Chart Check: Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Makes UK Top 3 Debut But Fails To Nab Top Spot


Close, but not close enough.

Moving millions may be child’s play for Nicki Minaj when it comes to selling singles and albums, getting to the top of of the ‘Billboard Hot 100′ has become somewhat of a mission impossible for the performer.

Always close, but never close enough.

This week, the same can be said of her new single ‘Anaconda‘s run on the UK’s ‘Official Charts‘ which debuted at #3 but- as if always the case with Minaj‘s bops- failed mimic her position in Hip Hop and sit at the top.

Why a well thought out promotional plan in the market is now a must for the rapper?

Find out below…

As Meghan Trainor‘s ‘All About That Bass’ plants its hiney at #1 again, Nicki sees not one but two of her singles sizzle in the Top 3. The first? ‘Bang Bang‘, the US smash hit she appears on alongside ‘Personal’ performer Jessie J and ‘Honeymoon Avenue‘ singer Ariana Grande.

One spot beneath ‘Bang‘ sits ‘Anaconda’ at #3, while her verse on Usher‘s ‘She Came To Give It To You‘ went a long way to push the cut to #16 in its opening week. With this, the Grammy-nominated rapper enjoys four positions in the UK Top 20 this week.

Unfortunately, should her UK promo campaigns of yesteryear be anything to go by, it won’t be long before ‘Anaconda’ slips and slides on the chart without any further support from the hit maker.

For, despite being immensely popular in the market, there’s never been any real effort by Minaj’s camp to truly make the most of this, always stopping by in the country for short-lived campaigns that have at times lasted no longer than a week.

This wouldn’t matter so much if her popularity in the market went no further than a few Top 40s, but with  ‘Anaconda’ debuting at #3, ‘Va Va Voom’ peaking at #20, ‘Girls Fall Like Dominoes’ doing the same at #24 and ‘Fly‘ being certified Silver for sales of over 200,000 units after peaking at #16, one has to wonder why an act as ambitious as Minaj becomes so lax when tasked with going the extra mile to support her singles overseas.

Here’s hoping the recent shakeup in her management team spawns the kind of ideas that will ensure she reaches her full potential in the UK, and puts the necessary moves in place to ensure she books performance spots on the likes of ‘Strictly Come Dancing‘, ‘X Factor UK’, and sync deals that will keep her music spinning in TV shows and commercials when she can’t be in the country.

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  1. CATFISH KNOWLES October 13, 2014


    • mingxxx October 13, 2014

      it is easy for Rhianna for #1s, thief beyonce album #85 on the charts and her singles well thats in the mud too her stupid fans just hang on to 3 month sales. that pathetic album will never see 2.2 mill in the US

      • Beysus October 13, 2014

        Like no other Rihanna album will??? When will MOTS, Rated R, TTT or Una reach 1.2 mill??? *sips tea* Pathetic??? Look at the critical acclaim!!! BEY GONE B****!!!!

      • Naomi October 13, 2014

        @Mingxxx Beyonces albums all top the charts and she can go multiplatinum. Its not easy for Rihanna so dont come for Beys albums when she slays her in that department.

      • FAF October 13, 2014

        this is still a slay tho.. she hasn’t even promoted there and it lands at #3..

        I dont get the purpose of thsi article

        Girls fall like dominoes was not a single

        “fly” s supporting album “Pink friday” is platinum in the uk

        why would she continue to promote singles that are multi million sellers ww

  2. nobitchassness October 13, 2014

    #1 All About The Bass
    #2 Bang Bang
    #3 Anaconda

    Love these songs and the Female Domination.

    • The real xoxo October 13, 2014

      Yet ‘All about that bass’ and ‘Anaconda’ are attacking women.
      Congrats to all but bare in mind the men behind these ladies making most of the money from the ‘female domination’

      • FAF October 13, 2014

        ^ they actually aren’t

        “I AINT NO SIZE TWO….”

      • FAF October 13, 2014

        or “BOTTOM TO THE TOP” or whatever the hell she said ^

  3. LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. October 13, 2014

    The problem with Flopnika Garbaj is that she stupidly came into the game and declared herself Queen when there were no competitors. But as her career continues to progress, we see that she has no real claim to any throne, and the only reason her propaganda campaign of being Queen has any pull is because she has no real competitors. As soon as Iggy started to pop, she has already exposed Flopnika by scoring the longest reigning Billboard Hot 100 #1 song of any female rapper in history. Flopnika can’t even hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 2994390094093043 different features!

    The facts remain that:
    – Flopnika is Grammyless.
    – Roman Reloaded and all the reboots still can’t sell a combined million copies. (At the peak of her relevancy.)
    – Flopnika can’t get a Billboard Hot 100 #1 song.

    When the dust settles, people will remember that Lil’ Kim reigned as the Queen of Rap with the STIFFEST competitors (Missy, Eve, Foxy, Remy, Da Brat, etc.). That’s why she’s STILL the Queen. Flopnika could only pretend to be a Queen when there were ZERO competitors, but a white AUSTRALIAN girl came and gave her competition, and is already bumping her out of the way. Hahahaha! Flopnika should have come in the game with a little humility, because propaganda can only fool morons for so long. Iggy’s REAL achievements are speaking for themselves. Flopnika’s DONE in this industry. She won’t make it to 2016. WATCH!

