Barbie Tingz

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"Barbie Tingz"
Barbie Tingz.png
Single by Nicki Minaj
from the album Queen
ReleasedApril 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)
FormatDigital download
Genre Hip hop
Length3:11
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Barbie Tingz
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Plain Jane (Remix)"
(2017)
"Barbie Tingz"
(2018)
"Chun-Li"
(2018)
Music video
"Barbie Tingz" on YouTube

"Barbie Tingz" is a song recorded by American rapper Nicki Minaj. Written by Minaj and produced by Chevy Music, it was released as a single by Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records on April 12, 2018, alongside "Chun-Li".[1][2] It was included on the Target Exclusive version of Queen.

Release[edit]

On April 10, 2018, Nicki Minaj revealed the cover art for the song on social media, alongside Chun-Li. The song was released on April 12, 2018 through Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records as a single.

Music video[edit]

The official music video directed by Minaj and Giovanni Bianco of Serial Pictures was released on May 4, 2018.[3] It features Minaj in various outfits and choreography.

Critical reception[edit]

Bianca Gracie in Billboard called it a "juicy braggadocious anthem laid atop a throwback production by Chevy Music that is pure New York City" and stated that it's reminiscent of the Litefeet dance era, "the bars are filled with Minaj’s signature themes: boasting about her vagina, calling out jealous women and aiming shots at her rap enemies."[4] Jon Caraminaca on The New York Times said, "these are sparring records — loose, pugnacious, a little uncentered. "Barbie Tingz" has the cold snap of early '80s hip-hop and electro [...] As is the norm, Ms. Minaj aims shots at unnamed antagonists, but in the past, that bluster felt truly targetless. But now, for the first time since the beginning of her career, there's someone who might plausibly shoot back, and win."[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Barbie Tingz" debuted at number 83 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 after a day of tracking and four days of radio airplay, with 21,000 downloads sold and 4.2 million streams.[6] It ascended to number 25 the following week, selling 29,000 copies and earning 18 million streams.[7] It fell to number 78 in its third week.[8]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[9]

  • Chevy Music – production
  • Laura Bates – mixing assistance, record engineering assistance
  • Ivan Jimenez – record engineering assistance
  • Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine – mixing, record engineering
  • Labrinth – record engineering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 41
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 21
France (SNEP)[12] 58
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 58
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[14] 1
Portugal (AFP)[15] 81
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[16] 28
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 90
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 31
US Billboard Hot 100[19] 25
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[20] 17

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[21] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicki Minaj details new album, drops two new singles, 'Chun-Li' and 'Barbie Tingz'". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12.
  2. ^ "Watch Nicki Minaj's Vivid 'Chun-Li,' 'Barbie Tingz' Videos". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2018-06-14.
  3. ^ "Nicki Minaj Posts New 'Chun Li' and 'Barbie Tingz' Teasers". Billboard. April 10, 2018. Archived from the original on April 15, 2018. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  4. ^ Gracie, Bianca (April 13, 2018). "Nicki Minaj's 'Barbie Tingz' & 'Chun-Li' Are the Return to Form We've Been Waiting For". Billboard. Archived from the original on May 19, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Caraminaca, Jon (April 13, 2018). "The Playlist: Nicki Minaj Is Ready to Rumble, and 11 More New Songs". The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 16, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Nicki Minaj's 'Barbie Tingz' & 'Chun-Li' Debut on Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-04-17. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  7. ^ "Drake's 'Nice For What' Holds Atop Billboard Hot 100, Nicki Minaj's 'Chun-Li' Vaults to Top 10". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-04-23. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  8. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Archived from the original on 2011-02-22.
  9. ^ "Barbie Tingz / Nicki Minaj". Tidal. Archived from the original on April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Nicki Minaj – Barbie Tingz". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Nicki Minaj Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Nicki Minaj – Barbie Tingz" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  13. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Archived from the original on June 14, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. April 23, 2018. Archived from the original on April 20, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  15. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Nicki Minaj – Barbie Tingz". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Nicki Minaj – Barbie Tingz". Singles Top 100. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  19. ^ "Nicki Minaj Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  20. ^ "Nicki Minaj Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Nicki Minaj – Barbie Thingz". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 13, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.