Report: Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ Eligible for RIAA Platinum Certification

Published: Sunday 14th Oct 2018 by Rashad

Nicki Minaj is set to etch her name in history books yet again if new reports are to be believed.

On the verge of extending her history-making mark on singles charts by garnering her 100th Hot 100 entry with Little Mix‘s ‘Woman Like Me’ (click here to listen), news has it the rapstress is now being greeted with news her fourth studio effort – ‘Queen’ – is now officially eligible for platinum certification.

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‘Queen,’ with the assistance of generous streaming figures from its releases “Barbie Dreams,” “Chun-Li,” “Rich Sex” featuring Lil Wayne, ‘Ganja Burn,’ “FEFE” with Tekashi 6ix9ine, and more, went Gold in less than one month after its debut (click here to see that report).  Now, with those tunes’ continued digital download and streaming figures (in addition to the set’s traditional album sales) Minaj is seeing the parent set propelled past the platinum threshold of 1 million units consumed.

The LP will not be crowned until the official announcement is made by the RIAA, but if and when it does it would make ‘Queen’ her fourth consecutive opus to earn the achievement.

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  1. DanYiel Iman October 15, 2018

    I mean if that’s what it takes surely go ahead Nicki McFraud!! 🐝 “Bzzz”🐝

  2. King of King’s October 15, 2018

    🧐where them h*** that was calling QUEEN a flop @ now tho ❓😌She’s the ONLY Female rapper to have 4 PLATNIUM ALBUMS & is STILL the HIGHEST selling female rapper of ALL TIME, hate on her all you want but you can’t deny her that. Longevity in a male dominated field is not easy. Congrats QUEEN👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    • Mark111 October 15, 2018

      Missy has 5 platinum albums. Oh and Grammys to match them. Nice try tho.

      • King of King’s October 15, 2018

        Well That 5th platinum is coming up next, Nicki is still the highest selling Female Rapper tho. & since ppl love to bring up this Grammy thing, Missy & majority of other female rapper that have won Grammys won when they actually had a FEMALE RAP category @ the Grammys but they got rid of it & they’ve only men been winning in the regular rap categories since. When it’s her time she’ll get one, then ya’ll will find something else to try to tear her down I swear smh

      • Detruth October 15, 2018

        Missy has 6 platinum albums by the way

    • Clive Christian October 15, 2018

      She only going platinum due to Fefe

      • October 15, 2018

        she still is going platinum, you fuckers love to not give her credit for anything. nothing new just a different day.

    • Queen Missy 👸🏾 October 15, 2018

      No Grammy
      No #1
      No Man
      No baby
      Just No.

    • Caleb October 15, 2018

      But Lauryn Hill’s one album is 9x Platinum. That’s more than all 4 Nicki albums combined.

  3. Ratedxxx October 15, 2018

    I’m a huge nicki fan…but I’m confused how the hell did queen go platinum so quick?
    travis album sold way more albums and singles and his album just hit platinum status

    I only like one song on queen..

    I respect nicki as an artist but this album bragging how great you are didnt do it for me

    • King of King’s October 15, 2018

      🧐you do know that’s what all rapper do on albums is brag about how they’re the best right? & they was def more then just talking about her great she was on the album as well. Lyrically her best album

      • Tori October 15, 2018

        Lyrically her best album hands down was “The Pinprint”, this is not even ahead of her debut…

    • Tori October 15, 2018

      It’s not yet. Its eligible. I think the label would have to buy a platnium plaque or something in that area for it to considered platinum. Like you can sell/sell & stream 1M records but it’s not official with the certification…if that makes since.

    • Caleb October 15, 2018

      RIAA has different methods than Billboard. In reality this album is at 500,000 SPS. RIAA counts everything including streams and sales for Chun-Li from April even though the album wasn’t released until August.

  4. BeyQueen October 15, 2018

    The numbers don’t lie, slay a bit Queen!

