” is her point she’s an adult in a monogamous ten yr relationship

        Playing a role for the cameras .. Olivia pope is a mistress does that make kerry Washington a h**?

    • Fancy BISH August 22, 2014

      OK, I’m here to let the Barbz know that yo queen ain’t playing NO GAMES 😉 Slaylor Swift ain’t playing with no lacefronts, but Ms. Onika ain’t either lol VERY EARLY predictions, but its looking like pure slay next week with Shake It Off’s 500,000+ sales prediction, and Anaconda, thanks to some wig snatching streaming points! 😉
      1. Shake It Off HOT SHOT DEBUT (21-25% of lead)
      2. All About That Bass =
      3. Anaconda +36
      4. Stay With Me -1
      5. Rude -4
      6. Break Free -2
      7. Black Widow +1
      8. Am I Wrong -2
      9. Boom Clap +2
      10. Chandelier -1
      Source: Kworb and Ger-55

    • Fancy BISH August 22, 2014

      MisdamenorFan, are you aware Missy recorded the production/beat to Anaconda before Nicki, but had second thoughts? Not trying to spill tea, i’m just saying what i’m saying 😉
      “What’s crazy about the record is that [it was] Missy Elliott’s first single. Missy ended up doing that record and she kind of didn’t want to f*** with that. So then [Nicki] got to this joint and she just texted me right away. She was like, “Yo! This s*** is fire.” -Polow Da Don

      • Brian310 August 22, 2014

        I’m glad Missy had the since to turn it down cause I would have side eyed her had she released this.

  2. Mariah4Life August 22, 2014

    Still a hideous song and video. And I’m tired of people acting like VEVO views is some kind of success or something to be proud of. It’s all about radio play and sales. Eff VEVO/YouTube/Spotify. Who the f#ck can’t click on a website?

    • MisdamenorFan August 22, 2014

      Views don’t = sales. Yes still a garbage a$$ song.

    • Lana Del Bae August 22, 2014

      “It’s all about radio play and sales.” Did you not read the article?

      • MisdamenorFan August 22, 2014

        Who are you talking to?

    • nicki fan August 22, 2014

      Girl Bye.

      It is all about radio airplay, sales and VEVO. VEVO matters in chart tally.

      STAY MAD!

      Universal just need to stop acting like Iggy and Ariana are the only female artists on the label and give Nicki a bigger promo plan.

      I’m glad she also has Cash Money. She just needs a Clear Channel & Radio One deal here in the US.

      • MisdamenorFan August 22, 2014

        I would like to see Nicki do her thing but I think she has gotten wayyyyy to comfortable up top all by herself. Content over showing a$$ any day.

    • Twitter: @OnikaBoss August 22, 2014

      Before the song’s video was out it still reached #1 on iTunes, so what are you hating for?

      • FAF August 22, 2014

        Idc about vevo but it will slay on billboard

    • BubblePopElectric August 22, 2014

      Breaking the 24 Hour Vevo Record is a massive accomplishment because what it will do for the song on next week’s charts. And for the misguided views/streams may not mean sales but they do mean that she gets paid royalties for every stream just like she gets paid royalties for every time her song is played on the radio.

      • FAF August 22, 2014

        But don’t mariah fans always tell “200 mil sold 18 number ones”

  3. Islandboi242 August 22, 2014

    Slay them Nicki! Video doing amazing when it comes to views!!! Haters went on vevo to hate and gave Nicki a new historical achievement to add to her belt! Kill em Nicki

  4. CT August 22, 2014

    One word -EDGELESS!! I told yall she would get 50mil views first week…. pink prink will destroy all hopes of my hair ever growing back… I only hope nicki will atleast let me keep a wig or something on my head to keep it warm in thw winter

    • CT August 22, 2014


    • Bey-Minaj August 22, 2014

      Ded….edgeless. I aint neva getting back my edges neither.

  5. #Dismissed August 22, 2014

    Lol the way Miley Cyrus’ fans are seething tho lmao. Anyways congrats Nicki. I just noticed that Nicki is the first artist to break the vevo record.

  6. Anyways August 22, 2014

    The single is trash, no she won’t open with big numbers, the hype will die down. It’s funny to think if Nicki can actually do anymore I mean after this video, where does she go? I mean she’d basically have to result to actual p***. Listen I’m no hater but this is the same route gaga took and look where she’s now! The hype does after you’ve got no more tricks in the hat… So good luck to her. The single IMO is a mess and if it is any indication of what the album will be like I’ll pass.
    Also TGJ must you ass lick her so much? We get it she read your article but relax ya’ll are coming across beyond delusional.

    • NickiBeenBad August 22, 2014

      TGJ lick her ass? You must not have read the part where they said she was flopping in the UK, WHERE THEY LIVE!

