News: Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" Doubles Up, Hits 2x Plat
Saturday, Dec 31, 2011 9:15AM
Young Money star Nicki Minaj has something to smile about these days as her 2010 Pink Friday debut album has reportedly sold over two million copies worldwide.
Breaking the news to her eight million Twitter followers, Minaj revealed the LP currently stands at 2.2 million copies sold.
"RT @TeamMinajPINK: RT @chartnews: World Wide sales: @NickiMinaj, Pink Friday 2.2million," she re-tweeted December 29th.
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Earlier this month, Minaj described the stress she experienced recording Pink Friday.
"[My sophomore album] Roman Reloaded is coming out Valentine's Day a.k.a. Romantime's Day. I had to go back and reassess and I realized that my Barbs, my core Team Minaj, they really have stood by my side and they miss mixtape Nicki and they miss crazy Nicki and so Roman basically escaped out," Minaj told radio host Tim Westwood. "He was in Moscow and now he's like, 'You know what, Nicki? Sit down, I wanna show you how to do this.' So I just let him run wild on Roman Reloaded. ... I have to say that I'm probably the happiest I've ever been, ever, in my career because I'm finally putting things into perspective and I really didn't have fun recording Pink Friday but I'm having fun recording Roman Reloaded because I'm just letting loose and I'm not overthinking things anymore." ("Tim Westwood TV")
The Barbie also said she is now taking the time to smell the flowers.
"I'm just being in the moment and that's what I didn't really get to do with the first album because I was so, so worried and so pressured," Minaj added. "But now, the Barbs and I, we've proven ourselves and so now I'm just like having fun. I did the Britney [Spears] tour, I did the [Lil] Wayne tour and I've been doing a lot of TV stuff and, you know, all that good stuff. But I could not wait to get back in the studio and just let Roman run wild and so now we're doing that." ("Tim Westwood TV")
A few weeks ago, Minaj described her new "Roman In Moscow" single.
"'Roman in Moscow is like a teaser to Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which will drop on Valentine's Day," Minaj said. "When I say it's a teaser, it's like a trailer to the movie, it's like setting the stage and I just wanted to touch the surface. It's the wackest thing on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded." On the song, Roman is fired up and wreaking havoc all over Moscow. "Well, he was there [in Moscow] secretly because [alter ego] Martha wanted him to go there, so they put him in this thing with monks and nuns; they were trying to rehabilitate him," Minaj explained. "But I can't tell exactly what happened, you'll just see it in the video format, but let's just say he got out of there." Minaj added that the video for "Roman in Moscow" "will be shot real soon." (MTV)
Check out some recent Nicki Minaj footage below: