The Predictions Are In! Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ Set To Sell…

Published: Monday 13th Aug 2018 by Sam

Nicki Minaj‘s fourth studio album ‘Queen’ finally strut into stores last Friday after ample anticipation.

Announced earlier in the year, the set had been expected during several different windows and still arrived amidst a cloud of question-marks related to clearances.

Still, corners of confusion couldn’t quell excitement for the project which has spawned the hit ‘Chun-Li’ and other singles ‘Bed’ and ‘Rich Sex’ featuring Ariana Grande and Lil Wayne respectively.

With such a bold title, how is the project faring commercially? Especially in a landscape that now boasts other top-tier femcees making major movements?

The first week sales predictions bring the answer. Head below for the digits…

According to Hits Daily Double, ‘Queen’ is on-course to open with the following:

[Sales Plus Streaming]
[Pure Sales]


While the number easily puts the LP ahead of other new releases (Jason Mraz and Trippie Redd), it remains to be seen how it’ll stack up against Travis Scott‘s second week (following a 500k debut) and Young Money comrade Drake – whose ‘Scorpion’ is still stinging the competition week in and out.

Can Nicki snatch the #1?

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  1. pat August 13, 2018

    45k pure sales….time to start doing something else

    • Nina August 13, 2018

      You made my left ball laugh like there’s no right one

    • Bencelo August 13, 2018

      She fIopped hard

  2. Hmmm August 13, 2018

    I’ve got my popcorn….let the games begin!

  3. Binx August 13, 2018

    For an artist of her calibre this album roll out has been embarrassing, she needs to fire her team.

  4. Jeans August 13, 2018

    Cardi is wiping the floor with NIcki edges! NIcki thru. Bye Nicki.?

    • Ejai August 13, 2018

      LMBO! What happened to the 255K prediction! LMBO

    • Charli Cheer Up August 13, 2018

      So? Nicki still sold almost half a million on her sophomore album. A record that’s definitely gonna be hard to break by another hip hop female artist for a while.

      • Nicki scared August 13, 2018

        Girl stop holding on to something almost 10 years ago. Her sales have been on the decline ever since. ??

      • Bencelo August 13, 2018

        To clarify, her sophomore album did not debut with half a million.

  5. Marcel August 13, 2018


    • Nicki scared August 13, 2018

      More than a whole 100k less than IOP!!! Where’s ??? With all that ish!!! ?????

      • Ejai August 13, 2018

        They all quiet now! Lol she beat her on the album charts, two number ones, she beat her at the awards! It’s a wrap Nicki! Bye gurl! Lol

      • Fancy BISH August 13, 2018

        lmao ?

    • Bencelo August 13, 2018

      Invasion of Charts outsold this outstreamed outeverything

  6. Jeans August 13, 2018

    See, when you keep pushing your album back, people lose interest with all the back and forth. It’s her own fault. Flop. Next.

  7. music lover August 13, 2018

    Didnt Cardi do more??… Anyway I love the album and a bit of a competition ain’t hurt nobody….Anyway let’s see if it will have any longetivity on the charts…

    But dead at everybody outselling the first lady of music and her husband. My oh my!!!!!!

  8. Marcel August 13, 2018


    • Bencelo August 13, 2018

      a MESSSSS she really THOUGHT

  9. Brian August 13, 2018

    No wonder David didn’t write this article.

    He was spamming us with all kinda Nicki fake news all week to boost the project!

    But these number chile….the ghetto!!!! LMAO

    • music lover August 13, 2018 think i was defending him because he is usually right about these things……

    • Fancy BISH August 13, 2018

      ? ? ? ?

    • Bencelo August 13, 2018

      her fans were celebrating 82 number ones on iTunes as if people still use that LMAOOO and the super high fake predicitions…a MESS

  10. Ashanti August 13, 2018

    WOW. There is a new Queen of Rap and her name is Cardi. WOW. Nicki lost

  11. Sza August 13, 2018

    ? she aint ever getting a number 1 in her overrated life ? them sales are laughable ?

  12. Lake Erie August 13, 2018

    Daaaaaaamn!!! Lol. ? Smh lol! Welp, I guess we can be optimistic and say they’re JUST predictions?…. ….. …. maybe?

  13. Marcel August 13, 2018

    Queen queen ain’t going #1
    Travis Scott will probably block her

    • Fancy BISH August 13, 2018

      Damn, I forgot about that lol ☕️

  14. music lover August 13, 2018

    Where is ??? and her million troll accounts. If it wasn’t busy obsessing over Beyonce and Cardi and spend that energy actually buying Nicki’s album then this flop wouldn’t be happening.

