Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and Fabolous are all heading into 2015 with some great news, as they all had a strong sales week on Billboard with their respective new projects. As Nicki enters the second week of The Pinkprint being in stores, she follows up its 244k debut with another solid 156,000 units sold (105k of which are pure album sales,) maintaining her number 2 spot behind Taylor Swift’s 1989. That puts the HB at 400k already, with just 100k more to go until gold status!
Behind Nicki is J. Cole, who enters his third week of 2014 Forest Hills Drive at number 6 with 120k. The North Carolina native hit gold last week, so he’s now on his journey to platinum status.
As for Fabolous, his new album The Young OG Project released on Christmas day, made available ONLY online. So, with less than a week on the charts (as albums traditionally release on Tuesdays, not Thursday like Loso,) and nothing to buy in any store (since some people still live in the stone age and don’t have iTunes and Google Play accounts,) Fab STILL managed to sell a whopping 71,000 units, debuting at number 12! That’s huge!
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