Nicki Minaj has scored another No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart, which tracks the bestselling songs in the US based on pure sales. Her latest smash, “Barbie World”, from the soundtrack of the Barbie movie, debuted at No. 7 on the Hot 100 chart and sold 37,000 copies in its first week, making it the most purchased song of the week. The track features vocals from Ice Spice and Aqua, who are also credited as co-artists.
How Does This Break Her Tie With Jimin?
With “Barbie World”, Minaj has achieved her fourth No. 1 hit on the Digital Song Sales chart in 2023, breaking her tie with BTS’s Jimin, who has three chart-toppers on the same list this year. Minaj and Jimin were previously tied for the most No. 1 hits on the sales ranking 2023, with three each.
Minaj’s first No. 1 hit of the year was “Red Ruby da Sleeze”, a solo track that topped the chart in March. She followed it up with two collaborative hits: “Princess Diana” with Spice in April and “Pound Town 2” with Sexyy Red and Tay Keith in June.
Jimin’s first No. 1 hit of the year was “Set Me Free Pt. 2”, a solo track that topped the chart in April. He reached No. 1 again with “Like Crazy”, another solo track that became the first Korean song to top the Hot 100 chart and sold over 200,000 copies in its first week. His third No. 1 hit was “Angel Pt.” a collaboration with Kodak Black, NLE Choppa, JVKE, and Muni Long for the Fast X soundtrack.
With three songs apiece, @NICKIMINAJ and #JIMIN are the artists with the most #1 hits on the 2023 Digital Song Sales list:-
— chart data (@chartdata) June 12, 2023
What Does This Mean for Their Careers?
Minaj’s latest achievement shows that she is still one of the most popular and influential artists in the music industry, especially in the US market. She has proven her versatility and creativity by collaborating with different artists and genres and featuring on movie soundtracks.
She has also shown her loyal fanbase and strong sales power by topping the Digital Song Sales chart multiple times. Jimin’s previous achievement shows that he is a member of BTS and a solo artist who can make history and break records in the global music scene.
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He has proven his talent and charisma by releasing solo songs showcasing his personal style and identity and collaborating with diverse artists and genres. He has also shown popularity and influence by topping the Digital Song Sales and Hot 100 charts.
Minaj and Jimin are expected to continue their success and impact in the music industry with their upcoming projects and releases.