Nicki Minaj breaks Spotify record in just two days
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Nicki Minaj breaks Spotify record in just two days

Queens emcee Nicki Minaj recently released her fifth studio album, Pink Friday 2, and, following its release, the Pinkprint musician managed to break a Spotify record, achieving a gold certification just two days after its release. 

The album, released on December 6th, is a sequel to her 2010 debut project, Pink Friday. After two days, the body of work managed to accrue 500,000 equivalent album units, which included the sales and streams of the project’s singles ‘Red Ruby Da Sleeze,’ ‘Super Freaky Girl,’ and ‘Last Time I Saw You.'”

As well as a streaming record, Minaj has also managed to break a new milestone concerning female artists as Pink Friday 2 broke Spotify’s record for the biggest debut of an album by a female rap artist, with approximately 41 million streams accrued over the weekend. 

Sharing the news with her die-hard followers, Minaj took to X/Twitter, writing, “Barbz, Look,” as she shared the official statistics of Chart Data news. Pink Friday 2 has surpassed the previous record holder, Cardi B.

According to the chart data statistics outlet Hits Daily Double, Minaj’s recent album is the largest female rap debut of 2023. It has been predicted the body of work will sell between 170,000 and 190,000 units, making it Minaj’s third number-one album. 

Since the project’s release, Minaj has hinted at some new exclusive tracks, including a Beep Beep (Remix)’ featuring 50 Cent. Taking to X/Twitter, the emcee wrote, “Well, wait til they hear Schfifty Schent verse on it next week. #GagCity we here.” After posting a photo of the two Queens legends, Minaj commented, “Send that verse in, sir [sigh emoji]#QGTM.”

Pink Friday 2 is Minaj’s first original solo album since her 2018 project, Queen, which missed out on the top spot to Travis Scott’s Astroworld. The body of work features 22 tracks and boasts features from the likes of Drake, Lil Wayne, Future, Lil Uzi Vert and more.