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Winning : Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded” Certified Platinum

Published: Tuesday 26th Jun 2012 by David

It may have taken its time to do it, but today saw Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘ bring news we’re sure will have many a ‘Barb‘ beaming.

Marking the latest feat scored by the Rap release, it has now been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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With over 900,000 copies sold worldwide, the LP has been certified Platinum in the US  for shipments of 1,000,000- extending her lead as one of 2012’s highest selling acts, and cementing her status as one of the fastest selling Rappers in chart history.

All this, without the benefit of a US #1 single and the first week sales many had hoped to see the Rapper rake in on in the week commencing April 2nd.

Set to hit the 1 million copies sold worldwide mark by July’s end, these sales are likely to land Minaj a favorable spot on Billboard’s 2012 Year- End chart.

The same chart, which saw her debut album ‘Pink Fridayoutsell Rihanna‘s ‘Loud’ and Chris Brown‘s ‘FAME‘ in the US.

Well done Barbz!

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  1. monsterHive June 26, 2012

    Yay! So happy for her. You should post Justin’s Believe first week sales 373K!

    • OpD2 June 26, 2012

      i thought believe first week is gold…….

  2. justsomekid June 26, 2012

    Thriller >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    tbh.

    In a few years when she’s irrelevant I’ll come back to your website and laugh my ass off. That’s all. Bai now.

    • FAF June 27, 2012

      It wont matter, hun b/c in a few years she’ll be doing voiceovers for movies with grammys on her mantle and movies under her belt… she’s not another kim 40 & rapping…

  3. Viciousss June 26, 2012

    Congrats to her.

    Some may hate her but she’s really winning at the game. Her MAC Viva Glam shade STAYS sold out.

  4. Alex Thomas June 26, 2012

    The best female rapper.

  5. FanOfMusic June 26, 2012

    522,000 – PINK FRIDAY: ROMAN RELOADED – Nicki Minaj

    Thas a loooooooong way from a million. Since u r fans of Nicki u don’t post the real. She shipped platinum and has ONLY SOLD GOLD!!!!

    • OpD2 June 26, 2012

      he didn’t say she sold platinum,it say ship were in the post did you see anyone say she sold platinum?

      • theman June 26, 2012

        album sales go by shipments not sales. So if they shipped a million units then…. I think “YM” did that to make her abum seem more successful than it actually is. If she were at 800 to 900k then i would get it.

  6. Ugh June 26, 2012

    Good for her! It’ll be interesting to see what her next album does, since she’s already declining.

  7. Steve June 26, 2012

    Good job Nicki ! Keep up the good work.

    Although I hope her 3rd Album is waaaayyyyy better than her 2nd. I would prefer more Inspirational songs like ‘Fly’ ‘Last Chance’ & ‘Masquerade’ and less diss songs like ‘Stupid H**’..

  8. Belladonna June 26, 2012

    You Go Nicki You show everyone that you dont need to do the same old Hip-hop s*** all the time witch buy the way is mostly looked upon as negative anyways by the world witch is why pop sells more in every country,you can switch it up and do Dance.Pop,R&B and what ever the hell else you want to do! Good Job!

  9. Auntie_Jackie June 26, 2012

    Here’s to hoping her next album is much more cohesive! Congrats are in order to her.

  10. Chile Please!! June 26, 2012

    WHO GIVES A FLYING KARATE KICK F***!!! THE ONLY REASON WHY HER SALES SHOT UP WAS BECAUSE OF THE STUNT POOR ROSENHERB & FUNK GIRLY FLEX PULLED AT SUMMER JAM. IMO SHE’S STILL WACK & I MEAN THAT IN BOTH WAYS. NEEEEEEEEEEXXXT!! AZEALIA IS COMING FOR YOU GIRL!!! HIDE YA WIG!!

    • WELL DAMN! June 27, 2012

      A WHO? is coming for WHAT?

