Nicki Minaj Becomes 4th Most Certified Female Artist In Chart History…With Pure Sales

Published: Monday 30th Jul 2018 by David

Powered by the pure units her material has been moving since she burst onto the scene in 2007, Nicki Minaj has now solidified her status as the highest-selling female rapper of all time by becoming the 4th most-certified female artist in U.S. chart history.

Good news for the performer below…

Of Minaj’s four albums, only one of them (‘The Pinkprint’) was released after streaming data was factored into chart positions and records meaning the lion’s share of the rapper’s numbers were amassed the old fashioned away.

This fact is one she’ll undoubtedly bare in mind now that she has learned that she has received enough certifications to become the 4th most-certified female artist in the world…now tied with her ‘American Idol‘ co-star Mariah Carey.

The current number of certified units Minaj has sold in millions? 28.5…million.

With this, she extends her pure sales lead over the likes of Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Missy Elliott, Lil Kim, One Direction, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Jason Derulo & Miley Cyrus.

Her new album ‘Queen’ drops August 10th.

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  1. Bey Is Grown July 30, 2018

    Her Minajesty

    • Fancy BISH July 30, 2018

      Her Mitravesty lol

      • Theresa S July 30, 2018

        When someone lack arguments just simply attack lool
        Congrats Onika!

  2. Jasmine (The Original Princess) July 30, 2018

    Queef is still gonna flop no matter how hard TGJ tries to shove it up our faces.

    Pedonika is over ?‍♂️

  3. Just saying July 30, 2018

    This post is just more fuel to the Hate Train. Stop with the bogus propaganda you cult headasses. We will always hate her! Demonic ass b**** ??

  4. Thatflopjuice July 30, 2018

    And? She still a fraud. The only female rapper to make “I win, they lose” the narrative of her career. No female rap unity, no true essence of hip hop. Just numbers numbers numbers like the industry s**** she is. Cannot wait til St nick has a meltdown. And it’s her dumb fan base fault to overfeeding her pig ass. Here-For-It. ?

  5. Hiphopfanoy_93 July 30, 2018

    This whole post is a lie but go ahead…

    • The Wig Snatcher July 30, 2018

      Apparently. There was no data or list of sales to back up the click bait.

      • Ricko July 30, 2018

        I need receipts. They can keep trying to write her in the books but she has not sold more physical copies then missy and Kim. They are still adding streaming numbers to equal a sale.

      • Caleb July 30, 2018

        Also Ricko don’t forget Lauryn Hill.

  6. Raymond Luke July 30, 2018

    Yet She Still Doesn’t Have Any Billboard Board #1s ????????????????????????????? We Already Know That You Tell These People To Post This S*** To Remain Relavent Girl Bye ?? ???????????????????????????? Nobody Cares

    • Bettie clayton July 30, 2018


    • Ri Ri July 30, 2018

      So what, Cardi has 2 and she’s still mediocre. All the female rappers that came before Cardi are better rappers than Cardi. There’s plenty of great rappers male and female who have never been on the billboard charts but they’re still great rappers.

  7. Mandy July 30, 2018

    Pure sales?
    Please show us the receipts

    • Ricko July 30, 2018

      Please !!! Nicki sales have all streaming numbers tied into to make her look bigger. But in actuality she’s not!

  8. Molly July 30, 2018

    The charts have become a joke

    • Bey Stang July 30, 2018

      How? She’s only released one album since streaming started to count. I’m starting to believe that some of the commenters and twitter users who bash her are actually paid plants because it makes no sense for someone to dislike someone else so much they deny facts. If she’s been selling music since 2007 how would she be stream dependant if streams only started to count seven years into her career? Seek help.

      • Jalila July 30, 2018


      • Ricko July 30, 2018

        Streaming has played a major factor in her success, along with payola by birdman. You can’t buy your success then scream you are the queen !! No sweetie you are the queen of gimmicks and pure example that you can cheat your way to the top but the authenticity won’t always be there.

      • Caleb July 30, 2018

        her mixtapes aren’t counted towards sales so I dunno what “releasing since 2007” has to do with anything.

      • Anonymous July 31, 2018

        Streaming did not play a big part of her success back then, it probably does now but streaming was integrated into sales in 2014 which was when she had just released her 3rd album. Nicki been gaining pure sales since she came out wtf are y’all talking about??? Most of her sales are legit

  9. Sugar Walls July 30, 2018

    Jasmine is in here trolling again chile! Look at the pictures of all the people in here trying to drag.

    • Bey Stang July 30, 2018

      Oh my gosh!!!!!!

  10. Queen Missy ?? July 30, 2018

    McDonald’s has sold billions of hamburgers… but I don’t eat that $hit.

    • Bey Stang July 30, 2018

      But the fact remains that McDonalds sold that much.

      • Ri Ri July 30, 2018


      • Queen Missy ?? July 30, 2018

        I’m talking about my tastes. Go ahead an enjoy the diabetes. ??? y’all act like we MUST like her because she moved units (in the past) I prefer a healthy delicious Burger Lounge burger.

    • Hiphopfanoy_93 July 30, 2018

      Vanilla Ice sold a lot burgers too don’t mean it’s good. Don’t you just love logic? ?

  11. Ri Ri July 30, 2018

    Congratulations, Nicki!!!!!!! F*** the haters, you can’t please everybody.

