Nicki Minaj Joins Elite Group Of Black Female Artists

Published: Sunday 15th Apr 2012 by David

In the heat of her hype, it’s easy to forget how successful Nicki Minaj has been thus far.

Selling more copies of her debut album in one year than rival Lil Kim sold of hers in fifteen, Minaj’s feats now have her going toe to toe with the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Mariah Carey & Janet Jackson.


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With two #1 albums under her belt, Minaj is now the 7th Female artist of black descent to score two or more #1 LPs, in this millennium.

Joined by Beyonce (Dangerously In Love, B’Day, I Am… and 4) and Mariah Carey (The Emancipation Of Mimi and E=MC2), Nicki comes in as the only Rapper in the group, surpassing efforts by Missy Elliott and Eve, as well as  Aaliyah, Whitney Houston and Epic belle Ciara.

Born to an Indo-Caribbean father and Afro-Trinidadian mother, Minaj came to the public’s attention as a budding Femcee in 2007 but only became  a household name with the release of her debut album ‘Pink Friday‘ in 2010.

In April 2012, she launched its follow up ‘Pink Friday:Roman Reloaded’, pushing her total worldwide sales over the 2.5 million sold mark.

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  1. Capon April 15, 2012

    go nicki

  2. The Naked Truth April 15, 2012

    The truth is WIN WIN WIN

  3. checory April 15, 2012

    Yall making up RECORDS LOL!!! shut this s*** up..

  4. The Naked Truth April 15, 2012






  5. KJ April 15, 2012

    Congrats Nicki!!! ^_^

  6. D.Strock April 15, 2012

    Whether or not an album hits number one is normally dependent on who else is on the charts, and how much hype an album has during its release. Not to knock Nicki’s achievement, but I’m just not particularly impressed.

  7. jeremydante April 15, 2012

    team minaj.

  8. Miao April 15, 2012

    Is Nicki’s staff paying TGJ for this type of articles? Just asking.

  9. KAT DELUNA FAN April 15, 2012

    Congrats Nicki

  10. gio88 April 15, 2012

    at least Lill kim has old doing masterpiece hip hop album and doing her genre HIP HOP!

  11. aishaaguilerakeys April 15, 2012

    Don’t be a hater, Sam, Alicia should also be mentioned in this post- I’ve noticed you never do when citing artists’ accomplishments.

  12. Keisha April 15, 2012

    Nicki is trash and she’s not better than any other the artist you named Sam, and that includes Rihanna too.

  13. BEEZ IN DA TRAP April 15, 2012


  14. Lisa April 15, 2012

    Nicki is a disgrace to black women,this is sad.

  15. Bee Sting April 15, 2012

    Whoever wrote this post is an idiot. Lil’ Kim has sold over 9 million ALBUMS not singles. Nicki Minaj is not on the level of any of the artist mentioned in the post. She just happens to be out when no one else worth talking about is out.

    Rihanna is clearly in a league of her own. The shade is silly and you’re just as silly for writing that s***.

  16. olivia April 15, 2012

    @BEEZ IN DA TRAP Nicki is not even hip hop.It’s like comparing Fergie to Kim and Missy.

  17. Cyrstal April 15, 2012

    Rihanna has 11 number 1’s singles.She’s not even on Rihanna level.GTFOH,Sam.

  18. Cookie April 15, 2012

    @BEEZ IN DA TRAP Missy has six platinum albums.Nicki will never.

  19. Diane April 15, 2012

    Well Kim didn’t sing songs that Beyonce and Rihanna would sing. Keep it moving.

  20. brotha1461 April 15, 2012

    i am not hating but come on this young woman has done nothing.One thing I would like to say before this goes south dont believe your oun hype Nicki.When you put down tracks that can stand the test of time than we can talk.. All those people you mentioned have songs that to this day people still sing and groove to.when you have a cataloge than we can get down ,remember there is another nicki in the wings you will have to deal with when the crowd that supports you now will turns on you see if you can stand up and be counted…

  21. therealone April 15, 2012

    yooooo what about Alicia Keys…. She got ( SONGS IN A MINOR, THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS, UNPLUGGED AND AS I AM)


  22. LeeLee April 15, 2012

    go nicki

  23. fab April 15, 2012

    really b****? where the f*** did this record come from? 2.5 million records sold and in the same line with Bey, MC and Janet? b**** just stop! I mean your shade is getting tired and weak.

