“Amazing grace/ How Sweet The Sales That Saved A Stan Like Me“.
In this world, there are two kinds of fan bases. One being the kind that support their favorite acts with their mouths and not their money and the second being the kind to do both.
Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Barbz‘ would fall under the latter. Indeed, as a result of the buzz surrounding her new LP ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘, her debut album ‘Pink Friday‘ has enjoyed a sales boost.
To be exact, despite receiving little to none physical promo in the country, it has reached platinum status.
With sales over 300,000 copies, the British Phonographic Industry awarded ‘Pink Friday’ with Platinum status April 5th 2012, two days after its follow up ‘Roman Reloaded‘ sold 20,000 copies less than 24 hours after its release.
This, despite heavy competition from Madonna‘s ‘MDNA’, Adele‘s ’21’ and Labrinth‘s ‘Electronic Earth‘ has landed it the #1 spot in time for Sunday’s final tally.
Minaj is the now first US Female Rapper since Lauryn Hill to enjoy a Platinum LP in the country.