This is Nicki Minaj’s moment for life as she finally has her first album chart-topper with her sophomore LP, ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.’
The Young Money star debuts at #1 this week, selling a total of 251,551 copies, despite the album suffering an early leak.
Minaj recently spoke with Power 105.1’s DJ Clue about her thoughts on “the sophomore jinx” and whether she was worried in the least bit.
“This album is gonna sell so much more than ‘Pink Friday,'” Minaj said. “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 thang.”
And the “Starships” singer/rapper was half right. Although her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ entered that charts at the No. 2 spot, it sold 375,000 copies in its first week. Minaj’s sophomore LP also debuted at No. 1 in the UK, serving as her first chart-topping album there as well.
Following behind Minaj in both the U.S. and UK charts in the No. 2 spot this week is Grammy-winning singer Adele with her sophomore album, ’21.’ The album continues its incredible run as it sells another 152,000 copies, which brings her to a U.S. total of more than 8.6 million.