      • FAF August 22, 2014

        Nicki has always had big #s she has two songs that will be platinum by the end of the month and they both dropped

        Funny the haters said anaconda was a flop but it’s already close to gold basically

  7. Anyways August 22, 2014


  8. DeezNuts August 22, 2014

    Say what you want about Nicki, but she knows how to get people talking! LMFAO

  9. Mimi August 22, 2014

    The slay is that the song is selling too.

  10. CT August 22, 2014

    Nicki has broken the vevo record twice the first time was with stupid h**.. when will that “funny style fraud”.

  11. OnikaSaidJump August 22, 2014

    People say she’s only slaying with streams but can’t explain why the song is selling. Last I checked you can’t see the video when you buy the song.

  12. Madame Tussaud’s August 22, 2014

    GURL bye! Y’all act like she just broke some amazing record girl please vevo views? Lol how pathetic let me know whe she has 4 platinum albums and a well respected legacy that doesn’t Include showing your ass to sell lol bye she’s still untalented and the song is a hot mess trash, she has no talent whatsoever shows you how this generation is going to sh1t she has no rap skills, da brat, lil kim, missy elliot, gangsta boo, trina, foxy brown, Mia x, lisa lopes sh1ts on her music anyday garbage ass girl

    • Lana Del Bae August 22, 2014

      Lol. The struggle to act as though making a fun song means you’re not talented. Nicki has sold more than all of those ladies and is respected as a rapper so good luck with those “she’s not credible” theories because they never work.

    • DeezNuts August 22, 2014

      I’m sure you watched the video though sis! Thanks for helping Nicki break that record hun! 🙂

      Bye B****. 😀

    • CT August 22, 2014

      Your more pressed than the buttons on my ps3…. and nicki has two platinum albums shes half way there boo.. hi hates *nene leakes voice*

      • FAF August 22, 2014

        Dead at gangsta boo

  13. Beysus August 22, 2014

    Doing poorly in the UK??? HAAA!! Good!!!! We don’t need any US crap, we got enough of our own…

  14. I Am…Sandra Fierce August 22, 2014

    “Nicki can only sell when she’s making Pop.” Tell that Your Love baby? Oh you ain’t know? It’s PLAT.EE.NUM.

  15. nicki fan August 22, 2014

    SHE DID THAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Did Universal/ Cash Money map out a radio plan for Nicki. I havent heard the song on radio at all and there are 4 urban stations and plenty of pop stations in this area.

    I hope Universal Republic can walk and chew gum. They can promote Nicki, Jessie, and Ariana at the same time.
    Cash Money may need to get this song a clear channel deal.

    • Twitter: @OnikaBoss August 22, 2014

      Look at the haters down voting. lol. Yes CONGRATZ babe 🙂

  16. NaviSoFetch August 22, 2014

    I feel so bad for her haters. They swear blind she can’t sell when the facts say differently.

  17. nicki fan August 22, 2014


  18. Maria Minaj21 August 22, 2014

    Good job Nic. Haters will never applaud you. They were mad when u broke the Michael Jackson record on billboard. They were mad when u got your tenth top ten hit single. And now they are mad when u break the vevo record. But good job.

    • Fancy BISH August 22, 2014

      Don’t hate, congratulate 😉 It’s looking like a Top 5 for Anaconda on Billboard’s Hot 100 next week…maybe even Top 3…that’s the tea 😉 Yes, I don’t like the song, and yes I called it Flopaconda and Flopacondaleezarice lol #WrongAboutDat

  19. StarXavi August 22, 2014

    Why so much hate on Nicki? She made a super fun/cheeky song and people are enjoying it. In reality, views do matter. How many times have we heard that a video can make or break a single? Plenty. Her video is slaying and so is the single. She’s not the first woman to show her ass and she won’t be the last. I say, congrats Nicki!

  20. RDK August 22, 2014

    Gratz to Nicki minaj, she doing her thing.

  21. MisdamenorFan August 22, 2014

    Some of you are so loyal a person could record farts on a record and you would swear to God it’s the best thing out. It’s a $hitty song with a thirst trap video period.

    • Janie August 22, 2014

      yep you mad. 😛

      • FAF August 22, 2014

        No disrespect sis but missy has plenty of stupid songs
        She was a rapping comedian

  22. Aisha August 22, 2014

    Sam, u know very well why country radio stations won’t play TS’s new single- they don’t want their white America poster child to do urban music.

  23. NICKIMINAJ QUEEN August 22, 2014

    its not doing well in the uk cause its not release yet on itunes they have to wait until oct. to get the song

  24. Biting Truth August 22, 2014

    The only way Nicki seems to be able to get attention is by making a complete buffoon of herself. This “Anaconda” nonsense is as embarrassing as “Stupid Ho.” She carries herself like some idiot teenager and needs to grow up.

