Lady GaGa, Adele & Nicki Minaj Boost US Record Sales

Published: Saturday 9th Jul 2011 by David

Their fans may love them but if their record sales are anything to go by, their record labels will love them even more.

For Pop starlets Lady GaGa, Adele and Nicki Minaj have contributed to a 1% rise in the sale of music sold in the United States.

Find out more below…

Nielsen SoundScan report that despite the popularity of online music providers such as Itunes, physical copies of albums saw an impressive increase from 153.9 million last year to 155.million this year, even before the chart year has ended.

This is thanks to new releases by Pop songbirds Lady GaGa and Adele who broke a number of sales records this year with their respective LP’s ‘Born This Way’ and ‘21‘.

Rap sensation Nicki Minaj also contributed a great deal to  US sales, as her debut project ‘Pink Friday’ was confirmed as being the third highest selling album of the year to be released by a female artist so far, with 609,000 copies sold between the months of January to July.

This currently makes her the highest selling rapper so far this year and the highest selling female rapper this decade.

Shifting 2,517,000 copies in the space of six months, Adele contributed the most to the sales increase with ’21’ closely followed by GaGa’s ‘Born This Way’ which has sold 1,540,000 in just two months.

These sales make Lady GaGa, Adele and Nicki Minaj the highest selling female artists of 2011 to date.

Will Beyonce‘s ‘4′ that trumps the records currently held by her chart rivals when the Year-End figures are released in a few months time?

Either way, it seems that even before the year has ended 2011 has already become one year music lovers will be sure to never forget.

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  1. Dale_23 July 9, 2011

    wow…a WHOLE one percent…..

    Well i guess its good to know ppl still BUY physical copies.

  2. FUCKIT July 9, 2011

    YESSSS MY B**** NICKI!!!! IS SHOWING THESE RAP H*** HOW ITS DONE!! LIL KIM IS A PIECE OF F****** TRRASHHH … AND I CANT WAIT UNTIL MONICA SONG FLOPS! KARMA IS A B****, TALKING S*** ABOUT KEYISHA…

    #TEAMGAGA YOU GUYS STAY WINNING !!! LOVE GAGA!

    AND OF COURSE SHOUT OUT TO ADELE.. AN AMAZING WOMAN.

    BUY 4 ! IN STORES NOW. ANOTHER CLASSIC BY BEYONCE.

    OH AND I LIKE RIHANNAS NEW EARRINGS

  3. TinaSouthAfrica July 9, 2011

    #LegendTina Aguiilera

  4. FUCKIT July 9, 2011

    IM A NICKI MINAJ STAN.. AND I VOTED FOR LADY GAGA.. I MEAN ITS ONLY OBVIOUS SHE RUNS THE CHARTS.

  5. Kellymotivation July 9, 2011

    Lady gaga runs the charts and the world. #FACT

  6. KAT DELUNA FAN July 9, 2011

    WHO CARES???

    WHAT ABOUT MUSIC?

    ONLY BEYONCE AND ADELE ALBUMS ARE WORTH IT.
    I DONT CARE FOR ANYTHING ELSE

    NEXT->

  7. ISTANN4GAGA(CAUSE BEY LIKES TO PARTY!) July 9, 2011

    It shows that Beyonslay was right…

    Girls DO run the world(I am a male lol.)

    Male artists,where y’all at????

    *Waits for someone to try to throw my girls under the bus*

    Male artists,where y’all at???

  8. ISTANN4GAGA(CAUSE BEY LIKES TO PARTY!) July 9, 2011

    It shows that Beyonslay was right…

    Girls DO run the world(I am a male lol.)

    Male artists,where y’all at????

    *Waits for someone to try to throw my girls under the bus*

  9. jamir21 July 9, 2011

    I`ll say Gaga, Minaj, and Rihanna !
    Even though I`m not a fan but go Adele !

  10. aisha aguilera keys July 9, 2011

    Congrats! Girl power!

  11. MusicFan July 9, 2011

    Lol. Some are pressed but that’s okay.

    What happened to Born This Flop??? Born This Way is back on the top ten on iTunes! I didn’t know the gap between Born This Way and 21 was so small. Gaga can reach that once she releases her next single and begins promoting in the USA again.

