‘Megatron’: Nicki Minaj Single Earns $99,000 In Its Opening Week

Published: Thursday 4th Jul 2019 by David

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Megatron’ generated over $500,000 worldwide in its opening week.

Where the lion’s share of its first week earnings came from? The United States.

The single’s success has come as a surprise to those who feared the rapper’s star had waned following the release of the so-so selling ‘Queen’ and seen it rise above and beyond a number of tracks which enjoyed the benefit of a longer lead in time.

 

In its opening week the song’s sales saw it earn north of $500,000 thanks to support from the likes of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand & France. Of this half a million, 99,000 dollars sprung from her domestic market.

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The song sold 29,000 pure units and was streamed over 10 million times during the same period which saw it bag 99k for the rapper, her producers and their respective publishing companies who can expect to see its earnings cross the $1 million point by the end of August.

‘Mega’s mega opening week should come as no surprise to those familiar with Minaj’s sales history, as her fans are among one of the last bases to prioritise sales over streaming when supporting releases.

Back in 2010, the group purchased 1 million copies of her debut album ‘Pink Friday‘ in the United States alone and in 2012, to support her second set ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘, they pushed sales of her single ‘Starships’ over the 7.2 million singles sold barrier within the first six months of its release.

Of course, branding and creative missteps made by the rapper following Safaree Samuels‘ departure from her camp saw her fail to make full use of her base and neglect a number of key markets on a promotional front. As a result? Sales of her albums and their singles dipped to figures which, though were commendable for some of her more Spotify-dependant peers- were anything but for her.

Will ‘Megatron’s parent album fare just as well?

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  1. Yc18 July 4, 2019

    It will be forgotten next week

    • July 4, 2019

      didn’t your hating clown @ss said the same thing about her back in the day the millionth time and here she is still.

  2. NickiisCancelled July 4, 2019

    Stream Queen Lizzo Truth Hurts, bout to crack Top 10 next week!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ When the payola blogs try to make fetch happen, a new supreme sneaks in the clutch!! ๐Ÿ˜œ the Monopolyโ€™s over…Thank God for female Rap Variety! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ #Lizzo4TheCulture

  3. NickiisCancelled July 4, 2019

    Lizzo – Truth Hurts
    Highest solo hit be a female rapper in 2019 (so far)

    STREAM STREAM STREAM!!

    • NickiisCancelled July 4, 2019

      *by

    • WRTW? July 4, 2019

      Itโ€™s a marker for success, thatโ€™s like going to a basketball game and asking why is everyone so concerned with the points

  4. Janeeva July 4, 2019

    Lets talk about how its going to fall 50 spots next week. FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP

  5. Urg July 4, 2019

    Y’all really reaching now with Nicki now……her time has past she will never enjoyed all her sucess like she did 10 years ago…..just let it go…..

    • Renia July 4, 2019

      You’re so pressed and bothered by her, i love it lol

      • Urg July 4, 2019

        Nicki need to grow the hell up and drop this whole p***y popping Barbie gig. It was cute when she first started but it is seriously old now. She need to grow as an artist and step outside the freaking box. That is why she not selling like when she first burst out in mainstream in 2008 cause for 10 years same thing. Growp up sis!!!!!

  6. TruthfullySpeaking July 4, 2019

    Everybody got a hater yet this blog insists on pushing Nicki down our throats like brussels sprouts whenever thereโ€™s competition. She had 10 years and yโ€™all act like itโ€™s not enough. Iโ€™mma start calling her Jafar from Aladdin cuz even if you throw her the lamp Barbz wonโ€™t ever be satisfied. ๐Ÿคฃ True gluttony Chile. Please understand it took us a minute to get Female Rap Diversity poppin again and we ainโ€™t gon turn back because Saint Nick wants things in her favor. Nope, not happening!

    • July 4, 2019

      Something is pushing down your throat that’s right, but it sure an’t Nicki Minaj.

    • PinotNoir July 4, 2019

      You need meds if you think this blog has any impact on sales.

  7. Nicki Maraj July 4, 2019

    Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ The Nicki Minaj Haters are Angry ๐Ÿ˜กAgain get use to it SL UTS sheโ€™s been Winning for over A Decade ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„ Queen Things Yโ€™all MAD ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • Dc July 4, 2019

      Winnning everything but a Grammy ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      • MessyBoots July 4, 2019

        Or a Bbillboard No.1 after 1,999 attempts/chart entries lol๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  8. Tyty July 4, 2019

    Who cares female rap game is finally occupied by more than one person. This arrogant, narcissistic degenerate will never hog the rap spotlight again.

  9. Beam Me Up Scotty July 4, 2019

    So many hateful people. Thanks for the Nicki Minaj update.

  10. Rob July 4, 2019

    Congratulations to Nicki and her fans. Good to see her doing well. Positivity.

  11. IKNOWTHETRUTH July 4, 2019

    PLZ STOP FORCING THIS WOMAN DOWN OUR THROATS AND FIND OTHER STUFF TO POST ABOUT.

    • Renia July 4, 2019

      SHUT THE F UP!! literally no one is forcing your hating a$$ to take time out of your day to then read and comment on every post about Nicki.

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH July 4, 2019

        AWWWWW YOU MAD MAD

    • PinotNoir July 4, 2019

      When newspapers were a thing …

      Did you rip apart pages with content you disliked?

      Likely not.

      All you gotta do, now, is skip content you dislike.

  12. Shirley Israel J July 4, 2019

    Yesssssss Sirrrrrr bought it as soon as Apple music had it ready awesome song from Queen Onika

    • TruthfullySpeaking July 4, 2019

      Save your coins and catch up on that rent…

  13. I hate blaccck n whyte July 5, 2019

    The party was twerking to it last nite

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