Nicki Minaj Makes Chart History as ‘Pink Friday 2’ Debuts at Number One

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Nick Minaj’s Pink Friday 2 has debuted at the top rated of the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Dec. 23), as Billboard studies. It is her third album to strike Quantity One, driving 2012’s Roman Reloaded and 2011’s Pink Friday — producing her the female rapper with the most chart-topping albums to date.

Pink Friday 2 debuts with 228,000 equivalent albums gained in the United States in the week ending Dec. 14 per Luminate. Not only has she created record as the most chart-topping female rapper consequently far, but Pink Friday 2 marks the most significant 7 days for a rap album by a girl in the 2020s, and it’s also the most important for an R&B/Hip-hop album by a female this yr. Its vinyl revenue are also remarkable, with 25,000 copies, marking the major 7 days for a rap LP by a lady given that Luminate began tracking product sales electronically in 1991.

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The album options a bevy of artists, such as Drake, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Upcoming, and Lil Uzi Vert, among the many others. The album was preceded by 3 direct singles, including 2022’s “Super Freaky Woman,” “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” which arrived in March, and “Last Time I Observed You,” which was produced in September.

She expanded on the 22-song established with the announcement of four extra songs, including a “Beep Beep” remix with 50 Cent. In March, Minaj will embark on a tour through North America, which kicks off March 1 in Oakland, California at Oakland Arena, and it runs by the spring culminating at Moody Center on Might 12 in Austin, Texas. She then heads to Europe for a string of summer dates.

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