  12. JJfan1814 July 9, 2011

    Go ladies!!! Adele, Nicki & Gaga <3

  13. jamir21 July 9, 2011

    Here comes the stan war !

  14. MusicFan July 9, 2011

    @ISTAN4GAGA, I’m a male too and I think girls really run the world too.

    Current Musical Trinity-Gaga, Beyonce, Adele.

  15. mobwife….guilty casey July 9, 2011

    Oh please!!

    The 2 for 1 Best Buy, 99 cent Amazon.com gimmicks Queen and the cheap Lil Kim knock off did what?…LOL Spare me the fixed details!

    Adele is the only “ligit” claim to a boost in US record sells! She produced a quality product and the American media is on her side. She cannot loose with those two factors in hand!

    Beyonce will also make a good showing by years end!

    I’m not really sure why RiHOG’s goat like essence was mentioned? Oh not another remix, re-remix, re-re-remix scam again! :-0

  16. pop royalyty July 9, 2011

    loolz @ISTAN4GAGA COMMENTS :
    MALE ARTISTS DIED WHEN “POKER FACE” AND “SINGLE LADIES” WERE RELEASED I THINK 😀 😀 😀 ! “I’M MALE TOO”
    HILARIOUS COMMENTS FOR REAL 🙂 !
    IT’S A TIE BETWEEN GAGA AND ADELE ! ALTHOUGH I STAN FOR BEYONCE AND GAGA ! BUT GOOD JOB LADIES 🙂 ! U RUN THE WORLD FOR REAL
    I WILL NOT VOTE CUZ I DO NOT KNOW WHAT FUTURE HIDES :p !

  17. MusicFan July 9, 2011

    @JAMIR, in 3…2…1…

  18. Jeff July 9, 2011

    Adele I can understand, but LMAO!!!! @ the Beyonce’ fans who put her above Gaga.. poor you.

  19. DanityKiWi July 9, 2011

    BAHAHA!!!
    TGJ just deleted my comment!!!!
    Rihanna isn’t re-releasing LOUD!!!!!! Twitter confirmation.

  20. mobwife….guilty casey July 9, 2011

    LOL at these comments!

    The only ones running the charts are the ppl who dictate what music you hear and by whom! Some of the listed artists have made good music and some of that mess is heard solely based on industry politics! Don’t be fooled! 🙂

  21. Misfit July 9, 2011

    Toss up between Adele and Gaga! They both have the strongest and, most consistent sales in the last year!

    People lie, numbers don’t. Work it out girls!

    @Musicfan

    Exactly! Lol!

  22. GAGA 3 YEARS SLAYYYED ALL YOUR FAVS July 9, 2011

    ILL SUCK MOTHER MONSTERS D*** FOR HOW MUCH SHE SOLD HER ALBUM @ AMAZON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Slaydele, Slay$ha, Amy Slayhouse July 9, 2011

    This site is so biased, its crazy. Im pretty sure Teenage Dream and Loud have sold more copies this year than that garbage Pink Friday. But since the two who run this site are Kens, they exculded them.
    I cant stand Rihanna, but Loud>>>>Pink Friday

  24. Slaydele, Slay$ha, Amy Slayhouse July 9, 2011

    Oh, you guys are talking U.S #s. My bad. Cause we all know Nicki Manface isnt a world wide name.

    P.S Adele continues to s*** on everyone, and Im loving it

  25. Commander of the RihannaNavy July 9, 2011

    If this were about world wide sells increase, it would Adele, GaGa, and Queen Rihanna:)

  26. MusicFan July 9, 2011

    Agreed with Slaydele on Loud>>>Pink Friday

  27. mobwife….guilty casey July 9, 2011

    @MusicFan

    NO YOU SHUT UP!

