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Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday 2" reaches 1 billion streams in record time

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Nicki Minaj is continuing to break records with "Pink Friday 2."

The album, which was only released in December, has now surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify.

According to Chart Data, no album by a female rapper has ever reached that landmark as fast.

The landmark also means Minaj is the only female rapper in history to have five albums surpass 1 billion streams on the platform.

All four of her previous studio albums ("Pink Friday," "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," "The Pinkprint," and "Queen") have reached the same milestone.

Chart Data previously reported that "Pink Friday 2" was streamed 41 million times on Spotify during its opening weekend, officially breaking the platform's record for biggest debut for a female rap album.

"Pink Friday 2," the sequel to Minaj's 2010 debut "Pink Friday," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release on December 8.

In doing so, Minaj became the first female rapper in history to score three No. 1 albums on the chart.

She had previously been tied with Foxy Brown with two.

Brown, whose albums The Firm: The Album" and "Chyna Doll" and both topped the chart in 1997 and 1999 respectively, congratulated Minaj on her achievement.

“Umm sir! Only Nic could break tha king[‘s] record,” Brown wrote on X, the platform previously known as Twitter.

"Hella proud," she added. "26 year record is brazy tho."


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