Chart Check: Nicki Minaj’s ‘Ananconda’ Goes Platinum

Published: Wednesday 8th Oct 2014 by David


Her career may be missing a US #1 single, but this week has seen Nicki Minaj bathe in Platinum showers delivered to her by her latest single ‘Anaconda.

Released on August 14th 2014, the infectious Rap single has now crossed sales of 1 million units, doing so with the help of no less than 100,000 units sold each week since the release of its music video!

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Though streaming points may have pushed it into the Top Five with relative ease, it’s the singles sales that have seen it awarded with Platinum status before the release of its parent album ‘The Pink Print.

Perhaps a slap in the face to Jennifer Lopez‘ similarly themed ‘Booty‘, numbers moved by ‘Conda’ have seen it “slay” on a streaming and sales front, blowing the stream-dependent ‘Booty’ out of the water after critics pitted the single’s against each other only to watch the latter sink when the hype surrounding its titillating video did all of nothing for its sales.

Indeed, while ‘Anaconda’ sits at #23 on iTunes USA eight weeks into its run, finding ‘Booty’ on the same chart would be somewhat of a mission impossible for any who tried…as it isn’t there at all.

So, let us know…

With both ladies ticking the same boxes in their lyrics and videos, why do you think the general public threw their support behind Minaj’s bop and not Jenny’s?

 Weigh in below!

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  1. Stephon October 8, 2014


    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) October 8, 2014

      The public didnt sam…Baby bought that shyt kii

      • TRUTH SERUM October 8, 2014

        @truth, now you know Baby and Wayne don’t even pay their producers. What makes u think there going to buy their artist records. Lmao. Nicki is smart and knows what mainstream public wants to hear. Seethe… Kii

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) October 8, 2014

        😐 …well….OH STFU!!!! (Im mad cause u right about them not payn producers lol)

      • Dem Lessors October 8, 2014

        @Like Kim Is A Goat, you’re gonna post the same pointless video on every Nicki post.

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      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) October 8, 2014


  2. GEEZUS October 8, 2014

    *Grabs popcorn*

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) October 8, 2014


  3. Skyfall October 8, 2014

    Because Nickis song was overall better crazy and fun, and it also sampled the infamous “Baby Got Back” so it was due to be a hit lol. J-Lo song was tired & recycled… And tbh it probably would of done better if she left pitbull on the track.

    *plays wildfire by Tinashe*

    • RICHIE_RICH October 8, 2014

      YASSS Wildfire goes in baby!!!!!!

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) October 8, 2014

      Yo mammy gargles with recycled nut kii. 🙂 wwhore!!!

      • iLoveMusic October 8, 2014

        Fall Back! You a dumb-ass fool if you think Iggy is better than Nicki… FOH, stanning for that basic ass Iggy!
        #SLAY #NICKI #SLAY!

  4. CATFISH KNOWLES October 8, 2014


    • RICHIE_RICH October 8, 2014

      Hey boo, good morning babe

      • CATFISH KNOWLES October 8, 2014


    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) October 8, 2014


  5. RICHIE_RICH October 8, 2014

    Congrats Ms. Nicki girl

  6. Suicide Blonde October 8, 2014

    why do you think the general public threw their support behind Minaj’s bop and not Jenny’s?
    To put it simply, J.Lo’s been in the music industry for 15 years, she has accomplished a long lasting career, while achieving longevity, she lost like most people who started at the same time, the power to top the charts and sell albums, still a wonderful career. Minaj is still relatively new, so of course she’s gonna do better, still nothing impressive, one single doing better than Lopez 5789920 single, is nothing to brag about, besides, Lopez recorded and planned to released ‘Booty’ way before Minaj decided to show us her Brazilian b*** lift in that video (ironically, J.Lo starred in a movie called Anaconda, remember that). That being said, both songs are disposable, but if i have to choose, i say ‘Booty’ wins, i find extremely ridiculous that a woman with a fake a$$ sings about big asse$ and even attack naturally skinny women, she has no right to do so, since her a$$ is FAKE, J.Lo sings about her famous derriere in a much better way, she celebrates women with big asse$ without attacking anybody. J.Lo wins by default.

    • Stephon October 8, 2014

      Madonna has not problem topping the charts & selling ablums in her 40s… I wonder Y others can’t…

      • Suicide Blonde October 8, 2014

        So did MJ and Bruce Springsteen, but those people were in another league, 40s was like 30s to them.

      • Stephon October 8, 2014

        Wait, MJ was selling records in his 40s…? What was selling besides back catalog & greatest hits albus???

      • Suicide Blonde October 8, 2014

        Well, he was 40 something when “Invincible” was released, it flopped for his standards but still pretty good numbers.

