Must See: Nicki Minaj Owns Japanese iTunes

Published: Thursday 12th Apr 2012 by David

Since her ascent to fame, there’s been an effort to write Nicki Minaj off as a talent deficient fad- lacking the commercial power to go up against the Rihanna’s and Katy‘s of the world.

Well, as her #1 albums in the United Kingdom and the USA prove, the above is anything but true.

However, if there are any still  in doubt of Minaj’s market power, pop open the link  and prepare to be dazzled, below…

The above is the current tally on Japanese iTunes, made up of the highest selling digital tracks in the country.

As you can see, every single release barring #7, 8, 9 is a Nicki number, all of which are lifted from her latest album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’.

Clearly a record breaking feat, she is now the first act in chart history to have 7 Japanese Top Ten digital releases and a #1 album in the same week, besting previous efforts by Beyonce, Rihanna and ‘21′ singer Adele.

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  1. grammy dammy sammy April 12, 2012

    this post is as unnecessary as the Beyonce enjoys sales bump in UK post .. however it was worded. this is not supposed to be any one artist’s fansite.I doubt even fansites will go this far. My Beyonce fansite surely doesnt.

  2. NICK April 12, 2012

    BAM BIT*H GET it, haha

  3. BEEZ IN DA TRAP April 12, 2012

    I’m not shocked by this at all. All of Nicki’s pop songs are BEASTING. yall have’nt seen the half…STAY TUNED

  4. Cockiness April 12, 2012

    it should also be noted that all of those songs are POP… is she still a RAP artist cuz i’m confused?

  5. Minaj4Life April 12, 2012

    oooooh i see the navy pusses are getting their whiskers in a twist. You mad cos Nicki has #1 singles and 2 #1 ALBUMS and Mz. Fenty De Fakery doesn’t. Zont be mod b******, nicki hasnt even got time to come for riri, we’ll leave that s*** to Rita.

  6. LIL KIM IS QUEEN April 12, 2012

    Damn she winning.

  7. QueenOfTheNavy April 12, 2012

    To the w**** above, hand me my glasses cos I’m about to read you your rights.

    What Rihanna doesn’t have on the Billboard 200 she most certainly has on the Billboard hot 100. Unlike your Jem & The Holograms reject fav Rihanna’s albums are slow burners commercially, Loud didn’t get to number 1 but sold 6 million worldwide. Now lets be honest, do you think Nicki will ever sell that many copies.

    If you know what’s good for you, you’ll keep the Navy’s name out of your dirty mouth and keep poking fun at the Kim stans cos we ain’t nothing that you want. B****.

  8. Tim April 12, 2012

    Naturally. Japan has a fondness for anime creations

  9. Minaj4Life April 12, 2012


    Don’t make me laugh!
    What kind of ‘megastar’ lacks a single #1 album after 6 albums, you’re pissed because you know Nicki is coming for Rihanna’s wig as the leading black starlet behind Beyonce.
    And since you say you’re have your reading glasses on, I’d urge you to look up Billboards Year End charts for 2011. You know, the one which saw Pink Friday slay the living f*** out of Loud.

    Side Note:
    Say hey to David Lacheppelle for me.

  10. andel morrison April 12, 2012

    @cockinesss your my fellow navy and i love u for it but plzzz s*** the f*** up with that statement and let music be i mean wtf?

  11. andel morrison April 12, 2012

    ok @queenofthenavy and minaj4life i love both rihanna and nicki so much, plzzz lets not compare the 2 there both where im from, well nicki is more where i am from but for some reason rihanna is my top fave but its like rihanna 100% and nicki 99% but please tho stop it lmaooo

  12. crack0back0 April 12, 2012


  13. RDK April 12, 2012

    keep doing you nickster,i am so proud of you.

  14. josh April 12, 2012

    I LOVE HER NEW CD. so bomb.

    i love whip it!!!!

  15. Shalay April 12, 2012

    Why is she selling her mp3 download on Amazon for $5.00????????? Trying to boost next week sales. $5.00???????????????????????????????????

  16. RDK April 12, 2012

    Nicki minaj Pink Friday roman reloaded,thats a great look right there i am so proud of her,keep doing you nicki,no matter the amount of sh-t they drage you through,you stood strong and still doing you.

    #1 billboard 200
    Also Charted On
    #1 R&B/Hip-Hop Al…
    #1 Rap Albums
    #1 The Official U…
    #1 Canadian Album…
    #1 Digital Albums

  17. Nahjee April 12, 2012

    Somebody tell Rihanna navy to shut up before I send a man to go beat Rihanna ass hahahaha

    Rihanna navy ya don’t want it with Teamminaj ok.. So us just have a seat and keep your eyes lock on your tv screen on. channel 6 news when Chris brown beats the s*** out of Rihanna again hahaha

    Don’t worry bout teamminaj we the BUSSINESS!

  18. Os April 12, 2012

    NAHJEE that was a low blow i would never encorage a man to beat up on any female,anyways thats your opinion…on another not i don’t know why the navy is acting up,what they don’t want to see nicki win too.

  19. Onyx April 12, 2012

    Go Nicki.

  20. GetYoLife April 12, 2012

    Doesn’t matter what genre, Nicki broke the record. “Those are all pop songs & she’s a rapper” b**** please, those songs can all be polka, that doesn’t change the fact that she broke yet another record. Where are the people who said Nicki was local? A local act is having a number 1 album outside of the US? A local act breaking records in Japan. At this point, hating on Nicki is just getting old & proves that it doesn’t affect her career at ALL!

  21. Stan4QueenRiRi April 12, 2012

    @ COCKINESS @QUEENOFTHENAVYGirl shut up, you’re making us sound real bitter. It’s stans like you guys that make us seem desperate & mad that someone else is enjoying success. We’re starting to sound as bitter as the Lil Kim stans. Rihanna & Nicki are good friends & don’t have a problem with each other. Why start hating Nicki all of the sudden? She didn’t do anything to Queen RiRi.

  22. enrerwj April 12, 2012

    The japanese are cray! I’m suprised at this in all honesty but congrats to Ms.Maraj,

  23. shell April 12, 2012

    the Japanese will buy anything a cartoon character is selling. u have 40 year old women over there dressing like anime characters daily.

    get out of her vag..

    yall stans go hard for nicki and she would probably walk right past most of you and not give you the time of day.

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  26. T April 12, 2012

    Rihanna has how many #1 singles? in how many years? Who does that? Its no comparison.

  27. QueenSize April 12, 2012

    You peak the truth @ shell. And when that days comes #sodevestated

  28. jamir21 April 12, 2012

    Congratulations…but still Rihanna is the BIGGER stan than Nicki !!!!!

    Cant wait for SISTA`s tour next year !!!!!

  29. richnblack11(beyonce keep em mad) April 12, 2012

    Go off NICKI get yo life boo…F*** IS ON YOUR BISCUIT.

  30. TheZolonskiTrap April 13, 2012

    Pop Or NOt, The B**** Is Hot!!!

  31. antertain April 13, 2012

    She is slaying


  32. Black Butterfly April 14, 2012

    The Quantity Versus Quality Debate

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