RIAA: Thanks to ‘Pink Friday 2,’ Nicki Minaj Joins Missy Elliott as the Only Female Rappers with 5 or More Platinum Albums

Published: Tuesday 2nd Apr 2024 by Rashad

As Rap Queen Nicki Minaj continues to conquer arenas around the world on her top-selling ‘Pink Friday 2 Tour,’ she’s continuing the conquer the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) courtesy of the ongoing success of the global jaunt’s namesake.

On Friday (March 29), the RIAA took to press to reveal Minaj’s fifth solo studio album – ‘Pink Friday 2‘ – had crossed its threshold for Platinum status thanks to an impressive recipe of sales and streams.  The achievement means the project has earned the sales equivalence of 1 million units in the United States alone.

Her fifth studio effort to be certified as high or higher, ‘PF2’ follows ‘Pink Friday’ (3x Platinum), ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘ (2x Platinum), ‘The Pinkprint’ (2x Platinum), and ‘Queen‘ (Platinum).

Thanks to the win, Minaj not only becomes the first female rapper this century to nab 5 Platinum albums but joins fellow history-making rapper Missy Elliott as the only female emcees to own at least 5 Platinum LPs overall. At writing, Elliott holds the record with 6.

Among all solo rappers, only JAY-Z (13), Eminem (11), Drake (10), 2Pac, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne (9), and LL Cool J, Nas, and Snoop Dogg (7) have more.

Already a personal standout in her discography as it was her first LP to have a #1 hit on the Hot 100 preceding it (‘Super Freaky Girl‘), ‘PF2’ opened atop the Billboard 200 in December to historic measure.

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  1. TeamMISSY April 2, 2024

    Missy went multi platinum in PURE sales.
    Nicki uses smoke n mirrors and farming tactics to obtain these certs. I only respect her debut albums sales.
    One is not like the other.

    • E Jai April 2, 2024

      Yes…..and with all the benefits of the new digital age….she’s just now making that achievement? Not good not good at all.

    • Augustus April 2, 2024

      This digital era is overrun by chart manipulation and inflated stats. How can an album that sold <60k first week be certified platinum a few months later, with no hit singles (HER, for example).

    • Weezy F BABY PLZ Say Da Baby April 2, 2024

      She is Nicki Minaj it’s not impossible for her to sell actual units and go platinum streaming is not putting her over the top it’s the sales… Top rap album x top tour Queen of Rap

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  2. IJS April 2, 2024

    Congratulations to her. She’s also the only female rapper with 5 albums. But what’s the point of these nonstop comparison’s?

  3. April 2, 2024

    Congratz. to her.

  4. Menace April 2, 2024

    Sad day. Meanwhile this b**** still praising Lauryn Hill for one album with 50% actual rap. The delusion. Missy is a goat. They should never be mentioned together.

    • Weezy F BABY PLZ Say Da Baby April 3, 2024

      . Missy is goat and Nicki is queen of rap.

  5. THAMADSINGER April 3, 2024

    Most of yall are complete morons on here. Nicki beeeennnn out. Before streams dominated. Infact shed already had 3 Albums when CDs were still a thing. Jay Z Magnum Carter is last CD I ever bought. After that year Digital streams started to change the music sales model. Only Queen and her new Album actually is in the new Digital era. Lames

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