Nicki Minaj Names Sophomore Album, Sets Release Date
Earlier today, The BoomBox reported that Nicki Minaj is set to unveil the follow-up to her debut LP, ‘Pink Friday,’ in the early half of 2012. Now, the 28-year-old Queens native, who just scored two sizeable wins at the 2011 AMAs earlier this week, has revealed the title of the forthcoming effort and its release date.
The news comes on the anniversary of her ‘Pink Friday’ release, which dropped Nov. 22, 2010. Before trying to head to Ustream to announce her sophomore album’s title, the head Barb took to her Twitter page to spread the big announcement with her legion of supporters.
“U know what??? There’s been a change of plans barbz. I’m announcing the name and date today. How do I get on ustream???” she wrote. “Its only right to announce it on the anniversary of Pink Friday right barbz???”
The wig-wearing MC stuck to her word and spilled the name of her new album, but not via Ustream due to technical issues. “Pink Friday : ROMAN RELOADED will be released on Valentines Day, 2012. Heeeee’s baaaacccckkkkk [sic].” she shared on Twitter.
‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,’ a take on her alter ego Roman Zolanski, will debut on Feb., 14, 2012.
Her debut, ‘Pink Friday’ landed at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 375,000 copies. The effort spawned singles like the Drake-assisted ‘Moment 4 Life’ and the poppy rap track ‘Super Bass,’ which was only available on the deluxe version of the album.