  24. Toronto April 15, 2012

    This site rides on Nicki’s d*** ….i notice this webmaster throws shade to Kim but boasts on Nicki’s successes …keep in mind Kim has already did those numbers with her debut albums…the climate now is artists are not bringing big numbers as they would in their record sales so its easy to go number #1 ……i appreciate Nicki’s hustle and her game but my opinion is Kim started this s*** and nicki is not doing anything brand new ….read the blogs Kim is a queen in her own right and so is Nicki…but lets don’t think Nicki invented this s***…Kim and Foxy started the trend of successful Platinum sales and if it was not for them Nicki would not be in the position she is now….Word up!!!

  25. PrettigurlrockD April 15, 2012

    Nicki surpasses lil Kim only. But those artists u just mentioned have way more talent and performance skills than nickj and she will never be in their level even if she tried. She can’t sing or dance. Her rapping is somewhat okay.

  26. SunDay April 15, 2012

    Would you guys rather see Nicki dead? Honestly, hating someone you don’t even know is pathetic.

  27. MISHKA April 15, 2012

    Forgetting Alicia Keys…How dare you, TGJ?

    Get it right.

  28. MANHATTANBAR April 15, 2012

    Yes Nicki is way more successful than Lil Kim ever was in her prime. No she is not a threat to Beyonce, Mariah, & Janet. Those 3 women don’t have to prove anything EVER. The amount of success & accomplishments they have reached is enough for them to be remembered as icons. But it is impressive to have both of your albums reach #1. Most artists barely have a #1 album. Nicki is not my cup of tea but her hustle goes without saying. Congrats Nicki, if her fan base remains loyal to her, I’m sure she’ll have a 3rd #1.

  29. IV. April 15, 2012

    Nicki stay having y’all FUMING.

  30. SketchThat April 15, 2012

    Nicki can rap. Her songs on the radio do her no justice. She HAS the lyrical ability but for some reason she is just lazy. Her first album was really good! I’m The Best, Blazin’, & Dear Old Nicki proved to me she still has it, but of course those are songs that would never get any radio play. As for her success, she is obviously doing what most artists wish they could accomplish. She has 2 #1 albums & a list of endorsements. Go Nicki!

  31. QueenSize April 15, 2012

    Comparing her to Beyonce, Whitney, Janet..Bawwwwwaaahhhhhaaa…n***** please. Those checks she cut to this blog must be fatter than m**********. Who’s more of a stupid h** nicki or ths feminine boy Samantha.

  32. YOOSONDALOOSE April 15, 2012

    Though Nicki can’t sing, she can rap, write and own a crowd!

  33. BEEZ IN DA TRAP April 15, 2012

    Damn!…some of y’all obviously can’t read or have no understanding of what you read. Missy Elliott, Eve, Lil’Kim, Rihanna, Ciara, Aaliyah, Whitney Houston, DOES NOT have two albums on billboard at #1 in this millenium. For those of you who had no idea, Lil’Kim has NEVER in the entire history of her 15yr career had a #1 album on billboard 200, and Missy Elliott only had one album to work it’s way up to the #1 spot on billboard 200. Nicki Minaj is #1 in US, Canada, Japan, UK, Scotland and maybe more. Lil’Kim could Never and will Never get on Nicki’s level.

  34. Tbozfan10 April 15, 2012

    Manhattanbar speaks the truth.

    And who is this fool claiming lil Kim has sold 9 million albums?!! When did these extra 5 mill come from? She sell them last night Cus the rest of the world missed it.

  35. itsme April 15, 2012

    Nicki is blowing up because of payola…and she is “breaking records” because he team is paying for these records to be broken…Nicki would not have lasted in the game in 1995 like Lil Kim did…Lil Kim mad a way when it was HARD to sell albums..before the world of internet and…social media…so please TGJ get off Lil Kim silicone,…

  36. haterzstaypressed April 15, 2012


    However, Alicia Keys stats deserves a mention. She’s pretty much the best selling black female of the new millennium and that’s a str8 up FACT. Keys had 4 or 5 number one albums!

