Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ Sets New Billboard Record With “Old” Sales

Published: Monday 17th Dec 2018 by David

Eight years ago, Nicki Minaj unlocked her first studio album ‘Pink Friday‘ and watched it open with pure sales of 375,000 units and go on to move a total of 1 million units by the end of its release month.

Since then, unbeknownst to her fans, the respected music industry body that is Billboard has been quietly tracking sales of each and every female artist who have impacted its Billboard 200 albums chart with debut sets to see if any could match or better Minaj’s record-setting numbers.

This year, it has unveiled its findings.

Good news below…

No other than female artist (from any genre) has been able to match the pure sales amassed by ‘Friday’ in its opening week making it the highest-selling debut offering from a newbie in the last decade.

Anyone hoping to snatch this record from Minaj has until 2020 t0 do so as that is the year in which ‘Pink’ will celebrate its tenth birthday.

A fusion of Hip-Hop, Pop & R&B, the album earned the #7 spot on Billboard’s 2011 Year-End Album chart by outselling Rihanna’s ‘Loud’, Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’, Bruno Mars’ ‘Doo Wops & Hooligans’ and The Throne’s ‘Watch the Throne’ in the year following its launch.


Why this is hitting the news cycle this week?

The album was hit the 1 million units sold marker eight years ago today (December 17th).


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  1. Kara December 17, 2018

    Pulease stop trying to make her a thing. She had ten years in the spotlight now its time for her to move on go have a baby and enjoy life…..

    • ??? December 17, 2018

      lmaooooo biggest selling female rapper in HISTORY. that means she IS a thing sweetie. go stream invasion of wackness so that dummi has a chance to see these numbers in her lifetime lmfaooooo

  2. Brent Christopher December 17, 2018

    WHY are you all ALWAYS digging up the most irrelevant news about this broad and plastering it as if the “facts & figures” have anything to do with the meritless efforts surrounding her current era? SHE IS NOT PRESENTLY ON ANYONE’s grid, end of year best album lists or grammy nomination conversations. Nicki is on her way OUT!

    • ??? December 17, 2018

      lmaoooo why you so mad? cuz dummi will never see these numbers in pure sales EVER? sucks to be part of the #retardigang huh lmfaooooooooooooooooo

      • Brent Christopher December 17, 2018

        what are you even talking about?

  3. Karter December 17, 2018

    Interesting how her haters flock to her post before her fans. Lol why ya’ll hate her so much?? It’s really sad..

    • ??? December 17, 2018

      lmaooo bcuz they know offset’s retarded baby momma will never see those numbers in pure sales. EVER lmfaoooo

  4. ??? December 17, 2018

    lmaoooo nicki stay winning, while offset’s dumb baby momma & the #RETARDIgang stay mad lmfaooooooooooooooooooooo

  5. DanYiel Iman December 17, 2018

    I’m not interested in anything Nicki McFraud has going on!! ?”Bzzz”?

    • Ri Ri December 17, 2018

      You keep saying that, yet you be on every post about her. #PATHETIC

  6. BYISI December 17, 2018

    Adele-25:3.38 Million copies first week
    Taylor Swift-Speak Now:1 Million+ first week
    Taylor Swift-Red:1.21 Million first week
    Taylor Swift-1989:1.2Million first week
    Taylor Swift-Reputation: 1.2 Million first week
    My point is billboard is not to be trusted if they think that’s the highest debut by a female artist this decade. Just like how people still say Ashanti has the best opening week for a female album and it’s simply not true!
    TGJ needs to stop with the lies.

    • Coupe December 19, 2018

      Debut is the key word. As in 1st album.

  7. nirrad December 18, 2018

    Nicki paid for this post ??????
    Anyway… It’s a cloudy day here in L.A.

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