    Show yourself you miserable thing.. Hahahahahhaha. Tyler and that diabetic striken thing are going to have a field day with this…
    I am hollering..

    • Nicki scared August 13, 2018

      Ain’t that thing miserable??? Even Cardi did over 100k pure sales the first weekand 255k total! Now who’s Corni h0£?!?! ??????

      • music lover August 13, 2018

        The struggle is real out here I am telling you.. Where are barfs?

    • Nicki scared August 13, 2018

      Not that diabetic stricken thing!! ?????

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED ? August 13, 2018

      Lol I’m about to have a FEAST to celebrate ???

  15. Alexis Skyy August 13, 2018

    Wow wow wow! She couldn’t even do Christina Aguilera numbers? Where are those Barbz who attacked me in the last post? I have a carton of eggs ready!

    • music lover August 13, 2018

      Hibernating, I mean wouldn’t you after talking that crap and attacking Cardi’s fans like the internate thugs and bullies they are???
      Twitter is a mess right now,they are dragging them left,right and center .

    • Ejai August 13, 2018


    • Hmmm August 13, 2018

      Dead ?!!!

  16. music lover August 13, 2018

    Where are the barfs that were talking crap about Cardi. Your Chinese produced plastic as/s fav is flopping like a fish… How could you let this happen??

    Well if its any consolation, these are just predictions and anything cana happen…

  17. Kiki August 13, 2018

    Wow this is shocking!! not even 200K with streaming. Watch the Barbz blame Atlantic for this flop

  18. next bih August 13, 2018

    NEXT BIH! The gimmicks up sis… The lil white twinks, the county black gays and the tweens aren’t enough to keep your repeat eras afloat.. PEASANT in stores now, everyone!

  19. Beam Me Up Scotty August 13, 2018

    These numbers don’t seem right…what about the merchandise/tour sales? #1 in over 81 countries…

    • next bih August 13, 2018

      number one on iTunes for an hour or two paired with a struggling to sell tour doesn’t mean anything. #PEASANT in stores now. I hope youre satisfied with your classic album lol

      • Ejai August 13, 2018

        LMBO……so true so true!

    • music lover August 13, 2018

      These are numbers are in the USA not world-wide. We still don’t know how she is doing in other countris considering how HIP-HOP albums badly perform in other countries except the US. So we will see.

  20. JaQuan August 13, 2018

    Nobody commented on the last post of Nicki but as soon a you see this weak b****** start to hate regardless Nicki has way more talent than Cardi B cat in the hat elementary rhymes and she has more money than y’all peasant dollar tree thrift shop lace front ass b****** and n*****

    • music lover August 13, 2018

      Hang it up sis.. A flop is a flop. Let her flop gracefully. She has all that money in the world to fall back to…..

    • next bih August 13, 2018

      55k lol

    • Danzou is laughing with how the TROLLS are getting busted these days August 13, 2018

      SisQuan how are going to say that Cardi is elementary rhymes when Sh|tie Manja is singing twinkle twinkle little star on her Starships track..?

      • JaQuan August 13, 2018

        F****** troll as b**** Winn- Dixie weave wearing h** again Queen is way better than The Invasion of Trash when that b**** start writing her own music then come for Nicki… Trailerpark EBT selling fish trout smelling c***

      • Rasputia Latimore August 13, 2018

        wow Danzou is writing a non-Jasmine comment for the 1st time. I’m impressed. I did not know you could formulate opinions that are not about Jasmine.

      • Danzou is laughing with how the TROLLS are getting busted these days August 13, 2018

        Hey TRAShmine hows the fake modelling going..? You’re so pathetic.

      • Rasputia Latimore August 14, 2018

        My name is Rasputia Latimore and I ain’t no model. I smoke weed and drink wine coolers now how u doin? You still thirsting after Jasmine and she aint even on this post. LMAO. You don’t even like skinny b|tches so why u trippin over her. You wanna see a big girl like me twirk to NIcki’s Chun Li in my thong. I love me some thugs but I’ll take on a square like Norbit if he pays all my bills. U trynna pay some bills? I’ll turn you out and have you sucking my toes, rubbing my back, fetching me wine coolers, and spending all your money on me.

      • Danzou is laughing with how the TROLLS are getting busted these days August 14, 2018

        JASman you are mentally unstable you really do need help. You have so many multiple personality you don’t know who you are.