    99 cent gimmicks and 2 for 1 schemes! I didn’t do it so don’t be mad at me!! Adele and Gaga have had two different paths to success, so please don’t try to compare them! Adele produced a quality CD and has the whole of the US media behind her! Gaga produced “something” and the whole of the US media, espcially those in the gay community, worship her. Gaga could gargle and spit on a track and the sheep/ fake US media would think is was a HIT SONG! 🙂

  28. JUICY July 9, 2011

    I think Adele is really going to trump over everyone else, but I live for the whole line up though! Queen Bey is going to get in there and tear s*** up though…

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  29. pop royalyty July 9, 2011

    This site is so biased, its crazy. Im pretty sure Teenage Dream and Loud have sold more copies this year than that garbage Pink Friday. But since the two who run this site are Kens, they exculded them.
    I cant stand Rihanna, but Loud>>>>Pink Friday
    ————————————————————————————
    can this comment have a like button ?! i love it !!!!!!!!

  30. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout July 9, 2011

    Of course Pink Friday sells were goin to increase wen she had disney teen sensation Selena Gomez singing her songs…….and I DONT BELEIVE her album sold that amount between Jan-July………more like Nov-July

  31. YeaBey July 9, 2011

    CONGRATS LADIES!!

  32. Those That Cannot Do, Stan July 9, 2011

    Wow, congrats to Nicki Minaj & Adele, I’m happy for Gaga but a huge fanbase + the Amazon deal helped. No shade to her. I feel like Adele and Nicki really proved something with where they came from.

  33. jamir21 July 9, 2011

    Pink Friday was a good better than 4 !

  34. pop royalyty July 9, 2011

    JAMIR21 :
    SO U LEFT RIHANNA’S D*** AGAIN , ISN’T ENOUGH FOR U I GUESS???? ! NOW U R ON NICKI’S !!!!! WOW ! U R MOODY 😀 😀 😀 ! but u cant get on beyonce’s d*** ! your ass will be torn up really bad 🙂 🙂 !

  35. Commander of the RihannaNavy July 9, 2011

    @jamir21
    1.Thats not proper english
    2. 4 shits all over Pink Friday
    3.@TGJ Nicki Minaj is not a rapper
    4.No duh Nicki is the top selling “female rapper” of the decade, the decade started in 2010 and only her and Trina have released album
    5.If Nicki didnt do bubblegum pop records she wouldnt be selling that good

  36. Commander of the RihannaNavy July 9, 2011

    LMFAO @ Pop Royalty!!!
    “but u cant get on beyonce’s d*** ! your ass will be torn up really bad”

  37. jamir21 July 9, 2011

    @ Pop Royalty WTF are u talking about I always gonna be on rihanna`s d*** !
    I always on Nicki`s d*** !
    I`m also on Gaga`s d*** and Britney`s d*** !
    I WAS ALWAYS ON BEYONCE`S D*** SINCE I WAS LITTLE !

  38. jamir21 July 9, 2011

    Sorry my bad Pink Friday is better than 4 !!!!

  39. King B July 9, 2011

    A 1% increase?

    Womp, womp.

  40. JohnVidal July 9, 2011

    Of course is gonna be Adele by the end of the year too. Gaga is the only one that stand a chance.
    I don´t care which of them two become the biggest seller cos both albums are great, too different to be compared

    @mobwife….guilty casey
    Why are you so pressed with the media thing. We understand it and we know it, but the important thing is that those two ladies are great. Just limit yourself to talk s*** about Rihanna, who is a media darling without deserving it, but not the rest. And no your Chris non- singing Brown is not gonna make it. We know media is against him but it´s like he was going to become Michael Jackson, not even Beyonce. So relax. Usually retarded people don´t go too far (except for Rihanna, she is like the luckiest person in the world). Adele and Gaga are clever people with talent, and in the end, it shows. You deal.

  41. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout July 9, 2011

    @COMMANDER OF RHIANNA NAVY- Ur comment @ 8:39 cosign 100%

  42. JohnVidal July 9, 2011

    And a 1% increase is not a small thing cos sales have been decreasing year after year for like how many? 10 years?? So it´s great

  43. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout July 9, 2011

    @JAMRI21- LMAO @ ur comment!!! Ur ONLY 13 so ur are STILL little!!

  44. jamir21 July 9, 2011

    See i crack us beyonce fans up !

  45. mobwife….guilty casey July 9, 2011

    LOL how did Nicki Minaj prove herself? She had the entire CMBYM which means the oh so popular media darlin’ Lil Wayne on her side. She was also the only female rapper in the game making music at the time her CD dropped. And let us not forget she had the Gaga “strange” thing going on which endeared her to pop music fans. Lets not be fooled or get crazy here!

