Trinidad-born, American rapper, Nicki Minaj, has been officially certified platinum. At least her debut album! Minaj`s Pink Friday was this week certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Minaj sold over 800,000 copies and her label has shipped out a million in total to be sold in stores. The RIAA bases its certifications on this information, hence the new status declaration.
Minaj was born in 1984 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago to parents of Indian and Afro Trinidadian descent. She lived there with her grandmother until age five, when she migrated to New York