Trinidad native Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has shared her shocked reaction to Pink Friday dominating the sales chart and selling 376,000 copies in its first-week.
Tweeting her reactions, Minaj said the album cemented a place in sales history for her.
“Pink Friday has the 2nd highest debut week in the HISTORY of FEMALE RAP w/375,190 units sold. Thank u sooo much 4 supporting this project!,” Minaj tweeted Wednesday (December 1).
“Interesting. Lauryn sold 422,000 in the 1st wk w/Miseducation! That album wasn’t categorized as HipHop/Rap under “genre”.”
“So Pink Friday under the ‘HipHop/Rap’ genre has the highest selling first week from a female in HISTORY. #cheers.”
“The previous holder of highest 1st week sales for a female RAP album was missy elliott’s ‘under construction’ with 260K.”
“I am in the company of 2 amazing groundbreaking women &; for that, I am beyond grateful. S/O to Lauryn and Missy. #PinkFriday” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
|Rank||Artist||Album||This Week||Est. Total|
|1||Kanye West||My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy||496,000||497,000|
|2||Nicki Minaj||Pink Friday||375,000||376,000|