  37. Army Of Queen Aaliyah April 15, 2012

    Oh Really Sam, Is That Aaliyah Shade I’m Catching Right Now !? Aaliyah Never Got The Chance To Nab A #1 Album Before She Died But You Know Damn Well Aaliyah’s Debut Slays FLOP FRIDAY In Sales And It Only Peaked At #18 !! Girllllll, With Nicki Being The Only ” Female Wanna Be Rapper Out” + She Had Better Promo Than Liyah She Should Have Matched Or Outsold Aaliyah’s Debut……But Then Again She Could NEVER Because Aaliyah Was A Natural Beauty (A Screenshot From The OIAM Scene When Aaliyah Was In That White Outfit>>>>>Any Nicki Minaj Photo) + Original Swag & Talent 😉

    Are You Mad That Tim Said Aaliyah Would Be On Queen Bey’s Level So You Try To Shade Her ?! #Deal

  38. bedstuyfly April 15, 2012


  39. Agustin V April 15, 2012

    JENNIFER LOPEZ HAS 2 ALBUMS TOO # 1 IN 2001 AND 2002, “J.LO” AND “J TO THA L-O! the remixes”

  40. 2/11 songscribe April 15, 2012

    All kim fans and Navy are stupid as hell. Why u keep commenting on posts that clearly attacks yo fav. Can’t u see y’all gonna get depression cause of these lame ass posts. The person who posts this s*** was abused as a child hence the bitterness. I urge u all to boycott this sh*t. The rihanna shade is so senseless and these b****** are just abusing their proffesion. And the stans who buying into all this crap posted here u all gonna burn in hell. NAVY and kim fans! Boycott any post with a statement that says something negative about yo fav. U cant keep supporting the site that adds worry to yo lives and yo fave’s.
    Ahoy! Ahoy! Navy!!!

  41. TheMan April 15, 2012

    Uh Whitney had like 3 or 4 albums in the top ten at once.

  42. TheMan April 15, 2012

    A Keys & MJB……

  43. JohnVidal (RIPWhitney-true great) April 15, 2012

    What an absurd record and post!!!!!!!!!!!
    Are u f****** serious?????? How the hell does this s*** compare to Carey, Houston and the others achievements??????????????
    I´m so tired of this s***. This girl or Rihanna´s of the world are nobodys compared to true record breakers. Enough is enough
    It´s an absurd post. Too many about Nicki or Beyonce like this one. It gives TGJ zero credibility. You can´t bash Rihanna (with which I agree) but then exaggerate these two girls achievements again and again

  44. DIGGER BEY April 15, 2012

    Lol @ TGJ tryin to make Nicki look BIG by comparing her to Whitney, Mariah, Janet and Beyonce n any fashion. If Whitney would of dropped another album before ILTY it wouldve went number one. TRUST! Mariah and Janet was going thru things in the 00s. And Beyonce. Please dont! Nicki is tied with Ashanti and im pretty sure there are a couple more with 2 or more. Other than that, PLEASE dont compare a Nicki to Pop Icons with True Talent that Nicki doesnt possess. Whether its counting #1 albums or not. And Lil Kim is a Rap Icon something Nicki will NEVER B!

  45. KAT DELUNA FAN April 15, 2012

    For once,TGJ is just starting a fact.It’s not a record at ALL.

    She is just the 7th black female artists to have 2 or more #1 albums.I am not here for the fact records those girls label’s create then break themself.


  46. antertain April 15, 2012

    Well Done!!!

    Maybe she just wants a twitter break for a hot min.
    Sure she’ll be back

  47. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 15, 2012

    the question is :

    is MC black ?! like PURE african american ?

    is Rihanna black ? like PURE african american ?

    SMH 🙄 , that’s why i think those type of accolades and awards were made just for certain ppl and it get a random label every time !!!

  48. Cmonson April 15, 2012

    This must be US numbers. Rihanna >>>>>

  49. Songscribe April 15, 2012

    And @Sam, Nicole has 80 pple bitching on a Rihanna post as i type. She just posted riri’s pix and that was that. No rants nor nothing. But u stay hating ri in all yo post. Your marketing skills are weired. Any one looking for mother of all gimmicks, look no further than this site.

  50. KAT DELUNA FAN April 15, 2012

    She needs a break but what childish goatish mess is that.

