Nicki Minaj reacts to Queen debuting at no. 2 behind Travis Scott’s Astroworld

Scott’s Astroworld spends the second week atop the Billboard 200 chart.

August 19, 2018

Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to voice her frustration with Billboard's charting rules, Spotify and more as her latest album Queen debuted at no. 2 on the Billboard 200. Travis Scott's Astroworld took the top spot on the chart for the second week in a row.


Billboard reports Scott's Astroworld sold 205,000 equivalent album units, with 78,000 traditional sales. Minaj's Queen debuted on the chart this week with185,000 equivalent album units, 78,000 of which were traditional album sales.

The rapper also accused Spotify of punishing her for debuting her album on Queen Radio.

The FADER has reached out to Spotify and Billboard to request a comment.

Posted: August 19, 2018