Nicki Minaj has pulled off a rare feat as her ‘Pink Friday‘ album rises to number 1 on the charts 3 months after it’s release with 45,000 units sold.
The album originally made it’s debut at number 2 behind Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Fantasy‘, but it’s proven to have legs and could make more history. The single “Moment For Life” is set to take over the number 1 spot on Billboard’s rap chart today.
Billboard reports that the last album to make such a climb was Ray Charles’ “Genius Loves Company”, which finally hit No. 1 in its 25th week.
Nicki tweeted the good news to her fans yesterday.
Part of the recent surge could be due to casual fans who saw Taylor Swift rapping Minaj’s “Super Bass” lyrics at a radio station.
Whatever the reason for the climb, Nicki deserves credit. She looks to be on her way to superstardom
So far ‘Pink Friday’ has sold 1,035,000 copies.
Making for the perfect cover girl, Kim Kardashian graces the front page of Harper’s Bazaar’s March 2011 issue.
Hitting newsstands on February 22, the E! reality star pays homage to Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic portrayal of Cleopatra in the 1963 film.
Highlights from Kim’s Harper’s issue are as follows:
Kim has always had a head for business: “I would absolutely characterize myself as ambitious,” she says. She credits her late father, lawyer Robert Kardashian, with instilling a work ethic in her. “I put myself on a budget. My parents raised us saying that at 18, we’d be cut off,” she explains.
Kim was recently in New York filming Kourtney & Kim Take New York: “I worked out once. I gained like 10 pounds. All the papers were like, Kim’s pregnant! I ate the nuts on the street corner, the hot dogs, the street meat. It was not a joke. The city asked us not to tweet when we were there because the population growing around our store was becoming a fire hazard.”
She recently filmed her first music video with Kanye West. “I can carry a tune, yeah. I have a cute little voice. I talked to people in the business, and they said, ‘This is what we do for fun. You go to the movies, you go shopping, why don’t you try what we do?’” And with no less than West as a collaborator, Kim might yet be a hit. Has Kanye ever come courting? “We are good friends.”
Vibe Holdings is getting a much needed shot in the arm with news that businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. is set to become chairman. Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe Magazine as well as Soul Train.
Magic and investment firm Yucaipa Cos. put together an “eight figure deal” to make it happen.
“We know where they are and we know how to reach them,” Johnson said. “They are loyal to our brands.”
It’s no secret Vibe Magazine in particular has struggled mightily over the last several years. Once distributed monthly, the magazine now is only delivered 6 times a year. In June 2009 the publication shut down due to a lack of advertisement dollars.
The magazine was originally founded by Quincy Jones and Time Warner in 1992, then sold to the Wicks Group in 2006.
Vibe relaunched in September 2009 with more focus placed on digital media through Vibe.com. After both were bought by InterMedia and Blackrock Digital.
Now the former NBA All-Star, Johnson looks to take not only the magazine, but the entire company to new heights.
Vibe Holdings is also the parent company of magazine publisher Uptown Media and more than 25 websites.
“We’re open for more business,” Johnson said. “We have an opportunity to take this to a whole other level.“
The 20-year old complained of chest pain shortly after she was injected with the implants and died soon after in a Hampton Inn
A preliminary medical examination revealed that the silicone went into her central vascular system, ultimately stopping her heart.
Suspicions of these hotel-room medical procedures came about after a woman visiting from England allegedly died after a butt enhancement procedure and was taken to a local hospital, according to court documents.
Several women from England recently traveled to Philadelphia to receive butt-implant procedures in hotel rooms, court documents say.