All hail Nicki Minaj. The hip-hop queen paints the charts pink with her sophomore album, which debuts at No. 1 this week.
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded lands on top of the Billboard 200 after selling 253,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The star-studded set, which features Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Nas, marks the Young Money rapper’s second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200.
Her platinum debut Pink Friday opened at No. 2 in December 2010, selling 375,000 copies. It later climbed to No. 1 in February 2011.
A grateful Nicki took to Twitter to thank her fans for their support. “I’d like to thank you for making Pink Friday: ROMAN RELOADED #1 in the UK, US, Canada, and Japan. #LOVE,” she tweeted.
The album features the RedOne-produced single “Starships,” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.