New York rapper Nicki Minaj is going to rule her sales chart competition. New reports claim Queen is set to easily secure a strong opening week debut.
Based on early estimates, Nicki’s new studio effort should easily sell over 130,000 copies in its first 7 days.
Nicki Minaj’s Queen rules the new-release roost this week. Let’s take a look at how this and two other new sets are looking.
Nicki Minaj (YMCMB/Republic) 135-150k total activity, 45-55k album
Trippie Redd (TenThousand) 66-71k, 13-15k
Jason Mraz (Atlantic) 28-32k, 24-27k
Nicki currently has the #1 album and #3 track (“Barbie Dreams”) at iTunes and the #2 album and song at Apple Music. “Barbie” is #16 at Spotify U.S. (HITS Daily Double)
A few hours ago, Minaj unleashed her new “Ganja Burn” music video.
Yesterday, rap star Kanye West co-signed Nicki’s new “Barbie Dreams” song.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) August 12, 2018
This past weekend, Nicki shared footage of her longtime mentor Lil Wayne celebrating her greatness and Queen LP.
“First of all, I’d like to congratulate the beautiful queen Miss Nicki Minaj from the beautiful album Queen which is today, to date, in my opinion one of her best albums yet. I’m not going to go out on a limb and say it’s her best album because I can still listen to songs from when she was about, I don’t know the age, but like when she was a teenager and I’ll still hear vocals or lyrics from there that’s the best thing she’s said in her life. So, I’m specific like that. But today, it’s one of her best albums yet not out of her catalogue but I mean period. It is one of the best albums out there period. And when I say yet, I mean I haven’t heard anything yet better than when I’m hearing from that woman. She is such a queen. What a great title and she’s spitting her a** off. She’s going crazy on the album.”