    • Everyone’s A Critic October 13, 2014

      That’s why everybody has Nicki on their track? Because she’s a flop… LOL, the industry sees her as a marketing tool, name one relevant star without a nicki collab.. Some big stars even have 2!!!!! Nicki, queen of the FEATURES.. Nicki, queen of RAP

      • Everyone’s A Critic October 13, 2014

        And you say she came when there was no competitors… That just shows you how boss she is. There were so many female rappers tryna break the mainstream but ONLY nicki did it at that time…. You’re a hater

      • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. October 13, 2014

        Hahaha! I’m glad you admitted it. Flopnika Garbaj was once a good marketing gimmick, but like most gimmicks, the b****’s power has faded.

        Flopnika’s features don’t do SH!T for chart positions anymore. Her features FLOP now. Flopnika’s feature with August Cantsinga is a FLOP. Flopnika’s feature with Usher is a FLOP. Flopnika’s song with Trey Wrongz is a FLOP. Besides Bang Bang, which she’s credited as a lead artist on, the last time a Flopnika feature produced a top 10 Billboard hit was in 2012 with Bieber (and that was because of Bieber).

        The only things Flopnika can be considered the Queen of is propaganda and gimmickry. Her career is one of the most propaganda-filled lies in all of black music history. Iggy came through and in the space of MONTHS accomplished what Flopnika hasn’t been able to do in FIVE YEARS.

      • Everyone’s A Critic October 13, 2014

        Your mum!!!

      • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. October 13, 2014

        Everyone’s A Critic – Your mother is a stank pusssy w****.

    • Everyone’s A Critic October 13, 2014

      Yeah….. I don’t care enough to read another mindless, hateful essay from you. You didn’t have to do all that.

      • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. October 13, 2014

        Because you can’t read. That’s the crowd that Flopnika Garbaj attracts as fans.

      • FAF October 13, 2014

        screaming @ u using mariah receipts

        u see what nicki did to her career?

        do u see what nicki did to KRIMINAL career?
        U a*** infested homos continue to write that paragraph with that failed ass youtube clip

        keep typing ugly 😆 Pinkprint 11.23.2014 SEETHE!

        kim will never see another hit album or single! RIP 1996-2003 🙁

        still waiting on Iggy FAILzalea to have a platinum album or a grammy and waiting for kim to pay her taxes to the IRS FLOP H**

  4. Everyone’s A Critic October 13, 2014

    But having two songs in the top 3 is an accomplishment in itself. It’s not like Hip-Hop artists get number ones regularly anyway… Nicki just proved again that she is Queen of hip-hop. Now let’s see if Flawless*** can get to the top 5…. One can only hope

  5. Beysus October 13, 2014

    Ok… *sips tea* but getting a #1 album isn’t easy… Just ask Rihanna…

    • Everyone’s A Critic October 13, 2014

      *Snaps fingers*

      But it comes easy to Bey… 5 consecutive straight to number one albums is it??? Correct me if I’m wrong

      • Beysus October 13, 2014

        Damn right. Quality music from Queen Bey…

      • CATFISH KNOWLES October 13, 2014


      • Beysus October 13, 2014

        Under perform???? Hun compare it to the like of Ariana and Iggy then we’ll talk *sips tea*

    • CATFISH KNOWLES October 13, 2014


      • Beysus October 13, 2014

        Hun if Fancy and Problem are selling well, surely people would want the album… *sips tea* but guess not… DIL is Beys best single that came out AFTER the album!!!!

    • Everyone’s A Critic October 13, 2014

      I didn’t let 4 under-perform.. I bought that 4 TIMES. And it didn’t under perform, those songs still get played. Sometimes it’s not about huge sales.. It’s about how long the songs last and I was at a party yesterday and I heard bey from DIL era, I am era, 4.. And what party is complete without DRUNK IN LOVE??? Bey stats winning

  6. LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. October 13, 2014

    Poor Flopnika. This insecure basic b**** literally had to make a softcore pornography video for her latest single Flopaconda, because the b**** literally can’t get a hit single without it. Expired Pills N Pointless proved that the b**** Flopnika has as much commercial pull as an ant.

    Flopnika is so sad. Her idea of winning is bragging about EBT awards while being Grammyless. Her idea of winning is hosting a European award show in Scotland, which nobody watches. Her idea of winning is bragging about a VEVO 24-hour record, when she literally had to be a p*** star to get. Flopnika is all propaganda and no substance. Once the propaganda fades, and Iggy has already made that process start, people will see Flopnika Garbaj for who she is: A basic rap chick who came through, had a little success stealing Lil’ Kim entire swag and musical blueprint, and then was replaced by more original artists like Iggy. The truth hurts, Barfz, but drink up. The medicine is good for you…

    • Bey-Minaj October 13, 2014

      A little success? She’s the MOST successful female Rapper of all time lol. Truth be told tho, seems like u have taken over from Truth, spewing the same hatred everyday because of your jealousy. I bet u sitting perched waiting on TPP to drop hoping it flops. Keep hatin tho, cuz we need da haters too.

