Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday 2' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

Nicki Minaj‘s Pink Friday 2 is ranked No. 1 on the latest Billboard 200 albums chart.

The fifth studio album by the rapper, which was released on December 8, made its debut atop the chart dated December 23.

Pink Friday 2 earned 228,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. and 25,000 copies were sold on vinyl in the December 8-14 tracking week, according to Luminate.

The album marks Minaj’s third Billboard 200 topper after Pink Friday (2011) and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012).

With this, she leads female rappers in terms of having the most No. 1 albums in the chart’s history.

Taylor Swift‘s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is ranked at No. 2, followed by Drake‘s For All the Dogs at No. 3, Tate McRae‘s Think Later at No. 4 and Michael Buble‘s Christmas at No. 5 on the latest Billboard 200 albums chart.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units.

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