The Pinkprint Debuts At No.2 As Nicki Minaj Is Named "Rapper Of The Year"
Although Taylor Swift has claimed the top spot on the latest Billboard 200, artist Nicki Minaj has come in right behind at number two with her third studio album The Pinkprintwhich also made it to number three on the Top Album Sales chart.
Rolling out with 244,000 units, the project beat original estimates that it would debut at 190, 000. Also in the top five was D'Angelo's recently released Black Messiah.
She's also been crowned by Complex as the "Best Rapper of 2014," in a recent interview she explains, "There is no 'mixtape Nicki,' I’ve never stopped rapping; I’ve never stopped doing freestyles; I’ve never stopped doing remixes and features; I’ve never stopped raising the bar lyrically."