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Hot Shot : Birdman Presents Nicki Minaj With Platinum Plaque

Published: Saturday 28th Jul 2012 by David

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…

 

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.

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  1. the real xoxo July 28, 2012

    all stan gibberish aside, i genuinely believe that cash money are over-shipping the albums. this hasnt surpassed 600k yet its platinum? then fame, ttt, and other shitty albums should all be platinum.
    and lil wayne sold 964k in a week with carter 4, yet it got terrible reviews and it never had as much buzz as carter 3 did.

    • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

      THE THING IS… THERE’S NO PROOF. WHEN SOMEONE CAN FIND ME A COPY OF THE SOUNDSCAN I WILL EAT MY WORDS… EVERY ONE IS SCREAMING “ITS ONLY SOLD 600K) BUT SHE HAS 3 SINGLES LEFT, SOUNDSCAN CANNOT TALLY ITUNES (WHICH NICKI HAS A SIGNIFICANT PRESENCE OF) NOT TO MENTION EVERY MILLION SINGLES SOLD COUNTS AS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ALBUMS … GO LISTEN TO NICKI’S FLEX INTERVIEW…. RIAA AS WELL AS BILLBOARD SAYS IT’S PLATINUM… WHY WOULD THEY LIE???

      • Fresh July 28, 2012

        Billboard 200: #32(+9) @NickiMinaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 10,500 (588,600 total).

        Globally:
        WW sales: @NickiMinaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 24,000 (1,017,000).

        lets not get ahead of ourself the b**** is a f****** flop…

        im still team minaj!
        waits for pound the alarm video

        WHAT EXACTLY IS SHE WINNING?

        flop of the year? ohh sorry thats CB
        #PoorDat

    • haterzstaypressed July 28, 2012

      I guess what’s not understood is that the retailers are the ones who orders the 1 or 2 million copies from the label at lot box prices and then the retailer upsells the album at retail price at the outlet. So the album is bought and sold regardless. So yes the album shipped over a million copied b/c of demand and purchase by the retailer. It’s not a flop. It’s bought and paid for.

      • FAF July 28, 2012

        Girl don’t respond to that f** @haterzstaypressed. he shas yet to show me proof not some flop figure factors he wrote!!!

      • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

        @HATERZSTAYPRESSED THANK U!!!! WHY WOULD A RETAILER PAY FOR ALBUMS TO BE SHIPPED THAT THEY COULDN’T SELL?? SO I GUESS WALMART &TARGET (THE LARGEST MUSIC RETAILERS) ARE CONSPIRING WITH NICKI TO TAKE OVER THE INDUSTRY???? U F*** ARE PRESSED OVER THE QUEEN….

  2. Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens! July 28, 2012

    i bet lil kim is so mad right now…

    • F U Misha B-ULLY HAHAHA July 28, 2012

      I bet ur mum is mad she gave birth to u HAHA

      • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

        LOL I BET YOU COMMENTED, SO SHE GOT U TIGHT!!! BYE F**!!! no more comments i’ve given you enough credit!! GOOD DAY!!

    • Lala July 28, 2012

      Kim got 4 platinum albums.Nicki got 2.

      • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

        kim has 3 platinum albums

      • truth(slayer of that B**** fafreloaded) July 28, 2012

        Kim has 4 u b****

  3. KANG-YONCÉ(YOUR FAV COULD NEVER) July 28, 2012

    your flop ass fav could never !!!

    • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

      OK GIRL WE’RE NOT HERE FOR THE ACOUSTIC OF THAT HORSE!!! NEXT >>>

      • cletiss July 28, 2012

        but why you mad tho..NICKI WILL NEVER BE BETTER THAN BEYONCE #KNOWTHIS #REREADIT #WRITEITDOWN #TAKEASNAPSHOT #BOOKMARKIT DO WHATEVER YOU GOTTA DO TO REMEMBER THIS.. and ya moms prolly got more house features anyway tell that h** i say hayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

      • FAF July 28, 2012

        Maggot why u all up in the queens thread??

  4. HOTSTUFF July 28, 2012

    JOKE OF THE YEAR, THEY ARE RIDICULOUS OVER AT YMCB, THEY’RE NOT FOOLING ANYONE ABOUT THAT FLOP.

    • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

      A BIGGER JOKE THAN A NO LIFE LOSER COMMENTING IN EVERY NICKI THREAD WITH HATE??

