Nicki Minaj‘s official first single from her “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” CD, “Starships,” is shaping up to be the singer’s biggest single to date. According to Billboard, the hip-hop diva’s latest offering will make its debut on this week’s chart at #9, selling 204,000 digital copies and amassing over 17 million audience impressions.
This is great news for Nicki, whose buzz single “Stupid Hoe” failed to generate any positive feedback from fans or crtics. Billboard also notes that Nicki bests her previous bow, Madonna’s “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” which debuted at #10 and featured Nicki as a guest. But while “Luvin’” plummets to #39 this week, Nicki’s “Starship” continues to rise, reportedly gaining in airplay across several formats.