  11. kai pretty June 26, 2012

    it just goes to show u how in the hell is she platinum when Chris brown f.a.m.e album sold 900k and still isn’t platinum trey songz last to 2 album sold 900k and still no platinum hell even mary j blige album sold 650k and she ain’t platinum somebody is lying cuz she just went pass 500k the other week need they really need to change up some rules don’t give out awards until that person sold it

    • Kissy_Minaj June 26, 2012

      And this is the same procedure they used to judge CB, so what are u trying to say? That the RIAA is now showing favoritism to Nicki? GTFOH! Shipped is the same as purchases, because the record stores have to purchase the records in order to be able to offer it to the public, so it’s a purchase. It doesn’t even matter how many ppl buy it from the stores, it’s how many is bought from the record company. Some people are so daft it aint even funny no mo!

      • CBE June 26, 2012

        B**** you crazy if we use this system F.A.M.E is platinum , it sold close to 900k already, Nicki is on less then 550 and they certified her for shipments? LOL! if thats not favouritism then I just dont know… she flopped by her standards but yeah Gold is okay but please stop hyping this b**** up. Im done

      • WELL DAMN! June 27, 2012

        @Kissy_Minaj…. You are so right. They don’t understand that once the albums are purchased from the label it’s a sale. The stores ask for it, the label ships it… SOLD!

      • FAF June 27, 2012

        ROTFL!! next they’re gonna say illuminati works with the RIAA & Nicki sold her soul to be on top… but yet when it took beyonce ‘4’ months to go platinum no one had s*** to say
        honey face it!!!!!! nicki is a rapper!!!!! killin the game!!!!!!!!! if she was pop she wouldn’t curse damn near every f****** line so come w/ another excuse!!!!!!!!!!! these h*** just pressed b/c their idol kimberly cannot come back out w/ them same mother goose lyrics about her c****** that was hot in the ’80s…

  12. Jia June 26, 2012

    Notice how they NEVER can say just how much she’s sold in the US. LMAO

    • FAF June 27, 2012

      these are us sales.. god damn can u read u illiterate b****??? RIAA is in AMERICA dumbass

      • Pops June 27, 2012

        “With over 900,000 copies sold worldwide, the LP has been certified Platinum in the US for shipments of 1,000,000- extending her lead as one of 2012′s highest selling acts, and cementing her status as one of the fastest selling Rappers in chart history.”

        Where did they mention her US sales (534K)? Illiterate.

  13. MichaelAngelo June 26, 2012

    Show me the receipts!! Bump the numbers game…Where is the quality and the classics from Nicki??

  14. the real xoxo June 26, 2012

    lol, it took nearly 3x as long as PF did to go platinum. and it hasnt even sold 800-900k, its sold just over 500k!

  15. DRB June 26, 2012

    Yet the sales are 500,000 copies away from actually selling platinum. B******* receipts is what this is.

    • FAF June 27, 2012

      sureeeee and RIAA is just a conspiracy….
      kinda like when lil kim got 5 mics eh??? when her manager hillary was f****** the owner of the source??
      but she still got it, right?????
      ROFL @ u haters

  16. juanito2628 June 26, 2012

    Actually the certification is based of the units it’s shipped. Not the actual sales. ‘Pink Friday … Roman Reloaded’ is struggling to surpass the 600.000 mark. Also Sam, how you didn’t make a post 2 months ago when ‘Talk That Talk’ was certified platinum (based of shipments)?

    • juanito2628 June 26, 2012

      *come*

      • Ohreally June 27, 2012

        @Kween

        I think you are the most honest Navy member on here. These other girls like @Teacher will lie like there is no tomorrow. Thank you for providing the proof once again.

  17. Nahjee June 26, 2012

    Congrats nicki congrats.. You work hard for female rap you put it back on the map and make it interesting again.

    Congrats!