    Adele however, did prove herself even with the media bending and bowing for her. She produced a hell-of-a CD similar to (but not quite as good as) Amy W.’s Back To Black!

  46. DanityKiWi July 9, 2011

    @COMMANDER OF THE RIHANNANAVY
    YOU COMMENT ON IMPROPER ENGLISH?!!!?
    “5.If Nicki didnt do bubblegum pop records she wouldnt be selling that good.”
    UMMMMMMM THAT’S NOT PROPER ENGLISH!!!!!
    SO SHUT UP!!!!

  47. ratedxxx(akaratedx) July 9, 2011

    yES, Gaga is running the charts…

    not a big fan of adele..I like amy winehouse better..

    but i always give credit when credit is due..

    both gaga and adele are running this motha..

    people stay on the 99c thing…newsflash rihannas rated r album also was on sale for 99c..and did she sell 1 million?…NO

    so build a bridge and get over it..

  48. Commander of the RihannaNavy July 9, 2011

    @DanityKiWi
    Yes, it is

  49. mobwife….guilty casey July 9, 2011

    @JohnVidal

    WTF? Chris Brown? Where is his name listed in the above posting? What isn’t he going to make and why is he being mentioned again? WTF??? O__0

    I am merely stating a fact about the biased american media, deal with it! I really don’t give a sweet ass what you think about my comments. How dare you tell me who I can and connot discuss. YOU MUST BE HIGH!?!? You are posting your opinions right? So let me get this straight, you can post whatever the hell you want to post on an open blog but no one else can share their thoughts? WHATEVER PSYCHO!

  50. HEAVYMETALLOVER July 9, 2011

    At the end of the year Gaga will win. You cant compete with an album that contains Scheiße, and Heavy Metal lover and Americano and EOG and YoüandI and Marry the Night and Electric Chapel and so on. Even if you hire 50 songwriters and producers, you will just have the next Femme fatale, fun but bubble.
    Adele is high now, but she belongs to the lounge music departement and she’s far less versatile than Gaga. Nothing against her, but this pr-verbiage Adele has talent and doesnt need gimmick, all the media trying to promote her like she’s the anti-Gaga is pure bullsit! Btw Adeles competitors are not Gaga, but other female voice-singers. I’m sure you can find a new Amy, Sade, Norah, Fiona next year, females with great voice are few, but a female with an artistic vision who can turn commercial pop music into a vaste statement, just one!

  51. Drb July 9, 2011

    Adele is selling more than Gaga in the US and internationally still. And we all know BTW should really be at 1 million. Adele is the only one who deserves anything here.

  52. Misfit July 9, 2011

    @RatedXXX

    “so build a bridge and get over it..”

    Lmfao! I’m gonna have to plagiarize this one!

  53. ISTANN4GAGA(CAUSE BEY LIKES TO PARTY!) July 9, 2011

    ANYONE who thinks all the Gaga fans/stans are “sheep” need to #SITTHEFUCKALLTHEWAYDOWNINACORNER….

    I have a mind of my own thank you.

  54. Jane Doe July 9, 2011

    Nicki’s album is straight garbage, Baby & Slim brought those records for her. She thought the beef with Kim would take her to no. 1 but it didn’t. Her second album won’t do well, her buzz is dying plus new female rappers are coming up. Who’s gonna remember that pink friday garbage in 10 years? Nobody. It’s not classic material at all.

  55. SmoothCriminal July 9, 2011

    so the lynch mob is out to get Nicki minaj again…what is she in someones space?lol,there suposed to be Gaga Adele and someone else,yall are press i see,nicki is doing her thing,she work hard for her spot so i don’t know who yall are to say she don’t deserved it.

  56. DanityKiWi July 9, 2011

    @COMMANDER OF THE RIHANNANAVY
    Proper English would be “well” not “good”.
    Also, “If this were about world wide sells increase, it would Adele, GaGa, and Queen Rihanna:)”
    Proper English would say this isn’t proper without the word “be.”

