Chart Check: K. Michelle Flies Flag For R&B On ‘Billboard 200’ / Nicki Minaj Nabs New Top Twenty

Published: Thursday 18th Dec 2014 by David


The good news train just stopped at K. Michelle’s station.

Though failing to debut at #1, the singer’s brand new album ‘Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart’ opened with sales of 83,404 units this week, debuting at #4 on the ‘Billboard 200.’

Standing tall as the highest selling R&B album in the country this week, the album’s numbers have seen outperform Pop releases launched by ‘AKA’ singer Jennifer Lopez, ‘Heartbreaker’ performer Mariah Carey, ‘Wiggle’ sensation Jason Derulo and the ever  ‘Fancy’ Iggy Azalea, all of whom failed to see the first week sales of their latest studio albums match hers.

In other chart news, Nicki Minaj will be pleased to learn that her new single ‘Only‘ now sits at #12 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’, rising 20 spots in the last seven days.

This, adding a fresh pair of legs to the record she holds for being the only female rapper to have appeared in the ‘Hot 100’s Top Twenty as many times as she has.

Her latest chart win comes as global sales of her latest studio album ‘The Pinkprint‘ are set to push her overall album sales closer to the 8 million sold worldwide milestone.

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  1. Umm December 18, 2014

    Heard the album and it has some cute songs but it’s not a blueprint nor anything monumental just the same ol same : I have a fat asz, you’re my son, I’m the baddest bish etc. Not bad but boy amazing- just is.

    • BeyxMaraj December 18, 2014

      Your point would be??

      • Pat December 18, 2014

        Guh I think she’s saying with all the years of hype surrounding this album, it’s mediocre at best.

    • Kitty December 18, 2014

      Who cares?

  2. Beysus December 18, 2014

    I’d like to point out that The Pink Print is 72 on Metacritic and BWET is 77…

    • NeNe December 18, 2014

      Fruadyonce contributed to the flop of pinktrash.

      • Beysus December 18, 2014


  3. NeNe December 18, 2014

    Nicki is a Flop after 2 years of promo she is still struggking.

    • BeyxMaraj December 18, 2014

      You’re a sty fuxck, Nicki always keeps you pressed like a panini and I’m f***!ing loving it. It’s idiots like you that keeps me entertained.

      • ImArii December 18, 2014

        Girl, take your stanning ass elsewhere. The b**** FLOPPED. Deal with it on your own time.

  4. Bey-Minaj December 18, 2014

    David you forgot to add.

    Nicki Minaj’s latest single “Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown has gone #1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart and on Billboard’s Hot Rap songs.

    • BeyxMaraj December 18, 2014

      That Pinkprint sh!t is bagging yo!!! It got me rolling my feet back and forth. #Werk

      • BeyxMaraj December 18, 2014


    • Pat December 18, 2014

      @Bey-Minaj, I didn’t know such a chart existed…

      • Bey-Minaj December 18, 2014

        That’s ok. People who know nothing about hip hop, know nothing about hip hop.

  5. Molly December 18, 2014

    Only jumped 20 spots after the video was released ugh Ima need Iggy to drop the Beg For It video asap.

    • FAF December 18, 2014

      It’ll still flop sis i’ve never even heard it on the radio

      • Azaleac December 18, 2014

        Flop like the stink print sis?

      • Brian310 December 18, 2014

        Lies that song is always getting played on the big stations.

  6. Molly December 18, 2014

    Btw im so addicted to Grand Piano

  7. H2O December 18, 2014

    K Michelle’s album is awesome. Nicki is trash as usual.

  8. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT December 18, 2014

    Even though K. Michelle talks bullshiit all the time, she makes good music. Her album is good, but her vocals are unstable. Her live performances are bad so she needs more vocal training.

  9. BeyxMaraj December 18, 2014

    I make them change their name to Diddy, retire the puff… #Damn that Four Door Aventador.

  10. rvs89 December 18, 2014

    I always see people comment with numbers and stats meanwhile I’m just sitting back actually listening to the music and basing my opinion off of who sounds good and who doesnt. If any hip hop heads are on here u will know that Wayne got his entire new flow and this is around the tine the droughts were dropping. Gilly gave him his entire new flow. Which leads me to talk about the same flow drake and nicki recycle. Its not new anyone who has hip hop knowledge could see and hear the Philly head shots punchlines flow and swag. So from where I’m sitting its old and boring. I guess seeing it from my view. anyone else would see it as new and good music. I see or hear nothing spectacular about nickis music. I don’t do the numbers thing bcuz I don’t know them but from my ears and from actually knowing good rap music ( beanie segal, peedi crack, vodka, eve, ms jade etc.) All who I’m sure don’t chart so don’t come at me with that. I know this era of rap is corny and commercial with an exception of a few. The rest is a joke.

    • Kitty December 18, 2014

      *Yawn* no 1 cares

      • rvs89 December 18, 2014

        Then why wayse your time and comment ctfu. I know u care (Beyonce voice) pressed

  11. rvs89 December 18, 2014

    Popularity and talent are totally different things

  12. We Found Rihanna December 18, 2014

    Nicki will still OUTSELL Piggy.

