Sales Figures: Adele Debuts At #1 & Nicki Minaj Makes History

Published: Thursday 3rd Mar 2011 by Trent

It looks like the British have once again conquered the US as Adele’s ’21’ LP enters the Billboard 200 at #1. However, she isn’t the only foreigner to dominate the album charts – Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ has just made history.

Adele’s ’21’ has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 by selling over 352k copies, giving her the highest sales figures for any release since November. The singer’s debut album, ’19’, was released in 2008 and only managed to peak at #10 on the tally, selling 948k units to date.

Minaj continued the invasion of the chart with ‘Pink Friday’ which nabbed the #9 spot this week with sales of 33k copies (down 28%). The achievement gives the rapper the title of being the 1st female Hip-Hop act to remain in the top 10 for 14 consecutive weeks.

Other acts in the top 10 include Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ at #6 which sold 37k units (down 40%) and Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ at #7, selling 34k copies (down 44%). Lastly, Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ finally managed to surpass the 1 million mark in sales this week by moving two spots to 33k copies at #8 (down 26%).

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  1. Nandi-Ayanna March 3, 2011

    yay Nicki!!!! ITS MARTHAAAA BITTCHHHHHH.
    && THAT RIHANNA REIGN JUST WON’T LET UP 🙂

  2. hp March 3, 2011

    shade

  3. ME March 3, 2011

    OH PLEASE STILL NOT BUYING IT!!! No good music is out…. Nicki CHILE PLEASE! drippin wack juice…..

  4. LAMB 4 LIFE March 3, 2011

    Lil Kim is so mad right now LMAO

  5. W.E. March 3, 2011

    Hatin’ on Rihanna bout her singing like a goat nd she flops…Well sry to dissapoint bt riri reach the 1 million mark in 15 wks nd stayed in the top 10 for 12 wks sry bt this better than what many big stars over the past 2 yrs achieved..Just for extra info Rihanna has already sold 3.5 mil WW nd 1.2 mil in the U.K. U can no longer label rihanna as a single artist she officially an album artist

  6. marcel March 3, 2011

    So you are checking for Rihanna! LOOOLL!!! Congrats to you Adele! I play out that album daily!

  7. JJFAN1814 March 3, 2011

    So proud of Adele.

    So proud of Rihanna…1,018,000 U.S., 3.3 MILLION WORLDWIDE, (HAHAHA STAY MAD)

    Nicki … Pink Friday deserves it. Rule the Billboard Hot 200, let Kim rule PayPal all she wants.

  8. OsO_Jo_RO March 3, 2011

    @JJFAN1814
    haahaha! so true

    anyways….I’m proud of RiRi , she’s in the way to becoming a legend!
    and Nicki u go gurl! ur doing amazin! the only successful female rapper NOW!
    can’t wait for messy to get back tho!

  9. Prince&Queen March 3, 2011

    Yeesssss Queen Nicki. kim could never and will never and you know why she could never and will never, cuz she’s not hot anymore. It’s All about Nicki! Pink Friday SHITS on all kims albums. That b**** kim aint ready 4 war.

  10. TIMMI March 3, 2011

    Well done Adele <3<3<3

    Nicki Minaj is hardly a foreigner.

    She’s been living in in the States since she was 5.

    #JustSaying

  11. Kevin March 3, 2011

    riri on the way to becoming a legend? b****, please

  12. JJFAN1814 March 3, 2011

    @Kevin

    Deal with it. Muah

  13. NICKY March 3, 2011

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHH ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER VICTORY FOR RIHANNA AND THE FANS *SIPS TEA*

    BUT THE BEST PART IS THAT SHE SOLD 1 MILLION IN THE UK AFTER 13 WEEKS, AND THE UK HAS WAY LESS PEOPLE

    HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAAH

  14. NICKY March 3, 2011

    JJFAN

    3.4 MILLION WORLDWIDE AS OF TODAY *SIPS TEA*

  15. JJFAN1814 March 3, 2011

    Loud will probably reach a halt at 4 mil or 4.5….Depends if the next single is another smash or not.

  16. kelzrowland March 3, 2011

    CAN’T WAIT TO SEE ON MARCH 22 WHEN F.A.M.E. DEBUTS OUT OF THE TOP 20 AND SELLS 10,000K!!!!

    ______________________!

  17. Royalkev March 3, 2011

    Nice! Congrats to both ladies!

    **ThePagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com(…Still a place for EVERYTHING! )

  18. u-jealous March 3, 2011

    CONGRATS Princess Rihanna on LOUD CERTIFIED PLANTINUM and being in the top 10 on billboard 200 for over 3 months.worldwide sells over 3 million.S&M-top 10 in over13 countries.Nivea endorsement and sell out tours.And your’e beautiful ,down to earth and multi-talented and that’s why we love you.A real go-getter(get that paper) and an ICON and a LEGEND. You are truly blessed.WERK:)!

