Nicki Minaj Hits Number 1 with Pink Friday: Roman ReloadedNicki Minaj is back at the top of the charts with the April 3, 2012 release of her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Roman Reloaded debuted in the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart and also snagged the number one spots on the UK and Canadian charts. In addition, Minaj’s second album opened in the top five in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Ireland, and hit number one on iTunes in Japan.
“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, who was just named the highest charting solo female rapper in the history of the UK’s Official Albums Charts.
Minaj’s first single “Starships” off Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has already been certified Platinum after debuting in the ninth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (and then quickly climbing to number five).
She’ll be heading out on her first international tour on May 15th in support of the album, performing concerts in Australia, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Chelmsford and Staffordshire. Following that, she’ll head back to the States for the Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Tour in July and August.