Nicki Minaj // Artist Instagram
In tandem with releasing her remix of Blueface’s “Thotiana” (aptly titled “Bust Down Barbiana”) and getting fans excited at the prospect of her new album being finished, Nicki Minaj is reveling in yet another historic career win.
According to Chart Data, the Queen rapper has officially sold 100 million units across her albums, singles and features as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America, becoming the first female rapper to do so.
“Couple more blessings every time we pray,” she wrote on Instagram, sharing a screenshot of the accolade. “Can’t thank you enough for your continued support.”
As reported, the milestone marks her joining the likes of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Mariah Carey, entering the list of top five bestselling female artists in RIAA history.
For context, Rihanna leads with 198 million units (22.5 million of which are albums). Minaj, who is now in fourth place behind Taylor Swift and Katy Perry respectively, has 100 million units (8.5 million of which are albums). Carey is now in the fifth slot, having sold 90 million units (66 million of which are albums).
This past November, Minaj became the first female artist with 100 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her collaboration with Tyga, “Dip,” debuted at No. 83 on the chart, locking down the accomplishment.
Congrats to Nicki Minaj on making history once again!