Nicki Minaj surprised to see her 12-year-old mixtape have one of hip-hop’s biggest sales weeks of 2021

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Nicki Minaj re-released one of those 12-year-old songs, “Beam Me Up Scotty” this year. The rapper seems very surprised that the track recorded one of the biggest weekday sales for hip-hop in 2021. She spoke about it on her Instagram account.

Nicki at the bottom of the list with 80,000 weekday sales with no new release

A few years ago, the only people who cared about first week album sales were in the music industry . However, in today’s music climate, it feels like everyone has an opinion on first week sales , tallying up their favorite artist’s numbers and using them to calculate the impact of their release. Some critics have said that because of the importance fans place on Week 1 sales, there has been a change in the way we listen to music, reducing reruns after that important first week.

In any case, on behalf of the biggest weekly sales of this year, it emerges that the 39-year-old star is in position 3 with 80,000 units of his remixed 2009 mixtape sold . The track is also accompanied by a handful of new records, including “Seeing Green” with Drake and Lil Wayne. Minaj herself is surprised to see the mixtape make the cut with 80,000 sales in the first week. She shares a post on Instagram Stories saying, “My reissued 12 year old mixtape made the list.” Barbz! I love you so much. Let’s go! “

The trend in first week sales is still far from stopping

This first week sales trend doesn’t seem to be stopping, as media figures like DJ Akademiks share their Week 1 sales forecasts every week and get some of the highest engagement rates for those posts. To that effect, as the year draws to a close, a list has started to circulate showing the biggest first weeks in hip-hop this year . As expected, Drake is in first place with 613,000 units sold in the first week with Certified Lover Boy . Kanye West is the runner-up with 309,000 units sold for DONDA in week one and their luckiest sequel Nicki. Expectations are now turned towards the year which is fast approaching.

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