  19. NICKY March 3, 2011

    LMFAO @ JJFAN

    A HALT AT 4 OR 4.5 M???????????

    SWEETIE , LOUD IS STEADILY PUSHING 100K+ / WEEK

    SHE WILL REACH 4 MILLION BY APRIL

    AND AROUND 6 MILLION BY THE END OF YEAR ! LET’S HOPE WE GET A RE-RELEASE CUZ WE GONNA TAKE THIS BABY TO 10 MILLION +

  20. latin86 March 3, 2011

    Congrats to adele for keeping album sales up! And congrats to minaj and rihanna for being consistent!

  21. GangsterA March 3, 2011

    nicki m moda focka congrats gurl keep slaying

  22. NICK March 3, 2011

    YES LOVE NICKI & RIHANNA!

  23. fransleeca March 3, 2011

    DAT NICKI MINAJ RAIN JUST WONT LET UP!!!!! CONGRADULATIONS NICKI WE MAKING HISTORY BABYEEE…

  24. Ariana March 3, 2011

    Congratulations ladies!

    I’m so glad Adele is on top, she’s a very talented girl. Not a big fan of her voice but her music is stunning!!! 🙂 Keep it up!

  25. mike March 3, 2011

    Adele is amazing. She is one of those artists who can actually sing and it is not all about the song. She is a BIG GIRL too and she still can blow. More success to her.

  26. drfenty March 3, 2011

    YEZZIIIIIIIIIIR

    rihallla stays,making a fewl of this site and these phaggs that run it!

    kiii!!!

    and she will sell at the very minimum 5 million.

    S&M is only really starting to take off on radio and is sitting pretty @ #2 on itunes.

    its also slowly creeping up the charts in MAAAAAAAAANY countries around the globe.
    give it 2-3 weeks and it should clock a few more #1 spots ina few more countries

    meanwhile, trent and sam stay being broke as baboons struggling

  27. Lifee March 3, 2011

    But nicki album wans’t a RAP album…. it was really POP Just sayin..
    And with all the promotion she had SHE BETTER be breaking some record.

  28. Alex Parrode March 3, 2011

    Rihanna is pure garbage.
    Doesn’t matter whether she’s sellin albuns or not. No talent, no voice, just one more all-made product of this crazy new ‘music’ industry.
    Sigh Sigh Sigh…

  29. WHITEJESUS March 3, 2011

    okay nicki

  30. Jarel March 3, 2011

    @Alex,ure right, truth hurts lol
    Ri-ri better enjoy it while it lasts

  31. delroy March 3, 2011

    Well done to the talented adele i like how we can now see an artist sell the music instead of s** for a change it has been missed. So adele can now say that she has done what no other Brit artists in decades have done have a album no1 in both countrys at the same time i am so proud.

    and well done to Nicki that album is top quality, i am still playing Roman Revenge love that track. I would say nice things about the GOAT here itr goes S&M is growing on me, i listened to the LP the other day, WTF pure s*** Rated R was so much better.

  32. KAT DELUNA FAN March 3, 2011

    congrats to ADELE & BRUNO MARS

    BRUNO IS AT 760 K WITH A FIRST WEEK SALE AT 55 K
    THAT S PRETTY BIG

    BIEBER AND RIHANNA AND NICKI ARE GARBAGE !!!!

  33. princebarbietv March 3, 2011

    Waittttttttt!
    Is Trent checking for Rihanna now lmao f****** jackass, anywho no one cares what Mariah did 20 yrs ago its no longer her time!!!

  34. NICKY March 3, 2011

    LMFAOOOOOOOO @ DR FENTY

    HEY !!!! I MISSED YOU!!!!! HAAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHA

    OUR FAVE IS KILLN IT !!!! FEELS GOOD RIGHT?

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAAH

    TRENT AND SAM R SOOOOO UPSET AHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

    WHERE IS AMAZING LEE, LADY , TIFF LMFAOOOOOOOOOO

    SOMEWHERE CRYING HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA

  35. NICKY March 3, 2011

    LMFAOOOOO @ALEX

    HER 26 MILLION FANS ON FACEBOOK DISAGREE WITH YOU

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA

  36. BIANCA IS A GOAT KILLER March 3, 2011

    THE GOAT IS STILL WAY BEHIND GAGA….IT TAKES SO MUCH TIME TO THE GOAT TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS….GAGA BTW..AFTER 3 WEEKS ITS PLATINUM AND ITS STILL #1 WHERE IT DEBUTED. WHEN SHE RELEASES HER ALBUM ITS GONNA BE AFTER 1 WEEK.
    SM AFTER 2 MONTHS ITS NOW STRUGGLING TO CRACK THE TOP 5..GAGA HAS MORE FANS ON FACEBOOK N IS THE MOST FOLLOWED ON TWITTER….
    GAGA CAN ACTUALLY SING. THE GOAT CANT ACTUALLY SING…
    GAGA HAS BEEN OUT 3 YEARS THE GOAT 5 YEARS