      • HOTSTUFF July 28, 2012

        SPEAK ON IT , SPEAK ON IT BABE, SHE’S A FLOP ! U’LL GET OVER IT BOO BOO 😉

      • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

        COLDSTUFF GET YOUR BIGNOSE ASS OFF MY POST!! I’M SPEAKING FACTS! nO TIME FOR U FALSE PROPHETS!! KEEP IT MOVING, UGLY!!

  5. truth tea July 28, 2012

    they are all so OVERRATED.
    this album is gold, it should not be certified platinum until it sells atleast 950k. less than 600k after nearly 4 months? FLOP.

    • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

      THAT SAME THING SHOULD APPLY TO BEYONCE’S CAMP… THEY’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS, NOTHING NEW!! THE ALBUM WILL SELL PLAT. SOONER OR LATER WHY Y’ALL SO MAD???? LOL WHY DONT YOU PETITION FOR H**-ANNA TO GET HER ALBUMS PAID FOR???

    • Not here for it July 28, 2012

      Another day with this f*****, FAGRELOADED. *sigh* Why do Nicki stans always bring up other artists when the topic of her flopped ass sales comes up?

  6. Seriously July 28, 2012

    Yet ANOTHER post with Lil’ Kim slander when she has nothing to do with it. Sam, Nicki is not the only female rapper to receive a Platinum plaque.. just saying.

    • Seriously July 28, 2012

      Also, Lil’ Kim has platinum plaques, so why would she be mad at Nicki?

      • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

        BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T WANT NICKI TO WIN…. SHE CLAIMED SHE COULD “END” HER CAREER. READ THE UGLY B****’S TWEETS… LOL I THOUGHT SHE WAS GONNA “ERASE HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER???” FAT CHANCE….

  7. ty July 28, 2012

    B**** UR ALBUM AINT EVEN PLATINUM YET GET A MUTHUERFUKINC GRIP U FOOL

    • ty July 28, 2012

      INFACT HAVE A SEAT ON UR INDUSTRIAL CONCRETE ASS

      • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

        THAT EXPLAINS WHY THE PLAQUE IS… #BYE HATER A

  8. kimberly July 28, 2012

    lil kim was out a time when albums were not selling. I fyou remmeber tupac he and biggie and others they never really sell albums. Tosay is a different era for new artist with different record labels helping them out with so much money and promotion and encouraging so much gimmicks above all talent. sad but true.
    Birdman just want to prove something, why he never give that to drake or lil wayne than sell so much first week……….blanl stare

    • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

      ACTUALLY, HUN.. ALBUMS SOLD WAYYYY LONGER IN THE 90S. WHICH IS WHY KIM, AN ARTIST WITHOUT A #1 DEBUT COULD SELL PLATINUM IN THE FIRST PLACE DO YOU THINK THAT D*** SUCKING GIMMICK WOULD FLY IN THIS GENERATION??????

  9. edubb July 28, 2012

    CONGRATS
    BUT LIL KIM HAS 1 (2X PLATINUM), 2 PLATINUM ALBUM,

    SECONDLY NICKI U.S SALES DECLINED DRASTICALLY, THE OVERSEAS MARKET MADE UP SORT OF FOR IT.

    THIRD, SHE FINALLY SELLS PLATINUM WW, BUT IT’S A FAR CRY FROM SELLING 3 MILLION ALL AROUND THE 1ST TIME.

    FOURTH, SHE NEEDS TO GET AMERICANS BACK ON HER SIDE, OR SHE WILL BECOME AN OVERSEAS ARTIST.

    KIM WOULD NEVER BE MAD, IT SEEMS LIKE NICKI & YMCMB TO SAY “SEE, TOLD YOU WE DIDN’T FLOP”, BUT NOT TELLING THE WHOLE STORY.

    • FAF July 28, 2012

      What whole story f**?? The best woman won already! She used to be here’re now she gone NAIR!! LOLOLOL

  10. EDUBB July 28, 2012

    OH YEAH NOTORIOUS K.I.M SOLD PLATINUM IN 36 DAYS.

