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This Day in Pop: Nicki Minaj releases 'Pink Friday' album in 2010 (November 20); the album re-enters top 200 Billboard and Nicki won two AMA’s on its anniversary

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pinkfriday.jpg.e6d7a934da5bc6fdd1182a7e27b30e70.jpg10 years ago today, Nicki Minaj released her debut album, #PinkFriday! The album saw a global success, impacting in the Pop culture, debuted with 375k copies in the US (the biggest sales week for a debut album), reached #1 on Billboard 200 and it's eligible for 5x Platinum. #PinkFriday was the first female rap album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 this century.  


The moment she single handedly revived a whole genre, competed with and outsold every rapper at that time and some pop girlies in their prime, became a huge part of making hip-hop mainstream today and allowed female rappers to be commercially viable again. Nicki Minaj outsold the old head female rappers on her first year - there's not much you can say when numbers and stats are revealed. She is the first female rapper who never signed a 360 deal, in fact Nicki owns ALL of her rights as an artist that's why she's wealthier than the whole female rap genre + a bunch of little male rappers combined! She changed the infrastructure - you can't be a rebel and a commercial! Nicki did that, too! Nicki Minaj held down the pole position among women in rap while others had moments! 


#PinkFriday was a cultural reset and a breath of fresh air, an album that showcased how versatile and talented Nicki is as an artist. She represents an entire generation and she's more than an image "I'm not a word,  I'm not a line, I'm not a girl that can ever be defined". If it wasn't for Nicki Minaj's legendary persona, pen, work ethic, dominance, demand for justice for the female rap culture, no woman under her would be reaping the benefits they are today. This was her dream! She never been a hater, but integrity is everything to her - just don't bribe and scheme to come up. DO THE F WORK! 10 years later and she still has the TOP position in rap among women. She is the best selling female rapper of 2020, she has most watched music video in 2020, 2 #1's on Billboard and over 4 Billion Streams (Spotify + Youtube). Hm. Her fake ***/back is to them! 

She is the most talented female rapper of all time and no one can out rap her, the pen is authentic and completely hers. That's why she effortlessly annihilated some careers. LOL. Roman's Revenge was a whole moment and Pink Friday gave us the most memorable lines in history of female rap. PERIOD. "is this the thanks that I get for putting you biches on? is it my fault that all of you biches gone? should've sent a thank-you note, you little ho - now I'm wrapping your coffin' with a bow. Nicki, she's just mad 'cause you took the spot!" Shall I say more? She's competing with herself and lastly, but not least she is a GAME CHANGER

What's your favorite moment and song from #PinkFriday? 



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A Queen was born! 💛💜

I'm a huge Nicki fan since the beginning but as her career progressed, I think this is my least favorite album of hers. I think the followup is her best album and that's why it's called "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded". But this album had a lot of lowkey gems. :makeitrain_britney_blush_headphones_omg_wow_happy:

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On 11/20/2020 at 3:43 PM, Style. said:

I could’ve said way more because she’s done so much more for the industry, but a bich is busy to keep the sugar daddy warm. :queenflopga_pink_sass_walking_away_bye: 

Make sure he buys Pink Friday on November 23rd :queenflopga_pink_sass_walking_away_bye:

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