Nicki Minaj released her album “Queen” last Friday, and “Barbie Dreams” immediately emerged as the standout track. It attracted solid early interest on the sales and streaming fronts, while picking up big airplay at rhythmic and urban radio.
Based on that activity, it debuts inside the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Specifically, “Barbie Dreams” starts at #18 on the listing.
It represents Minaj’s second-highest-ranking song on this week’s Hot 100. The first is 6ix9ine’s “FEFE (featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz),” which rises one place to #4.