    MONSTERS SLAY THE GOATNAVY

  37. Traci Summers March 3, 2011

    dont believe nicki’s sales are honest. definitely some fake buyouts. call me a hater i relli dont give a f***. but shes not honestly selling that much. no way congrats to adele she has real talent and deserves it. nicki stole lil kim/lady gaga’s swag and made a career of of them so she gets NO co signs

  38. Robier March 3, 2011

    YES ADELE AND WITHOUT ALL THIS EURO POP DANCE BS

  39. JuanR March 3, 2011

    Congrats to Adele and Nicki!

  40. NICKY March 3, 2011

    12 Best (fastest) Selling Female Albums WW (Last 5 years)
    FASTEST SELLING FEMALE ALBUMS IN THE LAST 5 YEARS WORLDWIDE (FIRST 14 WEEKS OF RELEASE):

    1) Susan Boyle / I Dreamed A Dream
    2) Alicia Keys / As I Am
    3) Taylor Swift / Speak Now
    4) Rihanna / Loud
    5) Avril Lavigne / The Best Damn Thing
    6) Susan Boyle / The Gift
    7) Beyonce / I Am Sasha Fierce*
    8) Norah Jones / Not Too Late
    9) P!nk / Funhouse
    10 Britney Spears / Circus
    11) Beyonce / B’Day
    12) Madonna / Hard Candy

    1- I Dreamed A Dream sold: 7.308.000

    1) 1.284.000
    2) 1.047.000
    3) 1.161.000
    4) 1.387.000
    5) 1.135.000
    6) 329.000
    7) 225.000
    8) 165.000
    9) 172.000
    10) 129.000
    11) 104.000
    12) 104.000
    13) 95.000
    14) 71.000

    2- As I Am sold: 4.579.000

    1) 876.000
    2) 510.000
    3) 382.000
    4) 357.000
    5) 439.000
    6) 658.000
    7) 321.000
    8) 202.000
    9) 149.000
    10) 131.000
    11) 129.000
    12) 125.000
    13) 133.000
    14) 167.000

    3- Speak Now sold: 3.791.000

    1) 1.149.000
    2) 408.000
    3) 294.000
    4) 202.000
    5) 296.000
    6) 233.000
    7) 253.000
    8) 320.000
    9) 311.000
    10) 107.000
    11) 72.000
    12) 55.000
    13) 47.000
    14) 44.000

    4- Loud sold: 3.267.000

    3. Loud – 406.000 – (Week 1)
    4. Loud – 300.000 – (Week 2) (-26%)
    5. Loud – 243.000 – (Week 3) (-19%)
    3. Loud – 278.000 – (Week 4) (+14%)
    4. Loud – 409.000 – (Week 5) (+47%)
    1. Loud – 521.000 – (Week 6 – 1 week at No.1-) (+27%)
    1. Loud – 225.000 – (Week 7 – 2 weeks at No.1-) (-57%)
    1. Loud – 145.000 – (Week 8 – 3 weeks at No.1-) (-36%)
    1. Loud – 130.000 – (Week 9 – 4 weeks at No.1-) (-10%)
    2. Loud – 126.000 – (Week 10) (-3%)
    3. Loud – 111.000 – (Week 11) (-12%)
    3. Loud – 108.000 – (Week 12) (-3%)
    3. Loud – 124.000 – (Week 13) (+15%)
    5. Loud – 141.000 – (Week 14) (+14%)

    5- The Best Damn Thing sold: 3.263.000

    1) 784.000
    2) 412.000
    3) 347.000
    4) 252.000
    5) 211.000
    6) 188.000
    7) 172.000
    8) 152.000
    9) 138.000
    10) 127.000
    11) 128.000
    12) 121.000
    13) 119.000
    14) 112.000

    6- The Gift sold: 3.139.000

    1) 478.000
    2) 448.000
    3) 400.000
    4) 411.000
    5) 397.000
    6) 455.000
    7) 441.000
    8) 73.000
    9) 36.000
    10) –
    11) –
    12) –
    13) –
    14) –

