Etched into the history books as one of the biggest hits of the last decade?
‘Super Bass’, the Hip-Pop jam written and released by the superstar rapper Nicki Minaj.
Good news awaits below…
‘Bass’ impacted retailers on April 5th 2011 and this week, three months shy of its seventh birthday, has now sold over 10 million units worldwide…with pure sales.
How? Propelled by the positive response received from its parent album ‘Pink Friday’, the ‘Super’ song sped into action following the release of the set’s singles ‘Your Love’, ‘Right Thru Me’ and ‘Did It On ‘Em.’
Opening at #98 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song was elevated to #48 by Minaj’s fan base one week later and then pushed it further to its peak position of #3.
Then in the December of 2013, the single received an 8x platinum awards plaque from the Recording Industry Association of America as its popularity spilled into the Atlantic and made waves in Europe, Africa and Asia.
This week, the anticipation for the rapper’s fourth studio album saw interest for the jam spike globally pushing it over the 10 million units barrier globally with pure sales and well over the 15 million mark once its streaming figures are factored in.
Minaj has sold over 60 million records worldwide as a featured act and north of 25 million as a leading lady thanks to a fan base who are accustomed to purchasing her music.
So, with this in mind, we ask…
Will the rise of streaming pull Nicki fans away from iTunes and towards Spotify?
Share your thoughts below…