    • mingxxx October 8, 2014


      i find extremely ridiculous that a woman with a fake a$$ sings about big asse$

      I find it ridiculous Iggy and Lopez had to get fake brown skin tans to try to look appealing in the booty video.

      • Suicide Blonde October 8, 2014

        Everyone can tan, naturally or artificially, it doesn’t make a bit different, it will eventually go away, fat injected in you b*** is another thing, it’s gross. If get artificially tanned is a problem for you, then, people like Minaj who bleached her skin, should be a problem too, see, it’s only getting worse for you.

    • The truth Emeritus October 8, 2014

      Damit Suicide I actually agree with you for once smh. These little kids on this site have no clue about the industry. They don’t see the complete nose dive Nicky is setting herself up for. I guess they’ll have to wait and see.

    • I disagree October 9, 2014

      I don’t see her attacking skinny women at all in Anaconda, personally I hear her referring to people with no a$$. Nicki hasn’t bleached either thanks.

    • Twitter: @OnikaBoss October 9, 2014

      If you feel offended over Anaconda you’re overreacting, period. People try to slander the song Anaconda and make it as if Nic tried to purposely be offensive to the less curvy woman. It’s a fun and energetic song used to get people off their feet and dance, nothing more, nothing less. And what does her b*** not being natural have to do with anything? 90% of male rappers rap about the less fortunate male (in other words, broke n*ggas) when before their career took off what were they? a “broke n*gga”. I don’t see anyone objectifying them, so why is it wrong when she does it? It’s just and example of showing how double standard the music industry is.

  7. CICI LOVER October 8, 2014


    • Stephon October 8, 2014


    • Nicki is queen! October 9, 2014

      Ffs it’s NICKI

  8. K October 8, 2014

    Congratz Nicki minaj.

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) October 8, 2014


  9. NOLIES October 8, 2014

    Congratulations. The song still is awful. I feel for JLO touch. She really thought this was going to make her relevant again.

  10. Jamilaa October 8, 2014


    • MisdamenorFan October 8, 2014

      Tell em boo!

    • Molly October 8, 2014

      Lol exactly

    • BOOBIE October 8, 2014

      SAM didn’t put this article up. DAVID did. Can’t you read, ho?

    • Bey-Minaj October 8, 2014

      Ummm Iggly had help from Rita to go platinum. Nic went platinum all by her lonesome, so no need to brag about 2 artists joining forces when one person achieving it is more rewarding. So STFU

      • Cupid October 8, 2014

        Oh please. Anyone with the voice could’ve sang that hook and Black Widow would’ve went platinum.

    • Delusional b**** October 8, 2014

      Not nicki’s fault that people don’t pay attention to iggy.

    • Nicki is queen! October 9, 2014

      You’re really gonna talk about Fake when you’re here for Iggy?! Don’t make me laugh

  11. TRUTH SERUM October 8, 2014

    Congrats Nick! “Haters you can kill yourself”

  12. Beysus October 8, 2014

    I don’t like the song. Well done anyways… And what is this obsession with Tinashe – Wildfire??? I’m not that keen on that song… But the album has critical acclaim so…

    • RICHIE_RICH October 8, 2014

      Babe that song is cute!!!!

      • Beysus October 8, 2014

        Hmm it’s not for me. I think the interludes are cool.

  13. Jamilaa October 8, 2014


    • Jansel October 8, 2014

      Irrelevant news has no replace on here. You tried.

    • Delusional b**** October 8, 2014

      Damn! iggy fans be salty as hell, barbz are happy for nic, azaleans want all the attention lol

  14. Jamilaa October 8, 2014


    • Nicki is queen! October 9, 2014

      Nobody gives a fck about BW right now! Anaconda is a SOLO, when Iggy can push them sales with a SOLO single then she’ll get her article. FOH hater!

  15. Yoncw October 8, 2014

    You fool! iggy can’t even get her album to gold. Iggy with her fake voice & Ass. you all want iggy to replace nicki soo bad, but its not gonna happen. Worry about iggy’s underage s** tape
    nicki is 100% better than fake iggy the fool who hates black people

  16. Molly October 8, 2014

    Black widow sold more tho kii

    • Jansel October 8, 2014

      It’s been out way longer and when will Ci-error ? Never correct!

      • jamilaa October 8, 2014

        shut up jansel… widow came out 2 weeks before anaconda….shut ya smelly trap!

  17. Rosie October 8, 2014

    Didn’t this snatch that pointless VEVO record from Miley? I thought all those straight males who watched it on mute would’ve at least bought it for the single cover. Every other song that broke it sold at least 200K that week (Wrecking Ball sold almost 500K).

