Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint" debuts at #2 on Billboard with 244,000 units.
The numbers are in, and Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint comes in at #2 on Billboard with a total of 244,000 units. Nicki's third studio album sold 194,000 physical and digital copies, making it #3 in actual albums sold behind both Taylor Swift's 1989 (#1) and Pentronix's That's Christmas To Me (#2), however, under Billboard's new scale that counts in digital streams, Minaj placed second behind Taylor Swift.
The Pinkprint outperformed prognosticator projections which originally had the Young Money emcee at around 165,000 sales with an additional 15,000 coming from album streams.
Still, Minaj's third album falls short of the first week sales of her sophomore release, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which debuted at #1 with a total of 253,000 albums sold in it's first week.
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