Nicki Minaj’s ‘Only’ Certified 3x Platinum


A #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 may continue to evade Nicki Minaj but- should one take he sales into consideration- we doubt she’s bothered by this.


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The rapper’s debut album ‘Pink Friday’ spawned the smash hit singles ‘Your Love’, ‘Right Thru Me‘ and ‘Super Bass’, all of which became undeniable chart-rockers because of their presence on Top 40 and Rhythmic radio formats.

Her second studio album, though widely panned for its lack of cohesion, would see her nab bigger hits with the singles ‘Starships’, ‘Pound The Alarm‘ and ‘Right By My Side.’

What most fans aren’t aware of is that the campaign for this project marked spawned far more sleeper hits than it did smash hits with the single ‘Va Va Voom‘ surpassing sales of 1 million units in the U.S. alone without Top 40 radio’s support and the Urban jams ‘I Am Your Leader’, ‘Beez In The Trap‘ and ‘High School‘ nabbing Gold certifications without the support the entertainer threw behind the aforementioned ‘Starships.’

In 2014 the rapper dropped her third studio album ‘The Pinkprint’, a Hip-Hop effort which only offered one number, ‘The Night Is Still Young‘, that could easily be serviced to Top 40 radio.


Not for Minaj. For, the general public has been throwing more support behind the project’s Urban singles and album tracks than they have for ‘Young’ and have pushed her gritty cut ‘Only’ over the 3x Platinum mark.


Quite interestingly, the rapper’s chart history has never seen her sell enough units in a single week to top the Billboard Hot 100 but move enough units to match, and in most cases outperform, artists who do top the tally.

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  1. !!!! December 8, 2015

    Good for her

    • maurice December 8, 2015

      Meanwhile, she’s bailing out pedoph!les from jail.
      Jelani, you sick f%ck.
      But didn’t Lil Kim once say Nicki has what’s coming to her?
      Dad was locked up last year, brother a p***, Safaree suing for his songwriting coins…

      • Ciah’s Turtle December 8, 2015

        If you had the money.. Would you let your brother sit in jail based off an accusation ?!

      • iLoveMusic December 8, 2015

        What does her family matters have to do with this? Everyone has personal things going on, her’s is just public… & so what if she bails her family out of jail? I would too if I was filthy rich like her. It’s just ignorant of you to even mention that in this post.

      • maurice December 8, 2015

        my family members dont sleep with 12 year olds.
        y’all better get your lives in order.
        And yes, if my brother was RAPING young kids, that heifer would rot in jail.
        Oh and btw, you don’t get arrested unless there is some sort of evidence provided.
        Not me explaining grow people basic knowledge. Chile.

  2. Barb-wire (#8DaysOfOnika) December 8, 2015

    Happy Birthday Queen!!! Congrats to ya VH1 award, That Queen Latifa speech tho >>>>

  3. Ronnie December 8, 2015

    The Pinkprint was Nicki’s best album. Heres hoping she follows the same track for her next.

    • maurice December 8, 2015

      No, Pink Friday was. That album slayed my soul.
      It was diverse and a real solid album. But then the heifer got carried away with the success of ‘Super Bass’ and now does half an album pop, half an album rap/pop. That’s what you call bipolar disorder.

      • nicko December 8, 2015

        Huh ? The Pinkprint only has 1 pop song n thats TNISY

      • maurice December 8, 2015

        Put You In A Room, Grand Piano, Anaconda, I Lied.
        These are just that come to mind.

      • Ciah’s Turtle December 8, 2015

        those aren’t “pop” songs.. anaconda maybe

    • iLoveMusic December 8, 2015

      I love all of her albums, but her best album is definitely “Pink Friday”. However, her best body of work period is her mixtapes… she showed out.

  4. Islandboi80 December 8, 2015

    Kill em Nick

  5. TRAVON AUSTIN December 8, 2015

    Where has Flopki Transnaj been? It’s been awhile sister of the pole. Remember there’s nothing wrong being under the radar. Just remember, that your pimp is waiting behind the s** curtain.

