Nicki Minaj ‘Beam Me Up Scotty’ Mixtape Makes Billboard Chart History | Music News


Nicki Minaj has just made history today with the re-release of her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty debuting at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.


Just to give you a quick recap, Beam Me Up Scotty, topped with three brand new tracks, was re-released on streaming platforms on May 14, and now the mixtape is Minaj’s fifth project to debut at #2 on the Billboard charts.


Most impressively, the mixtape is now the highest-charting re-released mixtape from any rapper as well as the highest-debuting female rap mixtape in the Billboard 200 album chart history.


After learning the news, Nicki communicated with her fans via Instagram: “ I love you guys so much. Thank you. Can’t wait to share my album with you real soon. I have to say this. Don’t care who takes it the wrong way”.


Along with thanking her fans, the rapper also expressed her gratitude to those who have nurtured her career all these years including her label, Drake, Lil Wayne, Deb Antney, Fendi, and DJ Holiday.


Minaj has also took a chance to explain how Beam Me Up Scotty has gained such splendid success:


No radio, very little playlisting due to a surprise release (artists get over 100 playlists for big launches), no TikTok challenges (which has become extremely helpful to all artists, love the app, btw) no merch to tie into sales, and no pre-existing singles out to add to my first-week sales so this makes it mean more to me because it really just boils down to having the best fans on earth that rode with me 12 years later!


With its re-release, Beam Me Up Scotty sold over 80,000 units in its first week alone! Featuring its classic tracks like “Itty Bitty Piggy“, “Chi-Raq“, “Slumber Party“, the mixtape welcomed three new tracks, “Seeing Green” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne as well as “Fractions” and a remix to “Crocodile Teeth“.



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