  18. Jayla June 26, 2012

    i knew once i clicked on this article i would see the f*** as the first ones too spew hate… she’s winning compared to any of you, CASE CLOSED

    • Jayla June 26, 2012

      The f*** dislike this statement haha. always hating on these womwn, you wish you were her

  19. Wow June 26, 2012

    They had to ship 500k because the album didn’t sell in US? Who cares about this certification if she barely sold half a platinum? haha.

  20. I Judge Flops June 26, 2012

    FLOP!

    SINCE SAM ISN’T TELLING THE TRUTH I WILL.

    SORRY BARBZ BUT THE ALBUM HASN’T EVEN SOLD 530k Iin the states. The album has been. OVER SHIPPED Aand Nicki is so scares of being a flop that she begged her label to certify it platinum . THIS ALBUM FLOPPED

    • Jayla June 26, 2012

      another f**

      • FP June 26, 2012

        F** or not he told the truth

      • I Judge Flops June 26, 2012

        hahahha yo mad Nicki didn’t sell what she use too. FLOP. That is what she get for selling out and doing pop Records.

      • Jayla June 26, 2012

        Why would i be mad what she sells? She aint paying me regardless, U need more important things to worry about, because this lady is getting paid anyway

      • I Judge Flops June 26, 2012

        you obviously are mad honey that’s why you are attacking everyone for posting the TRUE TEA ON THAT FLOP ASS H**

        and f***** you sure are defending her likely getting paid. Don’t act like for one second you are not a pressed loosed booty ass F*****.

      • Jayla June 26, 2012

        females are f*** now? ok lol, No wonder you gays are always getting attacked, makes me want to vomit.

      • Champ Boy June 26, 2012

        Jayla not all us gays are this obsessed & filthy

    • Kween June 26, 2012

      Why you hating though??? Making up LIES though??? This is also made the difference in Kim going platinum with Notorious Kim! She didn’t sell that many in 2 months! when she didn’t even go platinum with hardcore until a YEAR later. Go check I’m Right! She released Hardcore Oct 23 1996 and yet it wasn’t certified platinum for selling nor shipping platinum until Jun 1997! We did that s*** in 4 weeks with our 1st album! Aww OKAY!

      • Mickie June 27, 2012

        What lies? And what does Kim have to do with this?

        But, Kim could have shipped platinum with Hardcore that same month, and receive the platinum certification but that doesn’t mean she would have sold a mill. Just like Nicki did now, she ain’t CLOSE to a mill.

        There is NO WAY to be sure unless you dig up weekly sales from the 90s and early 00s so until then, don’t assume. What we have here is factual and easier to find.

      • I Judge Flops June 27, 2012

        FIRST ALBUM! SHE USED TO BE HOT. NOW SHE IS IRRELEVANT

  21. Kissy_Minaj June 26, 2012

    The RIAA said its platinum! What, you don’t believe the RIAA now? You haters will look for any xcuse to hate on Nicki. It’s the same criteria they use to judge ALL other records. Their decision stands and if u hate it, well too bad lol.

    • CBE June 26, 2012

      Stuck on stupid LOL!

      RIAA would put an Arab d*** up your ass and you would like because its the RIAA!

      • Jayla June 26, 2012

        they so mad!

      • Kissy_Minaj June 26, 2012

        Y U Mad tho? Stay Mad!

      • Kissy_Minaj June 26, 2012

        Did they stick one up yours when they certified Notorious platinum? I guess not, cause its Kim right? Right? Okkkk…

    • CBE June 26, 2012

      LOL you so funny! everyone who is laughing at this candy b**** is a Kim stan? lol so paranoid!

      CBE TEAMBREEZY LEGGO!!!

    • Team KIMMY June 27, 2012

      B****

    • FAF June 27, 2012

      @Kissy EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!

  22. BLACK MADONNA June 26, 2012

    GET EM NICKI !!!

  23. OpD2 June 26, 2012

    gratz nicki,the experiment you triad with pfrr alot of people obviously didn’t take kindly to hip-hop and pop on the same album,so i hope next time she release a full hip-hop are full pop album are just try to fine that common ground, anyways keep doing you nicki.

