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Universal Music Enjoys Revenue Boost / Credit Madonna & Nicki Minaj

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Universal Music has much cause to celebrate this year- well, at least on a financial tip.

Enjoying a revenue boost of 9.1% since last year, the Group’s parent company Vivendi has attributed to its success to Pop god Madonna and Rap idol Nicki Minaj.

Find out why below…

VIVENDI FIRST QUARTER RESULTS TGJ Universal Music Enjoys Revenue Boost / Credit Madonna & Nicki Minaj

Increasing by 9.1% to 9.61 million Euros ($1.28 billion at the March 31 exchange rate), Vivendi has credited the label’s success to strong release schedule. A schedule, which saw the release of Madonna’s ‘MDNA‘ on March 23rd and Minaj’s ‘Roman Reloaded‘ on April 3rd.

Thus far, despite failing to match her previous chart feats,’MDNA’ enjoys 5x Platinum status in Russia and a 2x Platinum feat in Brazil, debuting with a cool 359,000 units in the US.

Marking her second time atop the Billboard 200, sales of Nicki’s ‘Roman Reloaded’ have made her Universal’s fastest selling Rap act of 2012- so far.

Debuting in the US with an underwhelming 253,000 units (122,000 copies less than that of her debut LP ‘Pink Friday‘), ‘Reloaded’ sold over half a million copies world wide within its first month of release, set to reach the 1 million units moved mark by the first week of July.

This, one year after ‘Friday‘ wowed critics by outselling Rihanna‘s ‘Loud’ and Chris Brown‘s ‘FAME’ in the US, sans the benefit #1 single or subsequent world tour.

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  • May 19, 2012 at 6:55 am
    skintightjeans says:
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    Damn she ugly

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  • May 19, 2012 at 6:58 am
    Ugh says:
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    Nicki has peaked. Madonna’s done for now.

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    ThatBoyLuke Replied:

    The difference is that Madonna isn’t trying, she’s concentrating on her tour that’s gonna make her $500,000,000+ while Nicki is desperate.

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    Ugh Replied:

    I agree.

  • May 19, 2012 at 7:09 am
    Nats says:
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    Nicki is where the money is at haters, not Lil Kim with her club performances. She has to hook up with Missy and Eve for a comeback or to even get ppl interested in coming to her club shows. U know they all there for Missy.

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    ThatBoyLuke Replied:

    Nicki may be where the money is NOW but Kim is where the money was at and back then she was making a lot more money than Nicki. It’s a month and three singles since “PF RR” dropped and it isn’t even Gold but Kims second album was Platinum by a month after release and two singles.

    P.S Wasn’t Missy and Eve being at the show a surprise? So nobody knew they were coming and it didn’t have any affect on ticket sales.

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    freshminajisty Replied:

    Nickis first album went platinum after a month so there isn’t an argument there

    Barbie Slayer Replied:

    @freshminajisty Did Roman Reloaded go platinum in the US after a month? How about gold?

  • May 19, 2012 at 7:30 am
    ass says:
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    talk about the art of spin. Umm there is nothing impressive about these numbers, so keep reaching.

    Madonna is a legend regardless. What nicki will end up as remains to be seen..

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  • May 19, 2012 at 9:25 am
    ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) says:
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    This is a sign of recession. If two albums that have both failed to surpass 2 million ww are adequately successful to please a whole label, then imagine how dead the market is. And I’m not shading Madonna OR Nicki. I’m only shading the industry :wink:

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  • May 19, 2012 at 9:34 am
    Lax says:
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    @ The grape juice and rihanna is still richer than you or.

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  • May 19, 2012 at 9:41 am
    Lax says:
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    Rihanna is still richer than nicki is, hello!
    http://www.mediatraffic.de/tracks.htm
    every little bit helps and rihanna’s album “TTT”
    Is still making waves while others who dropped when
    she did is no place to be seen like mary j and jay and west

    PS
    Rihanna sole 500,000 her first week with “TTT” keep
    right on talking rihanna and her achievenments down.

    For the last fifteen headers you have slanders Rihanna more than you have each and every artist you have written on. It is amazing how sweet you talk about even KKK and the world know that Kim was getting her box EATEN OUT FOR THE WORLD TO SEE AND YOU STILL TRIES TO BEAT RIHANNA’S WHEELS OFF AND IT DO NOT LOOK GOOD, OKAY!!!!!!!
    @GRAPE WHERE IN THE WORLD IS YOUR SWERT KELLY ROWLAND ON THE LATEST LINE UP IN THE MUSIC WORLD?????????YEAH JUST WHAT I THOUGHT, CRICKETS*******KEEP BASHING AND BACK STABBING RIHANNA FENTY THE “HBIC” KEEP USING HER NAME IN YOUR ARTICLES AND KEEP LINING UP WITH RIHANNA’S MANY HATERS AND THAT FUCKKKKKKED UP BEE HIVE TO BASH AND SLANDER RIHANNA FENTY THE BARBAIANS NAME, GRAPE!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lax Replied:

