Nicki Minaj’s “Chun-Li” Rockets To #10 On Hot 100; “Barbie Tingz” Joins Top 25

“Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz” make big gains following their first full weeks.

Chun-Li Artwork via Republic Records

Nicki Minaj’s “Barbie Tingz” debuted at #83 on last week’s Billboard Hot 100. “Chun-Li” started at #92.

On the surface, those may seem like underwhelming debut marks for new Nicki Minaj songs. It is important, however, to consider context.

The songs did not launch until the final eleven hours of the streaming and sales tracking week (and latter half of the radio tracking week). Given that reality, it is impressive that they debuted at all.

This week’s chart accounts for the songs’ first full weeks in the market. Unsurprisingly, both songs move much higher.

“Chun-Li” rockets to #10 on this week’s chart, while “Barbie Tingz” climbs to #25.

“Chun-Li” concurrently takes #4 on Digital Song Sales and #14 on Streaming Songs. “Barbie Tingz” grabs #7 for Sales and #19 for Streaming.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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