Nicki Minaj continues her reign as rap royalty, making history with the release of her brand new single “Super Freaky Girl.”
On Saturday (August 13), following the release of the Rick James-inspired track, Nicki earned the largest solo debut for a female rap song in Spotify history.
According to Chart Data, the track garnered more than three million first-day streams and also became the top new entry on the Spotify Global Chart debuting at No. 13.
Along with a record-breaking Spotify debut, “Super Freaky Girl” experienced worldwide success on iTunes by claiming the No. 1 spot on the U.S. and Canada charts and entering the Top 100 in several other countries including Mexico, the U.K. and Australia.
.@NICKIMINAJ's "Super Freaky Girl" earns the biggest debut for a solo female rap song in Spotify history.
— chart data (@chartdata) August 13, 2022
Following the release of the record, Nicki Minaj teased a surprise for fans, tweeting: “If the Barbz are good they’ll get another surprise. #SuperFreakyGirl trend it if you want it…”
The Queen rapper’s latest win coincides with the 11-year anniversary of her RIAA diamond-certified mega-hit “Super Bass” peaking in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at No. 3.
Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” win also underscores her upcoming MTV VMA’s honor as the 2022 recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
After Nicki was announced as the recipient of this year’s award, Missy Elliott — the first female rapper to win the Video Vanguard Award in 2019 — congratulated the Queen lyricist on Twitter writing: “Congratulations to @NICKIMINAJ on this achievement!”
Nicki Minaj quickly replied: “Mumbling & cackling??? nah omg thank you Missy. You kicked down this [door]. Nothing but Love & Respect for your iconic artistry. #VMAs #NickiVmas #VideoVanguard.”