After picking up two number one singles this year Nicki Minaj loyalists have their eye on a third.
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Minaj’s brand new effort is an A$AP Ferg feature named ‘Move Ya Hips‘ which followed the release of the two #1s the rapper earned with Doja Cat and Tekashi 69.
Perhaps best known for their ability to carry a single to glory on the wings of pure sales, the rapper’s fans have unified once again to push ‘Hips’ to the top of the Billboard Hot 100….or at least close to it.
we can’t have ANY release with Nicki NOT go #1… iTunes belongs to the Queen, Barbz do your thing!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥
MoveYaHips Hail Mary 🙏🏾 https://t.co/0QJheTV0y5
— Bubz 👼🏾 / NICKI = QUEEN OF MOTHERHOOD 👑 (@bubziana) August 4, 2020
— Yisus B (@Jesusbonilla_18) August 4, 2020
The plan to support the song the good old fashioned way seems to be working. For, the single is currently placed at #4 on iTunes (outselling tracks unleashed by BTS, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton & Lewis Capaldi) and has been streamed over 15 million times across all streaming platforms.
A third of figure can be found on Spotify where the track has earned a little over $20,000 since its due date.
MoveYaHips Hail Mary pic.twitter.com/qzgRnxjixG
— James (@Queen__NickiM) August 4, 2020
Why they have decided to prioritise pure sales and not streaming figures?
Two reasons. The first?
The group established itself as a record-buying support base at the tail-end of the noughties (and the start of the twenty-tens) when the rapper’s was charged with competing in a world dominated by Beyonce, Kesha, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
150 streams is equivalent to one traditional unit, which means that the power still lies in the purchase…even in a DSP-dominated market.
Nicki Minaj is the blue print for the new girls sweetie the Barbz are no one to be played with we ride for our Queen. Pure sales and all you can’t top us, and it doesn’t get any better than this. Get with the winning team and Move Ya Hips to the #1 single let’s go Barbz 🦄 pic.twitter.com/7uVOeOkFae
— 👑 MOVE_YA_HIPS_ROMAN 🦄 (@Roman_MinajLLC) August 4, 2020