Nicki Minaj Hits Number 1

Nicki Minaj can finally rejoice as her debut album, Pink Friday, reached number 1 on the Billboard 200 this week. The album, which debuted 11 weeks ago, sold 45,000 this week, showing a 18% increase. While the number is low the fact that she is gaining sales in this type of climate is very impressive.

Furthermore, the album pushes past one million copies this week selling 1,035,000 since it’s release. Some of you may remember that the album was certified platinum as few weeks ago, but that represents number of shipments rather than records actually sold.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Nicki is the top Continue reading

Nicki Does SNL

Nicki Minaj made her SNL debut last night, performing two songs, rapping in the digital short and showing off her acting chops along the way.

It was quite an impressive set for Nicki, but I was beyond disappointed to see that she was performing “Right Thru Me”. I was hoping for literally any other song, but she did redeem herself with “Moment 4 Life”, which only seems to get better and better.

I honestly Continue reading

Video: ‘Moment 4 Life’

It only seems appropriate to post a music video after my earlier story. Nicki Minaj and Drake premiered the highly anticipated video to their song ‘Moment 4 Life’ tonight on MTV. The song is the fourth official single from Nicki’s debut album Pink Friday.

The clip follows Nicki in a fairy tale world, with her own Fairy Godmother and Prince. The video Nicki’s best to date, and the arrival of her alter-ego Martha as the Fairy Godmother was Continue reading

Release Dates Galor

This week has brought the announcements of a few excited release dates. We’ll start first with Wiz Khalifa.

The rapper went to ustream to announce both his album title and release date. Rolling Papers is set to be released on March 29th. Following the success of ‘Black and Yellow’, Wiz should have a nice welcoming when his albums drops.

Speaking of ‘Black and Yellow’, the track sold 201,000 copies this Continue reading

Lil Wayne Announces ‘I Am Music’ Tour!

Lil Wayne show no signs of letting up as he announced the dates to his ‘I Am Music II’ Tour. It follows the widely successful ‘I Am Music Tour’, which was in support of Tha Carter III.

Wayne also announced that Travis Barker, Rick Ross, Young Money, DJ Mixmaster Mike, and Nicki Minaj will be on tour with him. For any Young Money fan this is not something to miss. Check the dates out here- Continue reading

Nicki Minaj Visits Ellen

Nicki Minaj made her debut appearance yesterday on the Ellen Show. This is the one of many promotional stops that Nicki has made to promote her debut album, which will explain why the album is still in the top 10.

Even though Continue reading

Nicki Minaj Performs ‘Save Me’ To Ring In 2011

The countdown to the 2011 was filled with multiple performances on every channel. The Carson Daly ¬†countdown was graced with none other than Young Money’s finest, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.

While Nicki performed her current single ‘Moment 4 Life’ it was her rendition of album track ‘Save Me’ that was really the highlight of her set. ‘Save Me’ is the best song on her album. The fact that she performed it live could mean that it’s a Continue reading

‘Moment 4 Life’ Announced As New Single

It was announced that the next single from ‘Pink Friday’ would be the Drake assisted ‘Moment 4 Life’. The song follows ‘Right Thru Me’, which was Nicki’s second solo song in the top 10 on the R&B charts and has hit the top 40 on the Hot 100.

While ‘Right Thru Me’ is gaining some popularity I think that it is very important for Nicki to release something new. ‘Right Thru Me’ has been out for months now, and with the Christmas season quickly approaching Nicki needs to make sure that she can capitalize on those sales.

‘Moment 4 Life’ is one of the standout tracks on the album, and Nicki honestly needs a big song to her name. I was telling my friend the other day that is interesting that she is so popular considering that only two Continue reading

Performance Corner: Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has been performing non-stop to promote ‘Pink Friday’, but all that she has been doing is ‘Right Thru Me’ over and over again. This past week Nicki was included on ‘VH1 Divas Solute the Troops’ with Katy Perry, Sugaland, Paramore, and Keri Hilson.

While Nicki did perform ‘Right Thru Me’ she surprised the crowd by performing her Drake collaboration ‘Moment 4 Life’. This was the first time I heard Nicki do the song live, and I have to say that I was impressed. Usually Nicki’s vocal’s are too low for anyone to hear, but she actually sounded pretty strong here. It may have been the perfect mix of live vocals and the backtrack ground singers, but whatever it was it was good.

I really think that ‘Moment 4 Life’ is one of Nicki’s best rap performances because Continue reading

Performance Corner: Nicki on Kimmel

At the beginning of last week I posted a video of Nicki Minaj performing on Letterman. I was not particularly impressed with the performance because it was lacking the personality that we have grown to love from Nicki. While ‘Right Thru Me’ is a more personal song that her others that doesn’t mean her performance should lack life.

Nicki fixed all of that with her performance on Jimmy Kimmel last night. She wasn’t nearly as stiff, and she had a certain Continue reading

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