There was no question of Nicki Minaj selling a large number of records when she finally did release a new album. Anticipation for a new Nicki Minaj album has been high since she released her debut album. However, given when she released her album, projected dates in 2011 were likely considered too soon by Universal Republic.
Instead, Nicki Minaj ended up waiting until 2012 to release her sophomore album, landing an early spring release date. As promised, Nicki Minaj delivered her second album, a sequel, of sorts, to Pink Friday. Named Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Nicki Minaj has taken her fans on a hip pop journey.
Ever since the beginning of her career, Nicki Minaj has had a strong following in Europe, perhaps due to her alter ego, Roman. The European support showed when Nicki Minaj watched Roman Reloaded debut at number one on the United Kingdom charts. Along the way, Nicki Minaj became the first female emcee to debut at number one in the United Kingdom.
There is no doubting the support Nicki Minaj has in the United States and it has shown as Roman Reloaded debuted on top of the Billboard 200 charts in the United States.