The build-up to to Nicki Minaj’s comeback single “Megatron” had all of her fans (that’s including me by the way) hoping that it would be a return to form for the estranged Queen of Rap. Her last album “Queen” was not as well-received as her previous projects and everyone would love to see their Barbie colored heroine striving at all times. Recently, female emcees such as Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have expressed the desire to dethrone Nicki Minaj and with the way her comeback single is charting, the Queen might very well need to strategize on how to stay at the top of the game.
Before it’s release, there was a lot of hype surrounding Megatron, but even that was not enough to take the song to number one. Although Megatron debuted at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in it’s first week, it appears that the initial hype the song has worn off and Nicki has seemingly launched the “Megatron Challenge” to get people streaming the song until the end of the month. The reason why she started the challenge could be to renew interest in the single because, as reported by All Hip Hop, the single absolutely collapsed this week on the Billboard Hot 100, dropping seventy-two spots in total.
Like I pointed earlier, last week, “Megatron” debuted at No. 20 on the charts but in just seven days, it lost so much popularity that it only clocked in at the No. 92 spot. That’s an astounding decline from the numbers Nicki is used to. The publication also noted that while it was once at the top of the iTunes-aggregated chart, it’s down to No. 73 over there.
What do you think is the reason behind this decline, and what must the Queen do to for her next effort to be a chart success?