Nicki Minaj Steals Eminem’s Spot on the Charts

Nicki Minaj has dethroned Eminem from his leading spot as the top rapper on The Billboard 200.

According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today  (January 12), Minaj took the No. 2 seat, after Pink Friday racked up about 38,6o0 in sales this go-round. Overall fans purchased  890,500 units in seven weeks.

Eminem’s Recovery holds the No. 5 spot after selling 33,400 units this sales cycle. The Detroit MC has earned 3,448,300 in sales since debuting on the charts 29 weeks ago.

Last week, Kanye West held the No. 5 spot with his acclaimed release My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. This week, he slid to the No. 7 spot with 915,400 CDs sold.

Atlanta native  T.I. comes in at No. 19 after five weeks on the charts. No Mercy sold 19, 300 units this week making his due-date figure equal 352, 600.

Landing at the No. 25 spot is Lil Wayne’s album I Am Not a Human Being. After being on the charts for 15 weeks, the EP has sold 679,600 copies.

Rounding out the Top 40 is Diddy-Dirty Money with Last Train To Paris. With 172,300 people catching the last train, it holds the No. 40 spot.

Next week, with overall sales so close, will Minaj’s die-hard barbies help her surpass Mr. West? —Nicole LoPresti

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  • dynamicwayne

    Big ups to Nicki steady doing her thing

  • THE187WORM

    Fuck that bitch…garbage ass muthufucka…wow she didnt dethrone shit…Em been up there for awhile ofcourse he gonna drop spots after this long…get a fuckin grip …..this bitch only attracts teeny boppers….suburban muthufuckas who think they mean ass thugs or ome shit..skinny jean wearin poo butt ass muthufuckas..Fuck You XXLMaG

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    …and i eat worms like u 4 breakfast^

  • Nicki love

    My Girl Nicki is sexy . 2011 freshman should be D Jukes & Fred da God son

  • tumi

    it’s such a shame that nicki is outselling kanye. rubbish does sells

  • ZuluBoy Wonda

    I wonder where Ca$h & Young Money are keeping all these CD of NM that they keep on buying hoping to overtake Ye… smh… stop cooking numbers…

  • Blues

    “Dethroned Eminem” LoL Lets see if Nicki manage to sell 35 000 copies 29 weeks after its release,like Em does.Too bad Kanye aint selling more !

  • fuck yall

    well i thank only 2 of the albums are ok at best nicki just eye candy from the neck down. and west is a conceint prick thats why i quit buying his albums and em anit spit fire since that sound bombing 2 now that raekwon shit is something to look for peace

  • Gray jones

    Eminem is a beast i like Nicki Minaj she is sexy .
    I Like D Jukes new record i be on some other sh*t
    i know he’s going make the freshman cover.

  • jimmyjam

    nicki got some serious skill but her album flat out sucked balls

  • dropgemz

    looks like hip hop is not doing as bad as some people make it out to be huh? …