People Didn’t Believe Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’ Went Triple Platinum, So She Shut Down Her Haters

17 December 2015, 11:10 | Updated: 17 December 2015, 11:13

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The rapper cleared up any confusion.

Following conflicting reports about the sales of her latest album, Nicki Minaj shut down her haters by releasing the official worldwide sales for ‘The Pinkprint’. 

The situation arose after Chart News tweeted that Nicki’s project sold 946,000 copies to date. 

However Nicki quickly cleared up any confusion by revealing that with streams included, her album has currently sold over 3 million copies.

The rapper explained that the difference in numbers came from an upcoming court ruling that will retrospectively add streams from Spotify and other services.

She also revealed that on Spotify alone, she has sold over 1.4 million copies up to this point.


#1YearOfThePinkprint this album is now TRIPLE platinum worldwide (3.3 Million), even though we have to wait for a March court date to be credited for tracks & streams. Some artists removed their work off Spotify and other services of that nature, but for the ones who did not, we have to be patient for justice in our industry & it finally looks like it's coming. This judgement, when passed, will work retroactively so that we can receive our plaques, etc for all of the free music given away on these services. On Spotify alone, the sales of this album is 1.4 Million worldwide. The music business doesn't really seem designed to reward our culture with the sales & accolades we deserve, as we don't normally cater to middle America, but I'm so happy that some amazing ppl have been fighting for us. To my fans, thank you for your support. Nothing made me happier than seeing your faces this year on #ThePinkprintTOUR ~ Thank you for this Grammy nominated album. To all the artists out there working hard on your music and feeling discouraged, I feel your pain & completely understand your frustration. Don't let anything stop the love you have for your passion. #ThePinkprint

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Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint' recently got nominated for 'Best Rap Album' at the 2016 Grammys.

The rapper has also been nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Collaboration.