  24. Benron June 26, 2012

    Um her fans brag about her outselling Loud but…… I do not thik she did by much, Her album is at 1.8 and ihs is at something above 1.8 aswell…

    F.A.M.E Was at 875000 so they both destroyed him!

    • Jayla June 26, 2012

      & how much u sold? i’ll wait…..

      • Dadonroman July 12, 2012

        LMFAAAOO “and how much you sold?”

  25. swaggin June 26, 2012

    YOU USUALLY HAVE TO SALE CLOSE TO A MILL TO HAVE CERTIFIED SHIPMENT OF A MILL..BUT EITHER WAY IM SORRY THIS GETS NO PROPS B**** JUST SOLD 500K AND ITS ABOUT TO STOP SELLING ..I KNOW SOME PPL COME UP WITH CRAZY IDEAS LIKE “YMCMB BOUGHT THE FIRST WEEK COPIES” BUT THIS SOUND LIKE SOME HAND THE RIAA SOME $ UNDER THE TABLE TO SAVE FACE TYPE S*** FOR REAL

  26. CBE June 26, 2012

    We certifying shipments now? and even if the album hasnt sold close to 1 mil we still certify it? RIAA? smdh… I just love industry darlings flop and the powers in the industry try to help them crawl till they can waaalk agaaain and FLYYYY!!! oops who cut of nicki’s wings.

  27. TheUltimateShade June 26, 2012

    It is not platinum though….

  28. Champ Boy June 26, 2012

    Congrats Nicki, The rap queen right now

  29. Girrrl June 26, 2012

    We’re celebrating shipments to overshadow actual sales. I’ll keep that in mind.

    • Kissy_Minaj June 26, 2012

      Thats what platinum means, it doesn’t mean actual sales which is hard to keep track of. as soon as a record company (Universal) sell/ship a million it will be certified, because that’s what they sold. Its then up to the record stores to make a profit off it (they buy it from the record company cheaper) and sell it off. If the demand is high they order more. And obviously the demand was high because Universal was able to sell/ship a million.
      Some people actually think that record companies give the albums to record stores for free hoping that the stores will sell it for them. Wrong, the record stores have to purchase the albums first.

      • Rhi June 27, 2012

        You’re right to a certain extent. Artists who ship a mill are usually the big ones (the albums wouldn’t remain 600K copies unsold, per example.)

        But Nicki is at least 500K away from a mill and her album these past 3 months has been selling slow.

        Sales are tracked by Nielson Soundscan and so far Nicki has sold 534K

  30. Casual June 26, 2012

    “Shipped” has always been the certification standard with the RIAA. But this makes no sense in the Soundscan/iTunes era we are currently in. I think labels don’t want to move on b/c they can basically buy certs when they want to.

  31. BEYONCE’S WEAVE June 26, 2012

    Yep, Nicki is slaying. Go get that money Nicki and the haters will fume at this news. Haters will start throwing all sorts of garbage at her but it still wont change the fact that Nicki is slaying.

    • out to ruin Sam the editor June 26, 2012

      GO KILL YOURSELF B****, GO CRAWL BACK UP YOUR MOM’S P**** HOLE YOU F***-TARD, IM SICK OF SEE YOU ON THAT FAKE JUICE….

      • BEYONCE’S WEAVE June 26, 2012

        In English please!

  32. MIND _IT June 26, 2012

    DEAD!!! she didn’t even go GOLD yet, her sells are some where around 480k in the US. her shipments are around a million. The music industry is so rigged .

    • Kissy_Minaj June 26, 2012

      Ahh, so this means Kim’s ‘Notorious’ was rigged too right?

      • Smh June 27, 2012

        Sweetie She Sold 530k In The U.s As Of Now Dumbass.

  33. ENOUGH ONIKA June 26, 2012

    Who cares??? The b*tch SHIPPED a million? Who gonna buy that anymore? It’s gonna sit in the warehouse of super walmart then their gonna send it right back to YM Records!