    • BLACK MADONNA July 28, 2012

      YEA THATS REAL EASY TO DO IN AN ERA WHEN MOST ALBUMS WERENT DOWNLOADED ONLINE FOR FREE LIKE NOW.. LET’S SEE HOW MUCH KIM SELLS THIS GO ROUND NOW IN THE NEW AGE

      • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

        WHO REMEMBERS THAT ALBUM???? U MEAN THE ONE WHERE SHE SANG TECHNO?? I THOUGHT THAT TYPE OF MUSIC WASN’T HIPHOP?? WHERE ARE YOU F*** STANDARDS??? U WANNA HATE WHEN THE QUEEN GIVES U “STARSHIPS” BUT KIM CLAIMS TO HAVE “DONE IT FIRST” SO………..

  11. Miao July 28, 2012

    THIS IS A MEGA FAIL! JUST LOL!

    • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

      UR LIFE??? WHAT.A.FLOP.

  12. FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

    HONESTLY, I DON’ TTHINK LIL’ KRIMINAL DESERVED A SPOT IN THIS POST… I’M NOT ARGUING WITH THESE F****** TODAY
    SECONDLY, 600,000 COPIES WERE SOLD IN JUNE!!! IMA NEED Y’ALL TO LOOK AT SOUNDSCAN HER ALBUM JUMPED FROM 44 TO 31 WITHIN THE LAST WEEK. SHE HAS TO BE AT ATLEAST 800,000 OVER 4 WEEKS LATER… Y’ALL STAY PRESSED.. THE QUEEN IS HERE TO STAY ! 2 X PLAT BABY!!!!!!! ROMAN RE-SLAYAGE!!!!

    • Fresh July 28, 2012

      nope not when she sells 10k & under every week shes at

      Billboard 200: #32(+9) @NickiMinaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 10,500 (588,600 total).

      Globally:
      WW sales: @NickiMinaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 24,000 (1,017,000).

      lets not get ahead of ourself the b**** is a f****** flop…

      im still team minaj!
      waits for pound the alarm video

      • FAF July 28, 2012

        U SOUND BITTER!!! U HAVE YET TO PROVIDE A LINK FOR YOUR SOURCE!! STOP TYPINGFAKE INFO! !! BYE HATER!!

      • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

        & PS NICE TRY, F***!! SHE’S NOT EVEN 32 THIS WEEK!! WHERE ARE YOUR FIGURES FROM?? CAUGHT IN A LIE?? TROLLOP, THE ALBUM IS #31 KEEP UP!!

      • truth(slayer of that B**** fafreloaded) July 28, 2012

        Fafreloaded…u stoopid. 32 31 the b**** still as big a flop as yo momma, h**

  13. FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

    ****SIPS PEPSI AS THE QUEENS COMMERCIAL PLAYS****

    • Fresh July 28, 2012

      nope not when she sells 10k & under every week shes at

      Billboard 200: #32(+9) @NickiMinaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 10,500 (588,600 total).

      Globally:
      WW sales: @NickiMinaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 24,000 (1,017,000).

      lets not get ahead of ourself the b**** is a f****** flop…

      im still team minaj!
      waits for pound the alarm video

      • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

        GET OFF MY D*** B**** ANDY!!!! LOL

  14. BLACK MADONNA July 28, 2012

    SAM IS THE BEST LOL

    • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

      OFCOURSE HE IS… HE HAS A SITE THAT MAKES HIM MONEY UNLIKE THESE HATER F** TROLLS!!! HE WILL KEEP POSTING NICKI NEWS & THEY WILL KEEP GAGGING… LOL

  15. Tasha July 28, 2012

    Okay

  16. Outspoken July 28, 2012

    But…your album isnt even close to selling 1 mill so how could you be happy? Pullin in 8k a week will take you a longggg time to reach that mill. That album was over shipped and the retailers will be sending it back.

    • Fresh July 28, 2012

      preach!!!!!

      THE B**** AND HER LABEL REACHING!

      NICKI KNOWS SHE A FLOP AFTER HER TOUR WATCH HER EMPIRE FALL!

      • FAF July 28, 2012

        F** go off! Nicki winning so u haters is mad hahahaha 2 platinum albums gag the queen got. 3 more left!! more we’re that came from!!

  17. Drinks July 28, 2012

    The thing is Female rappers don’t sell? Ask them other h*** its an accomplishment for a female rapper

    • ImMadAsHell July 28, 2012

      I’ll ask Lil Kim, Missy, Eve, Lauryn Hill, & other females rappers who went platinum with competition. How does it feels?

      • FAF July 28, 2012

        Im not here for statistics from 1982!! Its 2012!!

      • Trini_Minaj July 28, 2012

        Don’t blame Nicki cause she has no competition, those other b****** are afriad to compete with her cause they will get washed!

