Going into 2011, Nicki Minaj was considered one of the biggest rappers on the Cash Money, standing out above label head Birdman, DJ Khaled, Young Money boss Lil Wayne, Drake, and Bow Wow. The primary reason for Nicki Minaj’s popularity was the late 2010 release of her debut album, Pink Friday. In the early stages of 2011, Nicki Minaj was given her first platinum plaque, as her album was certified platinum.
Nicki Minaj had a rather quiet 2011, as Cash Money and Young Money focused on releases from Lil Wayne, Drake, and Tyga. Specifically, Lil Wayne and Drake have had incredible runs in 2011, dominating the radio. Both rappers’ have had platinum album releases in 2011, as Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV has gone double platinum. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is preparing for the release of her second album.
Fans wondering where Nicki Minaj was in 2011 received their answer, when she announced her follow-up, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, would be released in 2012. As she is preparing for her second album, pushing her second single, “Stupid Hoe,” Nicki Minaj received wonderful news. Her Pink Friday debut was recently certified double platinum, as the worldwide sales are at 2.2 million.