With a hit-laced debut album, it was really only a matter of time — 28 days if you’re counting — before Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday would be certified platinum, elevating her to the iconic ranks of Da Brat (Funkdafied), Lil Kim (Hard Core, The Notorious K.I.M.), Trina (Da Baddest B****, Diamond Princess) and Missy Elliott (Supa Dupa Fly, Da Real World, Miss E… So Addictive, Under Construction, This Is Not A Test!). Most of these albums are in my collection, and to have such a tremendous artist and performer receiving this honor is testament to Nicki Minaj’s undeniable talent.

Nicki will also be performing in LA on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Monday January 10th!

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