Nicki Minaj Becomes First Female Hip Hop Artist Since Eve To Have #1 Album

It's a Barbie world today, as Nicki Minaj does something Hip Hop hasn't seen in 12 years.

This morning it was announced that after nearly three months on record store shelves, Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday was the #1 seller this week in America. The Young Money/Universal Motown Records release has officially gone platinum, as well as crossed the domestic million-mark.

This is the first time since Eve's 1999 debut, Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders First Lady that a female Hip Hop artist has had the #1 album in the country. The Queens, New Yorker took to Twitter today to thank her fans for the continued support:

We finally did it! PINK FRIDAY is the #1 Album in the United States of America!!!!! *faints* thank u sooooo much for the continued support!less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

69 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Selling a lot of records isn't a big deal if you make bubblegum pop shit.

  • dope

    Nicki Your Dope, Haterz shake ya hand betta keep the sanitizer on deck

  • TY FROM THE CHI

    WHY WOULD KIM BE MAD SHE GOT 3 MULTI PLAT ALBUMS AND NEITHER ONE OF THEM WAS NUMBER ONE AND SHE STILL SOLD AND 45,000 PUT YOU AT NUMBER ONE THAT MEAN AINT NOBODY SELLING SHIT AND IT AINT EVEN NO NEW ALBUMS OUT THATS WHY SHE GOT THE NUMBER 1 SPOT THATS WHY I DONT SEE WHATS THE BIG DEAL BUT CONGRADS TO HER THOW SHE STILL GOT ALONG WAY TO GO

  • Anonymous

    OMG, I'm so sick of ppl acting like Nicki is the best thing since slice bread. Fuck that silicone dick sucking bitch and her wack ass album. Who gives a fuck she went to #1. She wont be there next week. Why is everybody acting like Nicki is doing something so great, when she's really not. Her album is straight bubble gum trash, her fucking reviews were horrible. She didn't have any #1 singles until "Moment for Life". Everybody said that is the best song on the album. That's not saying much for a debut album. Her team went the pop route on purpose, she does not represent real hip hop. Hip hop does not consist of only sex, drugs and murder. Nicki doesn't have any real substance in her music at all. It's all fucking gimmicks with her. Just like K.O.S said Nicki is all about money and fame. Not once in any interview that she has done have I heard her say that she loved the hip hop culture. Not one time. Ok Kim had her time but she is better than Nicki lyrically on her worst day. All the female mc's before Nicki were 1 million times better than her. Let me know when she can do Em's numbers or Jay's numbers. She will never see Lauryn's success (18 million sold world wide) and still selling. Ppl still love that album, it still rocks on the radio today. Who the fuck will remember that wack ass Pink Friday in 2 years? Her trying to sing is a joke in itself. Her stage presence is horrible and she is boring on stage. I just don't get all the fucking hype with this fake no skill chick. Eve please hurry and come back to the game. She won't ever have this buzz again, you can believe that. When it comes time for that second album, watch what happens. FYI, for all the dudes trying to hit it, don't even bother, it's well known in the industry and the streets that Nicki is fucking her hypeman Safaree Samuels aka SB . They share a condo out in LA together. She's been with that dude for years, and they used to live in Atlanta together before they moved to LA. Where will she be in 5 years?

    • Anonymous

      Niggas always find a reason to hate on female rappers. It is no surprise she is the only chick doing it in hip-hop. Niggas give madd respect to MC Lyte and Queen Latifah. Yet, they do not paid their album or even pump in their whip. Niggas listen to one or two songs by a female rapper. They do not listen to the entire album. Nicki did not make her songs for niggas. She make them for the general public and women. Nicki is trying to get paid. Question? Did you Pay for TRINA last CD? Hell No. You, niggas kills me dissing Nicki. When u do not really support female rappers.

    • Anonymous

      Shut the fuck of u hater.

    • Versatile Onochie

      Co-sign well said and if any of you reading this want real female emcees Eve is coming back with her album LipLock then we Jean Grae lets boycott all this fake hip pop

    • Anonymous

      nobody cares what you have to say, if you comment is more than 5 lines, you will get made fun of and nobody will read your statement

  • Bryant Carter

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  • Anonymous

    so is she going to actually rap on her next album?

  • white milk

    congrat to her..i think she'll be runnin shyt for a min.. lookin at her numbers it clear she's not missing your support if you dont fuk with her...