  57. pop royalyty July 9, 2011

    @JAMIR21 :
    OH BOY ! YOU ARE EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE ASS I THINK ! BUT U MUST HAVE A BIG ASSHOLE CUZ BEYONCE HAS A REALLY BIG D*** ! ASHANTI TOLD ME SO AFTER I FCKED HER 😀 😀 ! ANYWAY DO YOUR THING U CRACK ME UP EVERY TIME I SEE YOUR COMMENTS 🙂

  58. Commader of the RihannaNavy July 9, 2011

    @DanityKiwi
    Lol it’s called typos, I’m only human. My high school english teacher told us that using well instead of good depends on the context of the sentence.

  59. nice_gurl July 9, 2011

    Really liking that people are going to the stores and buying an album. I never buy off Itunes. When people say it’s only #2 on itunes, I only wait until the billboard charts because some fans of one artist mostly buy off itunes, while fans of the other artist buy physical copies.

  60. nice_gurl July 9, 2011

    Also I don’t know who’s going to be the highest album seller of the year. It’s either going to be Adele, Gaga or Beyonce.

  61. pop royalyty July 9, 2011

    about @lacefronce and @perrylicious :
    obviously they are working for THATHATEJUICE.S*** STAFF ! CAN U EXPLAIN WHY THE PERRYLICIOUS IS THE FIRST ONE TO COMMENT BEFORE ANYBODY ?! THAT’S BECAUSE HE’S THE ONE WHO ALWAYS START STAN WARS !!!!! AND U KNOW THE REST ! they are here for 2 reasons :
    start stan wars !
    push ppl to but copies of albums !!!!! how like this baby :
    perrylicious keep saying 4 is a flop ——-> 4 —–> beyonce ——>more album sold cuz fans will try to prove them wrong ! and he will continue to do it every week to push ppl !!!!!
    lacefronce keep saying 4lop but he secretly loving gaga and keep saying 4 is a flop and Born this flop ——-> BTW & 4 ——> more album sold for gaga and bey
    sam and the rest of the whole staff love gaga and beyonce and they want their albums to be sold ! so why they will block them ?!!!
    actually i lstarted to love them ! why tGJ will block them ! they are awesome !!! lolz !

  62. DanityKiWi July 9, 2011

    @COMMADER OF THE RIHANNANAVY
    That’s the point I’m making. If you are gonna be on someone’s ass for a mistake that you do as well, then don’t get defensive when someone comes after you as well.
    And yes it does depend on the context, and in this context (describing a verb) you use the word “well.”

  63. CURLY SUE July 9, 2011

    I THOUGHT NIKKI WAS PLATINUM….

  64. TWITTER.COM/ESSENCE_OF_SEAN July 9, 2011

    HELL NICKI SHOULD BE 4X PLATINUM! SHE DONE RELEASED 8 SINGLES. LOL

    WHILE!

    LIL KIM……………………

    HARDCORE- DOUBLE PLATINUM (1 SINGLES)
    THE NOTORIOUS K.I.M- 3X PLATINUM (2 SINGLES)
    LA BELLA MAFIA- 1 MILLION + (2 SINGLES) 1 DOESN’T HAVE A VIDEO!
    THE NAKED TRUTH- GOLD (1 SINGLE)

    I MEAN GIRL. LOL

  65. Belladonnamerie July 9, 2011

    People stay on the Amazon thing about Gaga. *Sigh*. Statistically, she still sold 660,000 without Amazon, which is clearly still very high for first week sales in this day and age. So even if you want to argue that her 1.1million albums that she sold in the first week isn’t completely true, she STILL went over Gold in one week. And the reason Amazon chose Gaga to promote their Cloud Service is because of her popularity and large fan base. If they had chosen another artist, that artist still wouldn’t have grossed as high as Gaga. And Rater R was sold for 99 cents for a while as well and still flopped, no shade to Rihanna.

