Nicki Minaj debut album Pink Friday has officially been certified platinum by the RIAA. This comes after only 6 weeks on the charts, which is a HUGE accomplishment. Though she hasn't sold 1 million copies just yet (she's sold around 800-900K), the RIAA considers you certified platinum if 1 million copies of your album have been shipped out.
I've had my doubts about Nicki, but she's really starting to grow on me. I was watching her MTV documentary 'My Time Now' and I love her drive, charisma, & individuality.