    • out to ruin Sam the editor June 26, 2012

      lol AT 100%OFF

      • ENOUGH ONIKA June 26, 2012

        mk, let us continue to watch her decline in sales…

    • Smh June 27, 2012

      She Had A 41% Increase In Sales This Week… Look it Up Hater

      • ENOUGH ONIKA June 27, 2012

        oh wow, 1,000 copies….percents don’t mean sh*t if you ain’t selling to begin with.

  34. Benron June 26, 2012

    Yes we can tell she shhipped a million even tho she sold half of that she shipped a million, SMH @ all the online pics of it in the trash.

    Don’t bring Rih into this, Pink friday didn’t outsell Loud, or if it did they even out by now, it probably had a lead over loud because rihanna started promoting #TTT in september!

    • Ohreally June 27, 2012

      They are speaking of the US sales of LOUD and PF, and in the US PF has sold more albums than LOUD despite having 3 number 1’s off of it. It is not even and Rihanna did not stop promoting it. She was on tour, she finished that era and moved into the TTT era. Just like Nicki finished PF era and moved into the PF:RR era. Just face the facts if it’s not $1.29 ppl in the US are not buying it from RIRI.

  35. RomanSon June 26, 2012

    The label doesn’t ship unless there’s DEMAND! If nobody wanted the album then who would they ship it to?

    Haters WILL deal, the barbz will have their tea and watch …

    • Rhi June 27, 2012

      But her sales aren’t proving she’s high in demand. Pink Friday was high in demand she did plat in 3 weeks and half a mill in 2 week. Roman Reloaded did half a mill in 3 MONTHS

      • FAF June 27, 2012

        2 honey… it came out in april.. its june can u count??? #KEEPUP
        & either way u skin the cow its still PLATINUM CERTIFIED

      • Rhi June 27, 2012

        @FAF

        She released it on April 2. It’s nearly the end of June, that’s WELL OVER 2 months.

        And sure it may be platinum but her sales aren’t equivalent to a platinum plaque yet

    • FAF June 27, 2012

      B**** THE ALBUM WAS GOLD THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE…. SINCE THEN SHE HAS SHIPPED PLATINUM. IS IT HARD TO COMPREHEND GO GOOGLE IT!!!!!!!! SHE DID NOT TAKE NO 3 F***** MONTHS TO GO GOLD, DUMBASS!!!

  36. Truth June 26, 2012

    B****

    • out to ruin Sam the editor June 26, 2012

      lmao

  37. POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) June 26, 2012

    shipments ?!! 😆 😆 😆 , you are doing the most to make her seem like she’s the s*** ?!!! is that how this album gon’ be “Important to pop CULTURE’ ?!! 😆

    ROTFL ROTFL ROTFL ROTFL.

    N**** Please , that B**** is a Flop and no matter how u gon try make it seem like she’s winning or something , the b**** ain’t winning , she is a sell out to pop and still not even a 1 million copies sold , “TTT” sold 2 millions WW in 2 months. you said “starshits” will go to #1 and it did not.

    and “LOUD” outsold “pink Friday” WW. WW sales is what matters bomboo. 😉

    • Shadiest b**** June 27, 2012

      You have to be the saddest person on this site smh

      • FAF June 27, 2012

        Lil’ kim was a “sellout” in her prime or did u guys forget??
        foxy was the “rapper” kim was a blowup doll & now that her STD filled p**** is rancid she has to come @ the new greats to be relevant… where is her billboard certification this week?? I’m not talking about no s*** from the ’60s!!!!!!!! for kim stans u h*** sure do know your way into a nicki post!!!!!!!! LMBO!!!!!!