    7- I Am Sasha Fierce sold: 3.089.000

    1) 42.000
    2) 591.000
    3) 359.000
    4) 247.000
    5) 259.000
    6) 381.000
    7) 372.000
    8) 150.000
    9) 103.000
    10) 98.000
    11) 99.000
    12) 100.000
    13) 98.000
    14) 105.000
    +Extra for first week not complete 15) 85.000

    8- Not Too Late sold: 3.029.000

    1) 719.000
    2) 470.000
    3) 430.000
    4) 258.000
    5) 208.000
    6) 174.000
    7) 147.000
    8) 138.000
    9) 120.000
    10) 101.000
    11) 84.000
    12) 66.000
    13) 61.000
    14) 53.000

    9- Funhouse sold: 2.910.000

    1) 549.000
    2) 272.000
    3) 188.000
    4) 157.000
    5) 201.000
    6) 204.000
    7) 263.000
    8) 338.000
    9) 329.000
    10) 114.000
    11) 79.000
    12) 73.000
    13) 73.000
    14) 70.000

    10- Circus sold: 2.836.000

    1) 814.000
    2) 414.000
    3) 412.000
    4) 413.000
    5) 163.000
    6) 106.000
    7) 90.000
    8) 78.000
    9) 70.000
    10) 67.000
    11) 67.000
    12) 53.000
    13) 46.000
    14) 43.000

    11- B’Day sold: 2.620.000

    1) 736.000
    2) 281.000
    3) 186.000
    4) 146.000
    5) 121.000
    6) 104.000
    7) 91.000
    8) 92.000
    9) 111.000
    10) 102.000
    11) 112.000
    12) 219.000
    13) 150.000
    14) 169.000

    12- Hard Candy sold: 2.563.000

    1) 44.000
    2) 758.000
    3) 340.000
    4) 242.000
    5) 198.000
    6) 161.000
    7) 135.000
    8) 113.000
    9) 97.000
    10) 96.000
    11) 88.000
    12) 81.000
    13) 76.000
    14) 71.000
    +Extra for first week not complete 15) 63.000

  41. i’m a billy goat…..*cough* with bronchitis March 3, 2011

    How dare you mention an actual talent such as Adele in the same post as Ri-HORRIBLE a*s singer! Congratulations Adele! Perhaps talent will once again reign in the music industry! I’ve had enough of the cheap gimmicks!

  42. ugh March 3, 2011

    LOUD has just gone platinum???

    Congrats to Nicki

  43. kelzrowland March 3, 2011

    @ Lifee
    March 3, 2011 at 10:21 pm
    But nicki album wans’t a RAP album
    —————————————————————-

    Hater. You are so MAD!! wAS kIM’S album a rap album? WHo are you to judge what it was? Are you going to take back her PLATINUM status? Nicki is pushing boundaries withher music and creating new genres. Just because she is not rapping abuot s** and violence does not mean she isn’t a rapper. That’s the great thing about her because while every other female MC is rapping about fighting Nicki is talking about pulling up in a MONSTER! and putting haters like you who #BEENAFAN in their place!

  44. PINK FRIDAY H** March 3, 2011

    GO NIKKI !!!! WHERE’S KIM’S MIXTAPE??… HAVE ANYBODY GOTTEN THEIR COPY?.. POOR KRIM

  45. i’m a billy goat *cough* with bronchitis March 3, 2011

    I love how these fools are forever discussing what the Goat Queen has sold…LOL! So, she still can’t sing! Thank goodness for the Adele’s of the world. Beyonce hurry back!

  46. CW March 4, 2011

    Wow.. Adele sold 352K. thats great. How did adele manage to out sell rihanna? lol hi rihanna stans

  47. CW March 4, 2011

    Wait I am confused. Why are rihanna stnas bragging about her album sales when it took her 15 weeks to sell 1 million copies. Beyonce sold 1 million copies in 4 weeks. I am sill confused on how yall are boasting about her number.

  48. CW March 4, 2011

    1 last thing. What ever happened to rated R ( i mean rated flop) that album came and went. I wonder how many grammy nominations rihanna is gonna get for her loud album. quality music right (*side eye)

  49. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie) March 4, 2011

    @CW

    Loud already won a Grammy (Only Girl), mere months after release. (Stay Mad)

    SuBo and Adele are in the same league. That’s why she would have a bigger debut week. Rated R outsold Adele’s 19′, and Loud will most likely outsell “21”

    And who the f*** cares that IASF went plat before Loud? Why did it take IASF longer to sell as many albums as Loud has currently sold now?

    #ByeBitch

  50. trina March 4, 2011

    I’d’love to see lil HiM’s’plastic face reading this post right now.

  51. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie) March 4, 2011

    oh and congrats to Adele and Nicki

  52. trina March 4, 2011

    Who is Lil HiM ?