    • Caleb October 15, 2018

      RIAA’s numbers do lie though.

  5. Rih/Bey/Nic October 15, 2018

    She officially part of the holy trinity.

  6. Theman October 15, 2018

    She has barely sold if at all 200k. And she’s platinum? Streaming has muddled music far too much…

    • October 15, 2018

      You saying the same for that other chick? hmm new flash if it wasn’t for streaming that other chick album wouldn’t have see platinum, and Nicki has albums that went platinum way before streaming was a thing. so don’t be acting like Nicki would have been nothing with streams.

  7. XYZ October 15, 2018

    I‘m sorry, I don’t live in the US, but can someone please explain how this works? Queen is far far from a milli, so how can she get platinum? Or do I get it right – and every stream of a song now partially counts as a stream for the album? So that just because I like one song and listen to it, it counts as if I would listen to her whole album, which I personally wouldn’t, because I think half of it is trash?

    • King of King’s October 15, 2018

      Go do ya streaming rules research before u comment dude. Streams have been counting towards the sales for the last several years you have to play a song at least 1500 times for it to count a sale. 🤨how u gonna call somebody’s album trash if you haven’t listened to it all????

      • Candid October 15, 2018

        TF you do big mad for? XYZ stated their question, which is a legitimate one. Not everyone is on the Nicki bandwagon. It’s eligible for Platinum status because of FEFE thanks to 6×9. Cardi just went 2platinum, and all her singles are certified on her album except one, with the highest single being 6x platinum and counting.

      • King of King’s October 15, 2018

        B**** first of all who was talking to yo ass & who tf mentioned that hoodrat Cardi? His question ain’t have s*** to do with no damn Nicki bandwagon he asked about fuxking streaming’ & how it effects the charts now b****. FEFe is 3x platinum thanks to Nicki’s verse, she raps half the damn song. Cardi has been our 6 months so u can’t compare & in pure sales Cardi is nowhere near platinum single or album wise.

      • Queen Missy 👸🏾 October 15, 2018

        @king is that you Icki?!?! You going a lil too hard to be a Stan.

      • XYZ October 15, 2018

        Why so aggressive? I just asked a question. Like, really, what’s wrong with you? If you‘re that mad, then don’t reply. And who said I did not listen to the album? I did. And I did not like it. And as I stated, I don’t live in the US, so I did not that much research on their plaque system. I was just curious as I have read that the album sold around 200 k or something like that and platinum is a million, so I was a bit confused. But whatever. As I said, I just wanted to know and thought that maybe someone reasonable is here to discuss with, as this is the reason for comment sections.

      • Caleb October 15, 2018

        The RIAA’s methods are completely different from how the billboard charts are calculated though. Under billboard’s SPS methods Queen is at 500,000. Under RIAA’s it is at a million. So you are not right when you say this is about how the charts are calculated.

  8. Ratedxxx October 15, 2018

    how the hell is queen nicki’s best album to date?

    her first album was her best album…..

    I wish she would talk more about something important than her usual how great she is in bed money and cars….

    nicki is a great rapper but shes not the best out there…..all she sells is s** and her naked body…she wasnt like that when she first came out….

    right now shes trying to compete with cardi b…cardi b is not a great rapper…so nick has dumb down her lyrics and stay naked to compete with a basic bish…

    nicki has been in the game for over a decade and yet shes trying to compete with a lessor

  9. Ratedxxx October 15, 2018

    and for the cardi b stans on here talking ish…….cardi b is not going to last a decade in the hip hop world….she’s the token black hip hop chick right now….because she cares to much of what people think about her…..

    people only like her because she acts like trash…white people supports her because they want the world to believe thats how all black all alike….

    and she already showed her hand…shes a hoodrat fighting over community penas…and money is not going to last long because shes already spending everything that comes in

    • Candid October 15, 2018

      Girl stfu!! They said the same thing about Rihanna! Y’all h0£s hate to see someone else succeed if your fave is flopping. Stop stating something you know absolutely about. None of us know for sure who will be around in 10 years.

