Love her or hate her, Nicki Minaj is on fire!
Since hopping on track after track, as a featured guest starting in 2009, the Young Money recording artist has been on a roll, propelling herself to superstar status as a musician.
Nicki has broke a few records too. This week, the official music video for her latest single, “Super Bass,” was viewed over 1 million times on the Music Choice channel, Video On Demand service offered to cable subscribers.
According to Rentrak (an audience measurement company), Minaj’s video garnered a record-setting 1,436,807 page views in just one week. The strong numbers made “Super Bass” the best one-week performance of a video on the VOD channel since its launch in 2004.
But, it doesn’t stop there.
Minaj’s videos hold three of the five slots on the channel’s one-week viewing records list — “Right Thru Me” received 1,278,807 million views in a week; and “Your Love” snagged 1,062,915 views in seven days back in August of 2010.
The other two vids were Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” its one-week total topping 1.2 million; and and Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop,” which landed at #4 with 1,180,360 views for the week ending April, 13, 2008.
Crazy, three of their top five was from the female rapper.
Late last year, when Pink Friday was released, the album earned the second-best sales week for a female hip-hop act ever, behind Lauryn Hill and her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, in 1998.
In May, she broke Billboard’s record for the most consecutive weeks spent in the Top 10 by a female rap album on the Billboard 200 album chart.