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Nicki Minaj makes history with her new No. 1 album “PINK FRIDAY 2”

Nicki Minaj has made history after she hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 against with her latest album, Pink Friday 2, the sequel to her debut album from 2010, Pink Friday.

According to Billboard, Minaj is now the first female rapper to claim a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 in more than one decade. Minaj also hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sophomore LP, 2012’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.  Prior to the release of Pink Friday 2, Minaj and Foxy Brown were tied for the most No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 among female rappers.

Pink Friday 2 opened at No. 1 with 228,000 equivalent album units, which includes 92,000 pure purchases, as well as streaming platforms. The songs featured on Pink Friday 2 have earned nearly 170 million plays on Spotify and other streaming services.

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