    • Bettie clayton October 15, 2018


  10. Ratedxxx October 15, 2018

    i hit a nerve…
    are you actually comparing rihanna to cardi b……..cardi b is not anywhere near rihannas level of fame…

    shes a stripper who slept with alot of rich people…and got supper lucky

    cardi b is a w**** and hoodrat thats a known fact….she got lucky with her number ones….all are garbage music…she caters to the lowest of all whores and hoodrats

    if you think shes going to be around for the next decade I have a bridge to sell you in iceland….
    if youre going to come at need to come must be a newbie

  11. Career Ender October 15, 2018

    She accused Cardi for buying her hits yet her label is outchea buying plaques

    • Queen Missy 👸🏾 October 15, 2018


  12. Lol October 15, 2018

    Lol yea sure. Meanwhile she’s still stuck at 135k pure and is clinging to life on iTunes.

  13. Youhoeskudneva October 15, 2018

    Without her desperate move to add FEFE, the album prob would be scratching for gold now

  14. The Wig Snatcher October 15, 2018

    Congratulations, Tekashi 69! You helped Nicki’s continued barely relevance.

  15. Slave4u October 15, 2018

    None of the songs are on billboard. #payolaAlbum

  16. Stan Police October 15, 2018

    after cheating by adding the 69 record

  17. Beam Me Up Scotty October 15, 2018

    How is she cheating by adding “Fefe”? She had 2 verses on the song. It was basically hers and his. And you can’t tell me that song wouldn’t have had that much success without her. His other songs didn’t do that well. People add featured songs to their albums all the time.

    • XYZ October 15, 2018

      Because she added it randomly days after the album was released. It was not planned to be on it. But after she realized that she isn’t selling as she would have wanted to and that Fefe is successful, she decided to put it on the album. If it would have been there on the day of release no one would have said a thing

    • Caleb October 15, 2018

      Because she added it in the middle of the week when she saw the numbers. That’s why it appears to some as an attempt to save face. I mean it would’ve been different had she already planned to have it on the album.

  18. Beam Me Up Scotty October 15, 2018

    And as many of you continue to say, this is the streaming era. Therefore most of her sells are from streams, just like Ghetto B.

    • Caleb October 15, 2018

      But Queen’s SPS numbers if you’ve been keeping track of Billboard’s weekly numbers are nowhere near 1 million.

  19. Beam Me Up Scotty October 15, 2018

    FEFE: 3x Platinum
    Big bank: Platinum
    Chun-Li: Platinum
    Ball For Me: Platinum
    Barbie Dreams: Gold
    Barbie Tingz: Gold
    Bed: Platinum
    Rich S**: Gold
    Queen: Platinum

    Pretty good for someone cancelled 10 years into their career.

    • Rih/Bey/Nic October 15, 2018

      You better post them receipts, yess

      • MusicJunkiee October 15, 2018

        The Queen Of Rap Of This Generation 🙌🏾 period ! Her Best Album . Say What You Want About Her But You Can’t Deny S*** Can Spit & Out Rap Half The Rappers Out !

  20. Beygr8 October 15, 2018

    I don’t hear any of her singles on the radio. Something fishy is going on here…

    • Queen Missy 👸🏾 October 15, 2018

      Baby paid for them shiiits Cash Money… get it? Lololololilo

  21. Caleb October 15, 2018

    It just hit 500,000 SPS included if we go by Billboard/Nielson numbers. It should only now be going Gold. I realize pure sales are a thing of the past but RIAA has jumped the gun and is including YouTube streams and everything else from months before the album was even released to certify albums. They should use the same methods as billboard.

  22. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. October 15, 2018

    IF this is true, CONGRATULATIONS NICKI! I bought the CD and I love it!

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