As she competes for #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, YMCMB/Republic’s Nicki Minaj has her royal touch all over the sales and streaming world with her latest release. After all, she is the Queen. Following a series of date and tracklist changes, the set dropped on Friday with a bang, firing up a lot of reaction online. On iTunes, Minaj’s album charted in a huge 108 countries globally, reaching the top five in 102 (94%) and #1 in 81 (75%) to date. “Barbie Dreams” and the Eminem and Labrinth-assisted “Majesty” soared on the songs side, the former reaching #2 and the latter reaching #9 at the service. Though the reach for “Majesty” (charting in 79 countries) was higher than that for “Barbie” (62 countries), it’s the latter cut that’s dreaming of a super run on Spotify’s Viral charts. Currently holding at #2 and #5 on the U.S. and Global lists, respectively, “Barbie” has totaled over 6.8 million streams at the service, compared to a still very respectable 4.2 million plays for “Majesty”. It’s a part of the reason that this set is responsible for more than 250 million streams at the service, and that total doesn’t include its Apple Music data, where both “Barbie” and the album are at #2. That tune is also doing well on Shazam, now at #6 and #48 on the Future Hits and main U.S. charts, respectively, at 59,000 tags. Bow down to her! (Images courtesy of Young Money, Cash Money and Republic Records)
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