  6. Ciah’s Turtle December 8, 2015

    Congrats and Happy Birthday Sis

  7. nicko December 8, 2015

    Congrats Onkika ! Only triple plat, 3 Grammy noms, honored by VH1. When will ling ling ? 😉

    • TRAVON AUSTIN December 8, 2015

      When will this transvestite actually win a Grammy and be honored for her rap. Instead this heifer clings to keeping her name relevant with her a@$ and fake honorable mentions.

      • nicko December 8, 2015

        her ? She doesn’t have to do anything to stay relevant, she’s NICKI MINAJ. She’s had multi plat singles, a gold album, sold out arenas WW, broke a record on the billboard charts n won major awards this year. She IS relevant, u can stay mad tho Paypal warrior ;D

      • …. December 8, 2015

        Sold out arena ww? Sorry sis but I’m going to need you to post a receipt to back up that claim

    • Bye Oniglette December 8, 2015

      But why are you such a fan? You have no accomplishments or worth. I don’t get your logic.

  8. Music all the way December 8, 2015

    I know i shade her sometimes but TPP was hands down her best body of work to date,I hope she doesnt go back to that cheezy crap like starships….Cant believe I actually bought that album out of hype but ended up loving it…
    And Happy bday Onika

  9. iLoveMusic December 8, 2015

    She really does deserve that Grammy… Congrats Nicki!

  10. Follow me on Twitter ( @OsirisTheGOAT ) December 8, 2015

    ” I’m still gettin’ plaques from my records thats urban
    Ain’t gotta rely on top 40
    I am a rap legend ” – N?M

    I remember back in 2010 ( before Pink Friday) folks were saying how she would only get 15 minutes of fame and only one album. Six years late,Mama is still here collecting her plaques and Awards.

    Happy Birthday,Onika. We love you. #AfricanWomen #Trini #BlackGirlMagic

    • Barb-wire (#8DaysOfOnika) December 8, 2015

      Yesss!!! The Queen of rap ain’t no fad.

  11. December 8, 2015

    congratz to her and happy birthday too.

  12. DIABETES UNBOTHERED December 8, 2015

    Im still wondering how rihfunded is behind nikki & bey in stream? Rih released 3 singles. I doubt ANTI SOCIAL even comes out at all what an embarassment.

  13. DIABETES UNBOTHERED December 8, 2015

    Lol @ the U.S using Nikki more than rihanna…cant wait for nikki next album to demolish rihanna once and for all

  14. It’s Barbie B**** December 8, 2015

    Happy Birthday Queen and congrats!

  15. ?Queen Molly? December 8, 2015

    This girl supports r*** so I could careless.

    • Ciah’s Turtle December 8, 2015

      Would you let your brother sit in jail based off an accusation ?!

  16. DEL BEY December 8, 2015

    The fact the Pink Print isn’t platinum yet speaks volumes. Nick needs to reinvent (again) if she wants to hold on to her fleeting relevancy.

    1) – Less features to limit overexposure (3 per year)

    2) – Return the wacky experimental flow and lyrics

    3) find that hit song that will get her to #1, with a well known guy to sing the hook (maybe Chris Martin or the weekend) – this is how Nicki will reinvent

  17. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans December 8, 2015

    Great for her! I’m so proud of her being successful and making history for herself, her country, and black women overall. Even though I really don’t particularly have an ear for “Only”, I still want her to win the Grammy for the category it’s nominated in. It’s so crazy how even though she’s dealing with a VERY PUBLIC breakup and her unfair affiliation with her brother’s legal case she can still be rewarded for her hard work and not let that foolishness overshadow her recognition. How come none of her pop singles get Grammy noms? I need to see her in some pop categories too.

  18. Career Ender December 8, 2015

    congrats Nicki
    the Jaggernaut failed to achieve that tjis year despite being the Digital Queen of the whole GALAXY!!!!

  19. coolness December 8, 2015

    I don’t really use Only but congrats to the good sis Nicki. Oh and Happy Birthday to her too. This must be a trying time for her but I hope she has a great day.

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