Nicki Minaj’s “Last Time I Saw You” debuts at No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The track, released on Sept. 1 via Young Money/Republic Records, becomes the superstar’s fifth top 10 debut this year and gives her a historic mark on the genre’s sales chart.
In the chart’s tracking week of Sept. 1-7, “Last Time I Saw You” generated 11 million official U.S. streams, according to Luminate, prompting a No. 5 debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart. The song also sold 13,000 downloads in the same period, sparking the track’s No. 1 entrance on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart. With the latter arrival, Minaj collects a record 25th No. 1 on the list, the most among all artists since the chart began in 2010. She breaks from a tie with labelmate, frequent collaborator and fellow rap superstar Drake, who slides to second place with 24 champs.
For the final metric – radio airplay – that contributes to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, “Last Time I Saw You” registered 1.9 million audience impressions.
With “Last Time I Saw You,” Minaj achieves her 43rd career top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Moreover, it’s her fifth track to debut in the region this year, following “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” (No. 4 in March), “Princess Diana,” with Ice Spice (No. 2, April), “Barbie World,” with Ice Spice and Aqua (No. 3, July) and her featured spot on Lil Uzi Vert’s “Endless Fashion” (No. 4, July).