  12. Miko July 30, 2018

    Y’all should really clarify that this is for DIGITAL SINGLES AND DIGITAL SINGLES ALONE.

    • Ejai July 30, 2018

      Yes cuz I was really trying to understand….the numbers didn’t make sense….but knowing it’s digital sales only…..makes it clear. Lol they reaching

      • Bey Stang July 30, 2018

        Dunce! She debuted in the late 2000s so of course it’d be digital! Did you want her to sell cds and cassettes?

    • Ricko July 30, 2018

      Until she sells out of physical copies of singles, albums I don’t want to ever hear she’s sold more than her peers. Eve ,missy and Kim may not be doing well in the digital era but they had fans lined up at stores all over the world buying they stuff. Nicki could never especially without baby!!

  13. Jalila July 30, 2018

    God will continue to bless her as many hate her for totally nothing she will prosper as she has been doing

    • Hiphopfanoy_93 July 30, 2018

      So god doesn’t bless other female rappers? ?Don’t ever mention the most high to back up your satanic way of thinking. It’s ok tho, keep overslaving Nicki till she has a meltdown. No kids or family. Can’t be even be well rounded like most talented artists because she’s so High strung on chasing an imaginary female rap crown.

  14. G7Pat July 30, 2018

    They just make up records these days

  15. Gee July 30, 2018

    With 7.5 of that being album sales just goes to show you that everyone is selling singles and not albums which is extremely sad. All your favorites artists are selling singles and not albums.

    • Caleb July 30, 2018

      Honestly albums should carry more weight when putting these lists together since they are a bunch of songs instead of one. Plus that 7.5 mill in album sales includes streaming.

  16. DanYiel Iman July 30, 2018

    Any female artists who jumps into any song coming out would have had this but since she’s Nicki Minaj ~>Tricki Garbagh of course it’s her duty to beat Aretha’s record as usual!!???

  17. Yolanda July 30, 2018

    Does this include features? Do the numbers include the AMOUNT OF MUSIC SHE RECORDED? She recorded more music than any other female rapper. Do the math correctly.

  18. @KURTISLEESINGER July 30, 2018

    In history?? so there’s only 3 above her? lies? I need receipts
    so Shania Twain, Maria Carey, Madonna, Celine Dion, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Britney Spears.. I mean I could go on. there will be other pop stars and country singers and other legends that are above Nicki I love Nicki but this is lies.

    • @KURTISLEESINGER July 30, 2018


    • Caleb July 30, 2018

      Don’t forget Rihanna. She’s also way more certified. This post is such a reach.

  19. Datredd23 July 30, 2018

    Rihanna is first of course

  20. July 30, 2018

    Congratz to her.

  21. MUSICHEAD July 30, 2018

    Every article David writes is click bait. Now he’s flat out lying. There is no way Minaj has more certifications than Madonna, Mariah, Whitney, Janet, Britney, Barbara, Shania or Celine. STOP WITH THE LIES!

    • Beam Me Up Scotty July 30, 2018

      The receipt was posted. None of this article is false. You are just pressed.

    • Bey Stang July 30, 2018

      You’re mad and calling him a liar when someone literally posted the receipts. Poor unfortunate soul you are.

  22. ROCK July 30, 2018

    The more you dish out these fake and inflated figures,the more you make people hate nicki
    We all know she has not sold even a quarter of that in pure sales.
    Stop it now.
    Be professional

  23. Lmfao_Hoe July 30, 2018

    NO SHADE but where tf is Beyonce ? like I know damn well BEY has moved some units too way before Nicki if Riri is on that list too but something still don’t seem right. Music taste today is quite fast-food than a natural homemade meal

    • Caleb July 30, 2018

      Well Beyoncé’s records haven’t been re-certified to add streaming and track equivalents like Rih and Nicki. Hell even her pure sales haven’t been added into certification. Sasha Fierce has been sold more than 3 million in pure years ago but riaa hasn’t updated last the 2x plat from a decade ago.

  24. JOHNVIDAL July 30, 2018

    OMFG LOL She is absolutely irrelevant sales wise. Absurd certifications won´t change that. Mariah! Celine! Whitney! Madonna! Hello!? Now THAT´s THE list.

  25. Caleb July 30, 2018

    What kind of junk math is this?

    “Of Minaj’s four albums, only one of them (‘The Pinkprint’) was released after streaming data was factored into chart positions and records meaning the lion’s share of the rapper’s numbers were amassed the old fashioned away.”

    Ok but sps and tea were still added to her older albums and singles retroactively so this whole post is bs. Also 28.5 million certified units is enough to be 4th place?

  26. Theman July 30, 2018

    Streams aren’t real sales. And when they say real sales, they mean a fully purchased album, be it physical/vinyl/digital download.. Streams are manipulated & easy to inflate. Purchased music carries far more weight.

  27. Theman July 30, 2018

    Selling & certified are two completely different things. Carey, Dion, Jackson, Madonna & Houston have sold way more.

  28. Beam Me Up Scotty July 30, 2018

    Queen 8-10-18

    • Hiphopfanoy_93 July 30, 2018

      Queef. Can’t wait till it flops and she has that meltdown for the culture ??

      • Beam Me Up Scotty July 30, 2018

        Chun Li already platinum so the album will automatically have 100k in sells.

      • Caleb July 30, 2018

        So purchasing a single contributes to an album sale. The RIAA has lost it.

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