Streaming Masters – Nicki Minaj

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It’s been a decade now since Nicki Minaj is a headliner of rap US, both with her studio albums and her countless featurings. How many equivalent albums has she sold with her streams once everything is cumulated?

Announcement

CSPC articles require time to compile. It may be frustrating to wait for them too long, especially when various new artists, and even more and more catalog acts, enjoy the large majority of their sales through streaming only these days. To make sure to provide you much more frequent updates, we are going to publish Streaming Masters sheets from now on, detailing the complete streaming section of artists.

Method

As detailed in the Fixing Log articleSpotify represents 157 million of the 272 million users of streaming platforms, while YouTube is pretty much the only video platform generating some revenue for the industry. Below is the equivalence set on the aforementioned article:

Audio Stream – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

Results
Total: 14,507,659 EAS

Nicki Minaj streaming details

Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Side to Side [Orphan]955,000
2. Swalla [Orphan]861,000
3. Bang Bang [Orphan]851,000
4. Hey Mama [Orphan]630,000
5. Starships [Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded]382,000
6. Swish Swish [Orphan]334,000
7. Run Up [Orphan]325,000
8. Only [The Pinkprint]325,000
9. Anaconda [The Pinkprint]319,000
10. MotorSport [Orphan]310,000
11. Super Bass [Pink Friday]309,000
12. All Eyes on You [Orphan]265,000
13. Beauty and a Beat [Orphan]263,000
14. Fefe [Queen]258,000
15. Rake It Up [Orphan]238,000
16. Truffle Butter [The Pinkprint]233,000
17. Feeling Myself [The Pinkprint]220,000
18. Krippy Kush [Orphan]212,000
19. The Night Is Still Young [The Pinkprint]188,000
20. Ball for Me [Orphan]181,000

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matt

Saw an estimate below, from a year ago and decided to re-do it updated, and with my estimations, so i can guide myself until Minaj’s CSPC are studied.

Original album sales: 5m;
Pink Friday 2.5m (2m US as of 2018, according to chartdata)
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 1.3-1,4m (950k US as of 2018, according to chartdata)
The Pinkprint 1,2m (750k US as of 2017, according to chartdata)
Queen 280k (200k US)

Pure Singles: 50-65m~ (7.5m-9,75m EAS)

Streaming (estimate, considering she has 20.3b on Spotify): 22.5m EAS

Nicki Minaj’s total EAS: 35m

MEGATRON_NM

the quality of the image should be higher, I can’t read a thing…

MJD

Thanks for noticing Megatron, this is fixed!

Chris

Can you update these numbers?

RLAAMJR.

My estimate:

Album sales: 4 million
Singles EAS: 8.5 million +
Streaming (provided by site): 14,507,659

Nicki Minaj total EAS: 27,000,000

Gustavo Damasceno

This site uses the rate 1.5/10 to digital single sales, so estimating she sold 50M on iTunes (I have no clue about it actually, I think that’s fair comparing with other artists of this decade) the CSPC would be:

4M
7.5M
14.5M

Your estimate seems accurate

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