Nicki Minaj crowns the Billboard 200 for the first time, as her "Pink Friday" set steps 3-1 in its 11th week on the list (45,000; up 18%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). "Pink" also pushes past the 1 million total sales mark this week, moving 1.04 million copies since its Nov. 22, 2010, release.
Rock band Red is aiming to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its new album, "Until We Have Faces." The group could sell 45,000 copies by week's end on Feb. 6, according to industry prognosticators. And indie duo the Civil Wars are also on track to make a high entrance, as their debut full-length, "Barton Hollow," should bow in the top 10.