Nicki Minaj has lost out to the top spot of the US Billboard charts to Travis Scott, after her new album ‘Queen’ was denied a No.1 placing in favour of Scott’s ‘Astroworld’.
Though matching Travis’ second week placing with 78k pure sales, ‘Queen’ was pipped by Scott’s offering when it came to streaming numbers, with ‘Astroworld’ garnering 205,000 versus Nicki’s 185,000.
As you’d expect, Minaj hasn’t been best-pleased with the news, calling out both Travis and Spotify with the numbers, particularly with the availability of ‘season passes’ for the upcoming ‘Astroworld’ tour.
In a Twitter tirade, Nicki wrote – “Travis sold over 50K of these, with no requirement of redeeming the album! With no dates for a tour, etc. I spoke to him. He knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week…. I put my blood sweat & tears in writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her & Stormi. lol. Im actually laughing. #Queen broke the record of being number 1 in 86 countries. Thank Jesus & thank you to my fans.”.
Turning the tables toward Spotify, the performer then said “Spotify put drake’s face on every playlist but told me they’d have to teach me a lesson for playing my music 10 mins early on #QueenRadio. Even tho they’ve been giving away my music for free for years & I am one of the top Spotify artists of all time…. Spotify had to teach me a lesson but rewarded the man who has had an Apple radio show the longest; inadvertently helping the Apple platform the most. Oh I can’t wait for #QueenRadio on Tuesday. They took away my promotion they had promised for the 1st cpl days b/c of this. #Queen”
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