Nicki Minaj can officially add herself to a lineup of record breaking female rappers now that her album Pink Friday has had the second highest debut week in history.
As previously reported, the Young Money Barbie moved 375,190 copies of her debut project putting her at #2 on the Billboard charts behind Kanye West.
Now with the official numbers in, Minaj can celebrate having the second highest debut week in female rap history.
Nicki took to her Twitter page to announce the good news to her fans saying,
“Pink Friday has the 2nd highest debut week in the HISTORY of FEMALE RAP w/375,190 units sold. Thank u sooo much 4 supporting this project!”
Topping Nicki in debut week sales is Lauryn Hill who sold 423,000 copies of her ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ in September 1998.
Lauryn’s project however wasn’t classified in the ‘Hip-Hop’ genre so the title of female rapper with the highest selling debut week was given to Missy Elliot, who sold 259,000 copies of her 2002 album Under Construction.
Based on those numbers, Nicki technically has the highest selling first week from a female rapper in history.
Check out Nicki’s tweets on the good news below.