Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday 2" Already Highest-Selling Female Rap Album Of 2023

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Recording artist Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Barbz didn't come to play.

Nicki Minaj is just ahead of the release of her eagerly-awaited new album, Pink Friday 2. The project serves as a sequel to her iconic 2010 debut, Pink Friday. Nicki gave the Barbz a taste of what's to come with her single "Last Time I Saw You" at the end of August, and they were not disappointed. The melancholy track calls back to Nicki's bubblegum roots, and only built more anticipation for the project. Pink Friday 2 is slated for release on November 17, 2023.

Yesterday, the hitmaker dropped off the second, vinyl-exclusive album cover for the project, and fans are loving it. The artwork features Nicki surrounded by billowing pink satin fabric, and has a dramatic edge on the surreal original. She also dropped a pre-order link for the album on the two different versions of vinyl, and fans certainly came through. Reportedly, Pink Friday 2 is already the highest-selling album from a female rapper this year, and it hasn't even dropped yet. It's pretty safe to say that this one will be major.

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The impressive feat doesn't come as too much of a shock, however, as Nicki's known to have a fiercely-dedicated fanbase. She's also gone in on promotion since announcing the album. She even recently shared plans to make every Friday Pink Friday ahead of the release. The mother of one will be providing fans who've pre-saved the album with special surprises each Friday leading up to the exciting arrival.

"I’m so grateful to have you guys still here holding me down," she told the Barbz last week. "This album is the gift for your continued love & patience. You’re going to see why this one is better than all of them combined. #PinkFriday2." What do you think of Pink Friday 2 already becoming the highest-selling female rap album of the year? Are you looking forward to the release? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates on Nicki Minaj.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.