As of this week, Starships has been in the Top 10 since the week of February 23rd. The song made its debut on iTunes on February 15th, the week after the 2012 Grammy Awards. This week marks the 20th week in the Top 10.
The song has gone to sell +3,000,000 copies in the US, while only peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Although the song is subjectively the worst of Minaj's career, this is still a major accomplishment.
Originally posted by STMG23 on why "Live It Up" flopped
It was only a promo single and never intended to be a success. In fact they planned for it to flop and asked radio to pay the song dust so that people will be HYPED when the real lead single comes. That's just how genius they are. I read it was all JLos plan. JLo her business power.