Nicki Minaj’s ‘Roman Reloaded’ Debuts at #1, ‘MDNA’ Sees Biggest 2nd Week Drop

http://www.sinuousmag.com/sm/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/nicki-minaj-roman-reloaded-deluxe-cover.jpg
French Connection (US)
Nicki Minaj 'Roman Reloaded' Deluxe Edition Cover

Nicki Minaj ‘Roman Reloaded’ Deluxe Edition Cover

Just as expected, Nicki Minaj (who deleted her Twitter account tonight) debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her 2nd studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The album’s sales totaled 253,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s a slightly better-than-expected sales figure, as industry sources had suggested that the album was on course for a launch somewhere in the 215,000 to 235,000 range.

Though this gives Nicki her first #1 album, the album sold less than her 2010 debut album Pink Friday, which managed to reach #2 with a total of 375,000.

Last week’s #1, Madonna‘s MDNA, fell drastically from #1 to #8, with a total of 48,000 after its strong 359,000 debut. The album becomes the biggest sales fall since Lady Gaga’s Born This Way fell 84.27% in its 2nd week on the chart dated June 18, 2011. Born This Way debuted on the chart with 1.11 million and then sold just a total of 174,000 in its 2nd week.

Making a strong debut is Rascal Flatts‘ 8th studio album Changed at the #3 spot with a total of 130,000 copies, while Adele still holds the #2 spot with an additional 153,000 sold. Lionel Richie‘s Tuskegee falls to #4 with 95,000, and One Direction‘s Up All Night moved up from #6 to #5 with 92,000. Take a look at the top 50 list below!

#1. Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 253,000 **debut**
#2. Adele 21 153,000
#3. Rascal Flatts Changed 130,000 **debut**
#4 Lionel Richie Tuskegee 95,000
#5 One Direction Up All Night 92,000
#7 The Hunger Games Soundtrack 50,000
#8 Madonna MDNA 48,000
#9 Marvin Sapp I Win 37,000 **debut**
#12 Now 41 33,711
#13 Kelly Clarkson Stronger 32,051
#14 Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance 30,147
#15 Gotye Making Mirrors 25,679
#17 Adele 19 23,117
#18 Lady Antebellum Own the night 22,636
#19 Brunce Springsteen Wrecking Ball 22,012
#20 Jason Aldean My Kinda Party 20,953
#23 Whitney Houston The Greatest Hits 20,176
#24 fun. Some Nights 19,221
#27 Katy Perry Teenage Dream/Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection 17,939
#28 Wilson Phillips Dedicated 17,820 **debut**
#29 The Band Perry The Band Perry 17,664
#30 LMFAO Sorry for Party Rocking 17,624
#31 Drake Take Care 17,489
#32 Rihanna Talk That Talk 16,129
#33 Mumford & Sons Sigh No More 13,191 **re-entry**
#35 Tyga Careless World… 12,959
#36 Taylor Swift Speak Now 12,781 **re-entry**
#39 Maroon 5 Hands All Over 12,031 **re-entry**
#41 Lana Del Rey Born to Die 11,796
#43 Skrillex Bangarang 11,596
#46 Melanie Fiona The MF Life 10,141
#47 Coldplay Mylo Xyloto 9,899
#48 Young Jeezy TM 103: Hustler Ambition 9,710

Like this?




Author