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Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday (finally) tops the Billboard 200 albums chart

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It took 11 weeks, but rapstress Nicki Minaj’s debut set Pink Friday is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Moving up two slots, it sold 45,000 this week and pushed its grand total to 1,035,000. Friday originally debuted at No. 2 behind Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy last November. Christian rock band Red debuts at No.2, selling 43,000 copies of their Until We Have Faces. And Ricky Martin’s Musica + Alma + Sexo opens third with 32,000 sets purchased.

Check out the full top 10 after the jump.

Feb. 9, 2011′s Billboard 200 albums top 10

No. 1 – Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: 45,000

No. 2 – Red, Until We Have Faces: 43,000

No. 3 – Ricky Martin,  Musica + Alma + Sexo: 32,000

No. 4 – Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans: 32,000

No 5 – Rihanna, Loud: 29,000

No. 6 – Kidz Bop 19: 28,000

No. 7 – Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party: 27,000

No. 8 – Taylor Swift, Speak Now: 27,000

No 9 – Pink, Greatest Hits … So Far!!!: 25,000

No. 10 – Eminem, Recovery: 25,000

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