  51. Os April 15, 2012

    i need this was going to go south in a matter of second watch them all be turning this in to something it,s not.

  52. PYTFROMAL April 15, 2012

    Oh gtfo. This is no record.

  53. Shynlow April 15, 2012

    There’s only 2 songs that i like from Nicky: Moment 4 Life & Turn Me On (the rest of her songs is blahhhh boring!)
    & yall please follow me now:

  54. Stephen April 15, 2012

    Post is wrong on different levels:
    1) Nicki’s debut album came out in 2010, not 2009
    2) Mariah isn’t a black woman. Having some small % of black in you doesn’t make you black
    3) Rihanna is of a higher status than Nicki, so the “shade” was stupid. This is the same site that condemns Rihanna’s voice and vocal abilities, yet praise the mediocre voice of GaGa, when she can’t even sing (at least not significantly) better than Rihanna
    4) Alicia has at least 4 #1 albums

  55. King Tasha April 15, 2012

    King Tasha ain’t never no motherfucking hater and im here to say that Nicki has more leg in the elite club than Rihanna, Beyoncé has welcomed Nicki, also Mariah has also..I dont think any of the high priestess has welcomed her yet..does she make good money for Jay and Bey? Yes but thats all.

  56. The shade April 15, 2012

    LMFAOO I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT NICKI BUT THE RIHANNA SHADE HAD ME IN TEARS….this is what happens when you fail to have a number one album. 6 albums deep smh
    No one gives a f*ck about your million singles if the total package is nothing amazing LMAO
    Struggle army need to take several seats

  57. lucifer April 15, 2012

    You are really reaching there w/ MC ….

  58. peachez April 15, 2012

    Lol Nikki knows she’s not better but lil Kim has pretty much retired and needs to pass down the crown to someone who’s almost there and desserves it. .nuff said

  59. lol April 15, 2012

    Fake ass records and acknowledgement , She has not done this in the US. Lil Kim Hard Core sold more than Nicki so stop. This Lil Kim shade is old and tired. UK album charts dont matter. Yall dont have the population like we do in the US. How much is platinum and gold there again…….. *skips off*

  60. Layla April 15, 2012

    Nicki Minaj’s album must not be selling as well as she’d like apparently because she’s reaching deep for a press opp. Earlier she apparently blocked fan site NickiDaily from twitter apparently for posting up the album snippets for Romans Reloaded. Like so many of us did. Not that those snippets originated anywhere illegally mind you, to my knowledge they originated from Itunes. Anyway in the ultimate display of histrionic manipulation Nicki tweeted she would be deleting her twitter causing the expected flurry of ”Noooo Please Don’t Goooo You’re Soo Great I can’t live with youuuuu” tweets from her millions of fans. What a ego boost. Not only that, but manipulating your fans to go into attack mode on another fan is pretty pathetic. But the ultimate LOL is that she actually deleted her twitter.

    Don’t worry Barbz, she’ll be back – she’s got 30 days to reinstate, but holy crap at the new low one would stoop to throw one of your biggest fans under the bus for a headline. I might not care for much of Nicki’s latest music, but I never thought she would stoop that low. Sad.

  61. Kelvin April 15, 2012

    Whitney Houston…the only thing she has on whitney is shes alive and whitney is death. Please stop makin s*** up

  62. Kelvin April 15, 2012

    The difference between kim nicki and missy is that nicki makes music to get a number 1 album kim and missy made music for quality thats why they have CLASSIC albums and thats why everyone has already forgotten about pink friday

  63. commanderofthedancefloor April 15, 2012

    people keep talking about the positions of an album! ok so is that your only argument against riri? nicki has 2 #1 albums and riri 0 bit who has sold more! and yes riri was out longer bu you people want to compare so lets compare sales not chart positions!! and once we start doing that we see who is really on top! im just saying

  64. KAT DELUNA FAN April 15, 2012

    I dont know what she is trying to do.Many website posted beyonce’s lead single then the other songs she is alive.Stop actung childish like Rihanna.
    She has an album to promote,a music video whose supposed to be out before the album etc..She is blaming NickiDaily for her poor management plans.Poor that

  65. Bad Bytch April 15, 2012

    GET EM NICKI !!!