  38. out to ruin Sam the editor June 26, 2012

    F*** that d*** breath c***….she’ll be a nobody next year

  39. Deon June 26, 2012

    As of June 20, 2012 the album has sold 534,000 copies in the US.[81] As of June 22, 2012 the album has been certified Platinum for shipments of over 1,000,000 copies. I think it is platinum worldwide, definitely not in the U.S. Lil Kim last album is past gold in the U.S but sold 2.5 million units worldwide!! I’m Just saying!! No Shade..Just facts!!

  40. PrettigurlrockD June 26, 2012

    Sometimes idk what Minaj is winning…it can’t be pop music cuz rihanna, Katy, beyonce, Adele and gaga beat her by a long shot. I will admit, as a rapper she’s made it. But urban music listeners r getting tired of her. And she’s not right for pop music. It’s kinda awkward….and If this album is shipped platinum like ppl r saying, that’s not winning. Nice try.

  41. Seriously June 26, 2012

    One million shipments in the US but the album only sold 534k.. that’s not winning.

  42. out to ruin Sam the editor June 26, 2012

    F** DAT FAKE JUICE!!!! A BUNCH OF LONELY POWER BOTTOMS RUNNING THIS PIECE OF S*** WEBSITE…..

  43. ITAINTYOBABY June 26, 2012

    It’s such a shame for a site to bash one artist for the same thing that they praise another for. I guess the celebrities you are interviewing don’t no the mockery that goes on with this site. So Nicki can ship platinum but we RiRi does you got something negative to say.

  44. Kitty Kat June 26, 2012

    f*** sam and his raggedy editorials….He sure has a lot to say being H** positive n all, I know that b****!!!!!!

  45. jeremai June 26, 2012

    The album only sold 500 000 copies in the us…a million worldwide INCLUDING the us sales..that’s crappy! Why their glorifying her saales that’s a 50 percent decrease in album sales in the US..from her last album…flop

    • FAF June 27, 2012

      no, hun… it’s platinum in the US.. reading is fundamental.. Bye now..

      • Rhi June 27, 2012

        It’s platinum because she SHIPPED over a mill NOT sold. Learn to read.

      • FAF June 27, 2012

        Ur a foreheadanna stan so I’m assuming ur boyfriend slapped the sense out of ur big 5head dingy ass head too?? hmm? the post is about her SHIPPING PLATINUM that is what RIAA certification is based on u nut… now gag

  46. GURL June 26, 2012

    Why ya’ll pressed about Pop music vs Rap music? Shouldn’t it be an equal genre by now?!? It’s 2012, now stop it and adapt with the times already! LOL

    • Kitty Kat June 26, 2012

      SHUT THE F*** UP B****

      • GURL June 26, 2012

        You STFU! I guess the truth hurts! Stay Mad bloated Booboo!

      • Team KIMMY June 27, 2012

        f*** a poor bum b****….EAT S*** and have 15 kids by 15 different daddys

  47. Kissy_Minaj June 26, 2012

    Look at all these stupid stupid ppl talking about things they knwo nothing about. Let me school you, the album was certified platinum because that’s how much albums the record company sold. 1 Million! The reason Universal was able to sell/ship so many albums is because ppl are buying it in the stores and the record stores are in turn ordering more copies from Universal. No one can say Nicki sold 540,000 because that’s too difficult to check, it would mean the record stores would have to give weekly or monthly returns which they do not. So all those albums you see by various artistes who go platinum, it doesnt necessarily mean they have sold them all to the public, it simply means that the record company sold that much. Which is all that matters at the end of the day.
    If Nicki sold 540,000, then this means that there are 360,000 copies sitting in stores which I highly doubt. She sold way more than 540,000 but hey jealous b****** will hate no matter what. Ya just mad cause the kid done gone plat again. U mad? Stay mad!

    • Team KIMMY June 26, 2012

      ur just mad cause ur f****** daddy r**** u and licked ur spoiled pie hole and now u have no one to turn to but bitchy Minaj….take a billion seats!!!!

      • Kissy_Minaj June 27, 2012

        Yew the one who’s mad that Nicki went platinum bo boo! Yew Mad? Stay Mad!