  53. Traci Summers March 4, 2011

    can nicki do this on her future albums can she stay in the game 10+ years. ppl seem to think BREAKING RECORDS mean ur solidified or ur music is good. it dnt mean s***. nicki’s label is tha one who’s smiling.
    When nicki gets her own stye, and stays in the game for more than 10 years. then she has won.
    So many one hit wonders, can have an amazing debut and fall of out of SIGHT.
    Rihanna sells alot, but does that mean shes more talented than Ciara who doesnt sell as much has her. exactly. all this break record s*** is bogus and nicki has broken no barrier, there are no barriers in music anymore. so sit the f*** down

  54. NICKY March 4, 2011

    @ CW , READ IT AND WEEP HAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    12 Best (fastest) Selling Female Albums WW (Last 5 years)
    FASTEST SELLING FEMALE ALBUMS IN THE LAST 5 YEARS WORLDWIDE (FIRST 14 WEEKS OF RELEASE):

    1) Susan Boyle / I Dreamed A Dream
    2) Alicia Keys / As I Am
    3) Taylor Swift / Speak Now
    4) Rihanna / Loud
    5) Avril Lavigne / The Best Damn Thing
    6) Susan Boyle / The Gift
    7) Beyonce / I Am Sasha Fierce*
    8) Norah Jones / Not Too Late
    9) P!nk / Funhouse
    10 Britney Spears / Circus
    11) Beyonce / B’Day
    12) Madonna / Hard Candy

    1- I Dreamed A Dream sold: 7.308.000

    1) 1.284.000
    2) 1.047.000
    3) 1.161.000
    4) 1.387.000
    5) 1.135.000
    6) 329.000
    7) 225.000
    8) 165.000
    9) 172.000
    10) 129.000
    11) 104.000
    12) 104.000
    13) 95.000
    14) 71.000

    2- As I Am sold: 4.579.000

    1) 876.000
    2) 510.000
    3) 382.000
    4) 357.000
    5) 439.000
    6) 658.000
    7) 321.000
    8) 202.000
    9) 149.000
    10) 131.000
    11) 129.000
    12) 125.000
    13) 133.000
    14) 167.000

    3- Speak Now sold: 3.791.000

    1) 1.149.000
    2) 408.000
    3) 294.000
    4) 202.000
    5) 296.000
    6) 233.000
    7) 253.000
    8) 320.000
    9) 311.000
    10) 107.000
    11) 72.000
    12) 55.000
    13) 47.000
    14) 44.000

    4- Loud sold: 3.267.000

    3. Loud – 406.000 – (Week 1)
    4. Loud – 300.000 – (Week 2) (-26%)
    5. Loud – 243.000 – (Week 3) (-19%)
    3. Loud – 278.000 – (Week 4) (+14%)
    4. Loud – 409.000 – (Week 5) (+47%)
    1. Loud – 521.000 – (Week 6 – 1 week at No.1-) (+27%)
    1. Loud – 225.000 – (Week 7 – 2 weeks at No.1-) (-57%)
    1. Loud – 145.000 – (Week 8 – 3 weeks at No.1-) (-36%)
    1. Loud – 130.000 – (Week 9 – 4 weeks at No.1-) (-10%)
    2. Loud – 126.000 – (Week 10) (-3%)
    3. Loud – 111.000 – (Week 11) (-12%)
    3. Loud – 108.000 – (Week 12) (-3%)
    3. Loud – 124.000 – (Week 13) (+15%)
    5. Loud – 141.000 – (Week 14) (+14%)

    5- The Best Damn Thing sold: 3.263.000

    1) 784.000
    2) 412.000
    3) 347.000
    4) 252.000
    5) 211.000
    6) 188.000
    7) 172.000
    8) 152.000
    9) 138.000
    10) 127.000
    11) 128.000
    12) 121.000
    13) 119.000
    14) 112.000

    6- The Gift sold: 3.139.000

    1) 478.000
    2) 448.000
    3) 400.000
    4) 411.000
    5) 397.000
    6) 455.000
    7) 441.000
    8) 73.000
    9) 36.000
    10) –
    11) –
    12) –
    13) –
    14) –

    7- I Am Sasha Fierce sold: 3.089.000

    1) 42.000
    2) 591.000
    3) 359.000
    4) 247.000
    5) 259.000
    6) 381.000
    7) 372.000
    8) 150.000
    9) 103.000
    10) 98.000
    11) 99.000
    12) 100.000
    13) 98.000
    14) 105.000
    +Extra for first week not complete 15) 85.000