  • Anonymous

    can't front. i'm kinda impressed, especially since the LP dropped a minute ago.

  • that's what's up

    i got my eye on michelle obama right now, she's workin with a natural phatty.

  • Anonymous

    Nicki Minaj is not talking about sucking dick or selling drugs on any of her songs so niggas are disappointed. Go play with yourself.

  • Hiawartha McGee

    Men, can you imagine all that naked in your face. WOW, talk about a dream...

  • goody

    put that in your dope pipe and smoke it kim lmao

  • perfect hair forever

    she can pay for more butt cheek implants

  • bigpoppa

    I like her titties.

  • Anonymous

    she is sexxy as a muthafucka. damn what id do to hit that.

  • MELLO

    WAY 2 much hatin on here. she is the hotest female artist out rite now!! Lil kim had her time. the only other female rapper that is still goin strong is trina. so if u wanna compare nicki to someone current then compare her to trina.

    • WuTang4Lyfe

      You're a fucking idiot. Trina's last album, Amazin, which came out in May 2010, was a pop album...not hip hop or rap. She completely crossed over. Why are you so fucking ignorant and poorly informed? Furthermore, who gives a fuck if Nicki Minaj is the best female rapper? Should we also support the best midget rapper? The best blind rapper? The best European rapper? Bottom line is, her music is garbage.

    • Truth

      Because all people who don't like Nicki Minaj are fans of Lil' Kim? Come on son. Stop being a fan of the shitty rapper-of-the-moment because MTV tells you to.

  • Anonymous

    HER #1 ALBUM SUCKED, TOO BAD

    • goz

      all u haters, at least she has done something with her life, what have u lot done, lazy ass niggas, if you know hiphop so much, why dont you drop a piece and see if it would hit the charts, broke ass

  • JoshK

    Slaughterhouse's Microphone Freestyle by Samzee. Sick!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uInfUuxbCWY

  • tlacent

    its a whole lot of ppl hating on here... if you dont like nicki that much why did you even waste your time to even comment on this????? dont worry ill wait, cuz like her not she is the hottest female out right now. dont try to compare her to anybody 10-15yrs ago(lil kim) because they had their time, now, let nicki have hers...

  • C-MAN

    Congratulations Nicki. Welcome to the class of the elite. Keep it popping baby!

  • K:O:S

    Hip Hop artist?! WTF?! She's a rapper, and she sucks with her weird and retarted flow, and that's a fact! She has nothing to do with Hip Hop what so ever! That's another fact! And before all your stans get off calling me a hater. Let me quote Common: "If I don't like it, I don't like it, that don't mean that I'm hating"

    • K:O:S

      First off please stop with your crazy imagination about me saying she's not Hip Hop simple because I don't like her. Because that's all in your head! I state that she's simply a rapper, and has nothing to do with Hip Hop, which is obvious, but let me spell it out for you retard. Because she's all about the money, the fame, etc. she's not Hip Hop. She don't really have nothing to say, it's egocentric, superficial, manufactured bullshit! The fact that she sucks and the fact that I don't like her is another thing. The fact that she sucks is based on weak lyrics, weak flow etc. Is that clear enough for you?! MC Lyte says she's Hip Hop?! She must have been sarkastic! But just like you don't know the diffrence between Rap and Hip Hop is no surprise that you don't understand sarkasm either ;) And just for the record I love Rap too. Gangsta rap, party and bullshit rap etc. But at least they gotta be able to spit some fire and flow better than my grandmom! Din mor er en fed luder!!!

    • Anonymous

      Just because you dont like it doesnt mean it aint hip hop either tho, lol, who do you think you are, Kool Herc?? You didnt invent Hip Hop, you cant label what is and isnt based on what you dont like MC Lyte says she's hip hop, I'll take her word for it over yours And I dont like her music either but you internet kids be too arrogant for no reason "Oh, I dont like this so it aint hip hop" GTFOH

  • Truth

    She's also the first female hip hop artist to have a TERRIBLE #1 album. Put your number two's in the air! For how shitty this album is. How many free passes is this girl going to get her Monster verse? Seriously. This album is for dorky white girls who find Kanye too threatening.

  • Wu-Tang Forever

    The big story that people SHOULD be talking about is the fact that an album topped the chart selling less than 50,000. There was a time where 50,000 albums sold wouldn't even put you in the Top 40. The industry is in a gargantuan hole right now.