    Anyway, I think Adele will move the most copies, she’s ahead by an entire million compared to Gaga and statistically sells 100,000 EVERY week on average, while Gaga isn’t selling that high at all. Once she comes back in the U.S., promotes, and drops her 4th single, sales may increase. I honestly don’t know who is still buying ’21’ but congrats to Adele’s success. Beyonce’s figures are impressive too, because selling 313,000 with little U.S. promo and no top 20 Hot 100 single while Katy and Rihanna had 2 #1s before their album dropped yet only sold 100+k and 207k says a lot for Bey, but I don’t think she’ll finish first. Once she starts doing U.S. promo again, though, her numbers will increase. And Katy and Rihanna seem stuck at 1.3 & 1.4 million albums sold right now, so Bey may pass that.

    And Nicki’s fire really is fading. Her first album was off hype, and it’s dying now that beef has calmed down, but as she’s on tour promoting with Britney, some of Britney’s fanbase may decide to buy her album after hearing her at the concert and that could very well increase sales for her.

    So right now I’ll say ’21’ will finish first, then “BTW’, then ‘4’.

  66. Jane Doe July 10, 2011

    @Belladonnamarie. You are right, Nicki’s album was full of hype & garbage. This is why she has another phony tv special coming on next week because her buzz is dying like crazy so the label is trying to do everything to keep ppl interested in her. That was the whole purpose of the Britney tour. I’m telling yall when Nicki drops that second album she won’t have a buzz like the first time. What gimmicks & lies will she use to sell records?

  67. Alex July 10, 2011

    HATERS PRESSEDDD!!!!!

    And lets just put this into better perspective.

    Rihanna “Loud” – 1.4 million in 9 months
    Katy Perry “Teenage Dream” – 1.5 million in 13 months (over one year)
    Britney Spears “Femme Fatass” – .7 million in 3 months (PATHETIC!)

    Lady Gaga “Born This Way” – 1.5 million in 1.5 months

    F*** YOU KATY PERRY, F*** YOU RIHANNA, and F*** YOU BRITNEY SPEARS!!!

    All these b****** had 2 or more #1’s and Gaga only had 1 and she still outsold them.

    Like I said they can have all the #1’s they and their fans want but GAGA SLAYS ALL!!!

    WHOOP WHOOP!!! GO GAGA WE DID IT LITTLE MONSTERS!!!! PAWS UP!!! (“)(“) 🙂

    TALENT TRUMPS ALL!!!

    GAGA IS THE NEW QUEEN OF POP!!!!! #GAGAQUEENOFPOP (“)(“)

  68. DRB July 10, 2011

    Nicki’s doing fine. Her hype and career are dying? She has her highest charting single right now with Super Bass and her album has been out for 8 months. It hit #1 and has sold what its gonna sell.

  69. BARBIE July 10, 2011

    I AM SO SUPPRISE NICKI MINAJ MOSTLY SANG RAP IF SHE ONLY SANG POP

    BEYONCE WHO THINKS SHE AND HER HUSBAND RUNS THIS WORLD AND LADY GAGA WOULD HAVE BEEN PACKING UP THIR BAGS ABOUT NOW!!!!!!

    HATERS YOU CAN KILL YOUR SELFS

  70. SMH.! July 10, 2011

    wow.! nicki qot the haters pressseeddddd.! : ) its okay.! she is qonna continue to do biq thinqs cause TEAM MINAJ will continue to keep her on the map.! don’t be mad at her that she has a qreat fanbase that actually supports her instead of yellinq behind the computer screen & haven’t brouqht one album of their fave.! LOL.! nicki we love you & continue to do your thinq.! TEAM MINAJ.! : )

  71. SmoothCriminal July 10, 2011

    CURLY SUE that,s why it,s good to read,it said up top there in the topic,that she sold,609.000 copies between,January and July,of this year 2011,over all she sold 1,460,600,from November 22, 2010 to July 2011 and still selling+ some platinum singles,read first,because what you have written is the way how people spread rumors.and gratz to all them females who is doing there thing.

