Nicki Minaj is close to breaking a huge record and become the first female rapper to sell 100 million units.
Minaj released her fourth studio album, ‘Queen’, in August 2018 with features from Eminem, Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, and Future. NME’s three-star verdict of Queen described it as a “mighty regal affair”.
.@NICKIMINAJ now has 99 million RIAA certified units across albums, singles and features.
She's expected to be the first female rapper to hit 100 million units.
— chart data (@chartdata) January 2, 2019
This positive news regarding unit sales will no doubt please Minaj. Last year, she took aim at both Spotify and Travis Scott, after her anticipated fourth album ‘Queen’ failed to bag the top spot in the U.S. charts.
‘Queen’ took the second spot with 185,000 unit sales – only beaten by the 205,000 copies of Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’.
Minaj contested the unit sales at the time – claiming that Scott had only achieved the top spot by selling ‘Season Passes’, which provide fans with pre-sale access to his live shows if they purchase the album.
“Travis sold over 50K of these. With no requirement of redeeming the album! With no dates for a tour, etc. I spoke to him. He knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week. I love my fans for the #1 album in AMERICA!”, she wrote on Twitter.
Minaj recently announced a 2019 European tour, including four dates in the UK.
You can see the full tour dates below and grab tickets here.
21 – Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle
22 – Bratislava, Slovakia, Ondrej Nepela Arena
24 – Lodz, Poland, Atlas Arena
25 – Budapest, Hungary, Budapest Sportarena
28 – Berlin, Germany, Mercedes Benz Arena
1 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Royal Arena
3 – Oslo, Norway, Spektrum
4 – Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson Globe
6 – Brussels, Belgium, Palais 12
7 – Paris, France, AccorHotels Arena
9 – Bordeaux, France, Metropole Arena
11 – London, UK, The O2
14 – Birmingham, UK, Arena Birmingham
15 – Dublin, Ireland, 3Arena
17 – Glasgow, UK, SSE Hydro
18 – Manchester, UK, Manchester Arena
20 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Rockhal
22 – Frankfurt, Germany, Festhalle
23 – Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena
25 – Amsterdam, Holland, Ziggo Dome
27 – Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
28 – Geneva, Switzerland, Arena Geneva