      • queen_NM September 29, 2012

        such a looser Team KIMMY.hahahahaha

  48. LMAO June 26, 2012

    They do this all the time. Letoya Luckett shipped a million and received a platinum plaque but “Letoya” sold around the same amount of copies as Kelly’s “Simply Deep” which Kelly did not receive a platinum plaque for. I find it a bit unfair.

    I think PF:RR will hit the one million mark by this year’s end, the holiday sales will give her the boost the album needs.

  49. The Zolonski Trap June 26, 2012

    dnt mattter how long it took (2months is pretty quick) the album is platnium so haters do what you do best && find amother topic to hate on because you littlerly have NOTHING 2 hate on. but yall find ways..her hair? tour? ice age 4? shes clearly on of the 4 best female rappers to walk the planet. and aint NO B**** jockin her right now.
    #PlatniumNotGoldThatsInCapsNotBold

    btw, my phone is f****** ridiculous so if i dnt respond to replies, thats why because you know i will…

    • Team KIMMY June 27, 2012

      DIE!!!!! b**** DIE!!!!!!

      • queen_NM September 29, 2012

        whaha what a looser you are Team KIMMY. Your envy attitude is the one should die there’s no cure for that baby.whahahaha B****!!!!!

  50. commanderofthedancefloor June 27, 2012

    pink friday outsold loud in the us only but world wide it sold 4 million less than loud.

  51. MotherMonstrosity June 27, 2012

    Im stunned reading some of the comments here.

    When have certifications EVER been based on sales? Never! This means that everytime this site announced someone went platinum your dumb asses thought it was because they had sold a million. NO!

    Record stores will indicate to a label if an album is selling consistently and if the label agrees that it is, they’ll ship as many fresh copies as they think they can sell.

    They dont just decide “oh lets ship a milli”, they actually have an entire team who work out the likelihood of it selling that much using the rate of sale, that means how fast it’s selling.

    She may have only sold 500k in the US but her label know she’s going to release Pound The Alarm soon and that should increase demand for the album and so to make sure NOBODY is turned away when they go to buy it, they have the stores stocked with enough copies.

    None of this is free to do, it’s very expensive when you count the cost of making it, to distributing it all around the US. Once the distribution happens the label has to request a certification from the RIAA who has to verify they’ve actually shipped that much.

    The reason Rihanna hasn’t gone platinum is because Def Jam won’t distribute a million copies which is so wrong and unfair. Same goes for Britney’s Blackout, it may have sold enough copies but the label havent requested a certification for shipment.

    • Kissy_Minaj June 27, 2012

      They may not have requested a certification for Rihanna because the demand for it is not great. If it was selling out in stores, they would have shipped it. I’m one of the few Beyonce fans who like some of Rihanna’s music, her music is really addicting so I don’t know why its not selling in the US. But worldwide she killing it, she is a digital monster!

    • FAF June 27, 2012

      Thank you!! These bums know what it is… they just won’t let the KING reign…

      • FAF June 27, 2012

        Ps. @ OP ur correct about “making sure buyers aren’t turned away” Nicki’s team knows w/ the last album it wasn’t available anywhere once Superbass came out (I looked & no one had stock) her pop singles SLAYYYY & this is an effort to make sure everyone can receive a copy of the album

  52. JoJo (istan4rihanna) June 27, 2012

    ew sam um but yet LOUD sold 6mill Worldwide smh

  53. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) June 27, 2012

    Am I the only one who noticed there’s something wrong with the data from RIAA.

    According to the picture TGJ posted, the album was certified gold AND platinum at the same day! How can an album get 2 certifications in ONE day? Did she sell an additional 500k in the morning of June 22nd? Something’s wrong here.

    Maybe it’s because the album is a double disc package, so if the album sells 500k they multiply it by 2, but then again Christina’s ‘B2B’ and Beyonce’s ‘IASF’ didn’t get that privillege.

