Nicki Minaj continues her reign as the head rap cat on The Billboard Top 200 albums chart.
In her ninth week, the Young Money princess is still going strong despite Pink Friday’s slight slip from the No. 5 spot to No. 9. According to the Nielsen SoundScan report,, released today (January 26), PF picked up an additional 28,400 in sales last week, bumping its overall numbers to 950,900.
Sitting at No. 16 and No. 17 respectfully is Kanye West and Eminen. Over the last seven days My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy moved 21,500 more units, while Recovery attracted another 19,600. To date MBDTF boasts a nine-week tally of 962,200, and Recovery‘s 31-week stats come in at 3,489,200.
Closing out the Top 40 is T.I. and Lil Wayne. Tip’s No Mecy—which landed at No. 26—rung up 14,100 in sales this cycle, making its total equal 381,500. Weezy’s I Am Not A Human Being sold 12,600 more units, earning him a seat at No. 34. After 17 weeks, Birdman, Jr out pushed 704,400 discs.
Next week look for Talib Kweli’s Gutter Rainbows to make it onto the charts. —Elan Mancini