Nicki Minaj‘s fifth LP Pink Friday 2 has already begun piling up the accolades and breaking streaming records just two days following its release.
The project arrived on Friday (December 6) and according to Chart Data, the sequel to Nicki’s debut is already certified gold. The 500,000 equivalent album units include sales and streams from three previously-released singles: “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” “Super Freaky Girl,” and “Last Time I Saw You.”
Minaj has also broken Spotify’s record for the biggest debut of an album by a female Hip Hop artist with a reported 41 million streams this weekend alone.
“Barbz, Look,” she wrote, sharing the Chart Data news with her die hard fans.
Nicki’s PF2 is slated to sell between 170,000 and 190,000 album-equivalent units, according to Hits Daily Double,
The outlet is also calling the project “the biggest female rap debut of 2023,” which would give the Queen her third No. 1 album atop the Billboard 200.
Minaj has more gifts for her Barbz as she’s teasing a deluxe of sorts arriving next week with four additional tracks. One of the new additions will feature fellow Queens legend 50 Cent, who is hopping on the “Beep Beep (Remix).”
Nicki hinted at the collaboration on Friday, while responding to a Complex headline highlighting which tracks the outlet believes to be the best from the album.
“Well wait til they hear Schfifty Schent verse on it next week. #GagCity we here,” Nicki captioned a repost of the story.
In a follow-up, on Saturday (December 9), she hit up Fif directly, urging him to fork over the highly anticipated feature.
“Send that verse in sir [sigh emoji]#QGTM,” she wrote; accompanied by a snap of the pair — a picture shared by 50 Cent as part of a birthday wish to the superstar on the eve of her big day.
Pink Friday 2 clocks in at 22 tracks and boasts additional features from Drake, Lil Wayne, Future, Lil Uzi Vert and others.
The project serves as the sequel to her 2010 debut album Pink Friday and her first album since 2018’s Queen, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 185,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.
A tour is expected to follow the album’s release, and Minaj recently told fans to expect a completely different experience this time around and that it will be “greater than every other tour combined.”