Welcome to another edition of The Stream Scene, a feature carved out to keep you in the loop with all things streaming!
On the menu today? Facts and figures on tracks dropped by Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Jess Lamarre and Cardi B.
This new Cardi B song press is a hit
— Wanja (@justMrsAgger) May 31, 2019
As the highest-selling/streamed female rapper of all time Nicki Minaj has set a number of records on the platforms her music is housed on.
In the earlier stages of her career a number of these records were set on iTunes and now, despite a rocky 2018, she sees herself doing the same on YouTube and Spotify.
The latest track to extend her lead as Hip-Hop’s reigning queen? ‘Chun Li.’
‘Li’ was released to support her latest album ‘Queen’ and peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #26 in the United Kingdom. This week, it has propelled the rapper even higher into the streaming stratosphere after its official Spotify figure reached the 160 million mark…one of the highest-streamed Rap jams of all time.
It has sold over 2 million units to date.
Taylor Swift is faring just as well.
Her fun-filled new single ‘ME’ has been spun 133 million times on Spotify since April 26th as its video sings to the tune of 191 million spins on YouTube.
Not bad for a single the star’s critics have called “a flop.”
— Carly Heading (@carlyylalaa) May 31, 2019
The track has already been certified Silver in the United Kingdom (200,000 units) and moved 193,000 copies in its opening week in the United States with help from the fan base Swift undoubtedly hopes will carry its parent album to glory on the Billboard 200.
— BRIT Awards (@BRITs) May 31, 2019
Jess Lamarre (also known as Jess Love) makes her first appearance on The Stream Scene thanks to the numbers she’s garnered with her Chris Grant-backed jam ‘OlThingBack.’
The track’s video was released one month ago and secured 8200 spins on YouTube pushing its total streams to the 20,000 marker across all platforms much to the delight of the independent artist’s small but growing fan base…and spins from the British radio station Pulse 88.
— Pulse88 London (@Pulse88radio) May 19, 2019
Her new single ‘Contact’ will soar into action in the coming weeks.
Last but not least is the Hip-Hop siren Cardi B!
With 26 million monthly listeners on Spotify the entertainer stands tall as one of the service’s highest-moving collaborators. Her latest single ‘Press’ only serves to strengthen this relationship.
For, the tune has been streamed 4.2 million times since Friday while its official YouTube serving sits at the 6.3 million point….a positive sign for her label now that they are gearing up to release her sophomore studio set.
Cardi B New Song “Press” is FIRE 🔥
— Brittany Carey (@BrittanyCarey31) May 31, 2019
The track is currently the seventh highest-selling track on iTunes USA.