Nicki Minaj Makes a Billboard Comeback with Her Latest Hit, Hinting at More Success to Come

Nicki Minaj

Fans of Nicki Minaj have recently been expressing their support for the rapper by collectively purchasing select songs from her latest album, Pink Friday 2, in significant quantities. Over the past few weeks, thousands of supporters of the hip-hop icon have flocked to platforms like iTunes to acquire copies of specific tracks from the album, often focusing on non-single releases. Thanks to their collective buying power, Nicki Minaj makes a notable return to two Billboard charts this week with an unexpected hit—and this may just be the beginning.

Nicki Minaj’s track “Barbie Dangerous” has re-entered the top 10 on the Rap Digital Song Sales chart, landing at No. 8 among the best-selling rap tracks in the U.S. according to Billboard.

Although “Barbie Dangerous” falls just short of its previous peak position on the Rap Digital Song Sales chart this week, it still manages an impressive comeback, debuting at No. 7 some time ago.

Simultaneously making its return to the Rap Digital Song Sales chart, “Barbie Dangerous” also reappears on another Billboard ranking, securing the No. 13 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales list.

However, unlike its performance on the rap sales chart, “Barbie Dangerous” doesn’t quite reach the same heights it achieved initially on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart. Upon its debut on the roster, the track earned Minaj another top 10 spot, opening at No. 6.

“Barbie Dangerous” has made its comeback on both the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales and Rap Digital Song Sales charts for only the second week. The track debuted on both lists around the release of Pink Friday 2, and since then, it hadn’t garnered much attention until now.

As “Barbie Dangerous” gains traction on several Billboard charts, it appears that another sales hit is on the horizon for Minaj. In the past week or two, fans have also been purchasing her track “Big Difference” in large numbers. As recently as this past Friday (March 15), the song was dominating iTunes, signaling its likely ascent on the Billboard charts in the coming days.