Barbie Bombs: Fashion Publishers Label Nicki Minaj “Newsstand Poison” After Tanking Numerous Magazine Sales

- By Bossip Staff

Sorry Barbz! Nicki Minaj can’t sell magazines…

Nicki Minaj Can’t Sell Magazines

WWD, a powerhouse in fashion publishing has released this year’s magazine newsstand numbers so far, which means it’s time to pit each celebrity’s selling power against the others!

Via NYMag reports:

Sure, magazines’ newsstand sales matter much less than ad dollars and many other metrics, but isn’t it interesting to see hard data proving that people want to read about Miley Cyrus more than Taylor Swift? Here’s a roundup of publications’ most and least popular issues, and the cover girls who sold them (or didn’t).

Beyoncé (of course) killed it on Vogue’s March cover, which even outsold the magazine’s exclusive interview with Michelle Obama in April. (The numbers: 355,397 to 293,798.) Rooney Mara’s February issue didn’t fare so well, though, possibly because she looked so forlorn.

Nicki Minaj’s covers for Elle and Teen Vogue performed badly for both publications. Perhaps it’s because Elle made her look sort of grungy, which is … yikes.

Cosmopolitan’s two top sellers: Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian. Worst seller: Rachel Bilson.

With all those fans she has you mean to tell us they aren’t buying her mags? That’s a shocker.

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