Kanye West’s fourth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy topped the nation’s albums chart with 518,775 sales in its first week of release.
Nicki Minaj’s debut, Pink Friday, came in 2nd with 371,049 sold it’s first week. Nicki Minaj is making history for second highest first-week sales by a female MC in Billboard’s history. Lauryn Hill holds the title for highest opening week sales by a female hip-hop act with her solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which sold 423,000 copies in September 1998.
Ne-Yo’s Libra Scale hit Number 8 with 117,800 copies sold it’s first week.