Nicki Minaj Dominates Instagram & Spotify’s ‘Black Girl Magic’ Map

Published: Sunday 4th Mar 2018 by David

Nicki Minaj‘s reign in Hip-Hop has seen her permeate Pop culture in ways that have made her one of the world’s most celebrated artists.

Happy to offer proof? Spotify and Instagram, who celebrated ‘Black History Month‘ by combining their data pools to find out who the leading black female artists are on their respective U.S. platforms.

Melanin magic below…

This hex map shows the top Instagram post for each state’s top #BlackGirlMagic artist on Spotify.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBngPRbfaA8

The highest-ranking ladies on the map were Jazmine Sullivan, SZA, Solange and Alicia Keys.

Dominating the group? Minaj and her ‘Feeling Myself’ collaborator Beyonce.

This news will be welcomed by Minaj’s fans who eagerly anticipate the unveiling of her fourth studio album and the visuals she is shooting to support it.

So, let us know…

Why do you think Nicki is so popular?

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  1. DanYiel Iman March 4, 2018

    anyone who has 1,987,678 songs even if there pop of course better be important to those who like Tricki Garbagh!! ✌??

    • GurlWepa1989 March 4, 2018

      So does Chris Brown, Drake and anymore others. You can’t downplay Nicki success, she elevate most of the songs she’s featured on. Check the stats, that alone speak for itself. Now roll in NM4.

  2. Ocean March 4, 2018

    Where was Rihanna on this map?

  3. Truth Be Told March 4, 2018

    It’s weird.. u never hear about other female/male rappers talking about how much they want it anymore. Ever since that 08-09 era with Drake and Nicki it’s been a handful of rappers that have pushed through and gain respect from legends in the industry like bey and Jay. Nicki wanted it more and still does. That’s why she’s popular and can garner so much attention on a hiatus. #QUEEN

    • Xanadu March 4, 2018

      #False!
      Cardi B.. Young M.A, and a few male rappers (Chance The Rapper, Dave East, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar) are always talking about how they want it. Where you been?…

      • NM4 March 8, 2018

        Cardi b is not starving for it like 09 Nicki was she just kinda want it but doesn’t wanna put in the werk

  4. Paulo March 4, 2018

    Hmmm why’d you skip Kehlani tho? She’s there too

  5. MessyBoots March 4, 2018

    I’m absolutely stunned at Rihanna’s total absence and of All people to top her is Jazmin Sullivan?

    • Caleb March 4, 2018

      All it means is that people don’t tag Rihanna Spotify playlists on Instagram with #BlackGirlMagic if I’m reading correctly.

      • MessyBoots March 4, 2018

        Oh wow..so this isn’t based on real streaming figures only a hashtag?

        #MovingOn #TheReach

  6. Dev March 4, 2018

    When will people realise that these polls make you popular by the masses but doesn’t make you good. Yes, Nicki has and success but most of her music is neither good nor classic and has become popular by being as original as most of these average pop chicks.
    I’m happy for people that support her and she has made her mark i guess, i just wont celebrate her music because its disposable.

  7. Riko March 4, 2018

    The fact remains birdman purchased them albums n streams. She will never get out of a contract with them. Same with Wayne. It’s all in the game. I don’t respect her hustle because they feel the more money they pay the easily have blocked several other artist from popping off.

  8. Its me Gowrl March 4, 2018

    Cause she flopping honey ?

  9. B2B March 4, 2018

    Wow this map is very telling. Hence Lemonade is not in Spotify yet. Black queens. Solo snatched NYC WOW! I’m impressed. Bey should take HER and Khelani on your with her as opening acts. Take Solo as opening act internationally.

  10. TommyRay March 4, 2018

    @thatgrapejuice could we get that ?-? on the comments again the next time Yal update? Thanks

    • TAMMAH March 4, 2018

      I Agree

      • MessyBoots March 4, 2018

        Me three. Heck, I wouldn’t even mind Disqus at this point.

  11. Ashanti March 4, 2018

    I’m convinced she’s paying this low budget site. this is not news

  12. Blaaah March 5, 2018

    “These nappy headed h*** need a perminator” Such #BlackGirlMagic! ?

    • March 5, 2018

      get over your self.

  13. Gregory Levine March 5, 2018

    What kind of question is “Why do you think Nicki is so popular”? The damn woman is one of the most accomplished woman in all of music. Love her or hate her, the industry is run by artists like Nicki Minaj who are able to sell, and have talent. I think the real question is why in 2018 are people still questioning Nicki’s craft…

    • NM4 March 8, 2018

      Preach sis ??

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