Nicki Minaj made history
On November 22, 2010, when Nicki Minaj released her debut studio project titled Pink Friday. While the album features many other stars such as Eminem, Rihanna, Drake, and Kanye West it is also a 3-time Platinum album. Last night, Nicki Minaj tweeted, “Barbz, Friday is the 10th anniversary of Pink Friday. Get your outfits ready for the virtual celebration.”
Many Barbs were excited by this tweet and began partying in her comments which led to another tweet clarifying when the virtual festivities would begin. Nicki wrote, “Ummm Barbz why yall starting the celebration already? It starts on tmrw night. I’m not even dressed yet. Go to bed.” We can’t blame Nicki’s devoted fans for their quick reaction since this album release did pave her way to being a household name.
Singles including “Did It On’em,” “Check It Out,” and “Super Bass” were all the main reasons why Pink Friday was a huge success for her career.
Nicki Minaj’s is a fan favorite of many Barbz and will forever hold a place in their hearts. The Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records release was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 54th Grammy Awards, while “Moment 4 Life” earned a Best Rap Performance nod.
Nicki Minja’s LP reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart by selling 375,000 within the first week.
Pink Friday then rose to #1 in its 11th week. Nicki made history when she attained the title for having the second-highest sales week for a female Hip Hop artist behind Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1998. Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill sold 423,000 within its first week.
Aside from the achievements, Pink Friday made, In 2012, Nicki Minaj continued the Pink Friday saga. She created Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, 2014’s The Pinkprint, and 2018’s Queen. The multi-Grammy award winner has won numerous music awards including the American Music Awards, BET Awards, and the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
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