Nicki Minaj’s “Barbie Dreams” Received Opening Day Airplay At Urban & Rhythmic Radio

Numerous urban and rhythmic stations showed support for “Barbie Dreams.”

Nicki Minaj - Queen | Via Republic

While it has not formally been confirmed as a radio single, Nicki Minaj’s “Barbie Dreams” has caught the attention of urban and rhythmic radio programmers.

The song received airplay at both formats following the Friday launch of Minaj’s “Queen” album.

According to Mediabase, New York’s Power 105.1 ranked as the top urban radio supporter. By the end of Friday, it had played the song 9 times.

Other top urban supporters included Los Angeles’ Real 92.3 (7 spins), Philadelphia’s Boom 103.9 (4 spins), Raleigh’s K97.5 (4 spins), Cincinnati’s 101.1 The Wiz (3 spins), Detroit’s Hot 10.75 (3 spins), and Baltimore’s 92 Q (3 spins). Many other stations offered one or two opening day plays.

Responsible for 5 spins, LA’s Power 106 led the way at rhythmic. Dallas’ 97.9 The Beat and Seattle’s KUBE 93.3 followed the way with 3 spins each. Many other stations played the song once or twice on Friday.

“Barbie Dreams” has emerged as the top-performing track from the album; it currently holds the #3 position on iTunes and #1 position on Apple Music.

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]



Dove Cameron, China McClain To Star In “Under The Sea: A Descendants Story” On September 28

Whitney Woerz’s “LOVE ME NOT” Ranks As Top New Music Video On US YouTube