Nicki Minaj finally nabs No. 1 (Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez are thrilled)
Looks like "Pink Friday" has finally seized the day — the debut album by phenom Nicki Minaj has nabbed the top spot on Billboard's album charts after 11 weeks.
Minaj debuted at No. 2 (behind Kanye West), and the disc has has remained in the Top 10 since coming out of the gate — ascending to No. 1 in step with Minaj's larger-than-life persona.
Having sold more than a million records, Minaj has fans among other celebs:
Recent viral hits like the Swift and Gomez videos — in addition to her hit appearance on "Saturday Night Live" and in an Andy Samberg-produced digital short — have opened up new audiences for the rapper.
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— Matt Donnelly
Photo: Nicki Minaj performs at VH1's "Divas Salute The Troops." Credit: Getty Images