  66. antonio April 15, 2012

    Did y’all say Nicki’s WW sales of only 2.5 million are more than Kim’s whole career, ummmm, Hard Core sold 3 million WW, Notorious KIM sold 3 million WW and La Bella Mafia sold 2 million WW, plus the album she did with Junior Mafia sold 1.5 million not to mention The Naked Truth sold 500K WW, so Kim has sold 10 million albums plus 10 million singles, that’s 20 million, at a time when there were how many female rappers out. Kim actually had real competition from male and female rappers, Nicki has no competition right now so why wouldn’t she be able to get a #1 album, and plus Pink Friday and Roman Reloaded over extrememly promoted to both Urban and Mainstream markets. I hate when ppl throw to throw shade and just make themselves look stupid as f***.

  67. antonio April 15, 2012

    And I’m really am getting sick & tired of these lil blog sites and fan groups claiming Nicki has accomplished so much. All she really has accomplished is 2 #1 albums, big whoop. Her endorsements aren’t anything that massive for real. Kim, Eve and Missy had major endorsements with top fashion designers, magazines, etc, etc. They were doing movies and TV shows. Eve started a fashion line. They all got Grammys. S*** that Nicki has yet to receieve and they all did that s*** within 5 yrs of their debuts being released. And so what if Kim is the only female rapper without a #1 album, her first 2 albums outsold Nicki’s first 2 and I highly doubt that Nicki’s 3rd album will even come close to Kim’s 3rd album in sales or critical recognition.

  68. Onyx April 15, 2012

    Whitney, Mariah in the same line of the name Nicki—————————–s***, i like nicki but C’mon.

  69. CaLiiRiiCaN April 15, 2012

    I coulda swore Pink Friday came out in 2010 .. I’m just sayin..

  70. Cookies&Creme April 15, 2012

    Did anyone hear about Nicki deleting her twitter cause of NickiDaily leaking some music??.. that is some b******* music leaks every damn day. I swear Nicki acts like a f****** diva now of days.

  71. BitchIcantevenspellwelfare April 15, 2012

    Now THIS is what you call a reach!

    Yes, she has two number #1 albums and NEITHER of them are classic.


  72. Ray April 15, 2012


  73. june April 15, 2012


    That’s funny because NIckiDaily didn’t really leak any music, it was just snippets from her Roman Reloaded. NickiDaily got the snippets from itunes LOL.

    Nicki is a drama queen. I believe its a pr stunt.

  74. PrettigurlrockD April 15, 2012

    Til Rihanna can control her pitchiness live, she is in no way a. Better vocalist than gaga who is trained. Stephen sit ur delusional ass down somewhere. Gaga can’t sing MY ASS. Only people Rihanna can sing better than is Britney and nicki!

  75. haterzstaypressed April 15, 2012

    I hope Nicki’s okay… I’m hearing she’s very disappointed and hurt regarding the leak thing from her fans AND her father’s ish on TMZ. I’m sure her stuff will be back tho.

  76. realAF April 15, 2012

    okay um first off..she did 250,000…those arent record numbers…and then her album got leaked…and not to mention that whole nightline interview where she was falsely bashing her dad (her family made a comment stating that it was all exaggerated)…I mean yall are doing the most.

  77. TheTruthHurts April 15, 2012

    It’s funny TGJ bumped this post instead of tackling all the current drama and news surrounding this girl and her disloyalty to her stans.

  78. jill April 15, 2012

    Her father is coming out and saying she’s lying about their family life and alot of fans excuse me ex fans is stating how rude she is. Before she De-Activated her twitter, she stated how she’s paying DUST to her fans and when she’s gone don’t cry for her…. Who does that? Who does she think she is?

    That fame is getting to her head…….

  79. PJ April 15, 2012

    ya’ll violated Alicia Keys… she has 4 albums that had a debut of #1 on the charts.. come on.. do your research !!

  80. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. April 15, 2012

    I heard Nicki Garbaj deleted her Twitter out of frustration. What a SHAME she doesnt care about her ghetto fanbase after they spent their ENTIRE welfare checks on her SHITE album.

