Just two weeks ago Nicki Minaj set the net ablaze by delivering not one, but three doses of clapback as a long-awaited reply to Remy Ma‘s ‘Shether’ in the form of ‘No Frauds,’ ‘Changed It,’ and ‘Regret In Your Tears.’ While ‘Frauds’ and ‘Changed’ housed the most direct responses to Ma, the latter is considered by many to be a shot fired at her former beau Meek Mill.
Regardless, the trio of tunes got people talking and fast. In fact, within hours of their releases they all zoomed to the top of digital sales charts, with ‘Frauds’ finding itself at #1 on the digital pop charts. Yet, while the victory would later assist Minaj in seeing her name enter history books for most Hot 100 entries ever among women one week later, the news was accompanied by word the songs all simultaneously took a nose dive off sales tallies.
In a surprising move that will undoubtedly be reflected on refreshed charts next week, all three tunes – ‘Frauds,’ ‘Changed,’ and ‘Tears’ – are no nowhere to be seen on iTunes top 100 less than two weeks after their respective premieres [as of time reported].
After becoming widely available for purchase and stream on March 10th, all three tunes premiered on Billboard Hot 100 charts this week in the following places:
Suffice it to say, sales are not the only component considered when calculating a song’s placement on charts. As such, despite the drop in digital sales, next week’s refreshed Hot 100 will ultimately tell the tale of how much streaming and radio airplay did or did not pick up the slack to keep the bops buoyant on Billboard.
Fans needn’t fret, however. As we reported here, Minaj is hard at work on the accompanying visuals for the tunes which will undoubtedly give them the boosts needed for sustained chart glory. In addition, her soon-to-be hits with Jason Derulo and David Guetta, ‘Swalla’ and ‘Light My Body Up’ respectively, will soon help extend her history-making Hot 100 reign among women.