Nicki Minaj Dethrones Madonna From # 1 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart!

As predicted, Mizz Nicki Minaj blasts in at # 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with her sophomore album ‘Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded‘ selling 253,000 copies over the last week, dethroning Madonna’s ‘MDNA‘ which falls to # 8 following the largest sales drop in US Chart history, selling 48,000 copies this week. Nicki thus becomes the only female rapper to boast of 2 consecutive # 1 albums, ahead of Eve, Foxy Brown and Lauryn Hill who have one each. Nicki Minaj also surges ahead of her contemporaries Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Adele, Rihanna and Ke$ha, all of whom boast of one or no # 1 album on the Billboard 200.

Adele stays put at # 2 for yet another week with ‘21‘, and the album actually gains a 26 % increase in sales, selling another 153,000 copies this week! She clearly has no intention of slowing down there.

Lionel Richie slips 2 spots to # 4 this week with ‘Tuskegee‘, while Rascal Flatts début at # 3 with ‘Changes‘.

The Billboard top 10 albums this week are :

1. Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded – Nicki Minaj

2. 21 – Adele

3. Changed – Rascal Flatts

4. Tuskegee – Lionel Richie

5. Up All Night – One Direction

6. My Head Is An Animal – Of Monsters And Men

7. The Hunger Games (OST) – Various

8. MDNA – Madonna

9. I Win – Marvin Sapp

10. Amaryllis – Shinedown