    You ask yourself why would a blog site be so angry with RIHANNA this blog site act like rihanna
    killed their parents, gransparents and their favorite pets. Why do they bash and try to slander her name so hard???Many can see this and the question is why????
    Could it be because she is rich and famous and more rich and famous then this site will ever be????You wonder that if they hate rihanna so , why then do they bother
    to write on her. They talk a hundred miles of shyt, they never down others for things they have done that was above the law in the pass, never…
    iF rIHANNA HAS GOT YO DRAWERS TIED UP IN THAT TIGHT OF A KNOT WHY DON';T YOU ALL JUST KNOCK YOUR DAM SELVES ALL THE WAY OUT AND STOP, JUST STOP POSTING ON rIHANNA WE WILL GET OVER IT, BECAUSE YOUR REPORTING IS BIAS, PREJUDICE, AND RACE BATING TOWArd rihanna not to mention that you have did a really good job of slandering rihanna along with your bias reporting. You neve report negative tings about many of the main people you feature on this site like beyonce getting sued for a 100 million dollars, why is that????why do you hate rihanna so hard, grape, bee hive and rihanna haters…..why what did she ever do to yo broke busted asses,,,,,

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    Lax Replied:

    Why can’t rihanna be given the same right as others that or posted on????? whay is she always slandered by this site??????

  • May 19, 2012 at 9:58 am
    Lax says:
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    Why can’t the news or what ever be posted and let the people who
    blog deside without the grape putting their funky two cent into the mix
    and acting like a bytch????That don’t make hits, that make people become LURKERS AND they don’t like a fight each and everytime there is a post on artist. That dam bee hive jumps people even if they give a artist a good comment, dam ass wipes
    No one is hating it because these artists make money that is the nature of the game, but its clear that this site hates it that rihanna bytxh ass gets paid ansd she has made more than yo fave has made. Jennifer lopez s*** and beautiful shows her ass 24/7 and there is neve a negative thing written about her or any one else showing their asses all over the place but let rihanna’s ass be seen hanging out and they call it sluty, shitty and whorish, why????? i don’t blame rihanna i’d ket it all hang out also and the lot of those who did not like it could kiss my tight s*** ass or stop TYPING MY “MOFO” TO TRY AND MAKE MONEY OFF MY BLACK ASS……. IF YOU SUPPORT BEYONCE, KELLY AND RITA THEN JUST POST OF THEM THREE MOFO AND LEAVE “OUR GIRL” RIHANNA’S NAME OUT OF YO HATING ASS…..WE WILL SURVIVE BECAUSE IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD RIHANNA IS JUST AS GREAT, GOOD OR BETTER THAN ANY OF THESE OTHER BYTCHES YOU OR YAPPPING ABOUT, HATING A/H…..YOU TOO BEE HIVE,,,FAGGGGGOTS…..

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  • May 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    Perry Power says:
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    I agree with @ASAP. Madonna and Nicki’s latest albums have yet to pass 2million world wide, and Nicki’s first one barely made the mark. So if that is where this increase in revenue is coming from then the music business is in a worse shape than I thought.

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    Perry Power Replied:

    Weird that I can like my own comments lol

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  • May 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    Girrrl says:
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    rap idol? hahaha this girl Nicki flopping left and right with that album that was supposed to change pop culture. Y’all sure know how to sweep certain flops under the rug…

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  • May 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    The music industry is done nobody is buying the albums, only those crazy fans (kids), the musicians make more money touring or modeling (see, J.Lo, Rihanna ect, ect…), but i think people need to leave the US market because if you fail there you are a flop even if you album is selling well worldwide (the case of Madonna and a lot artists) , the US first make you big then destroy you, i am an American and i now that.

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    Suicide Blonde Replied:

    Sorry i mean I know That. Please Edit Bott….

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    Nats Replied:

    I don’t understand the fascination of getting platinum in the US either. As long as the album goes platinum its good enough for me.

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  • May 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    Really Tho? says:
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    The first album sold 3 million WW so where is the barely made the mark coming from you hater?

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    Perry Power Replied:

    Pink Friday only sold 2million world wide

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  • May 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm
    Tbozfan10 says:
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    Oh thatboyluke, you wanna talk 1st and second albums huh? How about the fact then that pink Friday has sold 1.8 million in less than 2 years whereas Hardcore has sold 1.4 million since it was released way back in 1996?! Yea, I know it was certified double platinum in 2001 nearly 5 years after its release date. That’s because 2 million copies were sent to stores – not sold. And as for sophomore releases Roman Reloaded had bigger opening numbers than Notorious K.I.M. And that was released back when people actually bought albums!

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    The Last Laugh Replied:

    Hmm…but Nicki can’t go GOLD in a month in this digital age? She has so many more avenues to help her do so than artists did 10-15 years ago. That makes her flopping even more tragic.

    Ki.

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  • May 20, 2012 at 1:14 am
    MB92 says:
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    Since when did Pink Friday outsell Loud?

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  • May 20, 2012 at 1:40 am
    Saetana says:
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    Not sure why they credit Madonna, has she even sold a million worldwide yet?

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  • May 20, 2012 at 2:51 am
    ohreally says:
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    I am confused by this….If it is for the 1st Qtr how can Nicki’s PR:RR contribute when first Qtr ends March 31st? That album came out April 3rd…I understand pre-sales but it is not like she sold millions in pre-sale…..1 plus 1 is not equalling 2 here!

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