News: Nicki Minaj's "Roman Reloaded" Outsells First-Week Sales Projections

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 10:04AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded sophomore album dismantled her competition this week on the sales chart debuting at No. 1.

After a week on store shelves, Minaj's latest solo offering pushed out 254,000 copies.

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded debuted on the chart this week at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, her sophomore release has sold 254,000 copies in seven days. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Weekend estimates projected the LP selling no more than 235,000 copies in the first week.

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)

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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