News: Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" First-Week Sales Projections Increase

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 8:27AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

While Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded may not get certified gold in its opening week, rap star Nicki Minaj's sophomore album's first-week sales projections have slightly increased.

Based on new estimates, the LP could push out an extra 10,000 copies from its initial projection.

Universal Music scores its third #1 in a row as Nicki Minaj's projection increases a little today. Here's how it looks headed into the Easter weekend: *Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic) 215-235k (Weakend Chart Preview)

A few days ago, the album was projected to easily sell over 200,000 after its first week on store shelves.

Young Money/Cash Money/ Universal Republic album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, will debut at #1 next week, with between 200-225k in sales. That's based on one-day reports from our crack network of online retailers and those selling CDs from the back of their car trunks. (Hits Daily Double)

Recently, she downplayed any sort of sophomore jinx concerns.

"H*ll no! This album is gonna sell so much more than Pink Friday," Minaj told radio host DJ Clue. "Ask me this question two years from today, Clue. With me, I'm never about first week and all that. I like to look at it for the long haul. I'ma travel, I'ma meet my beautiful babies, my Barbz everywhere, and this is my first time I'm gonna get to do a world tour, so the album is gonna do its thing." (Power 105.1)

Having sold over 1.7 million copies to date, Minaj's Pink Friday debuted at number two back in 2010.

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj's long-awaited Pink Friday finally hit retail shelves and debuted at No. 2. With a week under her pink belt, the emcee's debut album has pushed out 376,000 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

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