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%).