Nicki Minaj Hit Smashes Spotify With 175 Million Streams

Weaving tales of rage, romance and gleeful optimism is Nicki Minaj‘s debut album ‘Pink Friday.’

A clean and cohesive fusion of Hip-Hop, Pop & R&B, the set soared into the charts in the fourth quarter of 2010 and crushed sales figures scored by her rap peers (male and female) within the first month of its unveiling.

This week, as anticipation for her next studio album reaches fever pitch globally, the star has seen ‘Super Bass’ and  ‘Roman’s Revenge’ – the humorous track she penned to mock and blast Lil Kim, reach milestones that extend her lead as the highest-selling and most-streamed lady lyricist of all time.

With no new material to whet their appetites, Minaj’s fans swarmed Spotify and Apple Music to scratch their itch by streaming her biggest Hip-Hop hits.

On the latter, the renewed interest in her art saw her become one of its trending acts following the release of Cardi B‘s ‘Invasion of Privacy‘.

As for the former? New gains for ‘Roman’ and even grander growth for ‘Bass.’

On Sunday morning, the former crossed the 17 million streams marker on the platform and today- just over 24 hours later- that number sits at the 17,608,491 point after it accumulated 608,491 spins globally within that period of time.

However, the real star of the show is the cut ‘Super Bass’ which enjoyed a streaming spike last week and has now been streamed 175 million times and sits just a few thousand spins away from kissing the 176,000,000 marker.

With this, Minaj bags herself $700,000 from the platform but may be peeved to learn that that the number would have risen to $4.9 million dollars had it received the same amount of spins on TIDAL, the company she owns shares in.

Minaj has sold over 8 million copies of ‘Bass’ in the U.S alone, over 600,000 units in the United Kingdom and a further 420,000 in Australia…without streams.


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