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Nicki Minaj Expected to Hit #1 With Roman Reloaded

April 6, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Nicki Minaj should score the #1 album next week. Billboard reports that Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded will sell between 215,000 – 235,000 to claim the top spot on the Billboard 200, according to industry analysts.

Adele’s 21 is likely to move up to #2, while Rascal Flatts is likely for #3 with around 100,000 – 120,000. Lionel Ritchie’s Tuskogee should fall two spots to #4 with around 100,000 copies. One Direction should end up at #5 with Up All Night. Madonna’s MDNA should take a hefty hit, falling from #1 all the way to #10.

The full Nielsen SoundScan Building chart, which reflects the first four days of sales from Monday through Thursday, is below:
1: Nicki Minaj – Roman Reloaded
2: Adele – 21
3: Rascal Flatts – Changed
4: Lionel Richie – Tuskegee
5: One Direction – Up All Night
6: Of Monsters & Men – My Head Is An Animal
7: Soundtrack – The Hunger Games
8: Marvin Sapp – Vulnerable
9: Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
10: Shinedown – Amaryllis

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