Chart Check [Hot 100]: Ice Spice & Nicki Minaj’s ‘Princess Diana’ Outsold This Week’s Top 25 Combined

Published: Saturday 29th Apr 2023 by Rashad

Just as Ice Spice‘s previously highest-charting hit, ‘Boy’s a Liar’ (with PinkPantheress) readies its exit from the Hot 100’s top 10, the rising rapstress replaced it thanks to help from Nicki Minaj.

Look inside to see the numbers that powered their duet, ‘Princess Diana (Remix),’ to being crowned this week’s top debut on the hit list.

Here’s how ‘Princess’ pounced to a #4 premiere on the Hot 100 this week.

  • Streaming: 21.8 million U.S.-based streams
  • Digital Download: 77,000 sold
  • Radio Airplay: 2.4 million audience impressions

Released April 14, by the end of the RIOTUSA-produced cut’s inaugural tracking week it had logged a whopping 77,000 units sold – one of the year’s biggest first-week figures for a single.  For context, the number is more than the pure sales of the entire top 25 combined.

According to Billboard, the song’s total sales were aided by the release of multiple versions including with Ice’s solo version, clean and explicit renditions, an extended version, sped-up and slowed-down renditions, and instrumental versions.

Coming in hot as the second top 10 hit of Spice’s career, ‘Princess’ prints Minaj’s name in the chart region a 22nd time (extending her reign among female rappers). When all female acts are considered, Nicki – previously tied for 7th place with her ‘Feeling Myself‘ co-star Beyonce – now only trails behind Taylor Swift, Madonna, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, and Whitney Houston on the all-time ranking.

Look below to see who joins Minaj and Spice on this week’s updated TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.

Hot 100 This Week


[main photo source: Billboard]

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  1. ♠️ What Would 50 cent do♠️ April 29, 2023

    you not saying thanks to Nicki Minaj like you said thanks to doja on sza remix. Can Nicki get a damn thank you

  2. Farrah’s luggage (8k Camila) April 29, 2023

    Stop trying to spin this as a win. You know Super Freaky Granny is fuming at this not hitting #1, so it’s only a matter of time before she unfollows little rapping Annie.

    Now talk about where Super Freaky Granny’s song with Kim Petra’s is expected to chart 🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭

    • NickiIsTheQueen April 29, 2023

      B**** these h*** cant even chart these days they wish they could be debuting at #4 also they secured several other #1s with this song and the same kinda of plaque comes for each #1 so i gurantee they are good, stay mad h**

  3. Farrah’s luggage (8k Camila) April 29, 2023

    Wtf are you talking about??

  4. Credits April 29, 2023

    Her fan base mass buys the music.

    • NickiIsTheQueen April 30, 2023

      Oh my god her fans buy her music????? How f****** dare us? How dare we support our fave!? b**** wtf are u talking about other people have their label mass buy now that’s fraudulent, fans buying music and multiple copies is a normal thing thats been happening for decades f****** bozo

  5. Dairyqueen April 30, 2023

    No one cares about Nicki Minaj outside of barb twitter.

    • NickiIsTheQueen April 30, 2023

      Weird no one cares but she debuted #4 and the music video for this song was the #1 trending video on youtube for like 5 days after its release but yeah sure only the barbz care about her, but everyone is a barb, all the new female rappers, all her haters, EVERYONE STAY MAD BOZO

  6. Kyle April 30, 2023

    So weird how they count streams over sales. If it’s the weeks best seller, it should be #1. I’m sure it was streamed a lot too. Hear charts are suspicious.

    • NickiIsTheQueen April 30, 2023

      They put so much weight on radio, when thats not where the masses are getting their music from

  7. JustSaying April 30, 2023

    It is only an achievement to sell like this when you don’t have producers and others behind the scenes sending stans money to mass buy fifty ‘leven different versions of a song. Nicki Minaj’s career is so embarrassing. You’d think that an artist at her career stage wouldn’t be so focused on charts and sales, but that’s what she has to do because she knows that she doesn’t have what it takes to ever produce a classic hip hop album or even a classic song to gain real respect, so she has to rely on numbers created by smoke and mirrors to keep the illusion going that she is some kind of queen. She’s always doing fake numbers and buying Billboard hits, but the truth is that the general public stopped caring about Nicki since she got Shethered by Remy in 2017 and Cardi came on the scene, and she never had the respect of her peers hence why she has no Grammy and never will receive one.

    Cardi completely ended Nicki with one album. That should tell you why she never wanted competition all along.

  8. UHoesFunny April 30, 2023

    SEETHING 🤣🤣🤣 🎀 Queen Nicki got the girls in shambles lmfaooo. Top 5 from a surprise drop and outsold WAP. Ice and Nicki ended the other girls. They can’t even chart 😂😂😂 Cardi scared to drop cuz she will FLOP just like HOT DOOKIE 💩 and meggie thee man been DONE. Latto is a n** case and ruined her change. Oh well. We love Spice 💗

  9. MegStally April 30, 2023

    Why isn’t Nicki touring like her peers? Must be because her husband is on house arrest? Arena tours separate the real from the fake, and if I recall correctly her Queen Tour was canceled due to low ticket sales….

    • UHoesFunny May 1, 2023

      Gurl shut the hell up

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