      • Rasputia Latimore August 14, 2018

        TRANSzou you stop obsessed and bothered. Nothing but hate and evilness spews out of you. Make a positive comment for once.

  21. Ocean August 13, 2018

    Guys your earlier post said Queen was about to invade Cardi B’s privacy … Thisbe is no where near … not even privacy second week sales ..

    Bye …

    • music lover August 13, 2018

      Beahahahahahahahahhahahahaahhahahaha… No you didn’t! You know Sam is gonna block you right?

    • Nicki scared August 13, 2018

      Did you just say not even IOP’s second week sales?? I am officially done!!!! ????

  22. Gee August 13, 2018

    Let’s applaud the fact that Onika has been able to sustain this long and make it to her fourth album. Some artists do not make past one album, however with all the support and people screaming her praises I expected more at 200-225k factoring both sales are streaming maybe the roll out didn’t have the best effect or maybe Nicki’s attitude and arrogance is what did her in, but whatever the reason those numbers are very lackluster for Rap’s reigning Queen.

    • Bencelo August 13, 2018

      Not reigning anymore

  23. The truth August 13, 2018

    Where are all the barbs at now your girl flopped cardi did better

    • Nicki scared August 13, 2018

      Chile wayyyy better!!! ???

  24. FreshNavi August 13, 2018

    WOW. What a QUEEN. Ughhh… Her mind! Lmfaooo Queen of Flops. I stan.
    Alexa, play Cardi B – Money Bag

  25. jusjokes August 13, 2018

    hang it up… flatscreen. see what i did there?

    • Molly August 13, 2018


  26. Molly August 13, 2018

    A Flop, and to think I used to stan this Bih…… that’s what happens when you oversaturate the market and you ain’t Drake but actually chris brown

  27. No Walls August 13, 2018

    These aren’t the final numbers and don’t include the bundles but carry on.

    • Nicki scared August 13, 2018

      Girl take the L and stfu!!! ???

    • Bencelo August 13, 2018

      It does include her desperate tour bundles.. girl take a deep breath

  28. Molly August 13, 2018

    Now let’s gear up for ariola upcoming flop memess. ….. gworl the girls came to flop hunty….. #Beyinspired.m…. self alleged queen flop peasants follow

  29. HorseDyckk August 13, 2018

    The barbs were overestimating Nicki’s star power. Not many people are checking for her in 2018. Her tour isn’t selling either. These numbers aren’t surprising……

  30. God Bless You August 13, 2018

    I know that Nicki Minaj is a polarizing figure and she brings most of the trolling on herself. But did yall really think it would outdo Cardi. Cardi is a blazing hot new artist. Nicki is a seasoned veteran. We as people like the underdog but we know whats hot now wont be whats hot later. Popularity fades……..and no one is exempt. Enjoy them while they are here because who knows how much time they have left. Lets see if Cardi can get to 4 albums. Lets see if Nicki will survive the slowing of life. That’s why I would never wish to be famous. Too much stuff to deal with. People, places, and things. Just run me my paper and let me fail(flop) in silence.

  31. Theman August 13, 2018

    They breezed over these sales. This website lol. She’ll probably sale a few more units. She should have had a physical release to coincide with the digital. Also, she should have promoted/released another single before the album. The album rollout was horrendous. She should be in the neighborhood of 200-250k with sps & 100-150k in terms of pure sales..

    • Theman August 13, 2018

      Those bundles should have bolstered her album sales greatly too. Are those even a factor?

  32. God Bless You August 13, 2018

    And btw these people aren’t flopping, their fanbases are just mature and aren’t streaming albums. Same way Stevie Wonder would have trouble selling on Itunes. Don’t be ignorant and boast on someone else failing when you not doing sh** yourself.

    • next bih August 13, 2018

      Stevie wonder started making music in the 60’s and has released albums ever since. even in the late 80’s and early 90’s his albums were still selling millions- 20-30 years after his debut. Stevie could still release music and it would do ok. wrong person to compare

  33. Lol August 13, 2018

    So where are all the kids who tried to come for me in the last post? Why so quiet? Is this your queen?!

    • Ejai August 13, 2018

      They ain’t got nothing to say now! Lol

    • jan August 14, 2018

      They’re at summer school trying to put their money together to purchase “Queen”

  34. KillMonger Was Right (Tyler) August 13, 2018

    Cardi’s album was concise and had a solid variation of bops. Get up ten was about the haters. Be careful and thru your phone was about man problems. Bickenhead and that yg song were club anthems. Now THAT is versatility.

