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Nicki Minaj Officially Goes Platinum, Lands No. 1 Spot on Charts

For the first time since debuting on The Billboard Top 200 11 weeks ago, Nicki Minaj has finally earned the No. 1 spot.

According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (February 9), the Young Money princess’s Pink Friday LP not only the topped the charts, but also officially achieved platinum status. After selling an additional 45,300 units over the last seven days, she has an overall sales figure that stands at 1,034,600.

Sitting at the No. 10 seat is Eminem. Although it has been 33 weeks Eminem’s Recovery continues to dominate, selling 25,000 discs this week. Shady’s grand total equals 3,535,500.

Kanye West, whom Nicki surpassed in overall stats last week, landed at No. 22 this go-round. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was purchased by about 17,600 fans this cycle, making Ye’s 11-week tally equal 998,600.

Both Lil Wayne and T.I. managed to moved out of the bottom of the top 40 in the past cycle. Weezy’s I Am Not A Human Being got the No. 25 spot, following 15,400 in sales. IANAHB’s total now sits at 732,900. Tip’s No Mercy landed three slots down. The disc moved about 15,100 copies this week, bringing its complete figures to 410,000.

Look for XXL cover boys, Slaughterhouse, to debut on the charts next week with their new self-titled EP. —Michael Naclerio

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