Nicki Minaj is already the most successful female artist in Billboard history, and this week she added two more accomplishments to the trophy room: multi-platinum certifications for her appearances on Ariana Grande's "Side to Side" and Jason Derulo's "Swalla."
"Swalla" is currently certified 5x platinum, while "Side To Side" is certified 3x platinum.
She took to Instagram to share some memories from the two records.
"Both of these songs were sent to me during my off season when I was turning everything down & being painfully reclusive," she wrote. "I remember rolling out of bed for both of these even tho I rlly [sic] just wanted to watch reruns of 'Snapped' & 'Forensic Files.'"
In another post, she revealed that she had high expectations for "Swalla" early.
"I told Jason this song would sell 4 million copies while we were shooting the video," she wrote. "I was wrong. 5 M's worldwide & counting."
#TriplePlatinumBarbieTingz 💿💿💿#PlatinumTingz 💿 Got some more plaques today. Look at God. Jehovah Jireh, my provider. Both of these songs were sent to me during my off season when I was turning everything down & being painfully reclusive. I remember rolling out of bed for both of these even tho I rlly just wanted to watch reruns of Snapped & Forensic Files. Now they've both gotten me so many plaques in so many diff countries. Thank you to Ari & Jason for trusting me w/your work. To the ppl all around the world who show us your support, I love you. 🎀🦄 I have some great things in store for my day 1's...and I will elaborate on that time in my life on my 4th album. Go out there and live, you guys. Just go for it.
I'm having another GOOD YEAR! We don't get BLIMPS 4 dat! Haha! 💿💿💿💿💿✋🏾5️⃣ I told Jason this song would sell 4 million copies while we were shooting the video. I was wrong. 5 M's worldwide & counting. S/O to the U.K., FRANCE & New Zealand for making it Platinum there as well. Also to the West Indies. Love you guys😘 @jasonderulo @tydollasign 🎊🎊🎊🎊