Nicki Minaj and Kanye West Crush the Competition in First Week Sales

1 Dec

Lil Kim sure isn’t going to like this! In the new spread for Ebony Magazine, shot by photographer Derek Blanks, Nicki Minaj is crushing the competition and New York City. But the shot is right on the money as Nicki and Kanye West both achieved the top spots on the Billboard Chart despite facing competition from other artists. According to Hits Daily Double, Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy landed at the number 1 spot with estimated sales of 519,000. The hip hop Barbie debut album Pink Friday sold 371,000, making it one of the highest first week sales for a female rapper ever. Some other chart toppers included: Taylor Swift, Susan Boyle, Rihanna and Justin Bierber. Ne-Yo’s Libra Scale also landed in the Top 10 with 117,000 copies sold in its first week. Check behind the scenes footage from the Ebony Magazine shoot here.

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