    • From Tokyo

      And THAT is the REAL issue, here!

    • da1

      Yeah I think this is a new record. But the messed up thing is, the previous person who had the number 1 album before Nicki had the lowest selling numb. 1 album a week ago. And alittle before that guy, taylor swift had that record for having the lowest selling number 1. Pretty soon indy underground mixtapes are going to be topping the billboards. 10,000 copies on a debut week, maybe considered a great success.

    • Anonymous

      And its never climbing out of it either The Internet was like Uncurable cancer for the Music Buisness, its ate it away to nothing but skin and bones, it'll be dead soon

    • Lol

      True. Sales are fucked up.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    props to her unlike these lame under me

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      i think its all because she with YM/CM if she was on rocnation these dudes would be jumpin for joy no fan at all but moment 4 life is a good song and it will be gettin played for years to come (thats why the mad)

    • Anonymous

      Co Sign So many negative motherfuckers out here, lol, I dont listen to her myself but good for her

  • D. $cience

    Well good for her. It's not an accomplishment worth a damn. First female rapper since Eve? Who gives a sh**? Let me know when she surpasses Jay-Z, Eminem, and Nas status before the next chick ups her on this Hip Pop bullsh**.

    • Anonymous

      Co-sign 10000%,cuz this bitch is a straight up gimmick. YM/CM got alot of money invested in her, and they wanted to make sure she succeeded, and I know that for a fact.

    • Anonymous

      STFU, you are bootlegging your favorite artist music.

    • Haha good point

      Co-sign and better yet, let me know when she can actually sing without auto-tune, and actually play any type of musical instrument. This bitch is awful and embarrassing that this many idiotic people around the US buy this shit

  • Anonymous

    Lil Kim is somewhere Punching a wall right now, lol

  • Anonymous

    hip hop hasnt done for 12 years? minaj is not hip hop. she is hip pop

    • Anonymous

      She rhymes words together over beats, its hip hop whether or not you like it Hip hop comes in all diffrent forms, get over yourself, I dont like the bitch either, but if you go to buy her album, its in the hip hop section

  • G

    Nicki is the worst rapper, but has the nicest tits

  • JoeM

    I don't know why niggas here hate on Nicki so much... I ain't even a fan but I still think she's dope. Yeah she has some pop and yeah her accents get annoying form time to time but when you compare her to the shit these other bitches have put out in the past... she's like a fucking Nas, Jay Z, 2pac, BIG all rolled into one. I'm not saying she's better than ANY of those artists, I'm saying that compared to other female rappers Nicki runs circles around them. Don't even get me started on Lil Kim.. that bitch ain't a rapper she's a fucking walking talking spittin' porno.

    • Anonymous

      Nicki Minaj is a great rapper. She been co-signed by some of the best in the game. She is winning in a Male Hip Hop where very few female rappers ever win. Niggas are her biggest critics when they do not support female rappers. Dudes might listen to 1 or 2 songs from a female rapper but they will not be playing the album in their cars.

    • Truth

      Yeah, she's a terrible rapper, and yeah she's really annoying, and yeah she uses desperate wanna-be Lady Gaga gimmicks to get attention, and yeah, her album is 10% hip hop, 90% sugar pop glitter, and yeah, she's more famous for her ass than her lyrics, and yeah, most of her hype is due to her being a female MC than her being talented... ...but once you get past all that, she's great!

    • Quiet

      Lil'Kim on Mobb Deep's Quiet Storm >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nicki Minaj's past, present and future work.

  • murdock

    the 1st ever wack female rapper to go #1

  • SHUTTAMAN

    Man I love this chick. So fine. So nice booty. SO nice boobies And she lightskiined. Screw them dark skinned hoes nigga!

    • From Tokyo

      You "sound' so ignorant right now. Colorism is a great concern for people of color. Obviously, color is not indicative of class, judging by your statements.

    • HitMan

      Shuttaho you sound so stupid !!!! Paleman hate the ground you walk on and you dog dark skin sista's.Love to break you in half punk !!!!!!!!!!!!! Blackwombman are the first Gods on this -planet ignorant

    • mike

      HELL YEAH I AGREE!!! THE MORE I SEE HER IN MAGAZINES THE MORE I'M MORE LIKE.... WHOOOOOOOO SHIT GIRL!!!! LOL!! LOVE TO HAVE MY HANDS ON HER!!!! :-D

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