After the news hit that Nicki Minaj had the second-best sales week for a female hip-hop act, Nicki took to twitter to pay homage to the woman that started @ No. 1 with 423,000—Lauryn Hill. Hill’s 1998 album, ”The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” held the number one spot in this category and still does to date.
In full celebratory mode w/ a sparkle of humble, Minaj tweets, ” Interesting. Lauryn sold 422,000 in the 1st wk w/Miseducation! That album wasn’t categorized as HipHop/Rap under “genre”. So Pink Friday under the ‘HipHop/Rap’ genre has the highest selling first week from a female in HISTORY. #cheers The previous holder of highest 1st week sales for a female RAP album was missy elliott’s ‘under construction’ with 260K. I am in the company of 2 amazing groundbreaking women & for that, I am beyond grateful. S/O to Lauryn and Missy. #PinkFriday“