    • NICKIMINAJ QUEEN August 22, 2014

      why are you mad

    • GEEZUS August 22, 2014

      And when she doesn’t you guys call her “boring” , “flop” , “struggle” so what do you want her to do?

      • FAF August 22, 2014

        tell that to sir mixa lot since y’all so mad about the song

  25. The real xoxo August 22, 2014

    “Dressing the part, with no heart getting hot n***** to rap with them,
    Alotta WACK n***** went platinum” – Queen Latifah

  26. anaconda August 22, 2014

    It isn’t out in the UK tho so stfu.

  27. Twitter: @OnikaBoss August 22, 2014

    When you knock somebody for being successful, it really tells how miserable your life must really be. If you have a problem with her success don’t listen to her music, don’t watch her videos, ooooh or better yet…stay from under her blog posts.

  28. Doyen August 22, 2014

    To me it’s no coincidence that just after Maya Angelou dies something as ministerial-show as “Anaconda” is released. So tacky. Nicki is what every parent of a baby girl fears she’ll turn out like.

  29. Scheissethroned(GrapejuiceKing) August 22, 2014

    I HATED the video at first, but if anyone has the right to do this it’s her.
    She tried people pleasing for the last 2 years and everyone wasn’t supporting her.
    So I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt.
    She is getting her name hot again, which is a good thing.
    I think Pop songs like this is what she should do from now on.

  30. Mark111 (Kermit Cannon and Piggy Carey is OVER) August 22, 2014

    Bloop! Snatched Miley’s record.


      Iconic Name

  31. Teacher August 22, 2014

    She isn’t even really trying and she slaying most of your basic faves so easily. Slay on Onkia!

  32. Barbie’s World August 22, 2014

    Make them fell it Queen, yaassss!

    • Barbie’s World August 22, 2014


  33. SG August 22, 2014

    I like the song and think it’s catchy, but all I can think of is Sophia Grace and Rosie rapping this on Ellen. I don’t think this is a good progression for Nicki. Beyonce and Rihanna have managed to push s** appeal without resorting to tackiness. Which is what I feel like this whole thing is. I so wanted Nicki to go in a more Super Bass catchiness meets Beez in the Trap rawness again but she seems to be heading in a very hyper sexualized direction. I don’t think it will bode well for her longevity.

  34. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! August 22, 2014

    Why was there a mention of Taylor Swift in this post? She made a pop song, so of course, it won’t be played on a country radio station… Still looks like she’s heading for number 1 in the states, and maybe the UK!

    • Avenger August 22, 2014

      Taylor’s the epitome of the words “Sell Out.” Her original core audience is turning on her. It’s not a matter of country radio just casually deciding to not play her new song because it doesn’t fit their format…there’s actually a backlash brewing against her there.

      She better lap up this pop success now because we all know how fickle it can be, and once she stops being the “In”-thing there she won’t even be able to go back home to country because she’s basically burning her bridges with the people who made her a star.

      Nobody likes a phony.

    • Fancy BISH August 22, 2014

      For Slaylor Swift, it looks like a #1 Hot Shot Debut is ON PURE LOCK 😉

      I’m sure she has something prepared to try and keep her core fans happy, she’s just being honest about this album being pop…i’m sure she has some country guitars mixed in a few of her pop songs for 1989. Maybe one or two ballads or midtempo ballads. It’s risky, but I definitely like the fact she isn’t talking about boyfriend #1,000 😉 That was getting old.

    • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare August 22, 2014

      Her music just keeps getting worse & worse. When pop abandons her, & believe me they will abandon her, she will make a so-called “mature” album that has country influences to squirm her way back into country fans’ good graces.

      So transparent. If they are smart, they’ll say “good riddance.”

  35. Controversy (Fu*K your feelings) August 22, 2014

    And with a rap song none the less. Queen Nicki is slaying in epic fashion this era.

  36. BEYHIVE_MINAJ August 22, 2014

    I really don’t see the big deal with the video. When men degrade women,nobody bats an eyelash. But when a woman embraces her sexuality and isn’t ashamed of flaunting it,everyone loses their minds. Anyway,slay Nicki. Let the misogynists seethe.

  37. RoyalKev August 22, 2014

    This bish slays! I can’t wait to get this girl’s album. Nicki’s been one of the most consistent artist around this year (music wise), although Anaconda may be one of her weakest tracks that she’s dropped so far! It still grows on you with every listen though. This year Nicki’s FLAWLESS!

  38. Rosie August 22, 2014

    Guess PornHub was down that day. Congrats anyway. Too bad it’s still the worst song of 2014.

    • FutureCIARA August 22, 2014

      You better read…

      Hello Dahling?

  39. December 14, 2014

    Thanks for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

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