As Nicki Minaj debuted nearly a decade before streaming became a piece of the chart puzzle, the rapper’s younger rivals now find themselves tasked with the impossible challenge of matching records she set with pure sales.
The loftiest of these is the records she holds for being the highest-selling female rapper of all time and one of the fastest selling musicians to debut in the 21st century.
For, despite the fact that the entertainer has never topped the Billboard Hot 100, her solo singles and albums have sold more copies than any other lady lyricist in chart history and find their numbers elevated to even higher ground when the material she features on are factored into her sales question.
Today, she extends her run with help from her new single ‘Megatron.’
BUY MEGATRON ON ITUNES @NICKIMINAJ
— Alex Shane (@Asexuale) June 30, 2019
‘Mega’ leads the way for Minaj’s fifth studio album and is enjoying a healthy run on iTunes after her fans opted to make digital purchases and not streaming their point of focus.
— Nicki Minaj News (@BigNickiNews) June 21, 2019
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The sum of their hard work? A new Top 40 single.
Opening at #34 in the United Kingdom, ‘Megatron’ pushed the number of weeks the rapper has spent in the Top 40 to 309 by becoming her 35th single to impact the space.
Can’t wait to ask friends if I can borrow their phones so I can buy Megatron on them
— jake (@jakegrnr) June 21, 2019
On Spotify, the single has already earned $40,000 (the bulk of which will delivered to the rapper and her publishing company) and on YouTube, where its video takes centre stage, its earnings rap to the beat of $47,250.