Though faring better worldwide holistically than it is in the US, last month saw Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded‘ certified Platinum for shipments of 1 million copies.
Prompted by the rise in its demand- following the launch of her world tour and the release of the smash hit single ‘Pound The Alarm’, the LP’s certification received somewhat of a promo boost last night when the Rapper was awarded with its plaque.
In the above snap, Cash Money exec Baby can be seen presenting Minaj with the Platinum plaque during a showing of her tour in the Southern city of New Orleans.
Her response below…
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) July 28, 2012
Though a tad premature, ‘Reloaded’s Platinum status only serves as a testament to Minaj’s growing craze.
For as any retailer would agree, outlets will only request LPs if they have good reason to believe they will sell- and sell fast.
This, despite its so so US sales, is the reason ‘Reloaded’ was awarded with the plaque despite being a cool 400,000 copies away from actually selling a million copies.
However, while the above may be used to criticize Minaj, it does little to change the fact that she is- save for Lauryn Hill- is one of the fastest selling Femcees in chart history.
Selling more units worldwide in two years than Rap Queen Lil Kim has sold in fifteen.