Nicki Minaj’s ‘Barbie Tingz’ & ‘Chun-Li’ Debut on Billboard Hot 100
Nicki Minaj makes her 2018 solo debut on the Billboard Hot 100, as her two new releases, "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun-Li," open at Nos. 83 and 92, respectively, on the chart (dated Apr. 21).
Nicki Minaj makes her 2018 solo debut on the Billboard Hot 100, as her two new releases, “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li,” open at Nos. 83 and 92, respectively, on the chart (dated Apr. 21).
The songs enter the Hot 100 after only one day of streaming and sales tracking and four days of radio airplay monitoring.
“Tingz” earned 4.2 million U.S. streams and sold 21,000 downloads in the week ending April 12, following its release that day, according to Nielsen Music. “Chun-Li” logged 3.5 million clicks and sold 20,000 downloads.
Both tracks concurrently debut on the Digital Song Sales chart, at Nos. 13 and 16, respectively.
“Chun-Li” additionally garnered 8.5 million all-format radio audience impressions in the week ending April 15, while “Tingz” drew 7.5 million.
Both tracks are likely to see a sizable gain on next week’s Hot 100 (dated April 28), as that chart will encompass the song’s first full week of tracking. (Streaming and sales run on a Friday through Thursday tracking cycle, while airplay runs Monday through Sunday.)
Minaj has now earned 86 total entries on the Hot 100, dating back to her first, “Knockout,” with Lil Wayne, in 2010. She extends her record for most total Hot 100 appearances among women in the chart’s 59-year history (ahead of Taylor Swift’s 76), and continues to sport the eighth-most entries among all acts.
As previously reported, Drake replaces himself atop the April 21-dated Hot 100, as his new single “Nice for What” debuts at No. 1, stopping the reign of his own “God’s Plan” after 11 weeks on top.