Nicki Minaj Holds Down Top 10 Spot on the Charts

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

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  • Sha

    Kind of an uneventful week…. Typical of demolition of the record companies and traditional music…..

    Kweli will do his usual numbers…. Subpar to industry desires but rock-solid fan base numbers…. Check that joint that Khrysis did for him “I’m on one” (The hottest hip-hop joint of 2011 so far)