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Nicki Minaj’s Platinum Run: Her Best-selling Singles of All Time

With the debut of Pink Friday 2, Boardroom has the complete Nicki Minaj rundown based on RIAA certification across her illustrious career.

The Barbs are back.

After a few delays, Pink Friday 2 finally dropped on Dec. 8. From first glance, it appears that Nicki Minaj‘s fifth studio album was worth the wait. Unsurprisingly, she pulls out several stops, including kicking off with a Billie Eilish sample and a fleet of features from the likes of Drake, J. Cole, and Lil Wayne.

While the future performance of the tracklist is yet to be seen, Minaj has established herself as one of the most prolific female rappers in the game.

Diamond, Platinum, and Gold, she’s logged them all. Throughout the years, Nicki Minaj has racked up RIAA certifications for 27 singles. Boardroom breaks down the Queen of Rap’s best gems that set a new bar for women in the space.

Nicki Minaj’s Diamond Drop

Super Bass (2010) — 10 million units shipped

Over the years, Nicki Minaj has had one single that outpaced all others. Her huge 2010 hit “Super Bass” surged to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the highest charting hit by a female rapper at that time.

However, it’s the song’s staying power that sets it apart. In November 2023, the song’s official music video eclipsed 1 billion views on YouTube.

Platinum Promise

Starships (2012) — 9X Platinum — 9 million units shipped

In 2012, one couldn’t go anywhere without hearing “Starships” on the soundtrack. The lead single off of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, the song debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 5. The song remained inside the top 10 for 21 weeks.

The hit also nabbed an MTV Video Music Award.

Feeling Myself (2014) — 8X Platinum — 8 million units shipped

For her 2014 album The Pinkprint, Minaj called in another queen for a prime feature — Beyoncé on “Feeling Myself.” The song’s production tapped in a future star as well, with SZA getting a writing credit.
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All Remaining Nicki Minaj Platinum Songs as a Main Artist, Ranked

3X Platinum

  • Beez in the Trap (Feat. 2 Chainz) (2012)
  • Pink Friday (2010)
  • Only (2014)

2X Platinum

  • Va Va Voom (2012)
  • Super Freaky Girl (2022)
  • High School (2013)
  • Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012)
  • The Pinkprint (2014)
  • Anaconda (2014)

Platinum

  • Yikes (2020)
  • Megatron (2019)
  • Queen (2018)
  • Chun-Li (2018)
  • The Night is Still Young (2014)
  • Pound the Alarm (2012)
  • Moment 4 Life (2010)
  • Your Love (2010)

Gold

  • Barbie Dreams (2018)
  • Bed (2018)
  • Barbie Tingz (2019)
  • Did It On’em (2011)
  • Right Through Me (2010)
  • Do We Have a Problem (with Lil Baby) (2022)

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About The Author
Bernadette Doykos
Bernadette Doykos
Bernadette Doykos is the Senior Director of Editorial Strategy at Boardroom. Before joining the team, her work appeared in ELLE. She previously served as the head of evaluation for a nonprofit where she became obsessed with systems and strategy and served as the curator of vibes and extinguisher of fires for the design thinking firm Stoked. She is constantly plotting a perfect tunnel ‘fit and a playlist for all occasions.