Nicki Minaj Debuts At #1 With 253K Copies Sold
MTV News - almost 5 years
By Gil Kaufman
Nicki Minaj has scored her first #1 debut with her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which sold 253,000 copies in its first week on the charts, according to numbers courtesy of Nielsen SoundScan. The album sold slightly more than it was projected to, earlier in the week.
Nicki's debut, Pink Friday, debuted at #2 in December 2010 on sales of 375,000.
In other chart news, Madonna will suffer the worst second-week drop? in chart history when MDNA slips 87 percent from its debut to #8 on sales of 44,000.
A number of other acts made it into the top 10, including country trioRascal Flatts, whose Changed came in at #3 (130,000), Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men, who made their American chart bow with My Head Is An Animal (#6, 55,000) and gospel great Marvin Sapp, in at #9 with I Win(44,000).
The rest of the top 10: Adele, 21 (#2, 153,000), Lionel Richie, Tuskegee(#4, 95,000), One Direction, Up All Night (#5, 92,000), "The Hunger Games" soundtrack (#7,
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