    8- Not Too Late sold: 3.029.000

    1) 719.000
    2) 470.000
    3) 430.000
    4) 258.000
    5) 208.000
    6) 174.000
    7) 147.000
    8) 138.000
    9) 120.000
    10) 101.000
    11) 84.000
    12) 66.000
    13) 61.000
    14) 53.000

    9- Funhouse sold: 2.910.000

    1) 549.000
    2) 272.000
    3) 188.000
    4) 157.000
    5) 201.000
    6) 204.000
    7) 263.000
    8) 338.000
    9) 329.000
    10) 114.000
    11) 79.000
    12) 73.000
    13) 73.000
    14) 70.000

    10- Circus sold: 2.836.000

    1) 814.000
    2) 414.000
    3) 412.000
    4) 413.000
    5) 163.000
    6) 106.000
    7) 90.000
    8) 78.000
    9) 70.000
    10) 67.000
    11) 67.000
    12) 53.000
    13) 46.000
    14) 43.000

    11- B’Day sold: 2.620.000

    1) 736.000
    2) 281.000
    3) 186.000
    4) 146.000
    5) 121.000
    6) 104.000
    7) 91.000
    8) 92.000
    9) 111.000
    10) 102.000
    11) 112.000
    12) 219.000
    13) 150.000
    14) 169.000

    12- Hard Candy sold: 2.563.000

    1) 44.000
    2) 758.000
    3) 340.000
    4) 242.000
    5) 198.000
    6) 161.000
    7) 135.000
    8) 113.000
    9) 97.000
    10) 96.000
    11) 88.000
    12) 81.000
    13) 76.000
    14) 71.000
    +Extra for first week not complete 15) 63.000

  55. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie) March 4, 2011

    @Traci

    Ciara is definitely a better dancer, but Rihanna is the better recording artist. Rihanna has had success across more formats and genres. Musically, Rihanna’s more versatile and takes more risks, even if success with those risks is only marginal. And I agree, Kim definitely gets more respect from me than Nicki because of senority, but the fact that Nicki has broken through the way she has is still commendable. How long that success lasts is anyone’s guess.

  56. parisian girl March 4, 2011

    Congrats to my girl ADELE
    The Voice of This generation.

  57. MissImpartial March 4, 2011

    Oh come on! What Nicky achieved is great for her but lets stay realistic nowadays it is much easier than back then. What Lil Kim has achieved made it easier for Nicky because Lil Kim had to fight those barriers and Hip Hop was not as big. Never mind her being also a female. Lil Kim paved the way for her.

  58. Asia March 4, 2011

    Nicki keep proving them wrong, congrats Adele, that girl can blow!

  59. The Naked Truth March 4, 2011

    Congrats to Nicki!

    BUT…..

    People REALLY need to stop acting like Lil Kim did’nt pave the way for her to “Rock Rhymes in High Heel Shoes”

    Give respect where its DUE!

  60. DION-ISH March 4, 2011

    @I’M A BILLY GOAT…..*COUGH* WITH BRONCHITIS

    Funny thing is Adele’s a Rihanna stan LOL …and LOUD is Slaying…..Winning!!, Bi-FUKIN-Winng!!

    Anyway *Composes self*

    Yasssssss At my B****** Slaying! LOL ….Adele is just brilliant BRILLIANT and her voice is phenomenal! You wont true art, and someone with a truly fantastic voice (and isn’t arrogant, or boost about it like a certain artist) Get Adele’s Album! This women is EVERYTHING.COM

  61. X,Y,”and Z” March 4, 2011

    … And just think, Nicki Minaj, with HALF the resources given ‘Pink Friday’ ,for promotional purposes, and in FAR-less time, has FAR OUTSOLD any of what Rihanna has yet done!!

    I mean, talk about your FAILED/deminished ROI (return on investment). For the vast sums Def Jam has spent on her, she’s returned little-to-nothing! And what “disappointing amounts” she DOES bring-in – because of her ‘360 degree contract with Def Jam – she gets to see little or nothing of THAT…!!

    An… “empire”?! …Who, Rihanna..?! Not from “the scraps” Def Jam now throws at her — after they’ve had their fill!

    After the Kodak Commercials.
    After the supposed numerous #1-songs.
    After sidewalk fashion show – after sidewalk fashion show.
    After being prominently featured on several award shows here, in the U.S. AND in Europe. After the complete and absolute “media saturation” we’ve come to expect of/from ‘Brand Rihanna’, for her to ‘only now’ go platinum is pathetic!

    All around? …”all around”, Rihanna has been a non-performing asset and an complete failure!

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT…!!

  62. Yellow Gorillah March 4, 2011

    YAAAAAY!

    Get Em RiRi

    Congratz to Adele she truly is talented and she is waving the British flag U go GIRL!

    Well done also to Nicki she is doing really well.. buhhh

    Lil kim still paved way for her to even be able to do this let’s keep it cute.

  63. Gucci March 4, 2011

    Girl, I see so many people in this post angry as usual. You all are right, Rihanna has no talent……..Her only talent is SUCCESS.

    *sips tea*

    Are you mad because you swore Rihanna’s career was “over” and she sold 3.4 million worldwide and over 1 million in the US? Or Maybe it’s because she has 26 million fans…………….? No….could it be because all of these hating ass gutter rats watched her on youtube so much that they helped her become the second female artist to have 1 BILLION views? Girl, we wanna hear the tea…

    Well it doesn’t matter because the true tea is that the more you keep hating on her the more people start likely her. It’s so ironic. YOU can stay mad, pressed, and bitter.

  64. Gucci March 4, 2011

    @X,Y,”and Z”

    Girl, stop. Nicky had far more promotion than Rihanna had this era and you know that’s the true tea. Not to mention she’s a NEW artist. She’s hot RIGHT NOW but longevity is far more important than being hot right now.

    Didn’t Ashanti break the record for the highest first week sales of a female artist? And girl, where is she now? Exactly.

    And she’s been certified platinum for several weeks, sweetie. When did you fave go platinum? I’ll wait…………………………………………….

    …………………………………….still waiting

    I thought so. Girl, bye.

  65. DION-ISH March 4, 2011

    ^^^^
    @GUCCI

    YASSSS You Better TELL EM b****!!! LOL

  66. HAHAHAHA March 4, 2011

    LOL., nicki stay winninq.! : )

    @ TRACI SUMMERz. – you alwayz seem so upset with nicki & what she’z doinq.! i quess you mad she took the spot too. LOL.! PINK FRIDAYY HOEz.!

  67. i’m a billy goat *cough* with bronchitis March 4, 2011

    @DION-ISH

    LOL…I doubt it! We all know Adele is not tone deaf! Someone probably cornered poor Adele and asked her a goat question that put her on the spot. She more than likely just said something positive to be kind!

    One thing’s for sure, I doubt Adele would forgo her committment to sing at a cancer charity event to shake her ass at a party!

    Go Adele love ya! 🙂 You may not sell as much as the media/music industry gimmicks but you my dear have actual talent we can all appreciate!!!

  68. i’m a billy goat *cough* with bronchitis March 4, 2011

    @X,Y,”and Z”

    Absolutely!! Well said!!

  69. NICKY March 4, 2011

    LMFAO @ GUCCI

    WHY DID YOU JUST MAKE A FOOL OUT OF X Y DISEASE HAHAHAHHAHAHHA

    AHHAHAHHA X Y DISEASE HAS NO FACTS HAHAHAH IT WISHES CHRIS BROWN HAD THE SAME SUCCESS, SO IT USES NICKI MINAJ AS A SCAPEGOAT

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

    NICKI IS KILLING IT!!!! WE DO HAVE THE SAME NAME HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHA

    ANYWAY THO……….XY DISEASE IS SOOOOOOOOO UPSET THAT THE RIHANNA NAVY WINS AGAIN

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. NICKY March 4, 2011

    LMFAO @ X Y DISEASE

    WHO SOLD CLOSE TO 4 MILLION WORLDWIDE AFTER 3 1/2 MONTHS?????

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    WHO SOLD 14 MILLION SINGLES WW FROM LOUD SO FAR???? HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

    DONT YOU LOVE THE ROI , RETURN ON INVESTMENT? IN SUCH A SHORT TIME?

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHHAHAH

  71. DION-ISH March 4, 2011

    @I’M A BILLY GOAT *COUGH* WITH BRONCHITIS

    Well sorry to break it to you but….um NOPE She posted this on her official website and she has said it numerous times she loves Rihanna…As Well As Jessie J and Leona Lewis…Them British b****** LOVE Rihanna! LOL #Rih-Winning!!

    http://twitpic.com/3t3k4v/full

    Im Sooo Happy ALL my b****** SLAYING….Rihanna, Britney, and Adele!! Yesss!!

  72. Gucci March 4, 2011

    And I love Nicky Minaj, but I’m so dead at these other stans trying to drag Rihanna’s sales with SOMEONE ELSE’S sales who they don’t even stan for………………………..

    It just makes you look incredibly PRESSED. If you can’t come for someone’s sales with your fave’s sales, then move right along. And if you’re going to be a stan you should know that’s rule number one. Why embarrass yourself and your fave?

    Just keep it cute, say some random s*** about talent and move on. That’s basically the only “comeback” you have.

    But don’t bring up sales just to end up looking stupid, because you WILL get that wig snatched.

