Cardi B’s Rise to iTunes #1 with ‘Like What’ Blocked By #Barbz Sales & Streaming Par… – ThatGrapeJuice

Cardi B fans, affectionately called the #BardiGang, launched a sales and streaming war to block her longtime nemesis Nicki Minaj‘s latest album, ‘Pink Friday 2,’ from coloring its name atop the Billboard 200 in December.
While their endeavor was unsuccessful, Minaj’s fans – affectionately called #Barbz – apparently didn’t forget as they officially clapped back when Cardi delivered her new single ‘Like What‘ on Friday (March 1).
Amid critical acclaim and warm reception, the GRAMMY winner seemed a shoo-in for the top spot on real-time iTunes sales chart.  That is, until Nicki blocked her with a nearly 4-month-old song thanks to her loyal fans.
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A fan favorite from ‘PF2,’ ‘Pink Friday Girls‘ – which features a prominent sample of Cyndi Lauper‘s signature 1983 hit ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun‘ – has danced its way to #1 on the updated iTunes sales ranking.
 
Outselling current hits like Beyonce‘sTexas Hold Em,’ Muni Long‘s ‘Made for Me,’ Miley Cyrus’ ‘Doctor,’ and more, the uptick in commercial activity for ‘Girls’ comes as #Barbz have been galvanized into a streaming and sales party on social media.
The effort has not only seen Minaj lifted to #1 on current iTunes USA (her record-extending 44th chart-topper), but also abroad by soaring to the top in Barbados and Portugal while jetting into the iTunes top 10 of Ghana, Chile, South Africa, and other countries.
Should the handsome sales and streaming performance continue in the days to come, ‘Girls’ may re-enter the Hot 100 week after next and potentially best its current #82 peak on the hitlist.

As for Cardi, ‘Like What’ – which features a prominent sample of Missy Elliott‘s 1999 hit ‘She’s a B*tch’ – is getting its flowers around the globe as well as it’s broken into the top 10 of the USA, Nigeria, Barbados, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Poland, Brazil, The Phillippines, and more.
Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more on this story including where both songs land on the refreshed Hot 100 week after next.
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Haha haha brrrr brrrrrrrrrr haHaha yup and all before l12:00 a.m. Nicki is the Queen of Rap
Why do rap fans always pit women against each other? Then y’all say white people be holdin you back. Nope, you hold each other down.
Now it’s why oh why Cause Nicki won.
.White people like rap battle to. Rap battle come from the streets of new York to kill somebody with words is a talent.
Nicki fan base don’t play 😮
Is cardi a barb?
Also Rashad loves the mess chile
But does the iTunes chart really have any weight? Just asking…
Nicki Minaj has kicked off her hotly anticipated ‘Pink Friday 2 World Tour.’
Playing in arenas globally, the mammoth trek serves as the rapper’s biggest live outing yet.
Such a seismic venture calls for an equally epic setlist –… Read More
Nicki Minaj set sail on the ‘Pink Friday 2 World Tour’ tonight in Oakland, California.
Mounted in support of the femcee’s chart-topping ‘Pink Friday 2’ album, the arena trek will take the superstar… Read More
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