Ice Spice has taken the music industry by storm yet again with her new song “Barbie World” released in June. A collaboration with Nicki Minaj, the track which features a sample from Aqua’s iconic song “Barbie Girl” was strategically premiered ahead of the movie release, creating hype and anticipation among fans.
“Barbie World” made an impressive debut on the Billboard Hot 100, entering at No. 7 on the all-genre singles chart. It amassed an impressive 16.2 million streams, sold 37,000 digital downloads, and garnered 4.7 million airplay audience. This achievement marks Ice Spice’s fourth top 10 hit and Nicki Minaj’s sixth, tying her with the legendary Whitney Houston. This track also becomes their second collaboration to reach the top 10, following the success of “Princess Diana” that debuted and peaked at No. 4 in April.
The release of “Barbie World” not only boosted the popularity of Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj but also revitalized interest in Aqua’s original version of “Barbie Girl.” Streams for the iconic Eurodance track have increased, as fans either relive the nostalgia or discover the song for the first time.
Ice Spice has also made waves in the United Kingdom, as “Barbie World” entered the UK charts at No. 25. This is Ice Spice’s second top 40 appearance in the country and Nicki Minaj’s 43rd. The success of the song reached further heights as it debuted at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, becoming Nicki Minaj’s 16th chart-topper, Ice Spice’s second, and Aqua’s first.
With the infectious beats and catchy lyrics of “Barbie World”, it’s no surprise that the song has gained such immense popularity. Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj’s collaboration has proven to be a winning formula, combining their unique sounds with an iconic sample. “Barbie World” is a testament to their talent and ability to create music that resonates with audiences worldwide.