Following the album's release, there were a few naysayers, including Minaj's former manager Debra Antney, who essentially called the album 'terrible,' but hey -- numbers don't lie. According to RapRadar, Minaj is the first New York rapper to score a platinum debut album since Lloyd Banks. Eminem's 'Recovery' and Drake's 'Thank Me Later' are the only other rap albums released in 2010 to have reached platinum certification, so Minaj is starting 2011 off right for the genre.
Following 'Pink Friday's' release, Minaj has been actively promoting the album with performances and appearances across the States. She rang in the new year with a legion of fans at Miami's Mansion nightclub on Dec. 31.