News: Nicki Minaj Makes History W/ "Pink Friday"
Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 10:45PM
Young Money star Nicki Minaj continues to pave her own lane as Pink Friday has now become the first solo album by a female rapper to remain within the Top 10 for nearly four months.
Details of her accomplishment hit the Internet Thursday (March 3) afternoon.
The female rap vixen dropped her certified platinum debut album Pink Friday fourteen weeks ago. Since then, the album hasn't left the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 chart, thereby breaking yet another record for the most weeks in the Top 10 by a female rapper. Last year Nicki had a whole slew of broken records under her pink heavyweight belt, as "Your Love" reached the number one spot on the Billboard Rap Songs chart (a first for female rappers since close to a decade), Nicki had the most appearances at one time by a female rapper on the Billboard Hot 100, and then became the first female MC since Eve to achieve the number one spot on the Billboard charts. (RapFix)
Minaj also hit up Twitter to share her reaction to the achievement.
"Now 14 weeks ; PINK FRIDAY BREAKS the RECORD for MOST CONSECUTIVE weeks in the TOP 10 by a female rap album on Billboard's 200.," she tweeted March 2nd. "Thank you for your continued support." (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
Since dropping last November, Pink Friday has sold over 1.1 million copies.
Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday remained put at No. 9 with 32,300. With only 14 weeks under her belt, the self-proclaimed "Barbie" has already pushed out 1,159,500 units to date. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Prior to the LP hitting store shelves, Minaj admitted feeling immense pressure for her debut to perform well on the sales chart.
"[Young Money] won't look to sign other female rappers if the project doesn't do well, because they're going to say, 'Well, her buzz was so crazy, and if she couldn't do it, then no one can do it,' and I don't want that to happen. So I'm doing this as well for all the girls...I hope it will open doors for all girls everywhere who ever wanted to pick up a mic and rap and who have been kind of afraid to do it...For a long time in my life, I was afraid to be a solo female rapper, because everyone told me, 'It doesn't work. It's not going to happen. Record companies are never going to invest in you just to get it. Just be part of a group.' ... Even as far as I've come now is already a testament in my mind, so I hope the female rappers understand how big it is for our culture that the album does well." (V-103)
Check out a recent Nicki Minaj interview down below: