Days after extending her lead as the highest-selling female rapper of all time, Nicki Minaj continues to soar above talk her commercial run is waning thanks to numbers she is amassing outside of the United States and on the streaming behemoth Spotify.
Though sales of Lauryn Hill‘s debut album ‘The Miseducation’ eclipse numbers generated by Minaj’s four albums, units sold by her singles (solo and collaborative) saw her become the world’s highest-selling/earning lady lyricist long before streaming figures were factored in to the chart system.
Now, even as sales of her new album ‘Queen’ stand a cause for concern, interest in her earlier work continues to outpace releases launched by her rivals (old and new) overseas and on Spotify.
The latest in the rapper’s long line of hits? ‘Super Bass.’ Released as a single in 2011 the single sold over 10 million copies worldwide within the first four years of release and has gone platinum eight times in the United States.
Today, eight years after it first appeared on her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ the cut extends its gains and glory by surpassing the 200 million streams mark on Spotify, amplifying her commercial superiority.
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As of today, Lil Kim‘s Fanatic-produced ‘Crush on You’ has been streamed 10 million times as Remy Ma’s feel-good jam ‘Melanin Magic’ stands just a few weeks away from crossing the 6 million marker!
All of this as Cardi B‘s debut album ‘Invasion of Privacy’ earns a Silver certification for sales of 60,000 units in the United Kingdom.