    Do you think she’s dead??? 🙂

  81. Gilberto April 15, 2012

    It’s sad to see TGJ supporting this untalented h**. Rihanna is a better performer than Nicki. Even Katy “Can’t Sing” Perry is a better than her.
    Nicki isn’t on the Elite of Black Female Singers. To join it you need:
    * A major Grammy (aka Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year or Record Of The Year AND an award for Best Vocals);
    * A number #1 single and album;
    * A multi-platinum album without re-release(s);
    * A successful world tour;
    * Be known as an incredible vocalist and live performer.

    Beyoncé and Alicia are the elite of black female singers. The others are basic b******.

  82. Gilberto April 15, 2012

    Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Mc Lyte, Lauryn Hill, Eve, Missy Elliott, Lisa Left Eye are real female rappers. They represeted the best of the hip-hop, especially Missy and Lauryn. Even Khia is a real rapper. Nicki Minaj is just a Lady Gaga rip-off. Minaj is a Lil Wayne’s product. She releases the most generic and dumbest euro-trash-pop songs to smash on radios and ride on Drake and Lil Wayne’s d**** do be known on the urban community. I don’t think Nicki is a real rapper, she’s a pop singer at best (she’s competing with Ke$ha, Rihanna, Katy Perry and other basic b******).
    If TGJ does think she’s on the same elite as Beyoncé, Alicia, Missy, Lauryn, I don’t want to see Queen Bee there.

  83. Guess What April 15, 2012

    Umm Sam you forgot about my girl MJB. She has #1 albums also.
    Anyway back to this fraud Nicki, I believe the real reason she deleted her Twitter is because Baby didn’t buy enough copies of her album. She does treat her fans like s***. She calls them “slaves” & she makes fun of them & they still kiss her ass like the dummies they are.

    Nicki is really full of herself & this is KARMA coming back to kick her fake injected ass. All the disrespect she has shown, she deserves every bad thing that happens to her.

  84. TheZolonskiTrap April 15, 2012

    It’s Craaaazy…every songle time TGJ praises Nicki for how much she’s been WINNING, you haters are always coming up with some f****** excuse “Her staffs pays TGJ to praise her” “she was the only one released on that date, so of course she’s number #1” “she ain’t nun but a lil kim clone clown” like really??? *serious face* like Forreal?!?!?!? The chick is all about buisness…she don’t take s***..i mean us Barbz, Kenbarbz, and Boyz are sooooo sorry your fav *cough cough* is litterally gaining $1 by $1 by performing a sweaty clubs while we at the Grammys, Super Bowl and bout to be on world tour…just hop of our nuts and clits, fall the f*** back, and take what’s being given too you dumb ass b******!!! BTW, what’s being giving to you is us WINNING!!!
    “And I just got the ghost and i’m callinig it Casper but this s*** is so cold it belongs in Alaska”

  85. Girrrl April 15, 2012

    Blah blah blah. Let’s talk about those disappointing ass sales after the overblown hype. How you perform at 100 places and only push 250k? Then nicki decides to spaz out on twitter out of misplaced frustration. Someone should have told her that selling out doesn’t work in the long run without a whole lot of talent to back it up. Truth is that new album sucks. Those raps are elementary and that singing is trash. Can’t wait till her career is over.

  86. Stephen April 15, 2012

    @Prettigurlrock: read very well before commenting next time. I said GaGa can’t sing SIGNIFICANTLY better than Rihanna, meaning, she isn’t much vocally better than Rihanna. As for training, Rihanna has a vocal coach, too. As for GaGa, how many people can she sinG better than? What vocal skills has she got? Even Rihanna’s voice has more “character” than the crappy Lady GaGa’s voice. Musically, Rihanna has more interesting and entertaining songs, regardless of who wrote them for her. GaGa writes songs, but how interesting are they? What an overrated piece of crap who had the guts to declare her mediocre Born This Way allbum to be “album of the decade”. GaGa came and met Rihanna in the industry, and GaGa won’t even last as long as Rihanna

  87. Girrrl April 16, 2012

    Too bad Nicki didn’t stand up for herself when her bf busted her mouth with a suitcase. Pathetic. SB talking about s*** got real. Why can’t nicki get real with the image she portrays?

