Nicki Minaj just received her first-ever Latin Grammy nominations.
The “Chun Li” rapper landed in both the Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories for her appearance on Karol G’s “Tusa.” The hit song, released in November 2019, peaked at No. 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also became the first song by two lead female artists to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.
The news comes just days after the music video passed the 1 billion mark on YouTube. It’s now only the second video to do so in 2020, following Future and Drake’s “Life Is Good” video hitting the milestone just one week before on September 18.
The song’s release had been blocked by Chapman’s team for a sample, but the song ended up leaking and being played by Hot 97 DJ Funk Flex and then later arrived on the internet. Chapman’s team accused Minaj of giving Flex the song and used that as the basis for their lawsuit, but a judge sided with Minaj’s argument that the song was “fair use.”