Nicki Minaj’s sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has debuted at number one on the charts.
According to Hits Daily Double, the Young Money rapstress moved 251,551 copies of her second release in its first week at retail. The Harajuku Barbie’s latest was initially projected to sell 200-250,00 copies, making its first week sales slightly above expectations.
Minaj recently spoke on how she returned to her rap roots for PF:RR. “[The evolution of my career has] just been peeling back the layers and now, it’s like the ultimate layer was me saying, ‘Now I’m going to do whatever kind of music that I want to do’…[it’s] not always going to entail a hard Hip Hop beat, but sometimes it is,” she said.