Entries in Platinum (2)


Nicki Minaj Album Goes Platinum, Finally Hits Number One

Photo Courtesy - Cash Money(NEW YORK) -- After debuting at number three on the Billboard album chart 11 weeks ago, Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday has finally risen to the number one spot.  On top of that, the album has just gone platinum, having sold 1,035,000 copies since its release, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

A thrilled Minaj tweeted to her fans on Wednesday, "We finally did it!  PINK FRIDAY is the #1 album in the United States of America!!!!! *faints* thank u sooooo much for the continued support."

Pink Friday's chart-topping feat is due to an 18 percent uptick in sales, which Billboard suggests is due to Minaj's appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Minaj's profile was also raised by viral videos of both Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez rapping her song "Super Bass."  In five days, the two clips racked up over two million hits.

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Jason Aldean Scores Third Platinum Album with 'My Kinda Party'

Photo Courtesy - Broken Bow(NEW YORK) -- Jason Aldean's latest album, My Kinda Party, is his third project to hit the platinum sales mark, thanks to the hit title cut and his latest single, "Don't You Wanna Stay" with Kelly Clarkson.

In an age when albums aren't selling all that well, Aldean is proud to keep on getting platinum albums. "To me, that is the thing that I think is coolest in this day and age with the economy the way it is," he said.

Since his 2005 self-titled debut album, Aldean has sold nearly five million albums total.  Commenting on his impressive numbers, he said, "It's a good feeling."

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