Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Goes Gold

It’s been an up and down couple of days for Nicki Minaj. On Sunday (June 3), she backed out of her Hot 97 Summer Jam performance after a perceived slight from the station’s personality, Peter Rosenberg. Today (June 6), though, her album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, has gone gold.

The sophomore effort from the rap titan sold 15,300 units this week, bringing the two month total to 508,100. Those one-week numbers were good enough to help the album jump nearly 10 slots on the Billboard 200, as it landed at No. 13 this week, after coming in at No. 22 previously.

Only one other rap album appeared in the top 30 of the charts, as Atlanta trio Travis Porter’s debut offering, From Day 1, hit No. 16. The strip club-ready music moved 14,300 copies, and was the fourth highest debut on the charts overall. The single “Ayy Ladies,” featuring Tyga continues to rest comfortably on the singles charts, while the follow up, “Ride Like That,” featuring Jeremih, is steadily gaining momentum. B.o.B’s Strange Clouds (No. 34) and Drake’s Take Care (No. 43) were the only two other rap albums to reach the top 50.

A bit further down the charts, both Kanye West and Lauryn Hill reemerged. Yeezy’s Graduation, first released back in 2007, sold 3,300 copies this week—good for No. 144 overall—after moving under 1,000 discs last week. Similarly, Lauryn Hill’s seminal debut, 1998′s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, hit No. 180 this week, after selling 2,600 copies.

Next week, look out from Big K.R.I.T.’s Def Jam debut, Live From The Underground, and Curren$y’s latest Warner Bros. offering, The Stoned Immaculate, to hit the Billboard 200.

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  • ra

    piss poor era of hip hop=singles and show money

  • Thoma$

    Where’s “RED”?? Minaj flopped hard. Dissed the shit outta Kim, but Kim second album is 1mil+/platinum sold, ain’t got shit against Minaj, but that album should be at least 1.2-1.5mil sold by now. Those numbers prove that Drake is the only seller over at YM, Wayne’s slowly falling off, dude don’t dominate radio like he once did, & although “C2″ sold 2mil, those are poor sales for a 1mil sold first week opener, especially when it took 9 months to sell 2mil off 960,000 1st week.

    • Kween Ebony

      Just want to let @Thoma$ know that you can’t compare Nicki and Kim’s albums. Because kim’s second album came out in 2000 twelve years ago! Which has has an abundance amount of time to reach that platinum status. And Nicki has sold half of that in just 2 months. Not to diss kim but I’m just stating facts.!

      • Thoma$

        Kim’s second album sold Nicki’s second album in two months. In month two, Kim was Platinum, & she took a four year break. Nicki was back in a lil over a year, & just now selling 500,000. Don’t matter if it was 12 years ago, a month ago “Super Bass” went 4XPlatinum, a year ago “Pink Friday” sold almost 2mil in the U.S. I understand you’re a fan, but Nicki flopped hard, what Kim sold 12 years ago, Nicki sold the same a year ago, no reason she not selling now, barely a year later.

  • aaron

    this woman said she sold more than everyone on that Bill on Summerjam yet she is just going gold where it really matters……She is hot Garbage!…Please support real Hip Hop!…open your eyes to lyrics not album sales!..Her whole team has none unless someone writes it!

  • aaron

    Lauryn Hill sold more records then her……..Gold?

    • Kween Ebony

      @Aaron why would to post that. Lauryn Hill is the QUEEN of Rap. Why would you even try and compare her to the likes of Nick!?

  • B4REAL

    These children are listening to VOMIT on the radio……from Young Money to Def Jam…..them crackers laughing hard up on top…..this crap is getting more n more disgraceful….but they line up to be fed more vomit. Our sisters look like whores… brothers act like lil boys…..would you let a white man come in yo house & take yo sister/brother outta there from yo family??? Stop sellin each other out. Wake up. Fuc ALL THIS SHIT THAT DONT BELONG TO US!! Stop the monkey acts…..

  • deion

    Nicki and Kim spit, but lets remember that Kim was out during a different time, a time where it wasnt as easy to get the album off the internet, or find a few songs and download them, we all kno its easy as fuk to get free music, back then niggas ate off selling records, now niggas gotta get that show money RIP lil PHAT

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