  18. aishaaguilerakeys July 28, 2012

    Shipments doesn’t equal sales.

  19. IM July 28, 2012

    congratz nicki keep doing you.

  20. ImMadAsHell July 28, 2012

    So that plaque is for what she sold WW because we know she isn’t platinum in America.

    • FAF July 28, 2012

      When you’renum. 1 in over 18 countries it’s easy to go plat! Eat it d***!!!puke!

    • Trini_Minaj July 28, 2012

      What’s the obsession with being platinum in America? Are all other countries not significant? Its plat in America and Plat worldwide and you will deal!

  21. Fresh July 28, 2012

    Billboard 200: #32(+9) @NickiMinaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 10,500 (588,600 total).

    Globally:
    WW sales: @NickiMinaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 24,000 (1,017,000).

    lets not get ahead of ourself the b**** is a f****** flop…

    im still team minaj!
    waits for pound the alarm video

    WHAT EXACTLY IS SHE WINNING?

    flop of the year? ohh sorry thats CB
    #PoorDat

    • FAF July 28, 2012

      Ugly f** who brought up cb??? No one is reponding bc we aren’t here for that essay u wrote!!! U will not get shine off the queen!!

  22. NICKO July 28, 2012

    Pink Friday: 2.500.000 copies WW(in less than 2 yrs)/ Pink Friday:Roman Reloaded: 1.017.000 copies WW(in 4 months) . U can’t deny that she’s WINNING !!

    • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

      NO ONE IS F****** WITH THE QUEEN!!

      • James July 28, 2012

        If you mean the Queen of flops than yes she is the Queen 😀

  23. Burmy July 28, 2012

    So what…it will NEVER go 4x Platinum as did Cash Money’s best-selling disc…that would be 400 DEGREEZ.

    Birdman needs to drop these pop acts and make Cash Money about NEW ORLEANS HIP-HOP again!

    FREE BG
    FREE TURK
    REJUVENATION IN STORES NOW
    CRUEL SUMMER (WITH FRESH’S BEATS) SEPTEMBER 4

    • FAF July 28, 2012

      We aren’t here for that ghetto trash bG AND turk are in jail where they belong!! LOL

  24. ENOUGH ONIKA July 28, 2012

    Hahahahahaha!!! All I can do is laugh at this bafoonery. ANYONE can go platinum now, seriously, You got the money to over-ship an album and boom. Industry’s a f*ckin joke.

    • FAF July 28, 2012

      Have u had enough onika f**??? Why u keep commenting? Po thing.. Ms onika got ur pea brain…

      • ENOUGH ONIKA July 28, 2012

        The real irony is your dumbass really thinks Onika give a sh*t about your ass and you protesting for her is really doing anything..Po thing f**..

      • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

        F*** I DIDN’T READ THAT EITHER BUT I WILL SAY THIS… AS LONG AS U KEEP TYPING FOR ME, I WILL LIVE VICARIOUSLY THROUGH YOUR KEYBOARD, SILLY FLOP.. NOW KEEP TROLLING FOR THE QUEEN.. U GIVE HER COMMENT SECTION 6 FIGURES LIKE HER ALBUM SALES, F***!!! NEXT >>

      • ENOUGH ONIKA July 28, 2012

        …..Is it that serious to you? For real? Lol!!! I forgot its the weekend and ghetto c*** inmates are allowed access to computers for a bit…

      • Trini_Minaj July 28, 2012

        Its killing ya that she’s winning right? Lol it makes me happy to know that my fave is winning and winning and winning and eating up the haters. Stay pressed!

    • Pop Royalty ( F*** Yo Fav) July 28, 2012

      Exactly.
      YAAAAAAAS !!

  25. Girrrl July 28, 2012

    But the album isn’t even NEAR being platinum. After all that hype, her sales are p*** poor. The label is losing money by having those 400,000 copies sitting on store shelves. Shipments do not equal sales. Lil Kim already has gone platinum with 2 different albums based on Sales so Nicki is still the loser in this race.

    • FAF July 28, 2012

      Stay pressed MAGGOT!! WHAT FEMALES DOING NUMBERS THIS ERA BUT. THE QUEEN?? RIAA GOT HER SELLING PLAT. CAN UR FAVE TOUR WORLDWIDE AND GET STANDING OS? ???

      • Girrrl July 28, 2012

        hahaha you know I’m right!

      • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

        all you wrote is an OPINION, f***! not statistics! HERE! nickieleaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Nicki-Minaj-RIAA-nickieleaks.png

  26. Shad July 28, 2012

    I hope her next album is classic! She should do 2 disc, 1 Pop & 1 Hip-Hop, but congratz to Nicki. That approach will make a more noticeable divide in her music.

    I haven’t completely given up on Nicki, i do believe she has potential for greatness! She just needs to polish her sound, tone down her look and go back to being raw like she use too.

  27. BEYONCE’S WEAVE July 28, 2012

    Nicki Minaj stil has a lot of singles she can release from PF:RR and she is on tour which will surely boost the album sales. She still has time to push the album and to be honest, I don’t see it ending with 1 Million by the end of the year.

    Though I’m a Nicki Minaj fan, I think PF:RR only target one segment of her fan-base whereas ignoring her other fan-base. She needs to pull it back to PF which targeted a diverse group of her fan-base. Here’s hoping the third album does that. Good effort anyway.

  28. Pop Royalty ( F*** Yo Fav) July 28, 2012

    U know U flopped when you try your hardest desperately to prove you are not a flop.

    • FAFRELOADED July 28, 2012

      LOOKS @ AVI………. OK

      • Trini_Minaj July 28, 2012

        @FAF *Dead*

    • nicko July 28, 2012

      hum … U’re talking about Madonna , huh , cause .. I think Nic knocked her off #1 !!

      • KingBey July 28, 2012

        MadonnaHas A Gold Album. She Has Nothing ago Prove.

      • KingBey July 28, 2012

        Madonna Has A Diamond Album. She Has Nothing To Prove. Stupid Ass Spell Check.

  29. Joke-tastic-Onika July 28, 2012

    Lol she should be receiving a gold plaque.. 588,000 records is gold NICKI not platinum. hahahahahahahah you are pressed to show how much you are “winning”. My biggest question is how come you and you “idiot barbz” brag about your popularity and 13,000,000 twitter followers, but miss thing CAN’T even get 1,300,000 which is ONLY 10% of her twitter following “barbz” to buy that album WORLDWIDE… hunny cause your music is trash, duh! Honey ur only on your 2nd crappy album and ur doing it like Madonna is 30 yrs into her career, making money off of live appearances, NOT music.. Lol! once your fans reach puberty and decide its time to not listen to nursery rhymes anymore it’ll only leave you with the cunty f***, shaniquas and trannies who all try and emulate u but child YOU know they burning your cd.. #Sorry

    • ENOUGH ONIKA July 28, 2012

      LOL!!! Absolutely! And “how come you and you “idiot barbz” brag about your popularity and 13,000,000 twitter followers, but miss thing CAN’T even get 1,300,000 which is ONLY 10% of her twitter following “barbz” to buy that album WORLDWIDE.” That is the f*ckin question we all want an answer too. And the Shaniquas and trannies is all she seems to have now judging by these stans on TGJ… #iCant

    • nicko July 28, 2012

      hum she sold 1,0,17,000 copies of PF:RR!! In only 4 MONTHS !! 😉 .. It seems like u’re MAD !! 😉

      • Joke-tastic-Onika July 28, 2012

        thats worldwide which isnt sayin much… I’m more mad that 11,983,000 “barbz” havent purchased the album YET.. Wait, she’s probably a lil bit more mad about that than me though hahahahahahahah

    • Trini_Minaj July 28, 2012

      Live appearances is what ALL artistes make most of their money, not album sales. You b****** need to be schooled. Ask RiRi and Bey

  30. truth(slayer of that B**** fafreloaded) July 28, 2012

    This is a joke but when u sale ur soul on national tv then u reap the illuminati rewards.

  31. nicko July 28, 2012

    PF:RR SOLD 1,017,000 copies WW in ONLY 4 months .F*** y’all haters who used to call it a flop , its clearly not a flop ,B**** !

    • Onika_the_Court_Jokester July 28, 2012

      that is considered a flop boo… with all th emoney they put into her marketing etc etc thats really not much of ANYTHING especially since that is worldwide.. pretty bad

      • truth July 28, 2012

        SIKE! That’s not considered a flop boo, not selling 1,017,00 would have been a flop. Stop the hate and keep it moving.

