After seeing singles from her first two albums secure a whole lotta love from Top 40 radio, Nicki Minaj has looked on as her latest offering, ‘The Pinkprint’, struggles to see similar success on the format.
We doubt she cares though.
For, the Hip-Hop flavoured set has seen its singles catch and collect numerous Gold and Platinum certifications without it and has now seen her surpass Urban heavy weights Beyonce & Rihanna on Urban radio.
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A press release unveiled by her record label reveals:
NICKI MINAJ has smashed yet another record. As “Truffle Butter” [featuring Drake & Lil Wayne], “Only” [featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown], “Feeling Myself” [featuring Beyoncé] occupy Top 10 spots at Urban Radio, Minaj becomes the “first female artist in history to simultaneously land three songs as lead artist in the Top 10 at the format,” according to Mediabase and Billboard.
What’s more, she is also featured on another Top 10 mainstay, Rae Sremmurd’s “Throw Sum” [featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug], giving her a total of four simultaneous songs in the Top 10 as a lead or featured artist. The only other artist in history to achieve this incredible feat is her “Only” collaborator and label mate, Lil Wayne. All this, as “Truffle Butter” climbs to #1 on the BDS-powered Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
Her long-running run atop Urban radio places her new record above feats achieved by the likes of Ciara, Beyonce, Rihanna and Epic singer Mariah Carey, who enjoyed major success on the platform with 2005’s ‘The Emancipation of Mimi.’