Monday, October 11, 2010
Nicki Minaj Sets Billboard Record....
Nicki Minaj made an absolute splash on the Billboard charts this year, becoming the first female to top the Rap Songs list with her hit 'Your Love' since Missy Elliott held the same position in November 2002. But that was just the beginning for the Young Money raptress breaking records on the Billboard charts.
According to the numbers, Nicki has become the first female rapper to have the most entries lodged on the Billboard Hot 100, with seven entries listed on Nielsen Soundscan's 200 best-selling songs of 2010. The Harajuku Barbie has sold a total of 4,298,000 in sales, including her own solo records as well as joints on which she's been featured.
The highest-selling track of the bunch is Ludacris' 'My Chick Bad,' which sold 1,246,000 copies. Her breakout single 'Your Love' came in a distant second with 755,000 units sold, followed by Lil Wayne's 'Knockout' (519,000), Trey Songz's 'Bottoms Up' (518,000), Usher's 'Lil Freak' (508,000), Sean Kingston's 'Letting Go (Dutty Love)' (377,000) and Jay Sean's '2012' (355,000).
Of course congrats are in order for Ms. Minaj, but all this without actually releasing an album yet may bring on just a little more anticipation of her "Pink Friday" album that's due in stores Nov 23rd. A good thing anticipation is but lets just hope she can keep the momentum going with her official album.