      • Onika_the_Court_Jokester July 28, 2012

        When you figure in the cost of her videos and the cost of her entourage, lawyers, PR and the cost of costumes,wigs, housing traveling expenses and all other lavish regular life expenses and cosmetic procedures/upkeep etc etc etc and minus it from the measly 1,000,000 and something copies that have sold presently is hardly a success boo whats being put out is far out weighing what is being brought it, so PSYCH urself DAHLING! Flop

  32. jay July 28, 2012

    YMCMB are buying albums that b**** aint even 600k yet look at Wiki RIHANNA HAS SOLD 900+ in usa and she aint plat

  33. Onika_the_Court_Jokester July 28, 2012

    Wait so Lil Nicki Minaj Kim Stefani Gaga has 13,000,000 followers on twitter right who she calls “the barbz” but can’t even sell 1,ooo,ooo in the states and only 400, 000 elsewhere in the world split up between asia, europe, australia and all the other places she claims she is “doin the damn thing” in. So that means with the 1,017,000 copies she HAS sold WORLDWIDE (US and EVERYWHERE ELSE combined) then 11,983,000 of those “barbz” STILL havent copped that cd.. hmmm i’d be tight, how you following me but you can’t even buy my cd? hahahahahaha hey at least she could fantasize, if every person who followed her on twitter bought her cd her cd would have sold as much as Mariah Carey’s “Daydream” (US Sales), but then again Mariahs an actual true talent, not a clone, so I guess that is just what Nicki woould have to be doing to ever fathom that feet, DAYDREAM! Lol next thing you know Baby gon be presenting Nicki with a BIGGEST SELLING ARTIST of all time awards, hahahahahahahahahah!

  34. veo99 July 28, 2012

    Unless you just woke up from a coma after taking an interstellar trip on the Prometheus spaceship you probably noticed that Adele has been killing it on the charts this year. In fact, at the mid-way point of 2012, according to Nielsen SoundScan the singer’s unstoppable 21
, which came out in the beginning of 2011, is the best seller of 2012 so far.

    Through the sales week ending on July 1, Nielsen SoundScan reports that the disc has sold 3.69 million copies, making it the only disc this year that has sold more than one million. Wayyyy behind is the year’s surprise #2, veteran R&B singer Lionel Richie’s country duets album Tuskegee (912,000), followed closely by One Direction’s Up All Night (899,000), a greatest hits collection from the late Whitney Houston (818,000) and the NOW 41 hits compilation (714,000).
    Rounding out the top 10: Carrie Underwood, Blown Away (602,000), Luke Bryan, Tailgates & Tanlines (575,000), Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (557,000), Drake, Take Care (549,000) and Adele’s debut, 19 (539,000). Other notable albums in the top 20 include: Justin Bieber, Believe (#12, 490,000), Madonna’s MDNA (#13, 484,000), Black Keys, El Camino (#16, 424,000) and Rihanna’s Talk That Talk (#17, 424,000).

  35. QueenSize July 28, 2012

    What am I reading? Are you guys telling me that Birdman presented her a platinum plaque and she only sold 600k albums in the US. That is totally embarrassing. I guess Flex’s comments to her at Summer Jam really got under her skin. That’s funny as hell. She desn’t have anything to proves. Gold is successful. But I guess compared to her last album it is a failure. People can only take gimmicks for so long. Substances always rules. Nicki Minaj in my opinion is a sell out.

  36. theman July 29, 2012

    Throwing other artists names into other artists posts is tacky. The Lil Kim thing has been played out. Find a new gig already. You could speak about Nicki’s success without bringing Lil Kim into the mix. This site can be very low budget.

  37. Yep July 29, 2012

    Plaques for albums that are not platinum…LOOOOOOL…that is crazy….

    YMCMB is so lame….LOOOOOL

    nicki SHIPS platinum and they get happy…when she SELLS platinum then give her the plaque…

  38. msteefromdc July 31, 2012

    “Selling more units worldwide in two years than Rap Queen Lil Kim has sold in fifteen.”

    Do you see the b******* you are spewing forth. Never did Nicki outsell Kim, maybe a few singles of Nicki’s did well…But none of Nicki’s albums outsold Kim’s. Come on grapejuice, get ya s*** together. Also, Kim old sold every rap b**** that was in the game at the time. And there was quite a few. So stop all the shade! it’s getting ridiculous! Nicki has no type of competition running against her so of course she gonna think she da s***. Let’s see Nicki do these numbers when there are about 5-6 rap b****** in the game.

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