    • CherylSoldier October 8, 2014

      B**** where you been? Are you boppin to this new betty who album too?

  18. hope October 8, 2014

    So this is the type of garbage that sells nowadays?? The song is pure Garbage bag juice smh..Nicki Minaj is destroying theese poor little girls mind with these horrible sexual songs smh

    • Delusional b**** October 8, 2014

      Not like other artists been doing that since the 90’s.

    • Nicki is queen! October 9, 2014

      Little girls shouldn’t be listening to hip-hop/rappers period. That’s up to parents, not Nicki

  19. nicko October 8, 2014

    Anaconda plat, Bang Bang plat, PNP gold. SCTGITY gold in Australia. Flawless, Touchin Lovin, BB, PNP n ana all charted on the bb hot 100 at the same time. This is a gr8 era for Nic. N that post shows that s** doesnt always sell. *sips Myx*

  20. nicko October 8, 2014

    PS: Anaconda went plat without a f****** radio deal n white privilege. By flopggy stans, go buy The New Crisis.

  21. Umm October 8, 2014

    Song and it’s “bars” still bland/basic and 70% sir-mix-a lot

  22. Brian310 October 8, 2014

    I don’t think the version of Booty with Iggy is available on itunes.

  23. The truth Emeritus October 8, 2014

    Nobody is buying this crap. Not even her fans that illegally download. You idiots have no clue about the barter system and payola. She turned a classic into trash. That album will flatline just like her career is starting to do.

    • BOOBIE October 8, 2014

      The denial is real for The truth Emeritusl!!!

    • Nicki is queen! October 9, 2014

      Nicki isn’t Katy or Iggy, Payola is for them not Nic

  24. Cake like Lady GaGa October 8, 2014

    NOT at the Lana fan talking about sales when it doesn’t even buy its own faves music. Is UltraFLOP gold yet?

    • BOOBIE October 8, 2014

      How’s ARTPOP doing, sis?

  25. BOOBIE October 8, 2014

    SLAY B*ITC*H SLAY. Remember when the lessors thought this song wouldn’t pop? But it definitely popped harder than the seams on Mariah Carey’s dresses!

  26. JOHNVIDAL October 8, 2014

    So if I remember correctly “#beautiful” went platinum after 2 months, pretty much the amount of time it has taken Anaconda to do it, but this is a huge hit for a person in its prime and #beautiful was only a moderate hit at best (for a woman in her 14th album) in Sam´s words??? Hilarious and biased.

  27. JOHNVIDAL October 8, 2014

    Oh and JLo… a flop since 2005 who didn´t impress anybody in the long run, so nobody can care now, even if she shows more booty than ever. Pretty much what Nicki Minaj will be in 10 years, and that´s if she´s lucky. When is Adele releasing her damn album? 🙂

    • October 8, 2014

      you are just a band waggon stan, i bet you didn’t have Adele first album,but since her second album is critically acclaim, selling like crazy won her awards and stuff. then here you come jumping on her you are so pathec f-ck off.

      • JOHNVIDAL October 8, 2014

        You know nothing about me. Most people in this blog know who I like and respect and which type of artists I don´t like and my general opinion of current music business. Take care.

  28. speechless October 8, 2014

    Iggy has gotten 3 platinum singles. But I dont see an article about that….

    • Bey-Minaj October 8, 2014

      Cuz no one cares!!! All the blogs are talking about Nicki’s Anaconda going platinum. They won’t talk about Iggy’s cuz she had help from Rita so its no big deal. Heck even if she did it on her own nobody would care. Lol. #ThePinkPrint

    • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. October 8, 2014

      Because TGJ is on Flopnika Garbaj’s payroll. They won’t promote her rival.

  29. LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. October 8, 2014

    One day, Baby and Wayne will get tired of financially supporting Flopnika Garbaj’s career by buying all her records, and her fraudulent career will be over.

    • Nicki is Queen! October 9, 2014

      One day Lil Ling fans will realise that Kim’s career is extinct and has been for some time. Hopefully they’ll realise Nicki is superior and slays all. Thank you xo

  30. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!! October 8, 2014

    Shake it off has sold more, because its been above it for the past 7 weeks… but well done!

    Taylors new album is out on the 27th October, taylor fans around the world, lets get Taylors album to number 1!

    • Nicki is Queen! October 9, 2014

      Shake It Off sold more because it’s a cheesy pop song for lil white girls who can’t dance can dance to and feel better

  31. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!! October 8, 2014

    shake it off 188,000 (2,195,000 total)

  32. No Name October 11, 2014

    I’ve just seen Iggy’s cover for Reclassified re-release. Did she also injected her clitori$ with silicone? Damn, why can’t she afford a breast implant?

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