‘Starships’: Nicki Minaj Single Crosses 10 Million Units Sold Marker

Published: Saturday 1st Dec 2018 by David

Nicki Minaj‘s brief flirtation with EuroDance with 2012’s ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ continues to propel her discography to new heights on a numbers tip.

Fantastic news for the multifaceted rapper below…

The set saw the lyricist depart from the R&B-tinged Rap sound found on her mellow debut ‘Pink Friday‘ and sets her sights on gaudier territory with its follow-up.

On it, the entertainer split her time between hard-hitting Hip Hop cuts with help from Cam’ron , 2 Chainz and Rick Ross and whimsical Pop tracks which saw the performer pack wit humour and innuendo in tracks produced by Red One, Alex P and Wayne Hector.

Six years on, its singles are still making waves commercially.

For, after selling 7.2 million units (pure sales) within the first year of its unveiling, ‘Starships’ has now crossed global sales of 10 million units thanks to numbers it shifted in the United Kingdom where it has sold over 1.2 million units.


These Herculean numbers do not include units amassed on streaming platforms meaning Minaj’s status as the highest-selling female rapper of all time (and as one of the fastest selling artists to debut within the last twenty years) remains undisturbed.

Most interesting about Minaj’s pure sales story? They have declined since the advent of sales-equivalent units, making her one in a small group of top-tier artists in today’s market who fare better in traditional sales settings.

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  1. DanYiel December 1, 2018

    I mean ok 🤷🏽‍♂️..

    • King of King’s December 1, 2018

      Say congrats or keep it pushing sis

  2. Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 1, 2018

    Lol yessssss honey solidify your legacy… starships 💁🏿‍♀️😂🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️😬😬😬

    • King of King’s December 1, 2018

      Don’t worry b**** her 👑ain’t going nowhere, thank u next bitttccchhhh

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 1, 2018

        Yes she’s solidifying her legacy. It’ll be great for her in 20 years when they do throwback hip hop concerts and she performs her biggest hit…. starships 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️

      • Queen Missy 👸🏾 December 2, 2018

        Deaddddd 😩😩😩

  3. King of King’s December 1, 2018

    👑👑👑Queen Tingz 💅🏽💅🏽💅🏽💅🏽💅🏽 Bow down rap b****** 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

  4. Gee December 1, 2018

    Sad that people take Nicki more seriously when she flirting with a more poppy sound than when she is actually spitting bars as a rapper which she is.

    • Ajm265 December 1, 2018

      Crabs in a barrel syndrome at its finest.

    • Blaaah December 1, 2018

      Sad that Nicki was never a bonafide artist but rather a troll, clout chaser, opportunist and swaggerjacker. Only reason she’s now “spitting barz as a rapper” is cuz Remy said “to be the queen of rap you gotta actually rap!” Guess the truth must’ve stung real bad, huh? 🤣😜

      • King of King’s December 1, 2018

        🤨are u dumb bitccchhh❓u must ain’t heard Nicki’s mixtapes hoee & FWI go pull it up on YouTube, her first manager before Waka’s mama was tryna make her Kim 2.0 into the beginning but she fired him & has evolved & paid homage to queens before her. She been had bars, she crossed over to pop & has become an international star, she’s opened doors for the new girls

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 1, 2018

        @KingOfBottoms girl her first manager does not force her into her continued lil Kim costumes. He did not tell her to record Kim’s song dreams and to steal her “crush on you” swag for the video. Her obsession with 1996-2004 lil Kim is her own personal obsession

      • Ri Ri December 2, 2018

        It’s sad that you feel the need to comment on every article about Nicki when you clearly don’t like her. You and all the other people that don’t like Nicki who I constantly see on articles about Nicki need to find something to do with y’all time. Y’all act like there’s an award for who hates Nicki the most. You’re not getting any type of rewards for your comments. Y’all just keep bringing up that same s*** about Kim. The s*** is old, get over it. I grew up listening to Kim and I don’t give a damn about that superficial s*** y’all keeping bringing up. I like Nicki and not for the wigs or outfits she wears. I just like her as an artist. I never known not one artist to sell records cause of their hairstyle or outfits. If people buy your music it’s because they like your music, it’s that simple.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 2, 2018

        @Riri, it’s late and I know you’re a little bit, umm, RÈTARDÈD so I’m going to let you breathe tonight. I don’t have the mental strength to dumb myself down to engage in convo with you. Not today girl, not today!!