  88. Prettigurlrock April 16, 2012

    @Stephen yodeling terribly off pitch isn’t being a good singer. Y is it that rihanna gets worse criticsm about her live singing than gaga does and most of rihanna’s attempts at live singing are disappointing? Never heard major complaints like that from ppl who went to gaga’s concerts so yeah she can sing significantly better and can actually play another instrument as well. Somethin aint RIGHT when you have a vocal coach constantly and still sing like crap. LOL. Yodel-anna gets no luv in the talented vocal department. Look at all the celebs that have clocked her T lately. So don’t try to come for gaga EVER. She is a REAL artist, vocalist, and performer. Rihanna isn’t and never will. I’ll give her credit for trying and pretending to be one though.

  89. Xavier April 16, 2012

    UMMMMM Ashanti has also reached the feat, which does not make Nicki #7. Ashanti Reached #1 on Billboard 100 On her debut week with 504k sold and the week of July 7th when she once again went #1 with Chapter 2 and remained there for two weeks.

  90. Saetana April 16, 2012

    American Idol “live”? Yeah right, the only bit that was live was her numerous “hey’s”. I have no time for lip synchers, which is a shame as I loved Superbass (and her collabs with David Guetta). Starships is too kiddified for my tastes and miming on a talent show is horrendous!

  91. deveal2014 April 16, 2012

    This foreigner once again tries to tell us Americans how our Bill board chart is ran and fails miserably. First off Mary J Blige and Alicia Keys have both garnered back to back number one albums, but you wouldn’t know that because they are not mediocre bell and whistle euro trash, dubstep, techo pop singers. Also just because an artist album hits number one doesn’t mean it’s gonna sit there, ask Marilyn Manson and Omarion. Also just because an album hits number one doesn’t mean it’s good. Lil Kim albums are hip hop classics and Hard core is the blueprint for females period. They all try to praise Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, & Mc Lyte as the reason they do it, but in real life all these rap broads from Foxy, Eve, Trina & Nicki all steal & take from Lil Kim period. From her style, her black barbie personality, her s** symbol status, her girlie girl raps, her love affair with the gay community etc. As far as her selling more than Kim, I doubt it she’s literally been on every artist under the Suns s*** since the 90s. I’m sure the publishing is nice.

  92. Stephen April 16, 2012

    @Prettygurlrock: maybe I shouldn’t have used “significantly”. Anyway, my point is, GaGa isn’t a FAR better vocalist than Rihanna

  93. deveal2014 April 16, 2012

    She deleted that twitter for publicity for that awful album. She’s a gimmick and artist today do not let the music do the talking they have babies all of a sudden or get punched in the face. In this case Nicki became a Lil Kim tribute band and mad now because she’s running out of ideas to be interesting.

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  95. RIH STAN April 16, 2012

    How dare you put Nicki in a leage with BEY, JANET, MARIAH, and WHITNEY….. she has accomplished alot and maybe one day will be in a league with the greats but she has a long way to go. She is the top rapper at the moment though.

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  97. James Alexander April 16, 2012

    A few u didn’t mention: Alicia Keys. Let me also make note that she made history as the 1st female (black or white) to debut at #1 wit an MTV Unplugged album. . Ashanti. Janet Jackson. Mary J. Blige. & ppl rag on Rihanna for not havin a #1 album when there are artists who have debuted at #1 & to this day arent even gold. There are also albums that never hit #1 but are at diamond in sales. All that matters is consistency & altho she hasnt acheived that as far as #1 albums, she’s done so in many other ways.

  98. I Don’t Care What You Think April 17, 2012

    They said #1 albums not singles. How can you compare how many albums kim sold when Nicki has only 2. Plus Kim never had a #1 album on the overrall billboard. Just on hip-hop albums. hate all you want Nicki gone get hers. Congrats. Why is it that on every Nicki post you guys bring up kim. If you don’t like her why come here. smh people now a days don’t use their brain. If I don’t like someone I don’t keep up to date with their every move. Yet yall complain or say who cares. Obviously you care because you clicked it. Stop being an undercover fan.

  99. gabbana girl October 21, 2012

    “Selling more copies of her debut album in one year than rival Lil Kim sold of hers in fifteen”, erm Hardcore is double platinum in the US and Pink Friday isn’t so how’d you work that one out thatprunejuice?

  100. Hollister UK Online December 16, 2014

    Shanghai was chosen to host the summit because it is a window showcasing the fruits of Chinas reform and opening-up, Cheng said.
    Hollister UK Online

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