UK Charts: Nicki Minaj Now First Female Rapper To Debut Atop UK Albums Chart


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    Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' deluxe edition cover.

    Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ is set to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 but ahead its arrival on the US chart, the LP has earned her victory in the UK. Unsurprisingly, she has become the first female rapper have score a #1 entry on the UK Albums Chart, regardless of the fact that the album is primarily Dance/Pop.

    With a relatively broad 15K lead on her competition, Minaj has nabbed the top slot on the UK Albums Chart with ‘Roman Reloaded’. The LP has outperformed her original ‘Pink Friday’ album, which peaked at #16 on the listing and was only certified platinum for shipments exceeding 300K units in that territory last week – 16 months after its November 2010 release.

    Earlier this week, Minaj released a new video to support ‘Roman Reloaded’ – ‘Beez in the Trap (Ft. 2 Chainz)’. ¬†Interestingly, she has yet to put forward the supporting visual for her current UK single ‘Starships’, which was filmed in March.

    ‘Starships’, previously ¬†broke records when it climbed to #2 on the Official UK Singles Chart and became the highest-charting song by a solo female rapper without the assistance of a guest act. Still, Lil Kim holds the title of being the only female rapper to top the lineup, courtesy of ‘Lady Marmalade (with Christina Aguilera, Pink & Mya)’.

    Watch the video for ‘Lady Marmalade’ below:


    • Lace

      What the hell does Kim have to do with this? She will never top the UK charts like Nicki ever, no matter how many marmalades she does.

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    • Cliff

      she doesn’t count as female rap, she is now a pop star

    • theMusicsoldier

      Is that really a record? Because Salt n Pepa’s songs “Let’s Talk About Sex” and “Push It” peaked at #2 in the UK also.

    • JasmineT.

      @Lace exactly! Tbh Kim was a tag along on that song. Pop stations always used to cut her part out. I’m proud of Nicki whether people think she’s pop or not. Whether she does hip hop or pop, she is STILL a female rapper.

    • Che

      If Nicki can call herself a female rapper, so, can Taylor Swift for doing that song with T. Pain.

    • MIchael


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    • fuckaHater

      she raps on HALF of the album and shes setting the bar high for female rappers. stop hating and congratulate her on doing the inevitable; bitterness kills. her rapping skills are amazing have your heard i am your leader or HOV lane ??? cmon now

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    • anonymous

      Nicky Minaj is no way no how a female rapper. She is a pop star and that is it. I challenge her to stand next to Queen Latifa, money love, Mc.Lyte, Eve, Roxanne, lil Kim or any of the previous female rappers before her and they would blow her out of the water with lyrics. She sucks and is riding the coat tail of lil wayne and entourage.