    *sips tea*

  73. Gucci March 4, 2011

    On topic, Adele is the voice of our generation and I think MOOriah should bow down and hand over her dusty ass crown from 1990. Mariah was a triple threat. It’s just sad that all of those threats were flopped albums.

    YAAAAAAS to the new b****** taking over and leaving them old ass b****** like the queen of paypal Lil Kim and the rest.

  74. JohnVidal March 4, 2011

    I´m so glad for ADELE!!! I play the record every day. It´s amazing. Now we know there´s still hope great music can top the charts. I wish Rihanna, Kesha, Britney, Katy could dissappear.
    And I don´t really care about rap so I´m not gonna talk about it too much but is that impressive what Nicki has made. I think not.
    Anyway Adele>>>>>>everybody else out there with an album right now

  75. DION-ISH March 4, 2011

    ^^^

    To bad Adele doesnt want Rihanna to Disappear #RihannaNavy #Ri-Winning *Chuckles*

    And Britneys the Fukin Princess…..Stay Mad.

  76. Badd March 4, 2011

    Not trying to hate…but her being
    On top for that long isn’t really
    special….most of the sales have
    been under 40K and alot of
    the #1’s kept breaking the record
    for lowest sales at #1…the music
    Industry is seeing some really bad
    times…good thing Adele is
    starting to turn in around..if
    The navy had been on their
    S*** LOUD could have gone #1

  77. carl March 4, 2011

    @MISSIMPARTIAL

    please it was MUCH easier to sell back then than is is now come on if missy and lauryn could get and #1 why coudlnt kim and like i said salt and pepa was always girly with heels on by rapping so watevea

    congrats to nicki i love when she does more than people expect nobofy even eexpected her to go plautium yet alone stay in the top ten for 14 weeks staight still selling stable

  78. Badd March 4, 2011

    @JohnVidal….exactly.

  79. tones March 4, 2011

    Congrats to Adele, I still have 21 on repeat. My faves are Rumor Has It, Turning Tabels, Don’t You Remember, Someone Like You, Hiding My Heart and I Found a Boy. I’m pretty sure Adele will sweep the Grammys in 2012. Yeah, I also believe that Loud will halt at around 4.5 million in sales because S&M has kind of came and went, yeah it maybe in top 10 in a lot of countries, but it’s not a singe that’s making people want to buy Loud, I think California King Bed or Man Down will cause an increase in sales. I’m shocked Bruno Mars is only at 750K, I thought he’d be at 1 million by now, but he’s still a great singer-songwriter and producer, I’m pretty sure overall Doo Wops & Hooligans will sell around 1.5 million in the U.S. and around 3 million WW. Recovery has been in the top 10 for like what, 40+ weeks, Lil’ Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Drake could never. There’s a reason why Eminem is the best rapper alive and greatest rapper ever.

  80. sane beyhanna stan March 4, 2011

    Congrats To my b****** Rihanna and Nicki. And lol @ people bringing up talent. I like Adele and she truely is talented but if sales don’t reflect talent then what? You’d think people will buy albums of people with more talent right? So rihanna is doing something right

  81. Kavion March 4, 2011

    Go Nicki, Go Adele, Go Nicki, Go Adele!
    Go Bruno, Go Em, Go Bruno, Go Em!
    Let’s get it in!!!!

    I’m happy for all of them!

  82. African( Senegal ) loooove breezy!!!!!! March 4, 2011

    rihonna better sells cause she will need it for ripping of David Lachapelle!!!!!

  83. Trina March 4, 2011

    So happy for Nicki !!
    Who is Lil HIM ?? Ow okay.

  84. LOL March 4, 2011

    LMAO to the people who are saying that rihanna’s progress is the best in years, beyonce’s I am sasha fierce was #2 sometimes #1 on billboard for months she didn’t fall of top 5 until a whole year passed.

  85. divinnalafeme March 5, 2011

    2 women i love Adele and Nicki Minaj, work b******!

  86. SHUT UP March 8, 2011

    shut up u bums.

    They break a record u say the albums not rap? WTF does it matter what you think. The album is still labeled rap.

    Then you say well it don’t count cuz the album sales was low. UM well. where were the other “lowsellers” I guess Nicki’s “low seller” beat the other ones.

    Then you say with all the promotion, u idiots. U are suppose dto promote your product. Lets see you try and sell some s*** without promo dummies

    Congrads to them, they are SUCCEEDING. No excuses.

  87. commanderofthedancefloor October 1, 2011

    its funny all the comments on here from january, no one will probably read this but oh well.

    loud has now sold 5.7 million, all the haters said only 4 million well loud is on its way to sell 6 million who is mad, and dead at XYZ saying nicki sold more, loud 5 million pink friday 2 million b**** stay mad

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