Meek Mill’s relationship with the rapper Nicki Minaj seems to have spawned far more than publicity for the pair.
For, after watching Beyonce‘s relationship with Jay Z turn the latter into a household name, Mill has learned his pairing with Minaj has elevated him to enviable new heights.
Why more rappers should consider hooking up with A-listers?
Find out below…
After his debut album ‘Dream and Nightmares’ moved 165,000 units in its opening week Mill’s new LP ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money‘ has shifted 216,173 units this week, placing him atop the Billboard 200 even when streaming points are removed from his chart mix.
His new & improved public image makes him the latest Hip-Hop act to benefit from being linked to an artist with a higher public profile.
For, the rapper Big Sean scored the highest first week sales of his career with ‘Dark Sky Paradise‘ following his coupling with the Pop singer Ariana Grande years after Jay Z found himself exposed to Pop audiences via Top 40 radio when his relationship with Beyonce saw him placed on the lead singles from her first two solo albums.
Alas, not everyone is celebrating this week.
For, Miguel’s critically acclaimed LP ‘Wildheart’ opened with 39,000 units three years after his second studio album ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ opened with 71,000 units.