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Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ Album Goes Gold

Young Money / Cash Money Records
Young Money / Cash Money Records

Nicki Minaj‘s Queen album has earned its first certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The new album from the Young Money rapper has officially reached gold status.

Released on Aug. 10, the album took almost a month to reach the gold standard. According to RIAA records, the project reached the milestone on Thursday (Sept. 6). The album contains two singles that have also earned plaques in “Chun-Li,” which went platinum, and “Barbie Tingz,” which is gold. The album currently sits at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 after debuting in the No. 2 spot.

Since the album dropped, the talk has more-so been about the controversy that surrounded it, as Nicki blasted Travis Scott and his manager after she failed to nab the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album’s chart from his clutches in the week following the album’s release. She claims he used shady tactics to pump up his album sales.

Queen, Nicki’s first album since 2014’s The Pinkprint, features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Eminem, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Future, Labrinth and Foxy Brown. In comparison, The Pinkprint took two months to reach gold status and has since been certified platinum two times over.

In other Nicki-related news, she recently got into a heated exchange with Cardi B at 2018 New York Fashion Week that had the internet going nuts.


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