    • Rhi June 27, 2012

      Because it’s based on shipments. She shipped 1 mill so ultimately that’s more than 500K. And to get a plat certification you need a gold one.

  54. Tbozfan10 June 27, 2012

    I swear the most stupid ppl ever invented comment on this blog. It is not and has never been possible to have a “platinum-selling” album. Platinum is awarded for the amount of units shipped. Etc.

    And btw the RIAA is simply lazy with some albums. Britney Spears’ “Blackout” for example has sold over a million copies but never received a certification. Madonna’s “American Life” is Platinum but “Hard Candy” Is Gold although it has sold more actual copies.

    And don’t even get started on overshipping if you are a Lil’ Kim fan. “Hardcore” Is DOUBLE PLATINUM but according to Nielson Soundscan has sold just 1.4 MILLION copies. That blows a huge hole in your argument.

    • Kissy_Minaj June 27, 2012

      Exactly that’s what I was saying. I see hardcore on shelves still. So since they wanna get technical, Kim didnt actually sell 2 million records, cause I see them collecting dust on those shelves.

  55. StaNn June 27, 2012

    Bias flop ass blog,.

  56. itsme June 27, 2012

    TGJ is getting excited over SHIPPING platinum….LOOOOL….when she SELLS 1,000,000 then team minaj can bust a nut…but until then SIT

  57. br33br33 June 27, 2012

    we ship platinum dem b****** is shipping wood lol

  58. weshippedplatinum June 27, 2012

    she shipped platinum … that means the RIAA predicts her to be platinum by summer’s end… she has 4 singles to go on this record

    my question is WHO’S MAD?? I THOUGHT THIS WAS A FLOP/// i thought lil kim sold platinum in 2 mos?!?! nicki got RIAA backing her up.. you haters looking real green now!!!!!!!!

    NICKI MINAJ FTW!!!!!

    • Rhi June 27, 2012

      “nicki got RIAA backing her up.. you haters looking real green now!”

      That makes no sense. Her label shipped platinum then paid the RIAA for a plaque. A lot of artists do it.

      • FAF June 27, 2012

        ok and?????????? if a lot of artists do it why is nicki being pinpointed as the target of scrutiny?? beyonce been paying radio stations to play her devil music for nearly a decade… her album sales are STEADY declining…… Nicki Reigns. PERIOD.

  59. Tbozfan10 June 27, 2012

    Btw an album quite often gets certified gold and platinum at the same time because a lot of time the certifications aren’t even done on the regular.

  60. allen July 28, 2012

    She went gold in the u.s. but she went platinum worldwide. No matter what its platinum and she’s getting that bread not to mention she’s on tour with sold out arenas. And if you haven’t noticed she said she is the female weezy, do your research on wayne and you’ll notice they have VERY similar sales. I think this was one of thoes albums to see what people like more so she can analyze and come out with s*** ppl wanna actually hear. Notice how people at her concerts go bananas for her raps and recently she has been doing RAP features. Take it to the head, Get low, & Born stunna. I’m Predicting her 3rd album will be FIRE

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  62. LaLa January 6, 2014

    This b**** above me clearly doesn’t know s*** lmfao 80’s? Kim didn’t come out till the 90’s and mother goose lyrics? You’re confusng Kim with Nicki. Nicki always uses nursery rhymes in her lyrics. You must be a child lmfao! Face it, Nicki’s losing fans and sales. No one gives a f*** about this b**** anymore, no one likes her and this blog is obviously bias and favorites Nicki. All this s***? Lies. She’s not doing well when #PleaseBuyPinkFridayRomanReloaded or w.e was trending on Twitter. That’s pathetic. You have to beg for people to buy your album since your “fans” don’t wanna buy it? Sad. She’s only relevant with pop tracks; she doesn’t do well in hip hop charts. How can you call yourself a rapper and can’t even do well in the rap/hip hop world. The fact that you think cursing automatically means “Rap” shows you don’t know rap for s*** little child lol. She’s pathetic.

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