Official: Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ Certified Platinum

Published: Saturday 12th Jan 2019 by Rashad

Her 2018 may have been crowned the most controversial year of her career to date (as we reported here), but thanks to good news from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) it looks like 2019’s kicking off on the right foot for Nicki Minaj.


Despite being greeted by mixed reviews and her worst commercial performance to date, Nicki Minaj‘s fourth album, ‘Queen’ (released August 2018), managed to skate past the RIAA’s platinum certification threshold just two months after its release (as we reported here).

Three months later, as those reported units have been officially certified by the association, an announcement was delivered declaring the set’s been deemed a platinum seller (January 11).



Congratz are certainly due to the Harajuku Barbie!  The feat places her one step closer to tying Missy Elliott‘s record for “most platinum certified LPs among female rappers.”  Currently, Elliott reigns with 5.

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  1. Mbeachdude January 12, 2019

    Congratulations, Barbie! Haters chiming in 5 4 3 2…………

    • Jasmine January 12, 2019

      Congrats Chaka Kahn!!!!! I am so HAPPY for my girl Chaka. She is a double threat in music because she can sing and rap. I like how she keeps her real name Chaka for her singing career and uses Nicki for her rap career. Haters can keep on seething but Chaka has been in the business 40 years and look how good she looks and she is still selling platinum records.

  2. Mhhmm January 12, 2019

    Will keep streaming til it hits 10x platinum the Grammys completely snubbed her.

    • Mbeachdude January 12, 2019

      Not entirely true, though! But, we’ll never know till then

  3. whiteNigga101 January 12, 2019

    Still doesn’t have a number #1 hit song

  4. DanYiel Iman January 12, 2019

    🗣Lil’Kim entire discography is also platinum her albums went platinum without streaming & gift pack bundles & she leads the pack of PLATINUM AWARDS & all that other mess that Nicki Minaj seems to have garnered!! 🐝”Bzzz”🐝

    • King of Kingz January 12, 2019

      🧐how many platinum albums Kim have tho niece?

      • Mark Jones January 12, 2019

        She has 3 the same as nicki minaj… So do your research… 🤦‍♂️🏽🤦‍♂️🏽🤦‍♂️🏽

      • Sweetnothings78 January 13, 2019

        And Kim got those three platinum albums when people had to actually physically go to the store anad but it. So the numbers were significantly higher than this today. Meaning her pulling power back then was 3 times higher than Nickis. Good for them both though! Women’s power!

    • Kara January 12, 2019

      Wow someone beat the president of the barbz in the comment section. Like her or hate her she has done well.

    • NT January 13, 2019

      Nicki has 4 platinum albums, Kim has 3 and Missy has 5.

  5. tika January 12, 2019

    cool hopefully she wont be agnry anymore or bitter!

    Bring a better niki back last one was trippin

    • King of Kingz January 12, 2019

      She had a right to be upset, Travis was def pulling all kinds of stunts to stay #1. She just didn’t handle it in the right way persay

      • Caleb January 12, 2019

        She pulled the same stunts though and more by adding other people’s songs on her album to increase streaming.

  6. Barbz4life January 12, 2019

    So happy for her. Now she needs to lose the convict and go back to concentrating on her craft. Hopefully she looks back at all her past mistakes from 2018 and learn from the. Lets go QUEEN!!!!

  7. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. January 12, 2019

    I knew she could do it. Slow and steady wins the race. I LOVE the album. I play it all the time in my car.
    #Congrats Girlie
    #A Star Darling

  8. Blaaah January 13, 2019

    She completely manipulated the media saying Queef was the fastest female rap album to go platinum in 2018. 🤣 Still her lowest selling album. Thanks Cardi B’s clay tails for allowing Nicki to sell some LPs! 💯

    • Blaaah January 13, 2019

      *coat tails

    • NT January 13, 2019

      Name an artist that doesn’t have a decline album over album.

      • blaah January 13, 2019

        Name an artist with both a rapist bf and pedo brother? I’ll wait…

  9. justsaying January 13, 2019

    Real queens go 2x platinum and have actual number one records tho

    • NT January 13, 2019

      Lmao, Nicki’s still the overall highest selling female rapper and the highest selling female rapper in PURE SALES. She’s right to call herself the Queen.

      • justsaying January 13, 2019

        Queen of Pop Rap. Let’s not act like Roman retarded was a whole ode to white suburbia. You need to be real and face the fact St Nick never cared to really rap until she got sHETHERED aka had actually competition. She plays real hip hop like a coat when it’s cold outside, she’ll never be for the culture as much as she fights in her late 30s. That’s why her personal life in shambles, too busy dropping 7363733838 singles/features a year instead of making timeless music lthat speaks for itself

      • blaah January 13, 2019

        Lmao. How is a Britney Spears fan gonna school us about anything hip hop. Stay in your lane. That’s the problem with Nicki fans, whole f***ots feeling empowered. 🤣

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    • blaah January 13, 2019

      Most trash female rapper with the worst discography ever. Nothing timeless or memorable. 🤣💯

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