    • Ri Ri December 2, 2018

      @Jasmine, you already dumbed yourself down and made an ass out of yourself by assuming I wanted a response from you. Talking about you’ll let me breathe, as if anything you say have any impact on me. I’m going to continue to speak my mind. I don’t need approval from you or anybody else. You haven’t said any thing to make me believe you have a high IQ so your opinions means nothing. You probaby barely made it out of high school if you even made it to high school. You constantly coming to articles of an artist you don’t like speaks volumes about how your brain works. What little brain you do have. #BIRDBRAIN

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 2, 2018

        @Riri like👏🏿I 👏🏿said 👏🏿Girl… it’s sunday, I’m feeling charitable so ima let your slow aśš breathe today. You’re welcome, dear!

      • Ri Ri December 2, 2018

        When did you ever stop me from breathing? Don’t flatter yourself by thinking your comments mean anything. You basically say the say s*** over and over about Nicki. You come on every article just to repeat yourself but somehow you think your so intelligent. You’re probably some ugly fat ass b**** that just hates Nicki cause she looks better than you. Whenever someone is obsessed with belittling someone there’s usually some jealousy there. You’ll never admit it but your secret is out. Before you even think about responding go f*** yourself and take a nap, since you want to rest so bad. Don’t waste time responding to me cause I don’t give a s*** about what you have to say.

      • Ri Ri December 2, 2018

        *you’re so intelligent…

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 2, 2018

        Oh you gave a few shïts girl that’s why you wrote that seethe filled essay! But as I said, I’m good today Ritarderella! I’m letting you breathe 2day c****💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

  5. Blaaah December 1, 2018

    *Desperately tries to change the narrative as Cardi B/Meek knocks Pedophillia/Nicki out the top position on itunes*

    That’s how this blog works 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  6. Caleb December 2, 2018

    I feel like there is a post about Nicki being “the highest selling female artist of all time” every week at least. Selling a single will never be equivalent to selling an album. A single is one song and an album carries about 13.

    • Ri Ri December 2, 2018

      Alot of people buy albums before they even hear what’s on them. Just because they’re multiple songs doesn’t mean they’re all good. If someone buys your singles that mean they actually like the songs. When Beyonce dropped that surprise album it sold out quick but the singles wasn’t big hits.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 2, 2018

        Girl ur points NEVER make sense. Ever! You just be talking

    • Ri Ri December 2, 2018

      @Jasmine, yet you continue to keep responding. If you’re resting cause it’s Sunday why do you keep coming to this site responding? This particular comment wasn’t even directed to you however you felt the need to post your meaningless comment. You keep saying it’s Sunday so you gone let it rest but continue to respond. Like I said you’re a bird brain. You may think your opinion is valued but it’s not, maybe it is to the other bird brains like you. My point B**** since you’re too stupid to comprehend is just because you sell a lot of records doesn’t mean the album is full of hits. I thought that was pretty clear but dumbasses like you need a picture drawn.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian iBully TROLLmine Rasuptia (hermaphrodite) on the daily December 2, 2018

        @Riritarderella girl, there’s nothing wrong with riding the short bus to school mama! There will ALWAYS be a SPECIAL seat at the table for you sis, special olympics edition 💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️

      • Ri Ri December 2, 2018

        @Jasmine the bird brain. I’ll keep this short and simple since you can’t comprehend too many words at once. When did you ever stop me from breathing? You’ll just reiterate what you’ve already said several times. I guess what little brain you have takes the day off on Sundays.

      • Ri Ri December 2, 2018

        @BIRDBRAIN by the way,
        I know a dumb ass like you don’t know what them words mean.

      • Ri Ri December 2, 2018

        @Jasmine Pea brain, I saved your dumbass from having to use google search, you’re welcome.

  7. CX December 2, 2018

    Sis fought so hard for streaming and us Barbz lol 😂 don’t stream like these kids do. We just don’t.

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