Nicki Minaj’s “Barbie Dreams” Earns #18 On Billboard Hot 100

“Barbie Dreams” makes its bow on this week’s Hot 100.

Nicki Minaj | Scott Kowalchyk/CBS

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.

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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