    • Donna Godeau (mama I love ya) December 18, 2014


  13. rvs89 December 18, 2014

    I remember when mix tapes were actually on cassette and the rappers never got paid for them it was about who was the best. All y’all seem to worry about are sales and net worth when in fact after psy dominated for a year and we couldnt understanf a damn word of that song we should know damn well numbers mean nothing. And on the matter of iggy and nicki being forced to compete that’s how it goes. I will ask anyone to show me a song where nicki kills it so bad that her and iggy can’t be compared. They both make pop trash and try to get serious and pretend to be good rappers. o… let’s not they both sort of suck . Its like the people on here don’t remember any female rappers lol these b****** rapping now are weak

    • Wig December 18, 2014

      damn you old as f** if you remember all of that grandma, why are you checking for iggy and nicki though?

      • rvs89 December 18, 2014

        Im 25 I just have all older brothers and know good music. Lol grandmomfo knowing what’s hot and what’s not. Yup sounds like this generation of hiphop is shot the f*** out. And it wasn’t that long ago

  14. DanYiel Teflon December 18, 2014

    Tricki Garbagh may have a top album but the “Pink Shrimp” will not signify her as Hip/Hop STILL REIGNS HIP/POP!!! Carry on folks!!

    • rvs89 December 18, 2014


  15. Pat December 18, 2014

    How does D’ Angelo, and R&B artist, come out of nowhere and push 100k first week with no promo, and nicki only push 150 – 160k? Guh bye!

    • Pat December 18, 2014


  16. High Dolla December 18, 2014

    Video is satanic & sucks! Roman Reloaded looks uncomfortable in those shoes. CB looks spooky & possessed. Wayne looks like his usual gremlin self. Drake throwing up the horns left and right. Video message to me was let the dark side possess you if you are a real n**** and bad b****. They can miss me with all that dark crap! I’ll never buy Roman’s music because it’s garbage or any other rap album for that matter. Rap & hip hop died many years ago. This is the main reason I haven’t bought any new music in a long time. However, I know it’s not rap but I think I’ll break down and buy D’Angelo’s Black Messiah. Now he’s an artist that deserves to be on the Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop list.

    • rvs89 December 18, 2014

      True s*** tho

    • Wig December 18, 2014

      You mad or nah?

      • High Dolla December 18, 2014

        Nah…I care nothing for these faux idols that sold their soul. They aren’t making classics they are selling gimmicks. Celebrity is an illusion to those on the outside looking in. Most of them are miserable because they know they’re caught up in the machine and they can’t get out. You are probably happier in your life than they are in theirs.

  17. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT December 18, 2014

    Poor Ricki. Her album might flop come next week. After countless features and talkshow appearances, she might not even debut in the top 5. As for Bye Michelle, she flopped honey. Why the subtlety. She’s busy running her month about others. #Bye

  18. Azaleac December 18, 2014

    The barFz have been mighty quiet over these past few days. How come all of a sudden it’s not about sales when they have been boasting and bragging and not to mention dragging Iggy? Atleast Iggy is slaying the hot 100 and on her way to gold. Nicki had no real hits this era and her album will struggle from her on out. I thought Nicki was guaranteed to sell over 200k? Go ahead and thumb me down and disappear again barFz.

    • rvs89 December 18, 2014

      Lol right

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      because you been so busy staning for nicki for the last few days, she is all you have been talking about. keep up the good work nicki stan.

  19. Rosie December 18, 2014

    A Dr. Luke production with Drake, Fist, and Lil Wayne. Not surprised it’s a hit. Too bad the Pinkshit will be blocked by Taylor and Pentagon whoever next week.

  20. Kenya Moore Whöre December 18, 2014

    The barbz are MUTE!!!! Lmaoooooooo

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      no they aren’t. here you are stanning like the true barb you are. you’re doing all the stanning for the barbs tbh.

      • ImArii December 18, 2014

        Still seething over those atrocious sales, goofy? Lmaooooooo

  21. DJ December 18, 2014

    RIP Nicki Minaj career 2010-2014. It’s only down from here! 🙂

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      lol you funny. the forbs list, i think you had better check that out.

  22. Rihanna Navy December 18, 2014

    Who cares K.Michelle is just a knockoff ratchet version of Kelly Rowland

  23. I die 4 nicki December 18, 2014

    Hopefully only will be in d top 10 next week, as for d jobless ones, get a life & just watch #thepinprint will move 1mil next month. Rose, ultra overultra flop isn’t gold yet, no one remembers lana anymore take a break & stop disgracing yourself. Its embarrassing

  24. JOHNVIDAL December 18, 2014

    LOL Of course TGJ forgot to mention all their fave flops which also sold less than this K Michelle girl despite being at their primes (unlike Mariah). And still Mariah is ouselling them with all her back catalogue anyway lol how sad.

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