Following her No. 1 debut album Pink Friday, Grammy Award Nominated artist Nicki Minaj has come out on top yet again as the April 3rd release of her second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded debuted atop the Billboard 200 list. In addition to her No. 1 US debut, Minaj is also thriving internationally, snagging the #1 spots in the UK and Canada and debuting in the Top 5 in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Ireland. The album has also hit No. 1 on iTunes in Japan. With her #1 debut in the UK, Minaj has just been named the highest charting solo female rapper in history with the UK's Official Albums Charts.
Minaj's first single "Starships" off Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, became certified Platinum and debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and quickly moved to No. 5, marking her second solo arrival in the Top 10 of the chart, after her hit single "Super Bass". The album's second single, "Right By My Side" featuring Chris Brown has also become a huge success and is flying up the US Rhythmic and Urban charts.
"I am deeply grateful to God for the opportunity to touch people all around the world through music and art. I am absolutely in love with this album and I want to thank my fans all around the world for their unwavering love and support," says Minaj.
With her first ever international tour kicking off on May 15th, Minaj has already sold out her shows in Sydney, Australia as well as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Chelmsford and Staffordshire in the UK. Once Minaj wraps her International Tour, she will hit the US with the Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Tour which will run July 16th - August 12th in 2012.
2011 was a breakout year for Minaj, winning Best Hip Hop Video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards along with Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album and Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist at the 2011 American Music Awards. Minaj also received Grammy nominations in the Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album categories.
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