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Nicki Minaj Takes No. 1 Rapper Spot from Eminem on Charts

Jamie McCarthy, WireImage

As Nicki Minaj‘s momentum continues to build, the Young Money rapper has officially knocked Eminem from his perch as the No. 1 rapper on The Billboard 200.

Just seven weeks after its release, Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ has already shipped a million copies, and shows no sign of slowing down.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, Nickin Minaj’s debut ‘Pink Friday’ sold another 38,600 copies this past week, earning it the No.2 position after Taylor Swift‘s ‘Speak Now.’ She pushed Eminem’s multi-platinum ‘Recovery’ to No. 5.

Following Em, Kanye West‘s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ stands at No. 7. Though the critically acclaimed album sold well over 100,000 more copies during its first week of its release, Kanye and Minaj’s albums are now very close in overall sales, with Kanye moving 915,400 copies to Minaj’s 890,500.

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