Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’ Goes Gold In The United Kingdom

Published: Monday 14th Nov 2016 by David

While the likes of Beyonce and Adele can be expected to make large commercial splashes with new releases Nicki Minaj releases have made a habit of being slow burners on a sales front.

Her debut set ‘Pink Friday’ has sold 2.1 million units in the United States alone since November 2010 while her poorly received sophomore album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ sold 1.4 million copies worldwide within the first year of its release.

This week, as ‘Friday’s global sales edges closer to sales of 4 million units worldwide, her latest album ‘The Pinkprint’ is following in its seemingly silent but serious footsteps.

Good news below…

The Hip-Hop set missed out securing the top spot on the Billboard 200 upon its release despite shifting 198,000 units in pure sales.

Since then, the project has sold 100,000 units in the United Kingdom, earning it a Gold certification without the benefit of a single televised performance from the rapper in the market.

Perhaps indicative of her untapped potential in the realm, the project’s sales locked Gold status in after the aforementioned ‘Reloaded’ secured a Platinum certification in the country, without sales-equivalent streams, in 2013.

How she may have achieved these feats in the country with next to nothing on a promotional tip?


For, interest in her albums seems to be sustained by the live shows she employed to promote them.

When combined, ticket sales of her ‘Pink Friday Tour‘ and ‘The Pinkprint Tour’ saw her sweep up $58 million worldwide, and – if her surprisingly consistent sales are anything to by- bypass traditional forms of promotion.

However, with the industry’s sales succumbing to the gift and curse that is streaming, one wonders if Minaj may need to up the ante on a global front if she is to retain her position as a UMG heavy-hitter.


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  1. Wonder Woman November 14, 2016

    I thought it was plastic like haaa, just kidding
    Good for her it also spends it’s 100th week on billboard 200 this week
    Win Again, get on your knees, want some more, feeling myself ,only and Crying Games were cool

  2. Meiz November 14, 2016

    Can’t you guys make a post without mentioning grannyonce? Their are people who doesn’t like her and I happened to be of them.Its high time you people stop forcing her on our throats.Thank me later

    • Wonder Woman November 14, 2016

      Don’t *
      In my Drake voice “Worst, English never loved us
      F***** never loved us”

    • RihYonce November 14, 2016

      Grannyonce? But Nicki is only a year younger ?? Chy bye ! Beyonce is the standard has been longer than fav has been relevant don’t hate on Beyoncé because she started very young and still isn’t going anywhere any time soon

  3. Meiz November 14, 2016


  4. ROMAniscoming November 14, 2016

    Should have went double play. Stupid UK fans

    • ROMAniscoming November 14, 2016


  5. Truth(yaaasss honey) November 14, 2016


    • Danzou November 14, 2016

      The Queen b****

      • Diana, The Empress Of Pop November 14, 2016

        This isn’t about Lil’ Kim, sis.

      • Danzou November 14, 2016

        I know it’s not about Kim it’s about the queen are you stupid?

      • Truth(yaaasss honey) November 14, 2016

        Yall can Kiss my a***.

      • Truth(yaaasss honey) November 14, 2016


  6. joselinefan_xo November 14, 2016

    all her broke barbz put in work using the free wifi at McDonald’s for 2 whole years. i’m streamin’ it… Badda-ba-dada!?

    • Queen Justine ? November 14, 2016

      Not quite. These only include her sales and not streams. Poor you.

    • Danzou November 14, 2016

      Wheres joseline on billboard?

      • joselinefan_xo November 14, 2016

        don’t worry bout the baddest puta who is with child u bird bish! worry bout ur stork nosed heifer whose bout to get stomped by remy the ruler. She REALLY raps.

  7. Jamon November 14, 2016

    Adele and Taylor put up large number’s. Beyonce does good, but the numbers aren’t large. I know y’all hate to admit it. Congrats Nicki! I’m ready for the Veteran, female rappers to drop something some.

    • RihYonce November 14, 2016

      White privilege is a mf ain’t it

      • Jamon November 14, 2016

        Sad, but true

  8. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? November 14, 2016

    Great, but when are we gonna get the concert movie? It was supposed to be released a year ago.

  9. Music & Blunts November 14, 2016

    Lol you mean to tell me that the flop print just now crossed the 100k mark in the UK trashnika is local As Fūck

    • Danzou November 14, 2016

      The point is that it DID. Shut up.

    • Diana, The Empress Of Pop November 14, 2016

      HŌnika is over!

      • Danzou November 14, 2016

        Over you in success and accolades? Yes she is.

  10. King B November 14, 2016

    Seriously? Swift had 5 albums and she doesn’t have A number one single in the UK, and 1989 is her biggest era in terms of singles. And also, 1989 still have a long way to outsell IASF in the UK which sold nearly 1,600,000 copies. And combine all her previous 4 album sales, it barely outsell Dangerously In Love (1,200,000) or maybe they didn’t outsell it at all.

  11. King B November 14, 2016


  12. King B November 14, 2016

    The UK is one of the hardest market to conquer. We have legends like Janet who did not have number one single. And Britney does not have number one album there. Even the Global Superstar had only 4 number one albums and 7 (I think) number one singles. However some local artist like Beyoncé did pretty well: 3 Number one albums and 5 number one singles, trail behind by only 2 number one singles and 1 number album to Queen of UK. ?

  13. Danzou November 14, 2016

    Love my baby more success less stress good for her bad for ha haters

  14. November 14, 2016

    congratz t ms Minaj.

  15. Diana, The Empress Of Pop November 14, 2016

    Only gold status after two years??? Hahahaaaaaaaaaa

    • FAF November 14, 2016

      Ur 2nd comment sis

      We know you’re mad, Move

      She’s winning and you will deal

    • Danzou November 14, 2016

      What have you done in two years?

  16. FAF November 14, 2016

    SHE HAS A new one coming she announced on ig

  17. Check DAT November 14, 2016

    The album went Gold there in May and you’re only writing about it now? LOL

    Gold Certification (Album) 27 May 2016

  18. jahon November 14, 2016

    Wow she only sold Gold Records after being out for two years and your corner a queen let’s compare the facts not to mention Little Kim who first album sold 4 million in the us alone notorious Kim double platinum in the us alone labellamafia double-platinum in the us alone and the Naked Truth over 1 million sold now that is a queen and still reigning Supreme with no album out#facts!

    • Nicko November 14, 2016

      U obviously cant read, poor u.

  19. cocobutta November 14, 2016

    Well just shows even if slow on the cooker at least still picks up sales here and there so well done Nicki.

    Not bought her albums as lacks flare like how Kim and Foxy did it but defo can rap ? on her day

  20. Nicko November 14, 2016

    Congrats Nic ?. Where’s the new single / album tho ? (TPP just spent its 100th week on the bb 200)

  21. Lea November 15, 2016


  22. We Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixil November 15, 2016

    Lol nice

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