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Nicki Minaj finally nabs No. 1 (Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez are thrilled)

February 9, 2011 |  7:26 pm

Nicki MInaj 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:

Two video clips from Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez showing the gals belting out Nicki's track "Super Bass" have been wildly popular, showcasing just how infectious her bold "Minajesty" can be.

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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Photo: Nicki Minaj performs at VH1's "Divas Salute The Troops." Credit: Getty Images