Nicki Minaj Becomes First Female Rapper To Sell 5 Million Per Album

By Isha Thorpe

April 3, 2018

Nicki Minaj has broken record after record since she entered the music industry years ago -- and she's still reigning as the rap queen

Though the star has been ghost from social media for the past few months, Nicki is still winning. To everyone's surprise, she recently surfaced in a brand new Mercedes Benz commercial. Imagine all of the Barbz and Kenz who were surprised seeing their queen pop back up into their lives, even if only a few seconds, on their screens. 

Nicki has been focused on working on her upcoming album, which she reportedly has recently finished up. We can't wait to hear her new body of work. But, Nicki's previously released projects are continuing to be loved by her fans from all over. It's just been reported that Onika has officially become the very first female rapper to sell at least 5 million copies of each of her albums, reports. 

That's right! The Jamaica, Queens artist's previous LPs; Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, and The Pinkprint; have all sold a minimum of 5 million units each. This has never been done in music history by a woman. So, we should definitely celebrate the major achievement! If anything, this milestone makes us even more excited for the rapper's not-yet-released album. Nicki has already said that it's going to be her best work yet. 

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