Happy Friday! Or should we say Happy Pink Friday to the Barbs? It’s been 10 years since Nicki Minaj released her debut album, earning the title of the Queen of Rap. The surprise release of Pink Friday: The Complete Edition includes eight bonus tracks including ‘Girls Fall Like Dominoes,’ ‘Bed Rock’ featuring Young Money and Lloyd. The new edition also includes a version of ‘Romans Revenge’ with an appearance from Lil Wayne.
The release of Pink Friday dropped on November 22, 2010, creating Minaj’s icon status. The album climbed the charts to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, the highest-selling hip-hop female debut since The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1998. Following its release, the album spent six weeks with the top spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts in 2011, tying for the longest reign at the top by a female rap act. In 2012, Minaj would break her record by spending seven weeks with the top spot for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded; still holding that record today.
The Success of Pink Friday
Certified triple-platinum, Pink Friday generated several hits including 8x-platinum ‘Super Bass,’ triple-platinum ‘BedRock’ feat. Young Money & Lloyd, platinum ‘Moment 4 Life’ feat. Drake, ‘Fly’ feat. Rihanna, ‘Your Love,’ and gold ‘Did It On’em.’ The hit album earned three Grammy Award nominations for “Best Rap Album,” “Best New Artist” and “Best Rap Performance” for ‘Moment 4 Life.’ The album also took “Rap Album of the Year” at the American Music Awards.
Throughout her career, Nicki Minaj has made numerous TV and film appearances. These include being a judge on American Idol, film roles in The Other Woman, Barbershop: The Next Cut, and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Having deals and partnerships with Fendi, Adidas, H&M, Mercedes-Benz, Sprint, and Pepsi. Minaj is a co-owner of TIDAL, and her BEATS 1 QUEEN radio show is “the highest-rated show in Apple Music history.”
After a decade of being introduced to the mainstream, 2020 has been a big year for Minaj with two No. 1’s on the Billboard Hot 100. These achievements show us that Nicki has rightfully gained her place in music and more, creating history and being among the most influential artists ever.
It’s been said that Minaj is working on her fifth studio album and we should stay tuned for more surprises coming soon! Check out Pink Friday: The Complete Edition here.
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