  72. Musickover16 July 10, 2011

    To all the Nicki haters, shut up. There is a reason she has eight singles out, people actually like her music. Pink Friday was the biggest and fastest selling female album of 2000-2010 and it was only released in November of 2010. Lil’ Kim released several albums during that decade, but they failed to do anything. People can say that Nicki’s hype is dying down, but in reality, she is getting bigger. She is performing with Britney Spears, is on the I Am Music Tour with Lil Wayne and other YMCMB artists, she is going on her first tour, Pink Friday in 2012, she is going to be releasing a second album by the end of the year, she is going to be featured on Lil Wayne’s new album and on other albums including: Drake’s, Birdman’s, and Davidn Guetta’s. Lil Kim is dying away because Nicki is getting rid of her. Nicki is one of the hottest artists around. She is selling mire albums then male rappers who have been in the game for years. This will be the decade of Nicki Minaj! Lil’ Kim who?

  73. LANDEN July 10, 2011

    I just read a REAL article on yahoo where is discusses ALL OF THE ARTIST that have

    Contributed to the sales increase. Eminem was at the TOP of the list. Funny how this

    site left him out.

  74. Jasmine July 10, 2011

    In that picture, how does one walk in those shoes? Wouldn’t those shoes cause your toes to hurt?

  75. MadGoodies July 10, 2011

    For those of you who think that Gaga’s album would have flopped, condider this; even if gaga subtracted the 430K (repping the copies sold from the 99 cent sale), she still would have moved about 700K; a significant number in any era, especially this one. And do you honestly think that at least some of those 430k would not have bought it anyway? there were fans that waited until that day to get it- shading the next womans achievement is very low & sad. Look, Gaga is the top Queen, for now, and im team Madonna 4 life- no bias bs here- but i call it as i see it. She is the top artist in the world, Madonna is a quuen for life, don’t be insecure or fight, just rep your girl; why fight about silly stuff all this site? sure its entertaining. but really! people are in denial, and yes, selling 300k when you were projected to do 600 is a failure to me- sorry beyonce stans. I love bey too btw

  76. Lifee July 10, 2011

    Nicki better send Selan Gomez her thank you note…
    That album was garbage though. I’m pretty sure YoungMoney bought her albums.

  77. Aryo July 10, 2011

    yes, girls make better music than boys

  78. JohnVidal July 10, 2011

    @MadGoodies
    Great comment!

  79. RHI RHI IS QUEEN July 10, 2011

    I LUV ME SOME NIKKI

  80. Avenger July 10, 2011

    Is this a joke? 1%. Really?

    :::: blank stare @ you ::::

    TGJ is constantly trying to spin some inconsequential tidbit into a post.

    At the end of the year, Adele will have outsold them all. People are getting tired and sick of that Gaga clown, and her boring ass is the remedy to their discontent.

  81. 0123 July 10, 2011

    Gaga shouldn’t even be mentioned here. That weird b**** cheated and wouldn’t have sold a million without a scheme. Yes, I’m gonna harp on the 99 cent thing, because we all know it was another gimmick to snow people into thinking that she’s larger than what she is. Then the next week when the scheme expired, she sells drops a massive 85%. Please. That just highlighted how inauthentic her numbers are. The 17 or so other albums that moved a million in its first week at regular price are the real commercial heavyweights. BTW’s sales are a joke.

  82. Lido July 10, 2011

    where the hell is Britney ?
    I love you Beyonce !!

  83. Belladonnamerie July 10, 2011

    @ 0123,
    Um, your logic is a joke. Gaga wouldn’t have sold 1.1 million without the Amazon sales, but she would have sold more than 700,000 in the first week, which was more than three times that of Britney, Rihanna, and Katy. So her prices are a JOKE? Moving 700k is a joke, when other big pop acts almost as popular as her couldn’t sell 1/3 of what she sold even with more #1s and a lot of promo? Born This Way’s sales are a joke?

    Stop.

    Your logic is a joke. Admit to the facts and leave the opinion out if you’re just going to sound so one-sided.

  84. nicki minaj # 1 July 10, 2011

    lady gaga is ugly ,crazy,trashy i can’t stand her,everybody knows why pple was crazy about michael jackson,but i dn’t kno why some people love piggy lady gaga?nicki minaj’s da best,i love britney s. beyonce, ect…,but i hate damn lady gaga.people who love her are trashy like her.

  85. nicki minaj # 1.i love nicki minaj July 10, 2011

    nicki minaj i luv yu so much.fck u haters.

