NICKI MINAJ’s third full-length album, The Pinkprint [Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records], arrives at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album & Top Rap Albums Chart this week. This marks Minaj’s third consecutive #1 debut on each of those charts. The Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum, hip-hop trend-setter also made an impressive Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200, entering at #2. The Pinkprint sees Minaj closing out the year as the second highest selling female debut of 2014. The Pinkprint available here!
As soon as the album went live on iTunes, it seized the #1 spot, holding strong for a week to follow. Amongst its 16 tracks, The Pinkprint includes the double-platinum smash “Anaconda” and “Only” [featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown], which drummed up over 20 million YouTube/VEVO video views in a week since its release. The latest single “Bed of Lies” [featuring Skylar Grey] is out now.
The Pinkprint also continues to receive unanimous critical acclaim. In its four-star review, Rolling Stone writes, “The realness she reveals is genuinely dazzling” and “This is a rap royal in full flex. We’re lucky to watch the throne.” Billboard calls it, “her best album to date,” The Los Angeles Times claims, “Throughout The Pinkprint, she’s intent on channeling her talent to explore and document her many moods. The combination is often, if not always, intoxicating,” Pitchfork dubs it, “intriguing,” and HipHopDx praises it as “an ambitious undertaking NICKI has wrangled in highly entertaining fashion.”
NICKI MINAJ once again reigns supreme with The Pinkprint out now.