According to HitsDailyDouble, The Pinkprint is predicted to move 170,000-180,000 units (including streams) in its initial week. Those numbers are less than the first week totals for Nicki’s previous albums. Her 2010 LP Pink Friday opened with 375,000 units, and 2012’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded came out the gate with 253,000 copies.

However, a 170,000-180,000 range is in line with other major Hip Hop releases in 2014. Rick Ross’ Mastermind (179,000), Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron (139,000), Shady Record’s Shady XV (138,000), and Jeezy’s Seen It All (121,000) all came in under the 200,000 mark first week.


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32 thoughts on “Nicki Minaj Prepares for Lowest First Week Sales of Her Career”
  1. i think when you are winning for so long that you have to find ways to continue to market and promote to continue to have strong numbers! nicki’s #’s could prove bird man right for not wanting to drop wanes album yet. maybe he was looking for some new marketing strategies so he won’t have these results

  2. Product of the whole Young Money debacle!
    Wayne not being released, Drake get Japped in the face by Diddy, now Nicki coming in low low low low. Looks like it’s time for a refresh.

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