Pink Friday

  1. Ke$ha Returns to Social 50 Chart As 'Warrior' Album Launch Nears

    November 30, 2012 8:30 AM EST At No. 48, Ke$ha comes back to the Social 50 chart for the first time since dropping from the list in March 2012. The return comes as she drums up online activity (16% rise in Facebook reaction) to generate buzz around her upcoming album, "Wa ...

  2. Pepsi Teams With Nicki Minaj, Preps Michael Jackson Project With Diplo, A-Trak

    May 01, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Pepsi has unveiled a new multiyear global marketing campaign, complete with a new tagline -- "Live for Now" -- and commercials featuring the biggest names in music. First up in the campaign is Nicki Minaj, whose 2010 single "Moment ...

  3. The Cola Wars: How Pepsi and Coke Are Battling In the Music Space

    April 30, 2012 6:30 AM EDT It's late January in Cannes, and Mark Ronson is dressed like a White Stripe. Taking the stage at the MIDEM music conference, the producer wears a bright red oxford shirt with white buttons and black skinny jeans that flare at the ankle to rev ...

  4. Nicki Minaj Launching Perfume This Fall

    April 17, 2012 6:55 PM EDT Nicki Minaj will be the latest pop star to hit the fragrance market, according to WWD. The "Beez in the Trap" rapper will debut her scene this fall, with help from Give Back Brands LLC, who also worked on Justin Bieber's fragrance, ...

  5. Nicki Minaj Leaves Twitter, 11 Million Followers After Fansite Allegedly Leaks Music

    April 16, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Nicki Minaj has gone silent. An unlikely statement, yes, but true nonetheless, at least as far as her Twitter presence is concerned. The rapstress wished her 11 million followers good-bye (with more pointed words to a select few) on Sunday (April ...

  6. Are Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga in 'Completely Different Lanes' Stylistically? Charts Say Not Really

    April 13, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Fans have clearly gone gaga over Nicki Minaj's new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded , which storms the Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Rap Albums at No. 1 this week with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Min ...

  7. Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 11, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly better-than-expected sales figure, as i ...

  8. Nicki Minaj's 'Roman Reloaded' Tops U.K. Chart

    April 09, 2012 10:32 AM EDT Former "Canadian Idol" contestant Carly Rae Jepsen scored the second-highest first-week sales of the U.K. singles chart year as her current Billboard Hot 100 top tenner "Call Me Maybe" raced to No. 1. Nicki Minaj also notched h ...

  9. Nicki Minaj Teams With Nokia For Times Square Event, 'Starships' Remix

    April 06, 2012 6:19 PM EDT Just three days after releasing her anticipated sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded , Nicki Minaj took over Times Square Friday night for a live performance and remix of current single "Starships." The event was hosted by Nokia i ...

  10. Nicki Minaj Preps Pepsi Deal; Exits CAA and Shifts All Representation to Blueprint

    March 19, 2012 3:59 PM EDT It's a busy time to be in the business of Nicki Minaj. As the rapper preps her sophomore album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" for release on April 3, news of a major endorsement deal and a consolidation of her touring and business re ...

  11. This Week in Music Apps: Animoog for iPhone, Alien Beatbox, Nicki Minaj

    January 09, 2012 5:25 PM EST It's a new year for Evolver.fm ; we figured, why not celebrate it by continuing to bring you the best new music app coverage we can offer? (We'd call it a resolution, but we plan on actually following through with this one.) Welcome to t ...

  12. Nicki Minaj Tops Eminem as Twitter's Most-Followed Hip Hop Artist

    January 09, 2012 5:00 PM EST Nicki Minaj, Billboard's Rising Star of 2011 , has set a new record: most-followed hip hop artist on Twitter. The rapper's reach -- 8,276,598 followers as of Monday afternoon -- outranks that of fellow superstar Eminem, who's got 8, ...

  13. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, 41 Execs Honored at Billboard's 2011 Women in Music Ceremony

    December 02, 2011 5:30 PM EST When Taylor Swift first convinced her parents to move from suburban Pennsylvania to Nashville at the age of 14, she had Billboard magazine delivered to her doorstep to stay in the loop on industry news - and fantasize, of course. See all of Billbo ...

  14. Adele? Bruno Mars? Skrillex? Retailers Project 2012 Grammy Sales Bumps

    December 02, 2011 9:10 AM EST Out of the titles eligible for the 54th Grammy's in the top 20 best-selling albums so far in 2011, only Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" was overlooked in the nominations announced on Wednesday evening. The album, which was relea ...

  15. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Clean Up at AMAs

    November 21, 2011 1:19 AM EST Taylor Swift made it a perfect 10 at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. The country star won three awards including Artist of the Year at the Nokia Theatre ceremony in Los Angeles, giving her ten AMAs in her career. "This is one of th ...

  16. American Music Awards 2011: Full List of Winners

    November 18, 2011 1:24 AM EST Full list of 2011 American Music Awards Winners: Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift Sprint New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group: Maro ...

  17. Business Matters: What HP's Bargain Tablet Sale Means to Music Companies

    August 22, 2011 8:45 PM EDT What HP's Bargain Tablet Sale Means to Music Companies -- Consumers love cheap tablet PCs, if the price is right. HP's move to chop prices on its tablets -- the company wants to get out of the consumer hardware business and needed to mov ...

  18. Natasha Bedingfield Explains How Her Unlikely Collaboration With Rascal Flatts Came About

    August 10, 2011 4:47 PM EDT Six years after she made her debut on the Hot 100, British-born Natasha Bedingfield is in new chart territory, breaking into the top 30 of the Hot Country Songs chart this week as "Easy," her collaboration with Rascal Flatts, jumps 31-29 ...

  19. Nicki Minaj's 'Super Bass': The Biggest Single by Female Rapper in Nearly a Decade

    August 10, 2011 11:28 AM EDT Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" is boomin'. With its No. 3 ranking on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the Young Money/Cash Money single is the highest-charting Hot 100 rap hit by a solo female (without the aid of a featured artist) sin ...

  20. Nicki Minaj In Discussions to Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 01, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Sources say that Nicki Minaj is in discussions -- but not confirmed -- to support Britney Spears on the latter's upcoming tour after Enrique Iglesias abrup ...

  21. Rihanna Tops Social 50, Blame S&M; Watch Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift Do Their Best Minaj

    February 10, 2011 3:40 PM EST After a month's absence from the top of the list, Rihanna returns to the top -- a familiar perch for the diva, who has now spent five non-consecutive weeks at No. 1. She posted significant gains in week-over-week Twitter followers (up 24%), f ...

  22. Decemberists' 'The King Is Dead' Tops Billboard 200

    January 26, 2011 11:00 AM EST The Decemberists top the charts. (Photo: Autumn DeWilde) The Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ...

  23. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, "Michael" Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. ...

  24. On the Billboard 200: SuBo's Still No. 1; Eight Albums Debut in Top 10

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" easily fended off all challengers as it holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, posting a second-week increase in sales with 335,000 (up 5%) sold according to Nielsen SoundScan .. ...