Back in 2008, Lil Wayne was making ready the world for Nicki Minaj‘s reign because the Queen of hip-hop. Although the Young Money camp is not as tight-knit because it as soon as was, every time both artist drops one thing new, it is nonetheless a Young Money affair. 2018 was the 12 months once we obtained highly-anticipated tasks from Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. After releasing Queen and Tha Carter V inside a month other than one another, the 2 superstars just lately earned platinum certifications for his or her respective tasks.
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Lil Wayne Tha Carter V and Nicki Minaj’s Queen each marked main releases from Young Money. On Friday, each albums obtained platinum certification from the RIAA. Wayne’s Tha Carter V confronted quite a few delays forward of its launch, primarily brought on by his rift with Birdman and Cash Money. The mission helped Wayne earn his fourth primary album on the Billboard 200. Tha Carter V additionally marked the third greatest gross sales week for an album in 2018 whereas the huge quantity of on-demand streams it obtained in its first seven days made the album have the second greatest streaming week in historical past.
Nicki Minaj’s Queen debuted at quantity 2, however by no means managed to safe the highest spot. Unfortunately, this sparked a “feud” of kinds between Nicki and Travis Scott who’s album Astroworld maintained the highest place on the Billboard 200 for a number of weeks in a row. Nicki nonetheless moved 185Okay inside its first week earlier than the RIAA licensed the album Gold shortly after.