  86. ced July 10, 2011

    I completely disagree lol..Adele is the 1 who has sold consistently all year and has helped album sales..i love gaga but she sold 1 million 1st week and fell down quick not really an impact @ all her fans went out & bought it but that is is no growth in fanbase or anything awhile Adele jus basically came back for the top spot..Nicki aint sold s*** lol get outta here..

  87. Kevin July 10, 2011

    WHERE IS TSWIFT? I HATE THAT B****’S MUSIC,BUT SHE SELLS LIKE CRAZY, ALMOST AS MUCH AS ADELE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. SmoothCriminal July 10, 2011

    ced you must be out of your fu.king mind if you think nicki minaj didn’t sell,you haters keep knocking her and she keeps getting stronger.

  89. Antonio July 10, 2011

    The main reason Gaga’s sales dropped in the following weeks after BTW was released is because the initial hype died down. Since it’s release, where has Gaga been, overseas throughout Europe and Asia promoting BTW which is why it’s selling hundreds of thousdands of copies a week in Asian and European countries, The Edge of Glory is performing much much better overseas because she’s promoting it overseas. There is a reason in under 2 months, Gaga has already outsold Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Katy Perry. The only b**** f****** with Gaga’s sales this year are Adele. Even Beyonce, who is the top female of this generation will not match the success of Born This Way with 4. 4 may sell around 1.5 – 2 million in the US and around 4-5 million WW, which is still pretty high, but by that time, 21 will probably have topped 12.5 million and BTW will have topped 10 million. To the Nicki Minaj fans, Pink Friday is at 1.4 million in the US and only 1.65 million WW, Missy and Kim have had album outsell that, so please sit. Pink Friday’s success is 50% hype and 50% imaging. Nicki as being and still is being promoted as the Lady Gaga of Hip-Hop. Rihanna and Katy are still singles artists. How can have every single off your album reach the top WW and they only sell 1.6 million in the US and 3.5 million WW for Teenage Dream and 1.3 million in the US and 4.4 million WW for Loud. BTW has already topped 4 million and by the end of the year, it’ll be at 10 million. So Gaga and Adele will run the charts in 2011 and the first few months of 2012.

  90. JohnVidal July 10, 2011

    @Antonio
    Your comment is the truth! 🙂

  91. MileyfabulousCyrusfan July 10, 2011

    I don’t understand why Nicki made this list. She’s a rapper. I don’t really consider her a singer cuz she can’t sing. Pink Friday wasn’t bad just not a GREAT album like loud.

  92. SmoothCriminal July 10, 2011

    MileyfabulousCyrusfan did you read the head line,please read again before you tear down nicki minaj,i don’t know why she always being misunderstood.

  93. SmoothCriminal July 10, 2011

    Antonio f.cking @ss,nicki album don’t even have one year in,and you talking about Kim and Missy album that have bin around for years selling, man you ignorant people never seize to amaze me,Nicki minaj is doing pretty well for the short time she bin around for a female rapper in this time and age she is doing pretty good,her album and singles is platinum+and is still selling,Nicki isn’t a heavy hitter as Gaga and Adele,but she sure doing her thing and she f.cking Deserved her spot up there she contributed to that 1% too like everyone else,so i dont know who the hell are you to say nay.

  94. ERIC July 11, 2011

    Adele is unstoppable, but Gaga can catch her if she releases a new hot single the interest in the album will heat up again. Lady Gaga has the second best selling album of the year so far and she did that in less than a month, the year hasn’t ended yet. 😉

    It’s been a great year for music with amazing album releases by so many talented acts: Gaga, Adele, Beyonce, Nicki, Bon Iver, Jill Scott… And we still have 5 months left for more great music to come!

    Thanks God for such an amazing year in music!

  95. vms88 July 13, 2011

    GAGA!!!! of course i love beyonce nicki and rihanna. adele…not so much. but nicki sold the least worldwide though cuz she didnt release pink friday in some country

  96. Oh really now August 10, 2011

    Adele’s “21” has been out for 6mos, she should be on the list, no touring, dumb videos, she is an actually artist with hella talent!! no gimmicks like selling her album for .99, no shade to GAGA i love her, Sickie been out damn near a year, she just ought to have sold some albums, plus her deluxe re-release, give me a break

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