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Nicki Minaj Gets First Platinum Album

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nicki minaj hits platinum status for pink friday Nicki Minaj Gets First Platinum Album

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Forget pink – it seems that platinum is more flattering to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm] now, as the Young Money emcee earned her first platinum sales award only five weeks after the release of Pink Friday!

The platinum sales designation is given to a single or album that sells more than one million copies, and it signifies to the record industry that the recipient is a major player in the game.

“Pink Friday certified Platinum by the RIAA Pink Friday remains the #2 Rap Album and the #4 Album in the country on Billboard’s 200. Thank you for your continued support.,” Minaj twetted.

Minaj is the first female emcee to go platinum since either [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fergie[/lastfm]‘s The Dutchess in 2007 or [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lil’ Kim[/lastfm]‘s La Bella Mafia in 2003 (depending on how you classify [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fergie[/lastfm]).

Albums are awarded multi-platinum status after hitting the 2 million sales mark, but the next level to break is “Diamond” status, awarded to sales of more than 10 million. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Notorious B.I.G.[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Outkast[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]M.C. Hammer[/lastfm] are the only rap acts to achieve “diamond” status.

And to Nicki…bottoms up!

[Source: SOHH]

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