      • FAF October 13, 2014

        I’m still waiting on my order of general Tsos 😆

        no time to read u anymore

        u know kim never coming back out & you will continue to be pressed, sis 😆

    • Kim stand are DELUSIONAL October 14, 2014

      The EMA is the biggest award show in Europe so people watch it. Ling Libg stans are sad because they tried to compare the MOBO’s to the EMA’s, that’s pathetic. When has Kim had a SOLO single do so well WW, Kim may have had success in the US but apart from that without being a feature she didn’t do much. Iggy just reached PF’s first week sales so Piggy is no threat to anything. Kim stans are sad for bragging about 5 mics, in 2014 WTF does a mic mean? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! Kim stans are sad bragging that Kim owns Nicki’s trademark because Big Fugly owns a website actually unrelated to Nicki! That was HILARIOUS!!! So bitter about Nicki’s success, Kim didn’t win a Grammy from her music, it was a verse on a song that would’ve won anyway. When Nicki wins a Grammy for her own actual work try & say something then. Worry about Ling Ling’s tragic face and state of her career.

      • Kim stans are DELUSIONAL October 14, 2014

        Ugh autocorrect changed my name but you know what I mean

  7. idgi October 13, 2014

    It’s still an achievement not every song will hit #1. I personally don’t feel that song is worthy of the top spot however, but this is good for her I feel.

  8. Beysus October 13, 2014

    DC: 3 mill+
    TWOTW: 8 mill+
    S: 8 mill+
    8DOC: 2 mill+
    DF: 4 mill+
    #1’s: 3 mill+
    DIL: 11 mill+
    B’Day: 8 mill+
    I Am… : 8 mill+
    4: 3 mill+
    BEYONCE: 3 mill+

    MOTS: 1 mill+
    AGLM: 2 mill+
    GGGB: 8 mill+
    Rated R: 3 mill+
    Loud: 5 mill+
    TTT: 4 mill+
    Una: 3 mill+


  9. Cake like Lady GaGa October 13, 2014

    As usual, the H.IV+ fagggss are in here pressed, just like they are pressed about every other artist.

    • Beysus October 13, 2014

      Apart from ChartFlop…

    • Naomi October 13, 2014

      Why are ALLL your comments literally about the Hive/Beyonce.

  10. Naomi October 13, 2014

    Dont come here and call the Hive pressed when the top comment throws shade at Beyonce. You WILL get dragged.

  11. Cake like Lady GaGa October 13, 2014

    Why are the H.IV+ faggggss so bothered by me?

    • Naomi October 13, 2014

      Why are you BOTHERED about the Hive.

  12. truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) October 13, 2014

    Sam hoooooney….u reachn for any success for this flop

    • K October 13, 2014

      your stupidity gets worse every day, nicki never pushback sh!t. only you who literally getting your sh!t pushback.

    • Iggy is SH!T October 14, 2014

      Iggy can’t even reach a Gold certification on The New Crisis so don’t come for Nicki’s stats

  13. RDK October 13, 2014

    gratz to Nicki keep doing your thing sista.

  14. jjjschmidt October 13, 2014

    Congratulations Onika and much continued success to you!

  15. t.t October 13, 2014

    YAAAAAAAAAS! Get em Nicki

  16. Barbie’s World October 13, 2014

    2 songs in the top 3 tho, slay them sis

  17. LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. October 13, 2014

    Flopnika Garbaj fans be like: SHE’S THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FEMALE RAPPER OF ALL TIME! Really? “Successful” but she:

    a) doesn’t have a Grammy (Lil’ Kim, Eve, Missy, Lauryn Hill do.)
    b) doesn’t have a Billboard Hot 100 #1 single (Lil’ Kim, Remy, Iggy Azalea, Lauryn Hill, and Shawnna do.)
    c) has a sophomore album that hasn’t gone platinum in SALES after two years AND A RERELEASE (Lil’ Kim and Missy are the only female rappers to have three or more platinum albums IN SALES.)
    d) doesn’t have a critically album (Lil’ Kim’s last album received 5 mics from the Source. The only female rapper to ever receive such an honor.)

    Keep up the propaganda, Barfz. Flopnika is on her way out of the industry, and when the dust settles, people will be able to see the dumb propaganda for what it is.

    • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. October 13, 2014

      *d) critically acclaimed.

      • the voice October 13, 2014

        girl bye. Nicki got two songs in UK top three which means SUCESSFUL UK ARENA tour. Kim still performing in nightclubs tho.

  18. BOOBIE October 13, 2014

    So much underlying shade. Nicki still slaying with 2 songs in the top 3. David is the QUEEN of shading Nicki Minaj, while Sam is the QUEEN of shading Rihanna.

  19. fools gold October 13, 2014

    I don’t think he was shading Nicki at all. Every criticism is not bad. It sounded more constructive as if he was offering Nicki’s team some sound advice. That’s how I read it. And that lil kim fan fool who keeps bringing up Iggy as if she is real rap needs a big serious smack down. Fancy is not hip hop, rap. It’s pop milli vanilli s***.

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