    • Lake Erie August 13, 2018

      That’s crazy because I said the same thing after listening to her album…. I was like she spent way too much time talking about her haters and basically dissing people on practically the whole album… it’s good hip hop, but smh .. …. nothing really catchy on therea besides the beats… I like the album for hip hop but Cardi’s is waaaaay balanced. I agree.

    • jan August 14, 2018

      Cardi ablum was the first female rap ablum that I could actually play without skipping a track since hardcore

  35. KillMonger Was Right (Tyler) August 13, 2018

    Now Nicki can appreciate how little kim felt a few years ago bwahahaha. What goes around comes back around *yonce voice*

    • next bih August 13, 2018

      No Nicki can’t cause cardi isn’t pretending to be Nicki.. cardi isn’t stealing from Nicki and pretending its hers.. cardi isn’t disrespecting Nicki… cardi just cardi while Nicki is still out here trying to be Kim… PEASANT in stores now!!!

      • KillMonger Was Right (Tyler) August 13, 2018

        TRUE! ?

      • Yolanda August 13, 2018

        CORRECT! Nicki only remade a Biggie song (while she is a mainstream artist) so she could go on stage and shout out Biggie like Kim does.

  36. Carlos August 13, 2018

    Garbz had the nerve to come for Cardi . They always want to bring other women in the industry down only to make it seem nicki can only be the only one succeeding.

  37. ROCK August 13, 2018

    Lol.I predicted 150k and I was right!

    • Ejai August 13, 2018

      Yes you were! Good job!

  38. Caleb August 13, 2018

    I can’t believe that NICKI MINAJ might be getting outsold by TRAVIS SCOTT on a week where her album debuted and his is on its second week. This is just… wow.

    • Intro August 13, 2018

      Do some research on why Travis Scott’s sales are so high. He’s also selling merchandise and each piece sold is packaged with an album.

      • Kiki August 13, 2018

        But Nicki is doing the same

  39. Erica August 13, 2018

    So for the last couple of months all I heard the brats say was cardi album couldn’t pass 200k, well I hope nicki pass 100k this it really tragic and to think y’all was in that last post clowning! David set y’all up now y’all nowhere to be found

    • Caleb August 13, 2018

      A set-up indeed!

  40. Erica August 13, 2018

    o for the last couple of months all I heard the brats say was cardi album couldn’t pass 200k, well I hope nicki pass 100k this it really tragic and to think y’all was in that last post clowning! David set y’all up now y’all nowhere to be found

  41. Beam Me Up Scotty August 13, 2018

    Speaking not as a Nicki Minaj fan, but as someone who visits this website often for news on other musicians, what was even the point of the last post about Nicki Minaj invading IOP’s numbers? It is almost as if you want to perpetuate the beef between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. I have defended you before on your credibility, but now I am starting to think I never want to visit this website again.

    • Caleb August 13, 2018

      They were so wrong for that last post.

  42. Theman August 13, 2018

    So many things could have been done better to ensure higher sales. When the album was coming was uncertain, no physical copies, that would have been great for her, no new single to keep the momentum going & the bundles won’t count for some reason, which is stupid. Many fans purchased the bundles to get the album & tour tickets. Her team threw everything off.

  43. Jay Jay August 13, 2018

    Ouch and people come for Ciara smh. Hopefully this softens her Ego and humbles her

  44. Kendrick Slaymar August 13, 2018

    Those are very bad numbers, considering it’s been on preorder for months and was included in tour bundles.

    She’s done.

  45. Caleb August 13, 2018

    The album should have come out in 2017. When it was pushed to 2018 people lose interest. “Bout to drop an album this is my fourth” in January 2017 and then no album until August, 2018.

    • jan August 14, 2018

      And rushed to do it because she thought she’d outshine Cardi

  46. DIABETES UNBOTHERED ? August 13, 2018

    lmaoooooo. THAT Pure Sales prejections for PEASANT is even LOWER than the 64k I predicted for Nikki none other than YESTERDAY…. LMAOOOOOOO Peasant is about to annihalate Xtinas record for the fastest descendsion off the BB 200. i was also the one that predicted RIH SCEDULED first week for ANTI SOCIAL… was only a few Thousand off at 98k. lmao


    • Caleb August 13, 2018

      There is no way Queen is going to drop as fast as Liberation ever if it sells less first week.

    • Tokyo Vanity fan August 14, 2018

      Anti’s first week numbers weren’t 98k it was only 465. Not 465K but just 465. You were way off there.

