Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Starships’ continues to make major moves globally.
Standing tall as one of the highest-selling EDM singles of all time, the cut surpassed sales of 7 million units worldwide before streaming data was factored into the chart mix.
This week, it has reached a major milestone in the United Kingdom.
Starships becomes only the 166th song to have sold over one million (not including streams) in UK chart history.
The track climbed steadily upon entering at Number 16, before hitting a wall and peaking at Number 2, held off the top spot by Gotye and Kimbra’s Somebody I Used To Know which, coincidentally, is also a million-seller.
The release was pushed as the first single built to support her second studio album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ which also spawned the sleeper hit ‘Va Va Voom’ which sold over 1 million units in the United States sans streams.