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED ? August 13, 2018

      the “Queen” has indeed been Slained RIP NIKKI ?

  47. Kendrick Slaymar August 13, 2018

    Her stans are loud on social media and yet only about 45k of them opened their wallets to actually support her on the charts lol.

  48. Yolanda August 13, 2018

    WAIT! Nicki’s album was on pre-order for 3 months. She is even selling physicals!!! I can’t believe this is the final number. It will go up just like Cardi’s numbers went up. BUT BECAUSE I can’t stand the damage Nicki Minaj did to female rap, I hope it doesn’t go up. Cardi should’ve sold physicals and did a preorder. Nicki was always the lowest seller on Cash Money. Yet, she wants to be put in the same sentence as the male rappers. THEN do Kendrick’s, Drake’s Wayne, J. Cole’s numbers. ALSO drop the album without preorder. She only wants to sell better than rappers who are not in their prime, like Snoop, Kim, Remy, Fat Joe. WHAT do the Barbz have to say about streams now????

    • Caleb August 13, 2018

      Lowest seller on Cash Money?! Have you seen their roster?

  49. Queen Missy ?? August 13, 2018

    When you dub yourself a Queen but you end up with Dutchess numbers.

  50. DIABETES UNBOTHERED ? August 13, 2018


    you posted the perfect song. the “Queen” has indeed been Slained RIP NIKKI 2009-2018. ??️??

    • Caleb August 13, 2018

      I felt bad dedicating this song to her but it was too good an opportunity to pass up lol

  51. RihSlayedBey August 13, 2018

    Guess she got to the end of Lil’ Kim’s discography and couldn’t formulate any ideas of her own…. She flopped because she failed to show us the REAL Nicki Minaj…. it was only a matter of time. I will be glad to see her ridiculous misshaped diaper booty and the barbz fade into obscurity. My Anaconda don’t…..

  52. DC August 13, 2018

    ???? flop

  53. DIABETES UNBOTHERED ? August 13, 2018

    Nikki is lucky she still looks YOUNG (like 27) if not for that Nikki would have been thrown in the recycling bin LONG TIME AGO without the talent to side step father time

    If bey looked that young age bey would be snapping necks unlike Nikki. ?

  54. Erica August 13, 2018

    Meanwhile lil Kim first album is #13 on iTunes hip hop charts

  55. BB August 13, 2018

    All this album did was get Lil Kim’s Hardcore trending

  56. Aretha Franklin August 13, 2018

    The barbs have literally disappeared!! WHERE DEY AT WHERE DEY AT?! The final numbers post is going to be a bloody massacre! Wigs will be collected and eggs will be served!

    • Ejai August 13, 2018

      They in crisis mode! LMBO

    • Mr.StLaurent August 14, 2018

      Enjoying Queen ?

  57. AnonymousTruth August 14, 2018


  58. Aj August 14, 2018

    Let’s be honest….the promo campaign has been a mess. Pushing back then bringing forward was a hot mess. Let’s not forget about the plethora of singles (some not included on the album). Basically the first album where she hasn’t got generic pop like “starships” or gimmicks like “anaconda” and people don’t care. Even though the flows and raps are decent her fan base is built on appeal and rap by numbers.

  59. Dumb H*** August 14, 2018

    Hard Core is number six on the iTunes hip hop charts and Number 28 on all genres! The real #queen

    • Fancy BISH August 14, 2018

      Yes! ??

  60. bobbieblue August 14, 2018

    EVERY artist has a period in their career where their music is either stagnate or on a decline. Her longevity is still impressive and rare, 10 years in and she’s still one of the most relevant rappers in the game!

    • The Legend Called Missy Elliott ?? August 14, 2018

      Are you seriously applauding 10 years for a TOP notch entertainer? By the time she started making commercial relevance Kim was 10 year in and at the top of her game. Let’s see if you can say that in the next 10 years. But seriously every artist is allowed a flop album. She just needs to humble herself and try to do some unity stuff with the ones that came before her.

  61. Mr. C August 14, 2018

    This can’t be surprising. She pushed her album back several times and none of her singles made any major impact to support an album release (Chun-Li came the closest). She needs a hit for this album to have any staying power.

  62. DanYiel Iman August 15, 2018

    Now I understand why she’s arguing with everyone about how her music isn’t doing to well & seasoned artists albums are selling just as much as this artist who thinks she’s the end all be all!! Tricki Garbagh is a FRAUD!!?”Bzzz”?

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